Mazda Announces Voluntary Recall

22 June 1999

Mazda 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.

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