Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2000 MAZDA B SERIES

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V228002

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MAZDA

Model: B SERIES

Year: 2000

Component:
SEAT BELTS

Manufacturers Involved: MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATION

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20000503

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000516

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 460

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20001227

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Mazda North American Operations

Date Report Received By ODI: 20000818

Date Added To File: 20000822

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 209

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH TRW SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES. THE BUCKLE BASE OF THESE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND THEREFORE DO NOT PASS THE LOAD BEARING REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, “SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES.”

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY BUILD DATE CODES ARE WITHIN THE SUSPECT RANGE. THOSE WITHIN THE SUSPECT DATE CODE RANGE WILL BE REPLACED.