Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Mazda Recalling Tribute SUVs for Faulty Gas Pedal
Mazda announced that it is recalling 217,500 Tribute SUVs because of accelerators that can stick and cause unintended surging, news reports said.
The recall follows Ford's announcement that it is recalling 485,000 Escape SUVs that face the same defect. The Tribute, which no longer is in production, was nearly identical to the Escape and both were buit at Ford's Kansas City plant.
Mazda said its new recall covers the 2001-2006 and 2008 Mazda Tributes equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 engine and cruise control. The Mazda Tribute was not produced in the 2007 model year.
The Ford recall covers 423,000 2001-04 Escape SUVs with 3.0-liter V-6 engines with cruise control sold in the U.S., and 60,000 outside the U.S. Around 10,000 of the vehicles were sold as the Maverick outside the U.S.
Information from the Detroit News was used in this report.