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Recall 14V552000

The Vehicle May Stall

Recall Details

The electronics for the hybrid system have their own unique cooling needs. The coolant pump for this system can fail resulting in overheating of the hybrid electronics. As a result the powertrian may shut down causing the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved "brushless" pump to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

The vehicle can stall unexpectedly as a result of the hybrid electronics overheating.

What Should You Do?

Mazda will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning November 3, 2014. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your Mazda dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Mazda recall number is 7814I.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, September 10, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 10, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
423
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V552000
Component
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 10, 2006, to May 23, 2008. The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail, resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating.
Consequence
If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 3, 2014. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5000. Mazda's number for this recall is 7814I.
Notify
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.
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