News

 

Transport Canada recalls over 20,500 Mazda Tributes

The SUV's are being recalled to fix a problem that could result in an immediate loss of power steering assistance

Transport Canada says 20,531 Mazda Tribute sports utility vehicles are being recalled to fix a problem that could result in an immediate loss of power steering assistance without warning to the driver.

The government agency says a loss of power assistance would unexpectedly increase the effort required to steer the vehicle at slow speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

It says Mazda dealers will update software in the electronic power steering system that would warn drivers of a failure and allow for the power steering to continue functioning until the end of the drive cycle.

The recall notice, dated May 29, affects the 2008 through 2011 model years of the Mazda Tribute. Mazda Canada didn't respond Monday to requests for comment.<

Ford issued a similar recall notice on Thursday related to 196,000 Explorer SUVs from the 2011 through 2013 model years.

Leave a comment:

· Subscribe to comments
Log in and be the first to comment!

Your GTA

Sign Up For Breaking News Alerts

Becoming a member only takes 60 seconds! Members get access to exclusive information and products that non-members do not, including concert ticket presales, trips, advance notice on upcoming entertainment events, movie screening passes, music giveaways and more!

Login with Facebook

Stay connected 24/7! Receive breaking news and programming alerts right to your inbox. CLICK HERE to sign-up.

Today's Poll

Will preventing parking on King Street downtown for longer (from 7-10 am and 3-7 pm) get traffic and streetcars moving?

Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hour(s) VoteResults

Top Stories

Facebook

Twitter