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Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2008 MAZDA MAZDASPEED3

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11V329000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 6411F

Make: MAZDA

Model: MAZDASPEED3

Year: 2008

Component:
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Manufacturers Involved: MAZDA MOTOR CORP

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20080107

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20081128

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 103300

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20110706

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: MAZDA MOTOR CORP

Date Report Received By ODI: 20110615

Date Added To File: 20110616

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
MAZDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 MAZDA3 AND MAZDASPEED3 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 7, 2008, THROUGH NOVEMBER 28, 2008. THE GROUND TERMINAL OF THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN INADVERTENTLY BENT DURING ASSEMBLY. IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS THEN OVER TIME THE ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE OF THE MOTOR CIRCUIT MAY INCREASE UP TO A POINT THAT THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WOULD NOT WORK.

Consequence Summary:
THE LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION IN ADVERSE WEATHER COULD POTENTIALLY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL GROUND HARNESS ON THE WIPER MOTOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JULY 15, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-222-5500.