2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid Recalled Because Hybrid System Coolant Pump May Fail | Edmunds

2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid Recalled Because Hybrid System Coolant Pump May Fail


Just the Facts:
  • Mazda North American Operations is recalling 423 2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid SUVs because the coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail.
  • The recall is expected to begin on November 3.
  • Mazda dealers will replace the original coolant pump with an improved brushless pump.

WASHINGTON Mazda North American Operation is recalling 423 2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid SUVs because the coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The problem could result in the "hybrid electronics overheating," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash."

Mazda did not respond immediately to an Edmunds query on Friday asking if there are any injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.

The affected Tribute Hybrid SUVs were built from October 10, 2006 to May 23, 2008.

Mazda dealers will replace the original coolant pump with an improved brushless pump. The recall is expected to begin on November 3. Owners can contact Mazda at (800) 222-5000.

Edmunds says: This recall will begin in a few weeks, but if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer.

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