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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Mazda Tribute electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 052001

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles


Vehicle had a no-start condition 4 times, and a near-stalling condition one time with the check engine light on and the car backfiring and misfiring. All five occurrences were related to a faulty wire/pin in the steering column which kept becoming loose or disconnected. The first three time the vehicle left me stranded, the 4th time it died in the dealers own parking lot after an alleged repair. Vehicle officially became a lemon after the 5th breakdown. All incidents occurred between 6-16 months of ownership. After 25 months of ownership and much hassle and legal involvement, I received a settlement and a buy-back from Mazda.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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