1988 MAZDA 626

Report Date:
October 29, 1993
Campaign Number:
93V174000
Component:
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Summary:
RESIN MOLDED FRONT HANDLES FAIL AT THE DOOR LATCH ACTUATING ROD ATTACHMENT, FREEING THE ROD TO FALL INSIDE THE DOOR FRAME. SUBSEQUENT LOWERING OF THE ASSOCIATED WINDOW MAY FORCE THE ACTUATING ROD DOWNWARD AND RELEASE THE DOOR LATCH.

Consequence Summary:
INADVERTENT ACTUATION OF THE DOOR LATCH CAUSES THE DOORTO OPEN UNEXPECTEDLY WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN OCCUPANT FALLING OUT OF THEVEHICLE.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DOOR HANDLE/LATCH ASSEMBLY.

1988 MAZDA 626

Report Date:
April 14, 1988
Campaign Number:
88V063000
Component:
SEAT BELTS

Summary:
THE DRIVE SPRING THAT DRIVES THE AUTOMATIC BELT MAY BREAK.

Consequence Summary:
THIS WOULD PREVENT FULL FORWARD MOVEMENT OF THE SEAT BELTANCHORAGE FROM THE LOCK POSITION WHEN THE DOOR IS OPENED.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE AUTOMATIC SHOULDER BELT.

1988 MAZDA 626

Report Date:
February 22, 1988
Campaign Number:
88V022000
Component:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Summary:
AT AMBIENT TEMPERATURES BELOW 0 DEGREE F, FROST MAY ACCUMULATE WITHIN THE THROTTLE BODY UNDER EXTENDED CONSTANT SPEED OPERATION.

Consequence Summary:
FROST ACCUMULATION ON THE THROTTLE VALVE MAY PREVENT THEVALVE FROM RETURNING SMOOTHLY.

Corrective Summary:
INSTALL A NEW TYPE THERMOSTAT DESIGNED TO RAISE THE COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND WARM THE THROTTLE BODY TO A LEVEL ABOVE FREEZING.

1988 MAZDA 626

Report Date:
December 29, 1987
Campaign Number:
87V196000
Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:SHOES/LININGS

Summary:
VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH REAR BRAKE DRUMS TRANSPORTED BY TRAIN MAY EXPERIENCE SEPARATION OF THE BRAKE SHOE FROM THE WHEEL BRAKE CYLINDER PISTON.

Consequence Summary:
SHOULD SEPARATION OCCUR, REPEATED BRAKE OPERATION MAYDAMAGE THE WHEEL BRAKE CYLINDER DUST BOOT, ALLOWING WATER OR DUST INTRUSION ANDSUBSEQUENT PISTON CONTAMINATION.

Corrective Summary:
ALL VEHICLES WILL BE INSPECTED AND IF NO SEPARATION IS FOUND GREASE WILL BE APPLIED TO THE COMPONENT INTERFACE TO LOWER FRICTION AND AVOID SUBSEQUENT RELATIVE MOTION. IF SEPARATION IS FOUND THE WHEEL BRAKE CYLINDER DUST BOOT WILL BE REPLACED.

1988 MAZDA 626

Report Date:
December 07, 1987
Campaign Number:
87V186000
Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Summary:
FUEL TANK FIXING BAND RETENTION IS NOT SUFFICIENT, ALLOWING THE BAND TO RUB AGAINST THE FUEL TANK BY VEHICLE VIBRATIONS.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD WEAR A HOLE IN THE FUEL TANK WHICH COULDRESULT IN FUEL LEAKAGE.

Corrective Summary:
REPAIR FUEL FIXING BAND BY INSTALLING A RUBBER SHEET.

1988 MAZDA 626

Report Date:
September 17, 1987
Campaign Number:
87V149000
Component:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES

Summary:
FLOOR MAT COULD INTERFERE WITH RELEASE OF ACCELERATOR PEDAL DUE TO IMPROPER SHAPE OF MAT.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF ACCELERATOR CONTROL ANDCREATE POTENTIAL FOR AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:
REMOVE PRESENT MAT AND REPLACE WITH NEW IMPROVED MAT.