Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 MAZDA PROTEGE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V301000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MAZDA

Model: PROTEGE

Year: 1999

Component:
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

Manufacturers Involved: MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATION

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19980723

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19981031

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 23000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20001115

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Mazda North American Operations

Date Report Received By ODI: 20001005

Date Added To File: 20001019

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A PARTICULAR FACTORY INSTALLED AUDIO UNIT. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED AT LOW SPEED IN A HOT AND HUMID ENVIRONMENT WITH THE WINDOW OPEN, AIR CONDITIONER RUNNING, AND AUDIO ON, CONDENSED WATER ON THE A/C DUCT SURFACE COULD DROP AND ENTER INTO THE AUDIO UNIT, CAUSING A SHORT CIRCUIT.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE SHORT CIRCUIT OCCURS AT ONE SPECIFIC SET OF TERMINALS, THE REAR RIGHT LOUDSPEAKER CAN OVERHEAT AND, IN SOME CASES, CATCH FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL AFFIX ALUMINUM TAPE OVER THE AUDIO UNIT TO PREVENT WATER FROM ENTERING.