Mazda Australia Pty Ltd—Mazda Tribute
What are the defects?
There may be inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the cruise control cable, which could allow the engine to be stuck at full power when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost-fully depressed.
What are the hazards?
A throttle that is stuck fully or almost fully open may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop or slow the vehicle. This risk exists regardless of whether or not cruise control is being used.
What should consumers do?
Owners are advised to contact their Mazda authorised dealership for inspection and rectification. Mazda will write to owners of affected vehicles. The dealer will fit a modified engine cover mounting bolt for vehicles with VIN numbers beginning with JM0 and also modify the engine cover.
Until remedied, this condition may be avoided by not fully or almost fully depressing the accelerator pedal. If a driver experiences a stuck throttle, the driver should firmly and steadily apply the brakes without pumping the brake pedal, shift to neutral, steer the vehicle to a safe location and switch the engine OFF after the vehicle has completely stopped.
Mazda authorised dealers
- 12 December 2000 - 6 February 2007