By Stephen Markley on November 3, 2009
The only pickups being recalled are those equipped with the Texas Instruments speed-control deactivation switch and/or antilock brake system manufactured before Dec. 5, 2002. Part of the cruise control deactivation switch may corrode over time, possibly leaking. This could lead the switch to overheat, which may start a fire under the hood. This could happen even if the engine is not running.
Mazda dealers will install a universal fused jumper harness on the deactivation switch for free. Owners may contact Mazda at 800-222-5500 or NHTSA’s hotline at 888-327-4236.