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  1. Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Mazda Recalls About 5,500 Mazda5s
    United Press International - September 29, 2005

    Motor Trend

    Japan's Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling some 2006 Mazda5 vehicles because of a potential fire hazard.

    The recall of about 5,500 vehicles stems from a possible heat buildup in the exhaust system that could start a fire, CNN reported Wednesday. Three instances of fire have been reported, with no injuries, Mazda said.

    Some 2,700 of the cars have been sold or are still in dealer lots, according to Jeremy Barnes, Mazda's product communications manager.

  2. Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Mazda Halts U.S. Sales And Production Of Mazda5 Crossover
    Associated Press - September 27, 2005

    Motor Trend

    Mazda Motor Corp. said Monday it had halted the sale and production of the 2006 Mazda5 crossover because a potential heat buildup in the exhaust system could lead to a fire.

    The government, meanwhile, said it was investigating reports that the large sun roof on the Cadillac SRX has shattered while driving at highway speeds, showering passengers with glass.

    Mazda said it recalled about 2,000 of the Mazda5s that had already been sold and told dealers not to sell another 700 still on dealership lots. The Mazda5, which seats six but is smaller than a typical minivan, first became available in the United States during the summer.

    Production of the vehicle, expected at 10,000 to 15,000 in North America, has been suspended while the company investigates the incidents, the automaker said.

    "Safety is our No. 1 priority so we've gotten all the customers into loaner vehicles so they're not without a car for the duration," said Mazda spokeswoman Tamara Mlynarczyk.

    The recall is based on three reports of fires, which the automaker said appeared to start around the left rear bumper. Mlynarczyk said the automaker is trying to quickly understand the cause of the problem.

    Mazda said owners were told it may take about a month to fix the problem. The potential defect is not believed to affect vehicles in Japan and Europe, Mlynarczyk said.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, meanwhile, said in a posting on its Web site that it had opened a probe into the 2004-2005 models of the Cadillac crossover. It identified 10 reported injuries consisting of minor cuts and scrapes linked to four consumer complaints.

    General Motors Corp. spokesman Alan Adler said about 30,000 vehicles had the broad sun roof, which became a standard feature on models with V8 engines in 2005. The sun roof exposes the second row of seats when opened and is about 6 square feet (0.5 square meters) in size.

    One owner, who was not identified, told the government that the sun roof collapsed in mid-August, injuring six people while the 2005 model was traveling at 60 mph to 65 mph (96 kph to 104 kph). The people were treated at a local hospital for cuts.

    Adler said the automaker was unaware of the concerns before the government's decision to investigate and was cooperating with the inquiry.

    The government also said it was investigating the 1998-2000 models of the Mercedes-Benz SLK230 convertible because of complaints over failing brake lamps. The inquiry involves about 33,000 convertibles.

    NHTSA said it appeared that the brake lamp socket can melt and the lamp can burn out.

  3. Join Date
    Oct 2003
    dadalin kaya ang Mazda5 dito?

  4. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    yikes, alam kaya ng kapitbahay ko to? maybe i should ask him to park his mazda 5 far away para hindi ako madamay :bwahaha:

  5. Join Date
    Jul 2003
    anu itsura nito?

  6. Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by pissword
    anu itsura nito?

    Mazda 5

  7. Join Date
    May 2004
    wow! same problem with mazda3. buti sa kanila recall, dito sa atin replace parts lang...

    Dear Customer:

    Mazda Motor Corporation has identified that an issue, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists on certain Mazda3 vehicles produced from December 1, 2004 through September 6, 2005. If you are a recipient of this notice, your vehicle is included in this Field Service Action.

    What is the issue?
    The heat insulator located above the exhaust pipe/catalytic converter may lose the original shape early by the heat from the exhaust pipe/catalytic converter and the water accumulation. If this happens, the heat insulator may become heavier and hang down contacting the catalyst. As the result, the heat insulator may get scorched. In the worst case, a fire may occur and the heat insulator may be burnt out.

    What will Mazda do?
    Your Mazda dealer will replace the heat insulator in your vehicle to the modified one free of charge. The time needed to complete this repair is one to two hours depending on the service workload at your Mazda dealership.

    Mazda is concerned about your satisfaction, a representative of Mazda Dealer Customer Relationship Center (DCRC)* will contact you to schedule a service appointment for this Field Service Action.

Mazda Recalls About 5,500 Mazda5s (2006 models)