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00V323000: REVISED OWNERS MANUALS

NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN


Reference Number(s): 00V323000

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Model(s): 2001 Mazda Tribute

Campaign No: 00V323000

Mfg. Campaign No: 99011

Number of Affected Vehicles: 12000

Beginning Date of Manufacture: 2000 APR

Ending Date of Manufacture: 2000 OCT

Certain sport utiltiy vehicles.

DESCRIPTION OF DEFECT
Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of FMVSS No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems." The owner's manuals do not indicate which seating positions are equipped with child restraint anchorages. Also, the manuals do not explain the markings in the vehicles that locate the lower anchorages.

CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT
In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached increasing the risk of injury to the child.

CORRECTIVE ACTION
Owners will be provided with revised owner manuals.

OWNER NOTIFICATION
Owner notification began December 15, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free label and installation instructions 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 1-888-dash-2- dot (1-888-327-4236).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Eastern Time. For more information call (800) 424-9393 or (202) 366-0123. For the hearing impaired, call (800) 424-9153.
 
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