Mazda North American Operations is recalling certain model year 2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 10, 2006, to May 23, 2008 due to a coolant pump issue.
The company says the coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail, resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating. If that happens, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in stall-like conditions and increasing the risk of a crash.
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 3, 2014. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5000. Mazda’s number for this recall is 7814I.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.