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RECALL No: 2104F DATE: 06/2004
MODEL: Mazda MPV YEAR: 2004
AFFECTED VINs: JM3 LW28** 40 500013 - JM3 LW28** 40 525914 MFG.DATE: August 20, 2003 - May 6, 2004
SUBJECT: 2004 MPV FMVSS Certification Label Recall
Summary:

The tire inflation pressure indicated on the vehicle certification label is not correct. The labels show the maximum tire pressure as 240 kPa/32 psi when it should be shown as 240 kPa/35 psi. As a result of this error, the load ratios for the 205/65R15 94H and the 215/60R16 95H tires exceed the levels permitted by FMVSS 120.

If the tire is operated in an under-inflated condition, the load carrying capacity of the vehicle may be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners will be provided with a corrected label that they can apply to their vehicle, or they can have a dealer install the label, if desired. Owner notification began on July 16, 2004. Owners should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500, option #4.

Letter To Dealers:

June 2004

2004 MPV
FMVSS Certification Label Recall
[Recall #2104F]

To: Mazda Dealership General Managers, Service Managers, and Parts Managers
Subject: 2004 MPV FMVSS Certification Label Recall 2104F

Mazda Motor Corporation has decided that certain 2004 MPV vehicles produced from August 20, 2003 through May 6, 2004, fail to conform to the tire labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 120, Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles other than Passenger Cars.

On certain 2004 MPV vehicles, the FMVSS certification label mistakenly lists the tire inflation pressure as 32 psi/240 kPa, but the correct inflation pressure is 35 psi/240 kPa. If the tire is operated in an underinflated condition, the load-carrying capacity of the vehicle may be compromised and there is an increased risk of a tire failure and a possible crash.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by First Class mail beginning July 16, 2004. The owner letter will include a Supplemental Tire Information Label, and owners will be asked to apply it next to the original FMVSS label on the B-pillar. An instruction sheet for proper application of the label will also be included.

This package contains important information about recall campaign 2104F:

Attachment I Dealer Service and Parts information
Attachment II Repair procedures
Attachment III Owner notification letter
Dealer Report

The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act prohibits the delivery of any subject vehicle without performing the necessary repair for defects or failures. Failure to perform applicable recalls before delivery can result in extensive dealer fines and penalties from the Federal Government. Therefore, you must complete this recall for all affected new vehicles in your inventory prior to delivery.

Please make certain the appropriate personnel in your dealership are familiar with the details of this recall before responding to customer inquiries. Should you have any questions, please contact the Warranty Hotline at (800) 662-6779.

We apologize for any inconvenience this program may cause you and your customers. Your understanding and support in carrying out this campaign is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Michael J. Giblin
Director, Technical Services
Mazda North American Operations

ATTACHMENT II

A. VEHICLE INSPECTION PROCEDURE

  1. Verify that the vehicle is within the following range:
    • 2004 MPV vehicles built between August 20, 2003 and May 6, 2004
      VIN Range: JM3LW28**40500013 - JM3LW28**40525914
      • If the vehicle is within the above range, proceed to step 2.
      • If the vehicle is not within the above range, return the vehicle to the customer or inventory.
  2. Perform a Vehicle Status Inquiry using your eMDCS System and inspect vehicle for an Authorized Modification Label Recall 2104F attached to the vehicle’s hood. Refer to eMDCS System - Vehicle Status Inquiry Results table below.
    NOTE: Be sure to verify RECALL number as the vehicle may have multiple Recall labels.

 eMDCS System - Vehicle Status Inquiry Results:

If eMDCS displays: Campaign
Label is:
Action to perform:
RECALL 2104F OPEN Present Contact the Mazda Corporate Dealer Assistance Group at (877) 727-6626 to update vehicle history.
Not present Proceed to “B. INSPECTION PROCEDURE”.

RECALL 2104F CLOSED

Present Return vehicle to inventory or customer.
Not present Complete a label and apply to vehicle’s hood.
RECALL 2104F is not displayed Does not apply Recall does not apply to this vehicle. Return vehicle to inventory or customer.

B. INSPECTION PROCEDURE

  1. Open driver’s door.
  2. Locate the vehicle FMVSS label on the B-pillar above the door latch striker.
  3. Apply alcohol to a clean shop cloth and clean the area above the FMVSS label.


     
  4. Allow the area to completely dry.
  5. Peel off the backing sheet from the Supplemental Tire Information Label and affix it above the FMVSS label as shown above.
    NOTE: When affixing the Supplemental Tire Information Label, position the label as shown above.

D. AUTHORIZED MODIFICATION LABEL INSTALLATION

Complete an “Authorized Modification Label” with the Recall number written on the sticker and affix it to the vehicle’s hood. Refer back to the illustration under “A. VEHICLE INSPECTION PROCEDURE”.

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