Vehicle Fails Safety Standards, Inadequacy Occupant Protection
Body, Interior & Misc., May 31, 2006
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Our Quick Take:
Some vehicles fail to meet certain safety standards. This could lead to injury due to inadequacy occupant protection.
What Should You Do?
Mazda will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning May 31, 2006. If you have not been contacted and feel your car falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.
Some vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard # 201."Occupant protection in interior impact". During testing, they noticed the subjects head was allowed to move too much, In reference to the left A-Pillar area. Dealer Will make modification to Energy Absorbing Material located above headliner in affected area. The Mazda recall # is 4006D
Mfr's Report Date:
May 31, 2006
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT
Potential Number of Units Affected:
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITHOUT SIDE AIR CURTAINS OR MOON ROOFS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, ¿OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT.¿ DURING TESTING, THE FREE MOTION HEAD FORM REGISTERED A MEASUREMENT ABOVE THE PERMITTED LIMIT AT THE LEFT HAND A-PILLAR TRIM AREA.
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.
DEALERS WILL MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO THE ENERGY ABSORBING MATERIAL LOCATED ABOVE THE HEADLINER IN THE AFFECTED AREA FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.
MAZDA RECALL NO. 4006D.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration