Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 MAZDA 626

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V074000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 89004

Make: MAZDA

Model: 626

Year: 1999

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Manufacturers Involved: MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATION

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19990201

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000131

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 71000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20000421

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Mazda North American Operations

Date Report Received By ODI: 20000307

Date Added To File: 20000313

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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN RESERVOIR TANK CAPS ON THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER WERE PRODUCED WITH A WORN OUT DIE AND LACK VENTILATION HOLES. AS A RESULT, THE PRESSURE IN THE RESERVOIR TANK CAN DROP GRADUALLY AS THE BRAKE PAD OR SHOE WEARS AND AMBIENT TEMPERATURE DROPS. ALSO, THE PRESSURE COULD REACH A POINT THAT THE BRAKE CALIPER AND DRUM CYLINDER ARE PULLED BACK BY THE VACUUM IN THE RESERVOIR TANK WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED FOR A LONG TIME.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE REDUCED BRAKE EFFICIENCY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE RESERVOIR CAP AND REPLACE IT, IF NECESSARY.