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2001 Mazda Tribute accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 032001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles


Stale fuel odor coming into passenger complartment through ac/heating vents after a warm engine restart. Also noticed when stopped with engine running. Air temperature selector must also be in the "blue area" where more outside air is circulated vs. Heated air.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 172000

(reported on)

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
A fuel odor is present through vents in interior on a warm re-start

- Tatamy, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 292000

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Except for the initial ignition each day, every time the vehicle is started a waft of gasoline fumes comes through the air vents, then dissipates after 5-10 seconds. An odor of gasoline can be detected sometimes when the vehicle is idling, and a distinct gasoline odor is evident on the outside of the vehicle also, mostly on the passenger side front.can be detected

- Annapolis, MD, USA

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