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Mazda Recalls 5,700 Tributes

Recall From: Mazda (North America), Inc.

Models: Mazda Tribute Year : 2001

Number Involved: 5,700

Dates of Manufacture: April - October 2000

Noncompliance: Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems." The owner's manuals do not indicate which seating positions are equipped with child restraint anchorages. Also, the manuals do not explain the markings in the vehicles that locate the lower anchorages.

Remedy: Inserts for the vehicle's owner manuals will be provided to owners. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 15, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free inserts within a reasonable time should contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V323]