MAZDA PROTEGE 1997: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Make : MAZDA Model : PROTEGE Year : 1997
Build Dates : 1989-05-09 - 1998-04-18
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V674000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-12-17 Date Received by ODI: 2015-10-19 Date Added to Database: 2015-10-19
Manufacturers Involved: Mazda Motor Corp.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 8715J
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1368500
Summary:
      Mazda North American Operations "Mazda" is recalling certain model year 1989-1998 MPV, 1990-1995 323, 1990-1998 Protege, 1992-1993 MX-3, 1993-1995 929, 1993-1997 MX-6, and 1993-1998 626 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, grease applied to the contact points inside the ignition switch may become conductive and overheat.
Consequence:
      If the ignition switch overheats there would be an increased risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch, free of charge. The recall began on December 17, 2015. Owners may contact Mazda Customer Experience Center at 1-800-222-5500, option"6. Mazda's number for this recall is 8715J.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.