Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT, MI (WFLA) -

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.

The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can separate from it. That could result in a loss of steering control.

The SUVs were originally sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads.

Dealers will install a reinforcement brace to fix the problem. Mazda says it will notify owners by letter when parts are available.

The same problem caused a recall of nearly 386,000 older Ford Escapes earlier this month. The Escape and Tribute are nearly identical vehicles.


  • Don't Miss ItMore>>

  • VIRAL: Silly kitten attacks statue

    VIRAL: Silly kitten attacks statue

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:55:04 GMT
    Image from Marina Didone Facebook videoImage from Marina Didone Facebook video
    If you've ever had a kitten, you know how silly they can be when it comes to playtime. A video of a super silly kitten has gone viral on social media with more than 330,000 shares on Facebook 
    If you've ever had a kitten, you know how silly they can be when it comes to playtime. A video of a super silly kitten has gone viral on social media with more than 330,000 shares on Facebook 
  • Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

    Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:44:09 GMT
    Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.
    A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
    A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
  • Huge swarm of bugs appears on weather radar

    Huge swarm of bugs appears on weather radar

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:43:28 GMT
    National Weather Service imageNational Weather Service image
    Here in the Tampa Bay area we deal with the hassles of love bugs every Spring.But that's nothing compared to La Crosse, Wisconsin, where a swarm of bugs was so large it appeared on the National Weather Service's radar images.It's mating season for mayflies.
    Here in the Tampa Bay area we deal with the hassles of love bugs every Spring.But that's nothing compared to La Crosse, Wisconsin, where a swarm of bugs was so large it appeared on the National Weather Service's radar images.It's mating season for mayflies.
  • Most Viewed Stories on WFLA.com

  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.