Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V525000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 3705K

Make: MAZDA

Model: TRIBUTE

Year: 2006

Component:
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Manufacturers Involved: MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATION

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20050829

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20051017

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 3982

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20051128

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: MAZDA MOTOR CORP

Date Report Received By ODI: 20051117

Date Added To File: 20051117

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITHOUT GREASE APPLIED TO THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR.

Consequence Summary:
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.

Corrective Action:
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.