The Japanese based automaker Mazda has officially announced a recall for its 2001-2002 Tribute SUVs, because of a possible brake fluid leak.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 52.390 units of the 2001-2002 Mazda Tribute SUVs will be affected by this recall and its owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to fix the problem. Mazda says that the above mentioned models have a faulty brake master cylinder reservoir cap which can leak brake fluid, and if the brake fluid comes into contact with the ABS wiring harness connector, this could result in corrosion developing into the electrical connector, leading to melting, smoking or even a possible fire.
A total of 52.390 units of the 2001-2002 Mazda Tribute models will be affected by this recall and the automaker has even asked owners of the SUV to park their vehicles outside until a dealer will be able to make these repairs. Owners of the 2001-2002 Mazda Tribute SUVs will be notified by Mazda starting with January 30, 2012, and dealers will replace the vehicles’ brake master cylinder reservoir cap and even modify the ABS electrical system, free of charge. The Mazda Tributes affected by the recall have been manufactured by Ford at the Kansas City Assembly plant, where the Escapes are also assembled.