Recall data for: 2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE
NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V357000
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 6812G
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturers Involved: MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATION
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End Date Of Manufacturing:
Recall Type: V
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 217500
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20120913
Recall Initiator: ODI
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Mazda North American Operations
Date Report Received By ODI: 20120727
Date Added To File: 20120727
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Mazda is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2006, and 2008, Tribute vehicles equipped with 3.0L V6 engines and speed control. Inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable connector could result in a stuck throttle when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost-fully depressed. This risk exists regardless of whether or not speed control (cruise control) is used.
A stuck throttle may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop or slow the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles by increasing the engine cover clearance, free of charge. Remedy parts are now available. The safety recall began on September 13, 2012. Owners may contact Mazda Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-5500, option #6.