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2011 Mazda Tribute Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10134930
TSB ID: 02-006-18-3449

Some customers may complain of signs of oil on the struts or shock absorbers. in most cases the oil that is present is normal, and a result of the oil that remains on the shaft during the normal sweeping process of the shaft seal. follow th
05/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10101062
TSB ID: 02-009-16-3155

Some customers may complain that the steering wheel is off center more than 3° even when driving straight on a flat road.
04/27/17 NHTSA ID: 10098047
TSB ID: 06-001-14-2887

Some vehicles may have dtc b2278 (steering shaft torque sensor malfunction) stored in the power steering control module (pscm). a torque sensor service kit is available to correct the condition. steering column replacement is no longer nece
04/27/17 NHTSA ID: 10098045
TSB ID: 06-001-14-2887A

Some vehicles may have dtc b2278 (steering shaft torque sensor malfunction) stored in the power steering control module (pscm). a torque sensor service kit is available to correct the condition. steering column replacement is no longer nece
04/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10097722
TSB ID: 02-004-13-2770B

Some customers may complain that the steering wheel is off center more than 3° even when driving straight on a flat road.
04/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10097377
TSB ID: 02-004-13-2770A

Some customers may complain that the steering wheel is off center more than 3° even when driving straight on a flat road.
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04/13/17 NHTSA ID: 10097320
TSB ID: 02-004-13-2770

Some customers may complain that the steering wheel is off center more than 3° even when driving straight on a flat road.
02/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10090812
TSB ID: 02-009-16-3155

Some customers may complain that the steering wheel is off center more than 3° even when driving straight on a flat road.
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10059870
TSB ID: 00-004/12

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10059453
TSB ID: 01-026-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10059471
TSB ID: 02-004-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10059736
TSB ID: 06-001-14

Summary to be provided on a future date.
09/15/14 NHTSA ID: 10056129
TSB ID: SR-7614-E

Mazda: see document search button for owner letter. electric power assisted steering (epas) system have poor signal to noise ratio in torque sensor and fails to allow power steering control module (pscm) determine input of driver's steeri
07/08/11 NHTSA ID: 10039117
TSB ID: SB-01-017-11

Mazda: 2011 tribute. there may be a misfire and the engine may rough with a malfunction light on.
06/08/11 NHTSA ID: 10037948
TSB ID: 01-011-11

Mazda: there may be diagnostic trouble codes stored and a hard start or rough idle. there may be debris disrupting camshaft timing. 2010-2011 tribute.
05/25/11 NHTSA ID: 10037511
TSB ID: SB-01-013/11

Mazda: there could be a leaking or stuck canister purge valve which will have driveability concerns and possible trouble codes. updated 7/7/11.
09/13/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10117770
TSB ID: SSP94

Mazda motor corporation has decided to conduct a special service program (ssp) on certain 2009-2011 tribute vehicles. on certain 2009-2011 tribute vehicles, contamination on the internal motor contacts of the throttle body may result in int
04/24/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10097804
TSB ID: 05-006-13-2840

Some vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission gain enhanced flat tow performance with an optional transmission cooling pump kit for recreational towing. the kit is available from the parts department and will help prevent transmissi
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04/14/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10097367
TSB ID: 05-002-13-2777

Always be sure to use the correct automatic transmission fluid when replacing atf. using the wrong atf may cause shift quality complaints or may even damage the transmission.note:¿atf m-v (type m5) is not the same fluid as mercon®v or merco
04/13/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10097348
TSB ID: 05-002-13-2777A

Always be sure to use the correct automatic transmission fluid when replacing atf. using the wrong atf may cause shift quality complaints or may even damage the transmission.note:¿atf m-v (type m5) is not the same fluid as mercon®v or merco
03/16/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10059724
TSB ID: 05-006-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134929
TSB ID: 01-009-18-3452

The mazda gr8-1291 is required for all warranty battery testing. if the mazda gr8-1291 is not used, incorrect battery testing may result in unnecessary battery replacement. use the following test procedures in this service bulletin to test
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134928
TSB ID: 01-008-18-3451

This service bulletin provides testing and charging procedures in order to promote proper battery maintenance, to deliver new vehicles with fully charged batteries, and to reduce unnecessary battery replacement cost. for new vehicles in sto
10/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118467
TSB ID: 09-035-17-3080

In accordance with federal regulations, follow the procedure listed below when replacing a speedometer. note: tampering with a motor vehicle odometer is strictly prohibited by federal, and state laws. it is the dealer?s responsibility to co
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08/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111036
TSB ID: SA-061-17

In an effort to achieve a higher level of customer experience and retain the value of mazda's vehicles, mnao warranty operations is© 2017 mazda north american operations, u.s.a. allowing all mazda dealers to utilize a third party, specmo en
05/11/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10098885
TSB ID: 09-049-14-2980

When dealing with customer complaints of excessive condensation and/or water within the headlamp unit, first determine if all the bulb sockets are present and correctly installed. in most cases you will find that the bulb seal no. 1 (a) or
09/29/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056189
TSB ID: SSP 94/95

mazda: regarding some vehicles having intermittent electrical connectivity due to contamination on internal motor contacts of throttle body effecting engine power, vehicle speed. model 2009-2011 tribute.
09/15/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056133
TSB ID: SSP-94

Mazda: see document search button for owner letter. regarding some vehicles having intermittent electrical connectivity due to contamination on internal motor contacts of throttle body effecting engine power, vehicle speed. model 2009-20
12/20/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10042599
TSB ID: SB-07-009-11

Mazda: some vehicles may experience problem when blower motor is operating, white flakes would come from the air conditioner (a/c) vents.
06/08/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037949
TSB ID: 09-005-11

Mazda: there is possible excessive condensation or water inside the headlamp unit on many mazda models.
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05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136777
TSB ID: 05-001-18-3453

Always be sure to use the correct automatic transmission fluid when replacing atf. using the wrong atf may cause shift quality complaints or may even damage the transmission. note: atf m-v (type m5) is not the same fluid as mercon®v or merc
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134703
TSB ID: 09-019-18-3450

This service bulletin provides information regarding the proper use of the driver's floor mat to avoid any potential interference with the foot pedals. the following are possible causes of floor mat interference, which can be avoided with p
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134702
TSB ID: 09-014-18-3443

When encountering a vehicle with paint damage, refer to the "mazda pocket paint guide" to determine cause, prevention, remedy, and warranty coverage (if applicable).
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134699
TSB ID: 00-001-18-3446

Mazda has developed factory recommended scheduled maintenance services that support all major vehicle systems. mazda recommends dealers follow the scheduled maintenance tables as cited in the vehicle-specific workshop manual or owner's manu
10/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10118468
TSB ID: 09-001-17-3296b

When dealing with customer complaints of excessive condensation and/or water within the headlamp unit, first determine if all the bulb sockets (including o-ring), seals and covers are present and correctly installed. in most cases you will
09/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10117771
TSB ID: SSP95

Mazda motor corporation is extending the warranty coverage for throttle body replacement on certain 2009-2011 tribute vehicles produced from april 14, 2008 through may 30, 2011. the warranty for throttle body replacement will be extended to
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08/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10110993
TSB ID: 09-033-13-2847

Some vehicles may exhibit a condition with the liftgate latch handle gasket peeling or hanging loose.
06/09/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10105886
TSB ID: 09-013-16-3161

When dealing with customer complaints of excessive condensation and/or water within the headlamp unit, first determine if all the bulb sockets are resent and correctly installed. in most cases you will find that the bulb seal no. 1 (a) or
06/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10105481
TSB ID: 09-030-15-3073

Mazda infotainment systems require contacting the proper source for diagnostic support, parts authorization, and parts exchange. some components require prior authorization before ordering as exchange. refer to dag exchange central (mxconn
05/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10100890
TSB ID: 05-001-16-3128

Always be sure to use the correct automatic transmission fluid when replacing atf. using the wrong atf may cause shift quality complaints or may even damage the transmission.note:¿ atf m-v (type m5) is not the same fluid as mercon®v or merc
05/25/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10100708
TSB ID: 01-003-15-3014

Use the following repair procedure to minimize the need to replace the catalyst converter/exhaust pipe when removing oxygen sensors and/or air fuel ratio sensors.
05/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10098367
TSB ID: 09-034-14-2956

In accordance with federal regulations, follow the procedure listed below when replacing a speedometer.note:¿mazda vehicles are manufactured with tamper-proof speedometers.¿when a speedometer is replaced, the new speedometer will read zero
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05/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10098245
TSB ID: 00-002-14-2936

Mazda north american operations received many requests from our dealers asking us to approve additional on-car brake lathes as an option for mnao authorized equipment. due to your feedback and after evaluating a few on-car brake lathes, we
05/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10098282
TSB ID: 09-027-14-2935

This service bulletin provides information regarding the proper use of the driver¿s floor mat to avoid any potential interference with the foot pedals. the following are possible causes of floor mat interference, which can be avoided with p
05/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10098346
TSB ID: 06-001-14-2887B

Bulletin note¿service bulletin 06-001/14, ¿2008-2011 tribute - dtc b2278 stored in the power steering control module¿, is no longer valid. ¿service bulletin 06-001/14 has been superseded by safety recall 7614e, ¿2008-2011 tribute - electric
04/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097942
TSB ID: 00-004-12-2741

Mazda has developed factory recommended scheduled maintenance services that support all major vehicle systems. mazda recommends dealers follow the scheduled maintenance tables as cited in the vehicle-specific workshop manual or owner¿s manu
04/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097806
TSB ID: 01-026-13-2839

Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent no crank, no start condition with no diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) or passive anti-theft system (pats) indicator flashing.
04/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097781
TSB ID: 09-027-13-2846

Some vehicles may exhibit rust or corrosion on the front seat track assemblies.
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04/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097801
TSB ID: 03-003-13-2845

Some vehicles may exhibit an occasional fluid leak coming from the rear differential vent cap in temperatures below 32 degrees fahrenheit (0 degrees celsius) under certain conditions.
04/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097369
TSB ID: 09-003-13-2776

When dealing with customer complaints of excessive condensation and/or water within the headlamp unit, first determine if all the bulb sockets are present and correctly installed. in most cases you will find that the bulb seal no. 1 (a) or
04/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097375
TSB ID: 00-001-13-2748A

Mazda has developed factory recommended scheduled maintenance services that support all major vehicle systems. mazda recommends dealers follow the scheduled maintenance tables as cited in the vehicle-specific workshop manual or owner¿s manu
04/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097295
TSB ID: 00-001-13-2748

Mazda has developed factory recommended scheduled maintenance services that support all major vehicle systems. mazda recommends dealers follow the scheduled maintenance tables as cited in the vehicle-specific workshop manual or owner¿s manu
04/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097343
TSB ID: 09-005-13-2781

This service bulletin provides information regarding the proper use of the driver¿s floor mat to avoid any poten-tial interference with the foot pedals. the following are possible causes of floor mat interference, which can be avoided with
04/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10097300
TSB ID: 02-001-13-2752

Some customers may complain of signs of oil on the struts or shock absorbers. in most cases the oil that is present is normal, and a result of the oil that remains on the shaft during the normal sweeping process of the shaft seal. follow th
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06/09/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10069369
TSB ID: M-TIPS

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/31/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060533
TSB ID: 09-033-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/31/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060520
TSB ID: 09-027-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10059485
TSB ID: 03-003-13

Summary to be provided on a future date.
11/04/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056342
TSB ID: SSP-95

Mazda: see document search button for owner letter. an extended warranty coverage program for throttle body replacement is extended to 10 years (120 months) from original warranty start date or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first. model
09/15/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056131
TSB ID: SSP-95

Mazda: see document search button for owner letter. on certain vehicles, the warranty coverage has been extended for throttle body replacement. model 2009-2011 tribute.
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06/18/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10052155
TSB ID: SB-09-005-13

Mazda: on some vehicles, to avoid potential interference of foot placed on pedals, information is provided regarding proper use, and placement, of driver's floor mat. various models and model years.
03/20/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10043367
TSB ID: SB-09-012-11

Mazda: on some vehicles, due to cold ambient temperatures, the glass on the liftgate may break.
05/31/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10037637
TSB ID: SB-09-052-10

Mazda: in cold temperatures the liftgate window glass might break. 2010-2011 tribute vehicles.
05/25/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10037509
TSB ID: 09-012/11

Mazda: the liftgate glass window may break in cold weather. 2010-2011 tribute.
05/16/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10037252
TSB ID: SB-09-042-10

Mazda: on some 2011 tribute vehicles the incorrect floor mats have been installed.
04/18/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10036785
TSB ID: SB-09-042

Mazda: certain vehicles have been supplied from the factory with incorrect carpet floor mat set (a) and all weather floor mat set (b). remove incorrect floor mat set(s) with one mount hole on driver's side (a)(b) and install correct carpe

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Mazda Tribute TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

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.