Mazda RX-8 Recall 04V075000
Abnormal Noise from Manual Transmission Heat Shield
Drive Train, March 5, 2004
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Our Quick Take:
The heat insulator on the manual transmission may crack and cause an abnormal noise. Continued vehicle operation could result in the insulator falling off, posing a hazard to other vehicles.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your Mazda dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
On vehicles with a manual transmission, the heat insulator may crack, causing an abnormal noise. Continued vehicle operation can cause the insulator to come off and pose a hazard to other vehicles. Dealers will replace the heat insulator to correct this concern. This recall began during March 2004. The Mazda recall number is 1704B.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2004
Manufacturer's Report Date: March 5, 2004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V075000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12,000
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, THE HEAT INSULATOR MAY BE CRACKED CAUSING ABNORMAL NOISE.
Consequence: CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE CAN CAUSE THE INSULATOR TO COME OFF AND COULD POSE A HAZARD TO FOLLOWING VEHICLES.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEAT INSULATOR. THE RECALL BEGAN MARCH 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.
Notes: MAZDA RECALL NO. 1704B.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration