Mazda Announces Voluntary Recall
22 June 1999Mazda Announces Voluntary Recall
IRVINE, Calif., June 21 -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced it is voluntarily recalling approximately 22,500 1998- and 1999-model B-Series pickup trucks for the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the vehicle's cruise control cable. Mazda has found that on certain B-Series trucks equipped with cruise control, the cable could come into contact with the cruise control servo pulley and not allow the throttle to return to idle when disengaging the cruise control. This could result in a stuck throttle, possibly causing an accident. Mazda is not aware of any incidents arising from this condition. Vehicle operation is not affected when the cruise control is not engaged. Mazda is asking owners of the affected vehicles to bring them to an authorized Mazda dealer for the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the cruise control cable. In the interim, Mazda is asking owners of the affected vehicle to refrain from using the cruise control system until it has been inspected and repaired at an authorized Mazda dealership. The inspection and repairs should take less than a half day; however owners may be asked to leave their vehicles longer to accommodate dealer service schedules. Mazda North American Operations is responsible for the research and development, sales and marketing, and customer parts and service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., MNAO has over 750 dealerships nationwide and is owned by Mazda Motor Corporation, Hiroshima, Japan.