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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,667 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 electrical problems

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 282007

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


- the contact complained against Honda Motors about a 2001 Mazda Tribute that caused a fire at the san francisco embarcadero underground parking garage. The vehicle was parked on the lower level of the garage at 7:00 am Wednesday 3-28-07. At about 8:30 am the parking attendant noticed smoke coming from under the hood of the vehicle, then called the fire department. The engine compartment displayed signs that the fire originated from this area of the vehicle. The fire caused damage to one other vehicle parked next to it. The contact wanted to file a complaint against Honda Motors since the vehicle had only 70,000 miles and had a service check about 4 months prior to this incident. The contact believed that this was related to current complaints about the ABS system on these vehicles.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 282007

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Our 2001 Mazda Tribute was parked in the garage at the embarcadero center in sf on Wednesday 03/28/07 at 7:00 am and it was later reported to us by the garage personnel that at about 8:30 am it started smoking then caught fire. Everything under the hood burned to the ground and inside the car the dash was completely burned as well - it looked like a sink-hole. The tires were melted, the engine oozed all over the ground, the fenders melted, and the windshield was broken.

- Redwood City , CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 082001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Car caught on fire and burned to the point of it being totaled.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

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