Mazda Announces Voluntary Recall
18 October 1999Mazda Announces Voluntary Recall
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15 -- Mazda North American Operations announced it is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,274 1995- model 626 and 3,504 1995-model MX-6 vehicles equipped with V6 engines and five-speed manual transmissions for the addition of a vent kit to the vehicles' emission control system. Vehicles equipped with four-cylinder engines or those equipped with an automatic transmission are not affected. Also, vehicles originally sold in California and Massachusetts, which have the California emission specifications, are not included in this campaign. Certain 1995-model 626 sedans and MX-6 coupes may produce exhaust emissions in excess of Federal standards. This condition occurs due to a rich air/fuel mixture and can result in elevated carbon monoxide levels in the exhaust system. Mazda will correct this condition by adding an engine intake vent kit. This kit allows a small amount of air into the intake system, lowering the air/fuel richness and carbon monoxide levels to the proper level. Mazda is asking owners of the affected vehicles to bring them to an authorized Mazda dealer for the addition of the engine intake vent kit. The repair should take less than one hour; however owners may be asked to leave their vehicles longer to accommodate dealer service schedules. Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer parts and service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., MNAO has more than 750 dealerships nationwide and is owned by Mazda Motor Corporation, Hiroshima, Japan.