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Mazda Tribute Recalls

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11/25/15 Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2008 tribute vehicles manufactured february 9, 2007 to april 22, 2008. the affected vehicles have had their cd4e transmission replaced with remanufactured one that was rebuilt between june 11, 2015 through july 15, 2015. these service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. as a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning.

If the shift lever disengages from the transmission, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the gear selection indicator may show that the transmission is in the "park" position, but the vehicle transmission may not actually be in the "park" gear position. if the vehicle is not in the "park" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. a vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmission and if necessary tighten the manual shift lever bolt or replace the manual shift lever assembly, free of charge. the recall began on november 30, 2015. owners may contact mazda customer experience center at 1-800-222-5500, option#6. mazda's number for this recall is 8815j.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/05/14 Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2008 mazda tribute hybrid vehicles manufactured october 10, 2006, to may 23, 2008. the coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail, resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating.

If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the original motor electronics coolant (mec) pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin in mid-november, 2014. owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5000. mazda's number for this recall is 7814i.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/22/12 Mazda is recalling certain model year 2001-2002 mazda tribute vehicles manufactured from april 20, 2000, through july 19, 2002. the brake master cylinder reservoir cap can leak brake fluid. if brake fluid leaks, it could come in contact with the antilock brake system (abs) module wiring harness connector.

Corrosion may develop in the electrical connector leading melting, smoking or possible fire.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the vehicle's brake master cylinder reservoir cap and modify the abs electrical system, free of charge. until the repair has been performed, vehicle owners should park their vehicles outside. the safety recall began on june 22, 2012. owners may contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500, option 6.

Mazda?s safety recall campaign number is 6712a. customers may 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.
05/09/07 On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with antilock brakes (abs), the abs module connector may have missing or dislodged wire seals. this condition could allow contamination to enter the module connector, creating a potential for an electrical short.

An electrical short might cause an abs malfunction that would illuminate the abs warning light, and in some cases, the module may overheat resulting in burning odor, smoke, and/or fire. this condition could occur either when the vehicle ignition switch is in the off position or while the vehicle is being operated.

Dealers will inspect the wire harness connector to the abs module for missing or dislodged wire seals, and repair or replace the harness connector as appropriate. the dealer will also inspect the connector on the abs module and replace it if it is found to be corroded or damaged. the recall began on may 9, 2007. owners may contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no. 4507c.customers 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.
03/31/05 Certain 2004-2005 sport utility vehicles and certain 2001-2003 sport utility vehicle having rear liftgate components serviced with 2004 equivalent components fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 206, 'door locks and door retention components.' the rear liftgate latching system does not meet the inertia load requirement in one direction.

If the liftgate is left unlocked, there is the potential that it may open during a crash.

Dealers will replace the rear liftgate latch release rod, the release rod attachment clip and the door handle return spring. the recall began on march 31, 2005. owners should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no. 2804l. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
05/03/04 On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with 3.0l v6 duratec engines , during deceleration, the engine can stall.

Should the engine stall, a vehicle crash could occur.

Dealers will reprogram the power control module (pcm) with the appropriate calibration. the recall began on may 3, 2004. owners should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no. 1904d.also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/15/00 Vehicle description: certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of fmvss no. 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." the owner's manuals do not indicate which seating positions are equipped with child restraint anchorages. also, the manuals do not explain the markings in the vehicles that locate the lower anchorages.

In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached increasing the risk of injury to the child.

Owners will be provided with revised owner manuals.

Owner notification began december 15, 2000. owners who do not receive the free label and installation instructions within a reasonable time should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/15/00 Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. the windshield wiper linkage can disengage due to a broken ball socket.

This condition will likely result in sudden and complete loss of the windshield wiper function, or of the wiper function on the driver side only, increasing the risk of a crash.

dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the wiper module.

Owner notification began december 15, 2000.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
01/30/18 Engine Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 tribute vehicles manufactured march 3, 2009, to may 26, 2011. on vehicles with a 3.0l engine, the fuel delivery module (fdm) may crack, causing a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fdm flange with one that has a redesigned fuel supply port, free of charge. remedy parts are currently unavailable. interim notices informing owners of the safety recall were mailed on december 23, 2016. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts are in stock. owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. mazda's number for this recall is 0416j.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/20/00 Engine Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. the o-ring seals in the fuel line connector at the outlet end of the fuel filter were damaged when the line was connected to the filter during vehicle assembly. in some cases, this damage could result in a fuel odor, or possibly in fuel dripping from the connection.

Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel line.

Owner notification began october 20, 2000.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
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07/16/14 Suspension and Steering Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 tribute vehicles manufactured october 5, 2006, through september 11, 2010. the affected vehicles have a steering torque sensor that may not be able to properly detect driver steering input. as a result, the system could remove the electric power steering (eps) assist.

If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mazda will notify owners and dealers will update the software for the power steering control module (pscm) and the instrument cluster module, free of charge. if a vehicle shows a history of a loss of the torque sensor signal or fault codes relating to the pscm when the vehicle is brought in for the recall remedy, the affected components will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began in july 2014. owners may contact mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. mazda's number for this recall is 7614e.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/28/00 Suspension and Steering Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles. these vehicles may have a mis-assembled or incorrectly manufactured nut that attaches the steering wheel assembly to the steering column. the nut could be upside down in the steering wheel assembly, which could overstress the steering column shaft when the nut is tightened. in addition, some of the nuts may have been cracked during manufacture resulting in the nut fracturing when it is tightened during vehicle assembly.

Either of these conditions can lead to the steering wheel becoming loose or separating from the steering column, resulting in loss of steering control.

Dealers will inspect and replace the steering wheel retention armature and, if necessary, the steering column to correct this condition.

Owner notification is expected to begin during august 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
11/28/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain trucks and sport utility vehicles, the windshield wiper motor may have been produced without grease applied to the output shaft gear.

After a period of continuous use on the high speed setting, lack of grease on the output shaft gear may cause the gear teeth to distort or fracture during operation resulting in the loss of wiper function. inoperative wipers under inclement weather conditions could cause a crash due to impaired visibility.

Dealers will inspect the wiper motor for the presence of grease and grease the wiper motor gears if necessary. the recall began on november 28, 2005. owners may contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no. 3705k.customers 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.
01/28/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain sport utility vehicles, the accelerator cable may prevent the throttle from returning to the idle position.

An unexpected increase in engine idle speed may increase stopping distance and may result in a vehicle crash.

Dealers will replace the accelerator cable. the recall began on january 28, 2005. owners should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500, option #4.

Mazda recall no. 2704l.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
08/25/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning Vehicle description: sport utility vehicles equipped with speed control. the speed control cable can have a cracked or missing speed control cable servo cap locating tab. the locating tab could enter the servo clutch cavity and interfere with the speed control servo clutch. also, water could enter those units that contain a cracked or missing servo cap locating tab, eventually causing corrosion that could interfere with the function of the speed control.

If either of these conditions occurs and the speed control is used, the speed control could prevent the throttle from returning to idle, resulting in a stuck throttle. a stuck throttle could result in a crash.

Dealers will inspect the speed control cables. vehicles with speed control cables from cavities 3 and 4 will have the cable the speed control servo replaced.

Owner notification began august 25, 2000.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
05/29/14 Other Mazda north american operations (mazda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2004 tribute vehicles manufactured may 22, 2000, through december 19, 2003, originally sold, or currently registered in, connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. these vehicles may experience excessive corrosion at the forward attachment of the lower control arm.

A separation of the lower control arm can result in a significant loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will install a newly designed reinforcement cross-brace, free of charge. the recall began on may 29, 2014. owners may contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500. mazda's number for this recall is 7514d.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/05/04 Other On certain sport utility vehicles, a post within the safety belt buckle covers could fracture, which could affect latch function, resulting in either a "no latch" or "partial latch" condition. in the "partial latch" condition, the buckle tongue can be inserted into the buckle and appear to be engaged, but will release from the buckle without the push button being depressed when a relatively low load is applied, such as when an occupant moves slightly in the seat.

In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury.

Dealers will have the driver and front passenger safety belt buckle cover removed and replaced with a newly designed service buckle cover. owner notification began february 5, 2004. owners should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

Mazda recall no. 1503l.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/20/00 Other Vehicle description: some 4x2 sport utility vehicles not equipped with an antilock braking system may have inadvertently been built with 4x4 rear hubs instead of 4x2 hubs. if the incorrect hubs are installed on a 4x2 vehicle, the rear wheels can loosen, or in some cases, separate from the vehicle.

This condition could cause loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the rear hubs and, if necessary, replace them.

Owner notification began october 20, 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact mazda at 1-800-222-5500. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Mazda Tribute Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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