RECALL No: 90006 DATE: 14/06/2000
MODEL: Mazda MPV YEAR: 2000
AFFECTED VINs: N/A MFG.DATE: March 31, 1999 - March 31, 2000
SUBJECT: Tire Pressure Labels
Summary:
Certain minivans equipped with original equipment 16-inch tires do not have the correct recommended cold inflation pressure on the label. This does not comply with Section 5.1.2 of FMVSS No. 120, "Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles other than Passenger Cars."

Owners will be sent accurate tire information labels and owner manual inserts. In addition, owners of MPV's with 16-inch tires will be advised to check their tire pressure to make sure that the tires are inflated to 35 psi.

In addition to the recall above, other 2000 Mazda MPV minivans do not have tire information labels that comply with Section 5.3 of FMVSS No. 120, "Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles other than Passenger Cars." Owners will be sent accurate tire information labels and owner manual inserts.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification will begin during June 2000 Owners who do not receive the tire information labels and owner manual inserts within a reasonable time should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.
Letter To Dealers:

2000 MPV
Tire Labels 
[Recall #90006]

To: All Mazda Dealers
Attention: All General Managers, Service Managers, and Parts Managers
Subject: Recall #90006
2000 MPV Tire Labels

Dear Mazda Dealer:

Mazda Motor Corporation is conducting a Recall to update the tire label information on certain 2000 MPV vehicles built from March 31, 1999 through March 31, 2000.

Mazda has learned that on some vehicles equipped with Dunlop or Yokohama 15" tires, the size specification stamped on the side-wall of the tire, the driver's door label, and the tire specification table in the Owner's Manual is incorrectly marked as P205/65R15 92S. The correct tire size is 205/65R15 94S. Additionally, the letter "P" has been removed from the tire size number. As these tires meet the "94S" specification, they will not need to be replaced as a result of this recall If there is a need to replace any these tires in the future due to normal tire wear, please make certain the replacement tires have the "94S" rating.

On the affected vehicles equipped with the 16" tires, the driver's door label and the tire specification table in the Owner's Manual, contain incorrect tire pressure information. They indicate 32psi, however, the correct tire pressure should read 35psi.

In addition, there is an error on the Gross Axle Weight Ratio (GAWR) diagram on both the certification label on the driver's door and in the Owner's Manual. The English version Is Incorrect as It indicates 2581 lbs.; the correct weight should read 2630 lbs.

Mazda will notify owners of subject vehicles by first class mail on July 24, 2000. Two different owner letters will be mailed according to the appropriate tire specification recall. One letter will be sent to owners with 15" tires and another letter will be sent to owners with 16" tires. Each letter will contain two revised tire specification labels that owners will be asked to apply on their own: one to affix to the driver's door on the vehicle and the other to the Owner's Manual. An instruction sheet for proper application of the labels will also be included. Detailed information regarding this recall is provided in Attachment I. The repair procedure is identified in Attachment II. and a copy of the owner letters is included in Attachment III.

The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act prohibits selling or leasing any subject vehicles without performing the necessary repair for defects or failures. Therefore, you must complete this recall for all vehicles in your inventory prior to sale or lease.

Please make certain that the appropriate personnel in your dealership are familiar with the details of this Recall to respond 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 personnel. Your understanding and support in carrying out this campaign is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Mazda North American Operations

Attachment I

CONDITION OF CONCERN

Mazda has learned that on some vehicles equipped with Dunlop or Yokohama 15" tires, the size specification stamped on the side-wall of the tire, the drivers door label and the tire specification table in the Owners Manual is incorrectly marked as P205/165R15 92S. The correct tire size is 205/165R15 94S. Additionally, the letter "P" has been removed from the tire size number. As these tires meet the "94S" specification, they will not need to be replaced as a result of this recall. If there is a need to replace any of these tires in the future due to normal tire wear, please make certain the replacement tires have the "94S" rating.

On the affected vehicles equipped with the 16" tires, the tire label on the driver's door and in the Owner's Manual contains incorrect tire pressure information. They indicate 32psi, however, the correct tire pressure should read 35psi.

SUBJECT VEHICLES

Model Year & Model Production Range Build Date Range
2000 MPV JM3LW28G*Y0100038 - JM3LW28G*Y0151931 03-31-99 to 03-31-00
15" tires w/incorrect tire size markings on the tire side-wall Vehicles that are incorrectly designated as P205/65R15 92S with a maximum load rating of 1400 lbs. (635 Kg), should have been designated as 205/65R15 94S with a maximum load rating of 1477lbs. (670 Kg).
16" tires w/incorrect tire pressure labels Vehicles that have incorrect specifications for the cold inflation pressure for 16" tires used on the rear axles have labels that specify 32psi (220kPa metric), however, they should read 35psi (240kPa metric).

OWNER NOTIFICATION

Mazda will notify owners of subject vehicles by first class mail on July 24, 2000. Two different owner letters will be mailed according to the appropriate tire specification recall. One letter will be sent to owners with 15" tires and another letter will be sent to owners with 16" tires. Each letter will contain two revised tire specification labels that owners will be asked to apply on their own; one to affix to the drivers door on the vehicle and the other to the Owner's Manual. An instruction sheet for proper application of the labels will also be included.

NOTE: Although owners will receive labels with their letters and will be encouraged to affix them to their vehicles and to their Owners Manuals, please be advised that they have also been provided an option to contact a Mazda dealership for your assistance if so desired.

REPAIR PROCEDURES

Please refer to Attachment II

PARTS INFORMATION

Mazda will send labels to dealers one week prior to the owner notification. Campaign labels are supplied at no charge and are available in 8? X 11 sheets containing 18 labels. Please use M-Net for order in additional tire label kits or for the campaign labels.

WARRANTY INFORMATION

  Label Applications
Warranty Type Code R
Customer Comment Code 99
Damage Code 99
Process Number A0228H
Part Number Main Cause LC62-69-014A
Quantity 0
Labor Operations Number XX205XRX
Labor Hours 0.2 Hrs
Attachment II

A. VEHICLE INSPECTION PROCEDURE

Verify the vehicle is within both of the following ranges:

  • VIN: JM3LW28G*Y0 100038-151931
  • Build Date: before March 31, 2000

   If vehicle is within the above ranges, proceed to next step.
   If vehicle is not within the above ranges, return it to customer or inventory.

Check vehicle for an Authorized Modification Label # 90006 attached to the driver side door or under the hood. Refer to illustrations:

Note: Be sure to verify recall number as the vehicle may have multiple recalls.

  • If an Authorized Modification Label # 90006 is present return vehicle to customer or inventory. 
  • If an Authorized Modification Label # 90006 is not present, proceed to "B. REPAIR PROCEDURE".

B. REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Open to page 10-5 of the OWNERS MANUAL and apply the correction sticker over the tire portion of this page.


     
    Note
    : Additional sets of labels are available via M-NET 2000.
  2. Fold the insert (letter) in half and place it behind the front cover.
  3. Open drivers door and clean the original tire label. Apply the new label over the original label as shown:

C. CAMPAIGN LABEL INSTALLATION

Complete an "Authorized Modification Label" with the recall number written on the sticker and affix it to the underside of the hood. Refer back to the illustration under "A. VEHICLE INSPECTION PROCEDURE."

Attachment III - Owner Letter - Labels For 15" Tires

2000 MPV 
Labels for 15" Tires 
[Recall #90006]

Dear Mazda Owner:

This notice is being sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Mazda Motor Corporation has decided that certain 2000 MPV vehicles built from March 31, 1999 through March 31, 2000 fail to conform to the tire labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No 120. If you are the recipient of this notice, your vehicle is included in this campaign.

What is the Problem?

Mazda has learned that on some vehicles equipped with Dunlop or Yokohama 15" tires, the size specification stamped on the side-wall of the tire, the driver's door label and the lire specification table in the Owner's Manual is incorrectly marked as P205/65R15 92S. The correct tire size is 205/65R15 94S. Additionally, the letter "P" has been removed from the tire size number. As these tires meet the "94S" specification, they will not need to be replaced as a result of this recall. If there is a need to replace any of these tires in the future due to normal tire wear, please make certain the replacement tires have the "94S" rating.

In addition, there is an error on the Gross Axle Weight Ratio (GAWR) diagram on both the certification label and the Owner's Manual. The English version is incorrect as it Indicates 2,581 lbs.; the correct weight should read 2,630 lbs.

What should you do?

Please affix one of the enclosed revised Tire Labels over the existing label on the drivers door and the other onto the tire portion of page 10-5 in your OWNER'S MANUAL. An instruction sheet for proper label application has been provided.

Where is the closest Mazda Dealer?

If you wish to have the labels affixed by a Mazda dealer, please make an appointment with your dealership and they will be glad to assist you. To locate your nearest Mazda dealer, visit our web site and try our on-line dealer locator at www.mazdausa.com/locate.asp or consult your local yellow pages.

Moved or no longer own a Mazda?

If you have moved or no longer own your Mazda vehicle, it is customary for the current owner of record to be responsible for completing the enclosed "Change of Address/Ownership" prepaid postcard, so that we may update our records. Your cooperation and timely response would be greatly appreciated.

If you are the lessor of a subject Mazda vehicle, we strongly encourage you to forward this recall notification to the lessee, as it is critical that the current driver of the vehicle is notified of the recall program.

Still have questions?

If you have read all of the information in this letter and still have any questions regarding this recall, please contact our Customer Assistance Center at (800) 222-5500. If you should have further concerns with this matter, you may wish to notify the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590 or call their toll free Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-427-4236.

We actively work to improve our products and search for solutions to improve your ownership experience. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Sincerely, 

Mazda North American Operations

Attachment III - Owner Letter - Labels For 16" Tires

2000 MPV 
Labels for 16" Tires 
[Recall #90006]

Dear Mazda Owner:

This notice is being sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Mazda Motor Corporation has decided that certain 2000 MPV vehicles built from March 31, 1999 through March 31, 2000 fail to conform to the tire labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No 120. If you are the recipient of this notice, your vehicle is included in this campaign.

What is the Problem?

Mazda has learned that on the affected vehicles equipped with 16" tires, the tire label and the Owner's Manual contain incorrect tire pressure information. They indicate 32psi, however, the correct tire pressure should read 35psi.

In addition, there is an error on the Gross Axle Weight Ratio (GAWR) diagram on both the certification label and the Owner's Manual. The English version is incorrect as it Indicates 2,581 lbs.; the correct weight should read 2,630 lbs.

What should you do?

Please affix one of the enclosed revised Tire Labels over the existing label on the drivers door and the other onto the tire portion of page 10-5 in your OWNER'S MANUAL. An instruction sheet for proper label application has been provided.

Where is the closest Mazda Dealer?

If you wish to have the labels affixed by a Mazda dealer, please make an appointment with your dealership and they will be glad to assist you. To locate your nearest Mazda dealer, visit our web site and try our on-line dealer locator at www.mazdausa.com/locate.asp or consult your local yellow pages.

Moved or no longer own a Mazda?

If you have moved or no longer own your Mazda vehicle, it is customary for the current owner of record to be responsible for completing the enclosed "Change of Address/Ownership" prepaid postcard, so that we may update our records. Your cooperation and timely response would be greatly appreciated.

If you are the lessor of a subject Mazda vehicle, we strongly encourage you to forward this recall notification to the lessee, as it is critical that the current driver of the vehicle is notified of the recall program.

Still have questions?

If you have read all of the information in this letter and still have any questions regarding this recall, please contact our Customer Assistance Center at (800) 222-5500. If you should have further concerns with this matter, you may wish to notify the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590 or call their toll free Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-427-4236.

We actively work to improve our products and search for solutions to improve your ownership experience. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Sincerely, 

Mazda North American Operations

Attachment III - Customer Repair Instructions
Application Model/s
2000 MPV
Subject
OWNERS MANUAL STICKER & VEHICLE TIRE LABEL
Control No. VTLLB
Effective Date: 6/14/00
  1. Open to page 10-5 of the OWNERS MANUAL and apply the correction sticker over the tire portion of this page.


     
    Note
    : Additional sets of labels are available via M-NET 2000.
  2. Fold the insert (letter) in half and place it behind the front cover.
  3. Open drivers door and clean the original tire label. Apply the new label over the original label as shown:

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