Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2004 MAZDA TRIBUTE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V605000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 2804L

Make: MAZDA

Model: TRIBUTE

Year: 2004

Component:
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK

Manufacturers Involved: MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATION

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20030606

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20040730

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 49800

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20050331

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Mazda North American Operations

Date Report Received By ODI: 20041223

Date Added To File: 20041223

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 206

Defect Summary:
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.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE LIFTGATE IS LEFT UNLOCKED, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT IT MAY OPEN DURING A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
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.