1994 Mazda RX-7 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Recall

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1994 Mazda RX-7 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #19394
NHTSA Compaign #94V094000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerMAZDA (NORTH AMERICA),INC
 SupplierMAZDA
 BrandMAZDA
 ModelRX-7
 Model Year1994
 ComponentENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
 Date of notification08/08/94
 Begin date of manufacuring01/12/91
 End date of manufacturing01/01/94
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received11/05/94
 Report created23/05/94
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units12316
 Defect summaryThe radiator cap pressure relief valve release pressure is set too high. This can cause the coolant to reach temperatures that exceed the thermal design limits of some components of the coolant system. Should this occur, engine coolant can leak collect on top of the engine.
 Consequence summaryIf engine coolant leaks onto the hot engine exhaust manifold from the top of the engine, an engine compartment fire can result.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect the vehicles and if any vehicle exhibits coolant leakage or if the coolant level has dropped to the point where the coolant loss would be sufficient to trigger the coolant level warning system, components potentially subject to deterioration from overheating would be replaced. These parts include the water pump bearing housing, the water level sensor and radiator upper hose, the thermostat gasket, and all water hoses located above the engine. In addition, all vehicles in which those components are replaced would also have the cooling system and other systems that carry flammable liquids checked to make certain that engine overheating had not caused any problems in those systems. Any identified problems will be repaired. The radiator cap, filler cap, and filler cap body of all recalled vehicles will be replaced by newly designed parts.
 Recall notesSystem: engine cooling system. Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. Note: if your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and the remedy is not provided within a reasonable time or the remedy does not correct the defect or noncompliance, please contact mazda service center 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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