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Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2004 MAZDA MAZDA3

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V468000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 2304J

Make: MAZDA

Model: MAZDA3

Year: 2004

Component:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Manufacturers Involved: MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATION

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20030624

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20040322

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 42000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20041028

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Mazda North American Operations

Date Report Received By ODI: 20040924

Date Added To File: 20040924

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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A CRACK IN THE AIR BAG CRASH ZONE SENSOR HOUSING CAN ALLOW WATER TO ENTER THE SENSOR, CAUSING A SHORT CIRCUIT AND ILLUMINATING THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT.

Consequence Summary:
IF THIS PROBLEM EXISTS, THE AIR WILL NOT DEPLOY AS DESIGNED IN CERTAIN TYPES OF FRONTAL CRASHES, INCREASING THE RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY TO THE DRIVER AND FRONT SEAT PASSENGER.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CRASH ZONE SENSOR AND REPLACE IT, IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 28, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.