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

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2001 Mazda Tribute electrical problems

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 102005

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Occassionally, while my car is idle both parked but running or while I'm in traffic, the engine accelerates and the RPM gauge races. The engine will not stop racing unless I turn the car off. Also, driver car door does not open from the inside, service dealer says I need to replace entire lock including components not covered under map.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012002

Tribute

  • miles
May 23, 2002 - cruise control stopped working. Light on console comes on but doesn't engage. June 01, 2002 - lost all power while going approx 35 mph around a slight curve. Pulled to the side, put in neutral and started again.

- Mechanicsville, MD, USA

problem #3

May 052001

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at highway speeds speedometer goes up and down. When driving and letting up on accelerator pedal, vehicle shifts into lower gear. Feels like brakes were applied very hard. Vehicle taken to dealer 3 times, cannot find cause of problem. Consumer states the cluster gauges are erratic, then the transmission shifts long or slow, on three different occasions, the transmission shifted from over drive to first, when letting up on the gas pedal it felt like the brakes were applied very hard, dealer stated the transmission was replaced. Vehicle has been worked on for water intrusion, carpet had to be replaced, dealer removed and resealed the windshield and repaired the rust in the windshield frame, rust also formed on the mounting brackets under the dash due to water leak, dealer removed and refit the left front fender to gain access to water leakage through the missed body seam and wiring harness. Dealer replaced the fuse box to repair the radio and cluster gauges. Turn signals are inoperable. Consumer states the only repair completed was the replacement of the carpet.

- Rossville, GA, USA

problem #2

May 052001

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at highway speeds speedometer goes up and down. When driving and letting up on accelerator pedal, vehicle shifts into lower gear. Feels like brakes were applied very hard. Vehicle taken to dealer 3 times, cannot find cause of problem. Consumer states the cluster gauges are erratic, then the transmission shifts long or slow, on three different occasions, the transmission shifted from over drive to first, when letting up on the gas pedal it felt like the brakes were applied very hard, dealer stated the transmission was replaced. Vehicle has been worked on for water intrusion, carpet had to be replaced, dealer removed and resealed the windshield and repaired the rust in the windshield frame, rust also formed on the mounting brackets under the dash due to water leak, dealer removed and refit the left front fender to gain access to water leakage through the missed body seam and wiring harness. Dealer replaced the fuse box to repair the radio and cluster gauges. Turn signals are inoperable. Consumer states the only repair completed was the replacement of the carpet.

- Rossville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 122001

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light stays on. When taken to dealer, dealer replaced air bag module three times already. Also, replaced the wire harness. Problem still occurs.

- Northville, MI, USA

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