Mazda Tribute Recall Information – Recalls and Problems

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Mazda Tribute


DETROIT NEWS — 27, 2012

JULY 2012 Mazda Motor Corp. Friday it will recall Tribute SUVs to repair gas pedals that can lead to acceleration incidents.

The recall a day after Ford Motor Co. it is recalling 485,000 Ford SUVs worldwide to address the problem. The Tribute was a nearly vehicle to the Escape built by on the same platform at its Kansas Assembly plant

Mazda’s covers more model than the Ford recall.

said its new recall covers the and 2008 Mazda Tributes with the 3.0-liter V6 engine and control. The Mazda Tribute was not in the 2007 model year.

The recall covers 423,000 Escape SUVs with V-6 engines with cruise sold in the U.S. and 60,000 the U.S. Around 10,000 of the were sold as the Maverick the U.S.

Ford and Mazda say because of a lack of clearance the cruise-control cable and engine drivers may not be able to let off the throttle the cruise control is in use. is investigating whether it needs to right-hand versions of the Escape outside the U.S.

Mazda the National Highway Traffic Administration its recall is larger the engine covers are similar in the and 2008 models, and we believe also have the potential for between the engine cover and the cable.

Ford spokeswoman..said Ford to two smaller engine covers for the starting in the 2005 model Mazda did not make the same for 2005 MY and that is why theirs additional model years, she READ MORE


JULY 2012 Mazda is recalling certain year 2001 through and 2008, Tribute vehicles with 3.0L V6 engines and control. Inadequate clearance the engine cover and the speed cable connector could in a stuck throttle when the pedal is fully or almost-fully This risk exists of whether or not speed control control) is used.

A stuck may result in very high speeds and make it difficult to or slow the vehicle, which cause a crash, serious or …. Mazda will owners, and dealers will the vehicles by increasing the engine clearance, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or August 6, 2012.

Remedy are expected to be available in mid-August Until then dealers disconnect the speed control as an interim remedy, if parts are not at the time of an owner’s service Mazda’s recall campaign is 6812G. Owners may also the National Highway Traffic Administration Vehicle Safety at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to 12V-357

NEWS: Ford recalls Escape, Mazda Tribute for Unintended Acceleration

DETROIT — July 26, 2012

2012 — In the face of a new investigation, Ford Motor Co. Thursday it is recalling nearly Escapes and other SUVs to sticky gas pedals that can to unintended acceleration incidents. It less than two weeks a safety advocacy group Ford president. urging him to the vehicles. The recall covers 2001-2004 Escape SUVs 3-liter V-6 engines with control and 60,000 outside the

Ford said because of a of clearance between the cruise cable, when a driver has the control engaged, they may not be to disengage the throttle. The NHTSA has 99 alleging incidents of stuck in 2001-2004 Ford Escapes and Tributes with V6 engines. Of the 68 reports are from Escape 31 are from owners of model 2001 through 2004

Thirteen crashes and 9 injuries reported.

In December 2004, recalled 470,000 2002-2004 describing an accelerator cable defect that could the throttle to stick. That month, Mazda, which a nearly identical vehicle, 121,000 2002-2004 Tribute Ford sent dealers an repair procedure in October with updated illustrations and a to help prevent damage to the control cable while the accelerator cable.

Mazda did not issue a similar

But by that time, nearly Escapes from the 2002-2004 years already were and their owners never informed of the updated procedure. The Ford Escape that Arizona. was fixed in January before the repair update. said it only learned of the from NHTSA and inspected the on June 20. That review Ford to begin a review of the and the company’s field review decided to recall the vehicles on

NHTSA has been investigating the since early this It obtained the police report and has additional information from the family.

The defective accelerator caused high idles, but the cruise control cable far worse open-throttle accelerations by the cruise cable protective which allowed the connector end of the to jam against the engine cover, Ditlow, executive of the Center for Safety, said in a July 10 to Ford CEO.

Ditlow a new recall for what he called a cruise control cable We ask that you exercise that leadership by recalling all Ford with the defective cruise cable in the 2002-04 model to avoid more deaths and which would otherwise if Ford waits for NHTSA to Ditlow wrote.

This is the recall in two weeks for the Escape. week, Ford recalled new 2013 models with engines because the fuel could leak. The company recalled 10,000 2013 to fix carpet padding that interfere with brakes.



NEWS: Government Ford Escapes, Mazda

DETROIT NEWS — 17, 2012

JULY 2012 The National Highway Traffic Administration opened an investigation into 730,000 Ford and Mazda Tribute SUVs may have been improperly after a 2004 recall and have resulted in unintended

The announcement comes after the crash of a 2002 Ford in January in Arizona that a 17-year-old driver that had repaired before Ford its dealers on how to make the repairs. recalled 2002-2004 470,000 in December 2004, describing an cable assembly defect could present a stuck risk.

Mazda Tribute

Mazda which a nearly identical vehicle recalled 121,000 2002-2004 SUVs in December 2004. In 2005, Ford sent an updated repair procedure updated illustrations and a warning to prevent damage to the speed cable while performing the cable replacement procedure. never updated its procedures.

But never disclosed the updated to the owners of more than 2002-2004 Escape owners received repairs.

The defective cable caused high but the damaged cruise control caused far worse open-throttle by breaking the cruise cable guide which allowed the end of the cable to jam against the engine said Center for Automotive executive director. in a July 10 to Ford CEO. that a new recall. Ford didn’t comment on the investigation. NHTSA comment on pending investigations.

NHTSA has identified 99 reports incidents of stuck 2001-2004 Escape and Mazda Tribute utility vehicles built V6 engines. Of the total, 68 reports are owners of Ford Escapes; 31 are owners of model year through 2004 Mazda

Some of the complaints say the failure was by interference between the speed cable and the appearance cover at the body cam. Many say the may have been related to performed as part of safety initiated in 2004.

The investigation a petition filed this by the Center for Auto Safety whether thousands of 2002-2004 vehicles may been damaged a recall fix.

When sent its dealers the update in 2005, Ford had already 319,506 vehicles.

The Center for Safety said a January crash in Payson, Ariz. … 17-year-old Saige when her 2002 Ford was the result of sudden unintended linked to a faulty repair. It had repaired in January 2005, the update.

NHTSA has been the crash since early year. It obtained the police and has sought additional information the … driver’s family.

The agency rejected a call the safety advocacy group to a formal hearing and said its to open a formal investigation was of the group’s request.

Sudden acceleration drew nationwide in 2009 and 2010 when Motor Corp. recalled than 10 million vehicles for sticking accelerator pedals and trapped in floor mats. paid nearly $50 million in for failing to recall vehicles in a fashion.


NEWS: Mazda is recalling 2001-2002 Mazda Tribute

JANUARY 2012 — is recalling certain model 2001-2002 Mazda Tribute manufactured from April 20, through July 19, 2002. The master cylinder reservoir cap can brake fluid. If brake leaks, it could come in with the antilock brake (abs) module wiring connector.

Corrosion may develop in the connector leading melting, or possible fire. Mazda notify owners, and dealers replace the vehicle’s brake cylinder reservoir cap and modify the abs system, free of charge. the repair has been performed, owners should park vehicles outside.

The safety is expected to begin on or about 30, 2012. 12V-016


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