1989 MAZDA MPV

Report Date:
May 24, 1995
Campaign Number:
95V103005
Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Summary:
THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Consequence Summary:
THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES AND CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUGGING ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, AND THEN PRESSING THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS A SIGN OF BREAKING OR CRACKING OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CONTACT THEIR AUTHORIZED DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.

1989 MAZDA MPV

Report Date:
September 11, 1991
Campaign Number:
91V161000
Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM

Summary:
WHEN APPLYING THE FOOT (SERVICE) BRAKE IN THE LOW VEHICLE SPEED CONDITION, THE BRAKING POWER PRODUCED MAY BE MORE THAN EXPECTED.

Consequence Summary:
THE UNEXPECTED BRAKING POWER COULD RESULT IN REAR BRAKELOCKUP AND THE VEHICLE BECOMING DIFFICULT TO CONTROL.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE BRAKE SHOE ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED ASSEMBLY.

1989 MAZDA MPV

Report Date:
January 22, 1991
Campaign Number:
91V013000
Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary:
WHEN THE VEHICLE IS EXPOSED TO TEMPERATURES BELOW 5 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT (-15 DEGREES C), THE NEUTRAL DETERGENT USED AS AN ASSEMBLY LUBRICANT MAY STICK TO THE CHECK VALVE, PREVENTING VALVE FROM FUNCTIONING.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD CAUSE AN INOPERATIVE BRAKE POWER ASSIST WHICHDESCREASES BRAKING ABILITY, AND PRESENTS A POTENTIAL FOR AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE VACUUM HOSE ASSEMBLY.

1989 MAZDA MPV

Report Date:
November 07, 1989
Campaign Number:
89V194000
Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Summary:
THE CENTER SAFETY BELT ATTACHMENT HARDWARE BRACKETS FOR THE THIRD SEAT MAY NOT WITHSTAND THE SPECIFIED TENSILE LOAD.

Consequence Summary:
VANS WOULD NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS 210

Corrective Summary:
REPLACE SAFETY BELT ASSEMBLIES WITH BRACKETS.