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Recall 15V677000

Shift Lever Disengages From Transmission

Recall Details

The shift lever may not be fastened securely to the transmission. Dealers will inspect the transmission and if necessary tighten the manual shift lever bolt or replace the lever assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The automatic transmission shift lever may become detached from the transmission, which could result in the driver not being able to shift gear positions. The shift lever indicator could also show an improper gear selected, resulting in a vehicle rolling away inadvertently.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mazda must be performed by a Mazda dealership. Mazda will notify owners of affected vehicles in November, 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mazda dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, October 19, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 19, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V677000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2008 Tribute vehicles manufactured February 9, 2007 to April 22, 2008. The affected vehicles have had their CD4E transmission replaced with remanufactured one that was rebuilt between June 11, 2015 through July 15, 2015. These service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning.
Consequence
If the shift lever disengages from the transmission, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. Should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the gear selection indicator may show that the transmission is in the "PARK" position, but the vehicle transmission may not actually be in the "PARK" gear position. If the vehicle is not in the "PARK" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Remedy
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmission and if necessary tighten the manual shift lever bolt or replace the manual shift lever assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2015. Owners may contact Mazda Customer Experience Center at 1-800-222-5500, option#6. Mazda's number for this recall is 8815J.
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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