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#566 of 629 Thule Roof Rack NHTSA Recall
Jul 22, 2009 (6:45 pm)
This just in....
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E011000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
MAZDA / CX-7 2007-2009
MAZDA / CX-9 2007-2009
MAZDA / MAZDA3 2004-2009
MAZDA / MAZDA5 2006-2009
MAZDA / MAZDA6 2003-2009
SUBARU / FORESTER 2009
SUBARU / IMPREZA 2008-2009
SUBARU / IMPREZA STI 2008-2009
SUBARU / IMPREZA WRX 2008-2009
SUBARU / OUTBACK SPORT 2008-2009
Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: Production Dates:
THULE / 3068 JAN 01, 2008 - FEB 28, 2009
THULE / 3069 JAN 01, 2008 - FEB 28, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E011000
THULE, INC. IS RECALLING 2,323 OWNER-INSTALLED ROOF-MOUNTED FIT KITS, MODELS 3068 AND 3069, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2008 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THAT ARE USED WITH THULE PODIUM FOOT PACKS, MODELS 460 AND 460R. THESE FIT KITS WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE BOLT(S) USED TO SECURE THE FOOT TO THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED TO A HARDNESS THAT MAY CAUSE THE BOLT(S) TO BE BRITTLE AND POTENTIALLY BREAK UNDER STRESS.
THIS MAY RESULT IN THE BOLT(S) SNAPPING OFF DURING USE OR WITHOUT A LOAD. THE UNSECURED RACK AND LOAD CAN THEN COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING CREATING A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
THULE WILL MAIL A RETRO FIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THULE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-238-2388.
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO THULE AFTERMARKET ROOF MOUNTED LOAD CARRIERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV
#567 of 629 Put leather in MAZDA 5 Sport?
Jul 28, 2009 (5:27 am)
Has anyone done this ? I got a quate of around $1400, is that about right?
#568 of 629 Re: Put leather in MAZDA 5 Sport? [jwunder]
Jul 28, 2009 (8:56 am)
In 05 mazda did not have a leather option. A dealer in Alhambra CA had a deal with an outside business to put leather in a 5 and they had an example on the floor. They were charging 1100 extra for that model.
#569 of 629 Re: Put leather in MAZDA 5 Sport? [jwunder]
by vg33e power
Jul 28, 2009 (9:08 am)
Its most likely to be the company called Classic Soft Trim. It is the most used company by dealerships to install aftermarket leather in vehicles and the price sounds about right.
Jul 29, 2009 (11:13 am)
I have a CX-7 and going to have a 5. I got a Yakima rack for the CX-7 (with the thought I will transfer it to the 5) and I absolutely hate it.
It's pretty hard to get the measurements done to a tee. If you don't, the rack is either loose or you end up with dents in the car (which I did ). I have two Raptor bike carriers on it. The mobile part of it, that lifts up to grab the bike frame, is hinged with a rivet, which gained a little free play in half a year. In every turn (of the car) I hear "bang-bang" from the roof, because the bike leans a bit left to right and back.
Of course there are different towers that lock into the car's rail system, but they were not available when I bought it.
The square profile of the Thule is a disfiguration on the 5. The premium one looks awesome, though. I am considering throwing the 500 I paid for the Yakima out the window and buying the silver Thule.
#571 of 629 Anyone Added Aftermarket Foglights to their M5?
Jul 31, 2009 (6:03 pm)
Don't want to pay the price for the oem foglights - anyone had experience with adding aftermarket foglights?
There is a ebay foglight kit for M5 kit that's about $60, there are various Hella foglights from $40-$600 - anyone have these installed?
#572 of 629 Re: Racks [vicenac]
Jul 31, 2009 (10:33 pm)
Amazon has 20% off Thule now with free shipping. Just picked up the aero Thule.
#573 of 629 Rear Bumper Step Plate - problems?
Aug 21, 2009 (1:38 pm)
I picked up my new Mazda5 and ordered the rear bumper step plate. The Parts Dept has told me that it is on "Quality Hold" or something like that with no information as to when or if it will be available. Has anyone had any problems with their step plate -- coming loose, cracking, whatever?
#574 of 629 Re: Rear Bumper Step Plate - problems? [pi_man]
Aug 21, 2009 (4:42 pm)
I have it on a CX-7 factory installed. No issues.
Maybe they've got a bad batch from the manufacturer.
BTW: congrats on the purchase. I live in South CA and I cannot find a GT with my specs. Sand inside, not black outside and no nav, dvd or sat.
Fantastic! Usualy dealers stumble over each other trying to sell a car, and look at me....
#575 of 629 Re: Rear Bumper Step Plate - problems? [vicenac]
Aug 21, 2009 (5:13 pm)
I had it installed on both my MPVs by dealers and not a problem. I'm wondering what is the issue with the Mazda5 version.