and Honda! Think of a recall as a software upgrade. Happens to the best. Although some cars are like Microsoft and send out flawed products to be fixed via slews of patches later (recalls), others insure that their products are as good as they can be, and on the off chance a problem is found, it will be patched quickly.
According to Consumer Reports, there have been about 7 Mazda recalls dating back to 1992 to the present. Most seem to just require having the dealer check out the car and replace a few parts. Here goes the info:
'01-03 Mazda models Problem:
Over time, heat from fog lamps could cause bulb socket and wiring harness to drop inside and burn the bumper. Models:
64,000 minivans and cars made 7/00 to 5/03, including ‘02-03 MPV, ‘01-03 Miata, and ‘03 Mazda6. What to do:
Have dealer install a spring to prevent fog-light socket holder from separating from the lamp case.
'99-00 Mazda 626 Problem:
Brakes could partially fail. Models:
71,000 cars made 2/99-1/00. What to do:
Have dealer inspect reservoir-tank cap on brake master cylinder and replace it if necessary.
'99 Mazda Miata Problem:
Fuel-injector harness could contact engine manifold and blow fuse, stalling engine. Models:
8,000 cars made 11/97-3/98. What to do:
Have dealer reroute and, if necessary, replace injector harness.
'98 Mazda 626 Problem:
Condensation could short-circuit audio system and cause fire. Models:
73,000 cars made 8/97-8/98. Hazard exists when car is driven in hot, humid weather, with windows open and air conditioner running. What to do:
Have dealer apply aluminum tape to audio system to keep out moisture.
'98 Mazda 626 Problem:
Spring in timing-belt tensioner could break and become jammed in belt, causing engine to stall. Models:
31,000 cars with 2.0-liter engine made 8/97-8/98. What to do:
Have dealer inspect and, if necessary, replace timing-belt tensioner.
'98 Mazda 626 Spring in timing-belt tensioner could break and become jammed in belt, causing engine to stall. Models: 31,000 cars with 2.0-liter engine made 8/97-8/98. What to do: Have dealer inspect and, if necessary, replace timing-belt tensioner.
'95-97 Mazda 626 and MX6 Problem:
Air bag could deploy unexpectedly and cause injury or loss of control. Models:
213,000 cars made 6/94-9/96, including '95-97 626 and '95-96 MX6. What to do:
Have dealer reprogram air-bag sensor to reduce likelihood of deployment if road debris hits undercarriage.
'92-95 Mazda MX3 Problem:
Road salt could corrode front suspension spring. If spring breaks, it could puncture tire. Models:
25,000 cars made 8/91-8/94 and registered in Conn., Del., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Me., Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.J., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., R.I., Vt., Washington D.C., W. Va., and Wisc. What to do:
Have dealer install guard assembly to keep broken suspension spring from contacting and puncturing tire.
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