Mazda Tribute Recall: Break Problems

Mazda Motor Corp. will recall some of its Tribute SUVs from the 2001 and 2002 model years to remedy a brake-system problem that cause fires. This Mazda Tribute recall should impact 52,390 SUVs.

The problem with the Mazada Tribute is that the cap on the brake master cylinder reservoir can leak brake fluid. Leaky fluid meets wiring on the anti-lock brake system, you get a little corrosion and you have yourself a fire.

Vehicles in the recall will get new brake master cylinder reservoir caps and a modification of the Mazda’s antilock-brake electrical system.

I realize that it takes some corrosion for this problem to kick in, I really do. But should it take 11 years to figure it out? I have my doubts.

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