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Dear Consumer:

Thank you for the Center for Auto Safety about your Mazda 626, 929, MX-3, Miata, Millenia, Protégé or Mazda started as a small car with the GLC which according to stood for great little Actually, the GLC was good, not great. the same can be said for Mazda’s today – they are not great. Mazda’s cars are also larger, more and much more expensive.

is also know for its rotary which provided performance at the of fuel economy and reliability. The 323 the GLC in 1985 and was itself replaced by the in 1990 (4-door) and 1995 The 626 and RX-7 debuted in 1979 the 929 and MX-6 in 1988.

In 1990 Mazda introduced the the first of its stylish cars, by the MX-3 in 1992 and the Millenia in which phased out the 929 at the end of the 1995 year.

CAS has received complaints consumers concerning brake seat belt failure, transmission problems, engine unintended acceleration and airbag that have led to extensive and injuries. Seat belts to adequately restrain passengers been the cause of serious in Mazdas dating back to In newer models, airbags been troubled prone.

300,000 1988-91 323, and 929 were recalled for faulty belt buckles while 1995-97 626 and MX-8 were for oversensitive airbag deployment. major DOT investigations into defects include ignition failure on 1976-81 passenger and inadvertent door opening on 626’s and 929’s.

CAS has received about transmission problems from slipping and vibration to shifting resulting in expensive and premature replacement. Mazda has numerous Technical Service on transmission defects including a program for Electronically Controlled Transmissions (EC-AT) on 1982-90

You’ll find more on these and other Mazda below and what you can do about plus a complaint box. information will help us a strong case against on the defects we know about and us spot new ones.

We need you to the Center for Auto Safety in our for consumer rights and against designed and unsafe cars. contribution is tax-deductible and entitles to our quarterly newsletter, Lemon . Please submit the membership along with your and complaint. If you contribute $35 or more, we send you the current edition of The Car Book . by Jack Gillis.


Clarence M. Ditlow


MAZDA 323, 929, MX-3, MX-6, Millenia, Protégé, RX-7 SHEET

(See reverse on how to obtain Technical Service listed in parentheses below.)

. Horn inoperative or stays on, 626 (09-008/00);

Engine/Performance . Rough during acceleration, ’98-01 626 Drive belt squeal, Millenia (01-013/01R); Rattle engine in neutral or when clutch, ’99-00 Miata

Steering/Suspension . Tapping at rear of ’98-00 626 (01-004/00R); Steering off center, ’98 323, Millenia, Miata, ’98-99 626 Click or squeak @ low speed or on road, ’98-00 Millenia

Transmission: Whine or ringing in car at 40-70 mph, ’99-01 (05-001/01)

Mazda MX-5

Other . Noisy or sunroof, ’98-99 626 (01/99R, Key difficult to insert or rotate in ’98-99 Protégé (09-011/00R); pump leak ’98-00 (01-016/00); A/C mold/mildew, All to ’00 Fuel tank cannot be ’98-01 Millenia (01-007/01R,


of recalls may be obtained from Technical Reference Division at

Accelerator/Throttle: 36,671 1986 626 Throttle sticks open 400 1988 626/MX-6 – mat interferes w/accelerator pedal 72,883 1988 626/MX-6 Throttle valve sticks in cold weather (88V-022);

17,850 1986-87 RX-7 Corroded front calipers 14,807 1988 626/MX-6 Brake shoe separates cylinder piston (87V-196); 1991-92 B2200/B2600 – spoke wheels crack 300 1991 Miata – ABS has no or brakes in front (91V-079); 1993-95 RX-7 – loss (96V-149); 71,000 626 – Master cylinder cap lack vent holes 13,000 2000-01 Protégé Left rear brake leak (01V-024).

Electrical/Electronic: 102,548 1986-87 626 Ignition switch terminal W/S wiper, A/C, heater, fan loss (90V-118); 43,239 Miata – Rear bulb too dim (91V-190); 20,000 626 – Stalling due to powertrain module program error 8,000 1999 Miata Fuel injector wiring shorts (98V-066); 73,000 626, 23,000 1999 – Audio unit speaker fire (98V-243, 40,000 1994 626 MX-6, 1995 Protégé – go out (99V-358, 00V-118).

Engine: 1995 Protégé – valve springs break 40,000 1997 626, 31,000 1998 626 – belt tensioner spring engine stalls (98V-206,

Restraint System . 42,810 626 – Broken automatic spring (88V-063); 565 1995 626 Improper inflation of passenger airbag igniter end cap separates fire hazard (95E-006); 1988-89 323/MX-6, 1988-91 929 Faulty front seat buckles (95V-103); 17,800 RX-7 134,000 1992-93 1990-94 323 – Automatic retracting cable jams 97V-211); 213,000 1995-97 1995-96 MX-6 – airbag deployment (98V-249).

Steering/Suspension: 100,000+ 1979-83 – Corroded idler arm pin 2,450 1993 MX-6 Lower ball joints not enough (92V-045); 25,000 MX-3 – Corroded spring (97V-116);

Other: 1988 626/MX-6 – in fuel tank (87V-186); 1990-93 Miata – hard top hoist straps (92V-159); 200,440 1988-92 626 929 – Door handles (93V-174); 12,316 1993-94 – Radiator cap pressure valve too high (94V-094); 1993-94 RX-7 – hoses leak (95V-069); 1999 Miata – filler pipe non-return sticks (00V-032).

Center for Safety, 1825 Connecticut Ave NW, DC 20009-5708

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