Close on the heels of Ford Motor’s Thursday recall of nearly 500,000 Escape and Maverick sport-utility vehicles over an issue with stuck throttles which can lead to unintended acceleration, Mazda revealed in a Friday announcement that it was recalling over 200,000 Tributes because of the same problem.
Giving the reason for the recall, Mazda said that it was due to “potential interference between the engine cover and the speed control cable” that as many as 217,500 Tributes – from model years 2001 through 2008 – equipped with V6 engines and speed control cable were being recalled.
Mazda will introduce its special edition MX-5 at the Geneva Motor Show in March to celebrate its two decades of roadster success.
The Japanese automaker said the number of the Anniversary Edition MX-5 would be limited to 2,000 only. The new car will be sold only in Europe.
The MX-5 will be based on the 1.8-litre SE model. The stylish car’s exterior attractions include chrome grille, door handles and headlight fascia, state-of-the-art 17-inch alloy wheels and 20th anniversary logos.