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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,800 miles

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2001 Mazda Tribute cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 202004

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Coolant level light kept coming on in the car. Had the coolant level sensor replaced at the dealership in which they said they had fixed at least 4 in the same week. Should be a recall!

- California, KY, USA

problem #3

Oct 202003

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,200 miles
The madza Tribute 2001 stalls without warning, at varying speeds. Both the brakes and the steering system are inoperable. The car starts again after this occurs. This has happened 5 times! luckily, my son who drives this car hasn't been injured. But what about the next time" what if he is driving on the expressway at 55 or 65 miles an hour? can Mazda assure me that he won't be seriously injured or killed? the service department has offered several explanations after verifying that this is a on going problem with this vehicle. We have been told that the air intake valve sticks when carbon builds up on it. Now we are told it is a flaw in the computer. Clearly there is a serious design flaw which the service departments have been unable to repair. This car is a disaster waiting to happen! how can I possibly allow my son to drive this vehicle"!!

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #2

May 022001


  • miles
The coolant indicator lamp illuminated, the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they found that the coolant sensor was defective, the consumer later found out that the vehicles coolant sensor had aleady been replaced Dec 2000 prior to purchase, this information was never disclosed to the consumer. Nlm

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #1

Nov 012001

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at any speed engine cuts off, causing steering and brakes to lock up. Driver has to let vehicle sit a few moments and then restart the ignition. Dealer has seen vehicle several times and cant fix it. Consumer stated that automatic windows malfunctioned. Coolant light cames on and dealer determined that there was leak in coolant bottle. The engine light cames on due to exhaust gas recirculation valve failure.

- Bowie, MD, USA

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