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2002 Mazda Tribute accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

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May 162006


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Make : Mazda model : Tribute year : 2002 manufacturer : Mazda North american operations NHTSA campaign id number : 04V605000 recall date : Dec 22, 2004 component: Latches/locks/linkages:hatchback/liftgate:lock potential number of units affected : 49800 I contacted Mazda about the recall stated above. My rear latch does not lock with the keyless remote as well as when I start the car. All other locks are functioning properly. Mazda searched in their database using my VIN number and replied with my vehicle not having the recall. My complaint is the rear latch of my vehicle is not functioning properly with a consequence if the liftgate is left unlocked, there is the potential that it may open during a crash. If my vehicle has all the symptoms described and potential dangers, Mazda should replace defect. Please contact me with your advice.

- Miami, FL, USA

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