Left and/or Right Rear Seat Belt May Not Latch Correctly
Body, Interior & Misc., December 27, 2004
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Our Quick Take:
On 190 vehicles, the right and/or left rear seat belts may not lock properly. The belt could release unexpectedly the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.
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.
190 vehicles may have right and/or left rear seat belts that will not lock properly due to missing retaining pins on the housing. The locking mechanism can malfunction, increasing the risk of serious injury to the rear seat occupants in the event of a crash. Passengers should not sit on and child seats should not be used in the right or left rear seats until this recall has been completed. Dealers will inspect the rear seat belts and replace faulty retractors as required. This recall is expected to begin in December of 2004. The Mazda recall number is 2604L.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
December 27, 2004
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Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE RIGHT AND/OR LEFT REAR SEAT BELTS MAY NOT LOCK PROPERLY DUE TO MISSING RETAINING PINS ON THE HOUSING.
THE LOCKING MECHANISM OF THE SEAT BELT RETRACTOR MAY MALFUNCTION, INCREASING THE RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY TO THE REAR SEAT PASSENGERS IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH. PASSENGERS SHOULD NOT SIT AND CHILD SEATS SHOULD NOT BE USED IN THE RIGHT OR LEFT REAR SEATS UNTIL THIS DEFECT HAS BEEN CORRECTED.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR SEAT BELTS AND REPLACE DEFECTIVE SEAT BELT RETRACTORS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 27, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500, OPTION #4.
MAZDA RECALL NO. 2604L.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