|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|06-04-2014 10:30 AM|
Recall Alert: Mazda Tribute Crossover
Mazda will recall its former Tribute crossover for problems with corrosion.
Mazda says that 2001-2004 Tributes that operate in salt-belt-states for extended time periods are prone to excessive corrosion of the front subframe. Over time, exposure to road rock salt, calcium and magnesium chloride as well as liquid sodium, all of which are used during winter to clear roadways of ice and snow, forms a solution that eats away at the subframe, resulting in the possibility of the front lower control arms separating from the vehicle at the subframe mounting area. Should this happen, it can result in dramatic diminished control of a vehicle's direction, heightening the possibility of a crash.