Recall List for the 2003 Mazda MPV

Official recalls have been issued for the 2003 Mazda MPV by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Mazda service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Mazda customer service.

  1. 2003 Mazda MPV EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #04V282000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 10, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 20,000

    Summary: The tire inflation pressure indicated on the vehicle certification label is not correct. The labels show the maximum tire pressure as 240 kpa/32 psi when it should be shown as 240 kpa/35 psi. As a result of this error, the load ratios for the 205/65R15 94H and the 215/60R16 95H tires exceed the levels permitted by FMVSS 120.

    Consequence: If the tire is operated in an under-inflated condition, the load carrying capacity of the vehicle may be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with a corrected label that they can apply to their vehicle, or they can have a dealer install the label, if desired. The recall began on July 16, 2004. Owners should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500, option #4. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V282000 »

  2. 2003 Mazda MPV EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #04V109000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 09, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 350

    Summary: Certain minivans fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection." Some of these vehicles were produced with air bag warning labels intended for the Canadian market. Thus, the labels contain warnings in both english and french. As a result, the area of the english warning is only 16 square centimeters, as opposed to the 30 square centimeters required by the standard.

    Consequence:

    Actions: Owners will be provided with air bag caution labels and installation instructions which were mailed on July 22, 2004. Owners should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V109000 »

  3. 2003 Mazda MPV EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #03V206000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 05, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 64,000

    Summary: On certain mini vans and passenger vehicles, the socket holder in the fog lights is installed in the lamp casing using pressure. During operation of the fog light, the heat from the bulb can expand the socket holder. The expansion can force the socket holder rearward. After repeatedly being subject to this expansion, if the fog light is also subjected to vibration during vehicle operation, the socket holder with the bulb holder and the wiring harness may separate from the fog light casing.

    Consequence: Should this occur, the bulb socket and the harness can drop inside the bumper and possibly but rarely, the heat generated by the bulb can cause the bumper to burn.

    Actions: Dealers will install a spring to prevent the socket holder from separating from the lamp case. Owner notification began on July 14, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V206000 »

  4. 2003 Mazda MPV EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #03V053000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 13, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 5,400

    Summary: On certain mini vans equipped with front fog lights, the fog light bulb socket may have been installed improperly.

    Consequence: If the vehicle continues to be used with this condition, the bulb socket and the wiring harness may separate from the fog light housing if exposed to shock and/or vibration and drop inside the bumper. Should this occur, the operation of the fog light may then cause the bumper to burn.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the installation condition of the fog light bulb assembly, and repair it when necessary. Owner notification began March 31, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V053000 »

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