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Mazda to recall 5,000 Tribute SUVs in Canada

2005 Mazda Tribute

Photo by Arne Glassbourg/Mazda

Mazda says it's recalling just under 5,000 Tribute SUVs in Canada from the 2001 and 2002 model years because of possible brake fluid leaks.

The move is part of a broader recall of 52,000 Tributes in North America.

The auto maker says that some of the vehicles' brake master cylinder reservoir cap can leak brake fluid. If that happens, the fluid could corrode electrical connectors in the vehicle's brake system. That could lead to melting, smoke or a fire.

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Mazda Canada spokeswoman Sandra Lemaitre says there have been no reported incidents in Canada.

The auto maker says it will notify owners, replace the reservoir cap and modify the brake system for free.

Until the repairs are made, Mazda Motor Corp. says owners should park the 52,390 vehicles in question outside.

Earlier this month, Ford Motor Co. recalled 244,530 Escape SUVs made during the same model years for the same problem. Ford partnered with Mazda to jointly produce vehicles for many years and still owns a small stake in the auto maker.

- With files from The Associated Press

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