Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Mazda Tribute drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Mazda Tribute:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles


Transmission has been replace (with a rebuilt trans) in Sept. In Nov, we had to have the rack replaced and the rear differential was leaking. The master cylinder cover was leaking. Additionally we experienced a gas smell throughout the cabin. The left front window has had repairs. We have also experienced numerous squeaks and rattles all over the vehicle. Today while driving down hill the vehicle completely shut down. I had no steering or brakes and had to stop the vehicle with the hand brake. This stall almost resulted in a rear end acciedent. Lastly the tires had to be replaced at approximately 19000 miles.

- Tunkhannock, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 222001

(reported on)


  • miles
In June 2001, the rear differential seal failed with only 4800 miles on the car. It is unknown if the seal failure resulted in damage to the axle assembly. On July 19, 2001 the tension rod spring that holds the serpentine belt in place completely disintegrated, leaving metal shards, springs, and belt on the ground. Fortunately, the car was not in use at the time, or major damage to both the occupant (my 18 year old daughter) and the car would have occurred. At that time, the car only had 5400 miles on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- North Bellmore, NY, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?