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Mazda Tribute recall 12V357000

Vehicle May Accelerate Unexpectedly
Engine, July 26, 2012

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On vehicles equipped with a 3.0L V6 engine, the engine RPM can remain high after the accelerator pedal is fully or almost fully depressed.


Mazda will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning August 6, 2012. If you have any issues with the engine not returning to idle as it should, do not drive your vehicle and call your local Mazda dealer. You should also contact your Mazda dealer if you don't receive recall notification and you feel you should have. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.


Mazda Tribute models equipped with a V6 engine are being recalled because 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 the 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 result in a crash. Dealers will correct this concern by increasing the engine cover clearance. Remedy parts are expected to be available in mid-August. Until then, dealers will disconnect the speed control cable as an interim remedy if parts are not available at the time of an owner's service appointment. The Mazda recall number is 6812G.

 

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Mfr's Report Date:
July 26, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V357000

NHTSA Action Number: PE12019

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 217500

Summary: Mazda is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2006, and 2008, Tribute vehicles equipped with a 3.0L V6 engine 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.

Consequence: 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.

Remedy: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles by increasing the engine cover clearance, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or before, August 6, 2012. Remedy parts are expected to be available in mid-August 2012. Until then dealers will disconnect the speed control cable as an interim remedy, if parts are not available at the time of an owner's service appointment. Owners may contact Mazda Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-5500, option #6.

Notes: Mazda's recall campaign number is 6812G. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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