Passenger-Side Airbag Module
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 determined that a defect, which relates to motor
vehicle safety, exists in certain 2001 model year Mazda MPV vehicles produced
from December 21, 2000 through December 25, 2000. If you are a recipient of
this notice, your vehicle is included in this campaign.
What is the problem?
In some 2001 MPV vehicles, it is possible that the passenger-side airbag
module may not deploy properly during a frontal impact. On the passenger-side
airbag, the diffuser may come off the inflator during airbag deployment due to
improper welding. In that case, expanded gas cannot be supplied to the bag and
the airbag module may not deploy in a frontal impact, resulting in an increased
risk of injuries.
What will Mazda do?
Your Mazda dealer will replace the passenger-side airbag module with a
defect-free airbag module free of charge. This repair should take
approximately one (1) hour to complete, however, it may take longer depending on
the service workload at your Mazda dealership.
What should you do?
As Mazda is concerned about your safety, we would encourage you to make an
appointment with any authorized Mazda dealer to have the passenger-side airbag
module replaced. You do not need to bring this notice to the dealer, but it may
assist in the check-in process.
Where is the closest Mazda dealer?
To locate your nearest Mazda dealer, visit our web site and try our 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, please complete the
enclosed prepaid Information Change Card as soon as possible. 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 program.
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. We actively work to improve our products
and search for solutions to improve your ownership experience. Please accept our
apologies for any inconvenience this program may have caused you.
Mazda North American Operations