November 2, 2009
Mazda is recalling B Series trucks from the 1995-1997 and 2001-2003 model years. The recall applies to vehicles equipped with Texas Instruments speed control deactivation switches or anti-lock brake systems which were manufactured before December 5, 2002.
A component of the cruise control deactivation switch may deteriorate over time and develop a leak, which could cause the switch to overheat and burn, causing a fire under the hood. The fires could occur even when the engine is not running.
Mazda will notify owners that dealers will install a universal fused umper harness on the cruise control switch free of charge when the recall begins around November 13, 2009.
Owners may contact Mazda at 800-222-5500, Option #6.
Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.