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Recall 04V075000

Abnormal Noise from Manual Transmission Heat Shield

Recall Details

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.

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.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, March 5, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 5, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
12,000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V075000
Component
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

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.
Notify
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).
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