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Mazda Tribute (2000 – 2004)

Published on 16 November 2012

There may be inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the cruise control cable, which could allow the throttle to stick in the fully open position when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost-fully depressed. If this occurs, it would be difficult to stop or to decelerate, which could lead to an accident. This risk exists regardless of whether or not the cruise control is used.

The recall affects vehicles with 3.0L engine and cruise control. LHD vehicles: Production date range: 30 May 2000 to 10 December 2004; RHD vehicles: Production date range: 09 February 2001 to 09 January 2004.

Source: Alert 46/2012 A12/1697/12

Is my car affected?

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Type of alert
Production period30. 5. 2000 - 10. 12. 2004
Type/number of modelTribute (EP) with 3.0L engine and cruise control.
Country of originUnited States
Alert submitted byGreece
Products were found and measures were taken also in
Measures taken by economic operators
Published by Rapex2012-11-16 16:53:20

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Mazda dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

How to contact your dealer

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle


UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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