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US BULLETIN No: U009/96 DATE: 1996
CAN BULLETIN No: N/A
APPLIES TO: All Models AFFECTED VINs: N/A
SUBJECT: Use of R-12 refrigerant substitutes
DETAILS:

Mazda Corporation does not approve of using substitute R-12 refrigerants when an A/C system requires charging.

Use of these products may result in component damage and loss of warranty.

If service is required on a vehicle with an R-12 system, use only new or known good recycled refrigerant.

NOTE: A/C systems designed to operate on R-134a can be recharged using only HFC-134a.

Using R-12 substitutes may result in a hazardous condition and/or A/C component damage.

CONSUMER NOTICE:
The information and instructions in this bulletin are intended for use by skilled technicians. Mazda technicians utilize the proper tools/equipment and take training to correctly and safely maintain Mazda vehicles. These instructions should not be performed by "do-it-yourselfers." Consumers should not assume this bulletin applies to their vehicle or that their vehicle will develop the described concern. To determine if the information applies, consumers should contact their nearest authorized Mazda dealership.
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