A day after Ford issued a recall of 485,000 Escape crossovers from its 2001-2004 model years, Mazda has reportedly issued its own for the 215,000 examples of its Tribute, the Escape's mechanical twin. While it's the same engine configuration being recalled, the 3.0-liter V6 with cruise control, there is a difference in the recalls: Mazda is recalling 2002-2006 and 2008 model year Tributes, three more years of production than the Escape (the Tribute wasn't made in 2007).

The problem is a lack of clearance between the engine cover and the cruise control cable, which can prevent the driver from letting off the throttle if the cruise control is on. The situation was caused by a repair for a different recall in 2005. Mazda says the engine cover is similar enough to warrant inclusion for all years of production it has cited. It isn't known yet if Ford will expand its own recall.


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      Mario
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thats what happends when you have share a FORD vehicle
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        @Mario
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      kontroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      another week, another asian recall!!!
        Joey Mcfreely
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kontroll
        Ford is Asian?? Wow, that must be a new development, or you have brain damage.
          carfan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Joey Mcfreely
          the article is about mazda deekhead. and mazda is an asian (POS) would you agree MORON?! Now F***off
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        @kontroll
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      Thrift Store
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow you can see Obama's UNION bailout to the auto workers is really paying off for these overpaid UNION workers who are so lazy they cannot do the job properly
        wmichalek
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Thrift Store
        Ford and Mazda did not get loans. I think your real issue is with the President.
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      rforeverfree
      • 2 Years Ago
      you mean for Ford it's not the Firestones?
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      tcdesalvo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chrysler Corp did this design in 1960. With the retro stuff they have done over the last decade, I'd like to see them re-visit this one!
      flckr9
      • 2 Years Ago
      Car manufacturers are trying to add too much crap. KUDOS to the first who bulds a good basic car,..sans all the bells and whistles. Who needs cruise control, blue-tooth, and the myriad of other driver distracting devices?
        Joey Mcfreely
        • 2 Years Ago
        @flckr9
        I agree in theory, but everyone has a different set of things that they consider crap. I think cruise control is essential, but I can't stand climate control or power/heated seats. Someone else might think that climate control is essential, and so on.
      finzenchrome
      • 2 Years Ago
      Had a 2001 Tribute until I was forced to trade it in for my CX-5. Had been taking it to the dealer to fix whatever was causing the engine light to go on to no avail (even after $1,500 worth of repairs.) Shifter cable snapped two years ago and it was down to like 14 mpg. The thing died when the dealer test drove it (only drove in first gear) the same day I went to test drive the CX-5 AWD. Had a B3000 (Ranger) before that and once again it was engine/powertrain problems. I'm quite happy with my CX-5 and happier still that Ford has nothing to do with it, especially the engine. My 87 B2000 had 120,000 trouble free miles on it before I traded it in for that POS B3000.
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