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Eunos 500 Recall


Japanese Vehicle Recalls

Case: RJ-0480-0

Models covered: FORD JAPAN TELSTAR II, MAZDA CAPELLA, MAZDA EUNOS 500, MAZDA EFINI MS-8

Japanese official recall case number: RJ-0480-0
Date issued: 15/07/1997

Number of affected vehicles: 4299
Production period: 23/05/1995 - 17/07/1995
Faulty component: front shock absorbers (struts)

Description: On certain vehicles, rust-proofing paint is not properly applied on the coil springs around the front shock absorber struts. If left unfixed, rust can occur, and in the worst case, the coil springs could break, which results in loss of vehicle stability.

How to fix the problem:
The coil springs should be replaced with non-defective ones.

How can you tell if the problem has already been checked and/or fixed on your vehicle?
yellow paint on the mount of the front shock absorber

Which company reported this fault? FORD JAPAN

Affected vehicle details:

FORD JAPAN TELSTAR II

Type Frame/Chassis Production Period Affected Number
E-CG2PPF CG2PPF-101708..CG2PPF-101983 N/A N/A
E-CG2SPF CG2SPF-100398..CG2SPF-100452 N/A N/A
E-CG2SRF CG2SRF-100138..CG2SRF-100140 N/A N/A

MAZDA CAPELLA

Type Frame/Chassis Production Period Affected Number
E-CG2PP CG2PP-113554..CG2PP-115892 N/A N/A
E-CG2SP CG2SP-104874..CG2SP105533 N/A N/A
E-CG2SR CG2SR-101858..CG2SR-102001 N/A N/A

MAZDA EUNOS 500

Type Frame/Chassis Production Period Affected Number
E-CAEP CAEP-101558..CAEP-101656 N/A N/A
E-CAPP CAPP-102691..CAPP-102896 N/A N/A
E-CA8P CA8P-100167..CA8P-100173 N/A N/A

MAZDA EFINI MS-8

Type Frame/Chassis Production Period Affected Number
E-MBEP MBEP-204593..MBEP-205369 N/A N/A
E-MB5A MB5A-200136..MB5A-200146 N/A N/A
E-MB5P MB5P-200679..MB5P-200735 N/A N/A

Note that dates above list when the vehicle was MADE, not when the vehicle was SOLD. For example, a vehicle made in 1999 may be listed on your ownership papers as a year 2000 model. The only really reliable way to check if your vehicle is affected by a recall is to use the manufacturer's MODEL NUMBERS and FRAME NUMBERS listed above. If you are concerned but confused, you should get a mechanic to check the model number and frame number of your vehicle, then check to see if it is included in the lists below.