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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,687 miles

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2001 Mazda Tribute electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Sep 192002

Tribute 4WD

  • miles

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

Engine stalled twice in 3 days, once while I was slowing to make a turn and a second time when I was just coasting without steping on the gas pedal. I was able to restart the engine okay right afterwards. I have taken the car to the dealer who said there was tsb for this problem. The fix was to reprogram the computer. If this is the case, why don't they do a recall and reprogram all of the Tributes if this is such a wide spread problem? I think this a very dangerous situation to have your car stall while you are turning/stopping/coasting. If this does not fix the problem, I will file another report with you. Nlm

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 052001

Tribute

  • miles
While driving on a downhill slope the vehicle completely stalled out without warning leaving the vehicle with no power steering or brakes, no accident occured and the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they say the problem is with a defective relay, the consumer is requesting full reimbursement of the purchase price. Nlm

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #3

Dec 012001

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
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 #2

Apr 152002

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, air bag light illuminated, resulting in engine to stall and shut down. Dealership has been notified. Dealer replaced the cut off relay.

- Ollney, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 252001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
The truck stalled (complete electrical shutdown) while driving, no steering and no brakes, narrowly missing another truck coming towards me.

- Easton, PA, USA

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