Mazda Announces Voluntary Recall

18 October 1999

Mazda Announces Voluntary Recall
    IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15 -- Mazda North American Operations announced 
it is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,274 1995- model 626 and 3,504
1995-model MX-6 vehicles equipped with V6 engines and five-speed manual 
transmissions for the addition of a vent kit to the vehicles' emission 
control system.  Vehicles equipped with four-cylinder engines or those 
equipped with an automatic transmission are not affected. Also, vehicles 
originally sold in California and Massachusetts, which have the California 
emission specifications, are not included in this campaign.
    Certain 1995-model 626 sedans and MX-6 coupes may produce exhaust
emissions in excess of Federal standards.  This condition occurs due to a rich
air/fuel mixture and can result in elevated carbon monoxide levels in the
exhaust system.  Mazda will correct this condition by adding an engine intake
vent kit.  This kit allows a small amount of air into the intake system,
lowering the air/fuel richness and carbon monoxide levels to the proper level.
    Mazda is asking owners of the affected vehicles to bring them to an
authorized Mazda dealer for the addition of the engine intake vent kit.  The
repair should take less than one hour; however owners may be asked to leave
their vehicles longer to accommodate dealer service schedules.
    Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) is responsible for the sales and
marketing, customer parts and service support of Mazda vehicles in the United
States.  Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., MNAO has more than 750 dealerships
nationwide and is owned by Mazda Motor Corporation, Hiroshima, Japan.

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