Recall List for the 2005 Mazda Tribute

Official recalls have been issued for the 2005 Mazda Tribute by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Mazda service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Mazda customer service.

  1. 2005 Mazda Tribute SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING NHTSA Campaign #15E045000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 03, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 576

    Summary: The Timken Company (Timken) is recalling certain aftermarket front wheel bearings, part number 510072, sold from January 22, 2015, to May 21, 2015, to be used as service parts on 2001-2012 Ford Escape, 2001-2011 Mazda Tribute, and 2005-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles. The affected wheel bearings have incorrect dimensions of a 42mm bore, 76mm outer dimension, and 39mm width, instead of a 42mm bore, 78mm outer dimension and a 45mm width.

    Consequence: Use of an incorrectly sized wheel bearing can adversely affect the braking and steering of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Timken has begun notifying distributors who will offer purchasers replacement wheel bearings, free of charge. The recall began on May 21, 2015. Owners may contact Timken customer service at 1-866-984-6536. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15E045000 »

  2. 2005 Mazda Tribute ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES NHTSA Campaign #12V357000

    • Date Announced: JULY 27, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 217,500

    Summary: Mazda is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2006, and 2008, Tribute vehicles equipped with 3.0L V6 engines and speed control. Inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable connector could result in a stuck throttle when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost-fully depressed. This risk exists regardless of whether or not speed control (cruise control) is used.

    Consequence: A stuck throttle may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop or slow the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.

    Actions: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles by increasing the engine cover clearance, free of charge. Remedy parts are now available. The safety recall began on September 13, 2012. Owners may contact Mazda Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-5500, option #6. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V357000 »

  3. 2005 Mazda Tribute SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT NHTSA Campaign #06V116000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 12, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 23,100

    Summary: Certain sport utility vehicles equipped without side air curtains or moon roofs fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 201, "occupant protection in interior impact." During testing, the free motion head form registered a measurement above the permitted limit at the left hand A-pillar trim area.

    Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, personal injury to occupants may occur.

    Actions: Dealers will make modifications to the energy absorbing material located above the headliner in the affected area free of charge. The recall began on May 31, 2006. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V116000 »

  4. 2005 Mazda Tribute LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK NHTSA Campaign #04V605000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 23, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 49,800

    Summary: Certain 2004-2005 sport utility vehicles and certain 2001-2003 sport utility vehicle having rear liftgate components serviced with 2004 equivalent components fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 206, 'door locks and door retention components.' The rear liftgate latching system does not meet the inertia load requirement in one direction.

    Consequence: If the liftgate is left unlocked, there is the potential that it may open during a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the rear liftgate latch release rod, the release rod attachment clip and the door handle return spring. The recall began on March 31, 2005. Owners should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V605000 »

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