November 3, 2000
Mazda Recalls 2001 Tribute
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting model year
2001 Tribute vehicles manufactured by Mazda between April 2000 and July 2000. 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.
606 vehicles are affected by this recall.
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 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).
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V210002/Mfg.
Recall No. 93008]
Regarding Auto Recalls
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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