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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2001 Mazda Tribute brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 012001

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Electrical system works intermittently. Dealership is aware of problem. Consumer stated that the vehicle dies at 40-45 mph while driving. Also, vehicle would not start after sitting for several hours. Brakes and steering failed and it was hard to control the vehicle.

- Lakeworth, FL, USA

problem #7

Dec 242001

Tribute

  • miles
Steering wheel is very hard to turn, and brake pedal gets stuck.

- Birrerica, MA, USA

problem #6

Nov 162001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
I bought my Tribute in August and just had the first service done recently so when I was driving on Friday, November 16, 2001, I was not expecting any problem. I was going about 45 mph and all of a sudden I couldn't steer the car. The power steering had ceased and I believe the brakes also. I veered off the side of the road and stopped the car. I proceeded to find a phone to call for assistance and when I got the car towed to ridgefield Mazda I spoke with the service manager. We had a conversation about what the problem could be and he was almost certain he knew what the problem was. He told me Mazda had gotten several Tributes come in for the same problem which is the ignition fails and everything goes out like the steering etc. Just what happened to me. Obviously, Mazda knew of the problem, and I questioned how they could not notify other drivers of this malfunction. He told me it wasn't considered a recall as of yet even though they had several customers come in with the same problem. I believe this is a major problem with the vehicle and it should be recalled. The Tribute is a new vehicle and I understand there may still be kinks/bugs to work out with a new vehicle but this isn't a minor problem. I would like this checked into and if possible, make it a recall so this won't happen to other drivers. Luckily, I was able to steer the car to a safe location, but it could have been worse. I would not want to see this happen to someone else. Thank you..

- Ridgefield, CT, USA

problem #5

Aug 052001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes have failed on several occasions, ABS light continuously on, has been back to dealer 4 times. I have only driven car for 2 days in close to 3 months of ownership. I have demanded a refund of purchase based on lemon law with no response from dealer or Mazda.. I do not have the Mazda or even a loaner at this time. Car has now been in shop for over a month this 4th time.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #4

Sep 032001

Tribute

  • miles
Vehicle has lost steering and brake power on hills at speeds around 30-35 mph. The only way to regain power is to cut the ignition. This is an extreme health hazard: Occurrences are numerous and the dealer has been notified.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #3

May 032001

Tribute

  • miles
While driving an applying the brakes vehicle will stall. Problem is intermittent.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #2

Jul 182001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
New master cylinder was installed 7/24/2001, and still having brake failure/ABS light on.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #1

Jun 232001

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 10-15mph and stepped on gas to go 20-25mph. And rpms were sticking, and braking made it 80-85% less effective. Dealer is convinced the problem is the floor mats.

- Skokie, IL, USA

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