Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2009 MAZDA MAZDA3

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09E011000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: MAZDA

Model: MAZDA3

Year: 2009

Component:
EQUIPMENT

Manufacturers Involved: THULE, INC.

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: E

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 2323

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20090417

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: MAZDA MOTOR CORP

Date Report Received By ODI: 20090402

Date Added To File: 20090403

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THULE, INC. IS RECALLING 2,323 OWNER-INSTALLED ROOF-MOUNTED FIT KITS, MODELS 3068 AND 3069, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2008 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THAT ARE USED WITH THULE PODIUM FOOT PACKS, MODELS 460 AND 460R. THESE FIT KITS WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE BOLT(S) USED TO SECURE THE FOOT TO THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED TO A HARDNESS THAT MAY CAUSE THE BOLT(S) TO BE BRITTLE AND POTENTIALLY BREAK UNDER STRESS.

Consequence Summary:
THIS MAY RESULT IN THE BOLT(S) SNAPPING OFF DURING USE OR WITHOUT A LOAD. THE UNSECURED RACK AND LOAD CAN THEN COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING CREATING A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:
THULE WILL MAIL A RETRO FIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THULE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-238-2388.