FMVSS Certification Label
Dear Mazda Owner:
This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the
National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
Mazda Motor Corporation has decided that certain 2002 model year
Mazda MPV vehicles produced November 26, 2001 through February 20, 2002
fail to conform to the labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety (FMVSS) Standard No. 120, Tire Selection and Rims for Motor
Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars. If you are the recipient of
this notice, your vehicle is included in this campaign.
What is the Problem?
On some 2002 MPV vehicles, the FMVSS certification label and the
Owner’s Manual Towing and Specification sections do not accurately
state the maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR). The correct ratings as shown on the Tire
Information Label are:
What will Mazda do?
Your Mazda dealer will correct the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard label on your vehicle and two references in the Owner’s
Manual at no cost to you. The revisions should take less than half an
hour to complete, however, it may take longer depending on the schedule
of your dealer’s service department.
What should you do?
As Mazda is concerned about your safety, we encourage you to make an
appointment with any authorized Mazda dealer to have the FMVSS
certification label and Owner’s Manual updated. You do not need to
bring this notice into the dealership, but it may help assist in the
Where is the closest Mazda Dealer?
To locate your nearest Mazda dealer, visit our web site and use the
on-line dealer locator at www.mazdausa.com/dealers
or consult your local yellow pages.
Moved or no longer own this vehicle?
If you have moved or no longer own your Mazda MPV, it is customary
for the current owner of record to complete the enclosed, prepaid
Information Change Card. This enables us to update our records and
notify the current owner.
If you are the lessor of a subject Mazda MPV, 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
Still have questions?
If you have any questions regarding this campaign, please contact our
Customer Assistance Center at (800) 222-5500, option #4.
If Mazda or its dealers do not repair the defect free of charge and
within a reasonable amount of time, you may notify the Administrator of
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington DC 20590.
You may also call their toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.
Your safety is a priority for Mazda. Please accept our apologies
for any inconvenience this program may cause you.
Mazda North American Operations