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MAZDA NOTIFIES NAVAJO OWNERS OF VOLUNTARY RECALL

 MAZDA NOTIFIES NAVAJO OWNERS OF VOLUNTARY RECALL
 IRVINE, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda Motor of America Inc.


today began notifying owners of 1991 model Navajo sport utility vehicles equipped with the optional automatic transmission to bring their vehicles to an authorized Mazda dealer to repair the "park" mechanism in the transmission. Mazda alerted its owners of this action in October 1991 and now has an ample supply of parts on hand for the necessary repairs. A total of 9,667 vehicles are affected.
 Mazda has found that on the affected models, it is possible that a component in the automatic transmission may not properly engage and hold the vehicle when the shift lever is in the "park" position, especially when the vehicle is parked on a slope and the parking brake is not engaged. In the event that this occurs, the vehicle could possibly roll, as if it were in neutral. The affected vehicles were manufactured between August 1990 and July 1991.
 Owners of the affected vehicles are being asked by mail to bring their vehicles to an authorized Mazda dealer for the necessary repairs. The procedure will take approximately three hours and will be performed at no charge to the consumer. As always, Mazda reminds drivers of the affected vehicles to be sure to always set the parking brake fully when parking the vehicle, in addition to shifting the transmission into "park."
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 /CONTACT: Fred Aikins of Mazda Information Bureau, 800-346-2286 (California) or 800-248-0459/ CO: Mazda Motor of America Inc. ST: California IN: AUT SU:


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