2nd Generation (1986-1992) RX-7 Recalls

1990 Air Bag Recall
1990 Automatic Seat Belt Recall
1986-1987 Brake Caliper Recall




1990 Air Bag Recall

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 90E043002
Component: Interior: Passenger Restraints: Air bag: Frontal
Manufacturer: Mazda (North America),Inc
Potential Number of Units Affected: 88

Year: 1990
Make: Mazda
Model: RX-7
Manufactured From: NOV 1989 To: NOV 1989
Year of Recall: '90
Type of Report: Equipment
Summary:
Threaded inflator components may have been damaged during assembly which may allow components to seperate when inflator receives a signal to deploy the air bag.
Inflator component seperation allows hot combustion gases to escape into the passenger compartment which could result in injury to veichle occupants.
Replace air bag modules containing potentially defective inflators.
NOTE: This cmapaign was initiated by TRW Inc., Manufacturer of the air bag module

System: Air bag modules.
Vehicle Description: Passenger cars equipped with driver side supplemental airbag modules.

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1990 Automatic Seat Belt Recall

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 96V173000
Component: Interior systems: Shoulder belts
Manufacturer: Mazda (North America),Inc
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17800

Year: 1990
Make: Mazda
Model: RX-7
Manufactured From: DEC 1988 To: MAY 1991
Year of Recall: '96
Type of Report: Vehicle
Summary:
The rail of the automatic shoulder belt can wear sufficiently such that the cable which retracts the buckle assembly will become jammed in the rail rendering the shoulder belt inoperative.
In the event of a vehicle collision, the occupant would not be adequately restrained increasing the risk of personal injury.
Dealers will replace inoperative shoulder belts. Mazda has extended the warranty coverage on the driver and passenger automatic shoulder belt rail and motor for the life of the vehicle.
Owner Notification: Owner notification is expected to begin during October 1996. 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. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

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1986-1987 Brake Caliper Recall

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 87V160000
Component: Brakes: Caliper
Manufacturer: Mazda (North America),Inc
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17850

Year: 1986
Make: MAZDA
Model: RX-7
Manufactured From: MAY 1985 To: MAY 1987
Year of Recall: '87
Type of Report: Vehicle
Summary:
In areas of heavy usage, road salt may accumulate at surfaces of components of front brake calipers.
This would eventually cause disc pad liner corrosion that would prevent free movement of disc pads resulting in ineffective braking of the front brakes.
Repair front brake calipers to prevent road salt accumulation.

System: Front brake calipers
Vehicle Descrition: Passenger Cars



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