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TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)  and Recall Info

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 20:46:12 -0800
From: "Drew" (

NHTSA Service Bulletins Database.

Type in "Mazda", "RX7" and your year, and you get the list of TSBs.


Don't put a "-" in RX-7. Just use "RX7". --Steve


Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 17:12:52 -0500
From: (Brian)

(To get detail of a TSB: )

TIS phone # 800-445-0197
Option 5 will give you detailed instructions on how to order the TSB.
TIS fax # 202-493-2833 fx

I'll give you a rundown of what to do:

  1. Get a print of the TSB from the site above.
  2. Prepare a fax cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, car make, model and year stating that you would like the manufacturer detail on the TSB attached.
  3. Fax those to TIS and you should have a hardcopy of the TSB in less than 10 days!

Other Sites:

Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 06:59:50 -0700
From: "Stachiw, Scott"

I have used the AllData CD and found it to be very accurate and helpful. Not only does it explain the TSB's for the Rx7 in detail, but it also includes printable diagrams. Now, the local library here in St. Louis actually has the set of AllData CD's to use, so I did not have to buy it. You might want to check with your library before deciding to buy it.

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 12:26:23 EDT
From: MSchmidtKU (

Factory recalls must be serviced by Mazda or an authorized Mazda shop. Factory recalls are announced for the safety of the occupants in the automobile and, therefore, require the manufacturer to service the vehicle regardless of who now owns the car.

TSBs are basically notifications that something is defective with the car but does not adversely (or negligently, affect the occupants of the vehicle. Therefore, the manufacturer is not required to service the vehicle free of charge. However, depending on the part affected, warranties can possibly make the manufacturer repair the defect. Also, some dealerships will perform the TSB (usually for their customers) which usually only provides a benefit to new car buyers.

Also, if the factory recall or TSB has been performed at your expense then it may be difficult to get a refund. However, if it was a factory recall I would try to get Mazda to reimburse you for the expense. Good Luck.

Mazdaspeed Hood Recall

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