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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Mazda Tribute brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012004


  • 100,000 miles


There is not enough space to file my whole complaint here, I will work with what I have. The recall part on my 2001 Mazda Tribute for the ABS module was not in stock after waiting 1 hour after scheduling 2 weeks in advance the recall appointment. So my daughter had to drive away with the same faulty fire safety problem with them knowing it and us receiving the recall notice by setting appointment for the recall part to be changed. Now for the best part to this ongoing problem is the filling you in on the previous problem. This same 2001 Mazda Tribute's ABS module recall part caught this same Mazda Tribute on fire around 4 years ago while parked in my parking lot for hours. If a neighbor would not have been outside and saw smoke coming out from the under the hood and called the fire dept. There is no telling how bad this could have turned out even for the safety of the apartment next to the SUV. After insurance monies & out of pocket monies of over $3500 and almost a month without a vehicle in the service dept. Waiting on a part from china while the $300 payment had to be made to macdill credit union, being treated rudely and told that it was not Mazda's fault or problem, too bad so sad attitude, warranty is up and there is nothing we can do for you is what I heard on top of shifting blame. Also trying to get back & forth to work for weeks because I could not afford a rental car and to make the car payment for the car I did not have (this was such a nightmare that at one point I walked from their lot to a restaurant crying to call for a ride home). And not even an acknowledgment from Mazda to this previous problem and taking responsibility for it, and now I hear they don't have the same part that caught it on fire. I also now own a 2008 Mazda Tribute that I am making payments on and to tell you the truth, I wish that I would have known this before I purchased the new one. I'm out of room but would appreciate any help that you can give. The dealer is ferman Mazda.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 082007

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mazda Tribute. The vehicle caught fire under the hood after being parked for approximately two hours. As of October 9, 2007, the dealer or manufacturer had not inspected the vehicle. The contact stated that the electrical system caused the fire. There were no injuries or property damage. The current and failure mileages were 73,000. A police report was filed. Charleston police report. Updated 10/31/07

- Montgomery Village, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 292007

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles
Brake control module failed causing wiring fire.

- Marshall, TX, USA

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