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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,756 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.

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2001 Mazda Tribute engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Oct 182002

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


While driving, the engine will cut off causing the vehicle to stall out. This was a result of the main computer failing. The dealer was contacted. This part is on a national back order. Mr the dealer imported a computer from Canada. After it's installation, the vehicle is operating normally.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

Nov 012001

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at any speed engine cuts off, causing steering and brakes to lock up. Driver has to let vehicle sit a few moments and then restart the ignition. Dealer has seen vehicle several times and cant fix it. Consumer stated that automatic windows malfunctioned. Coolant light cames on and dealer determined that there was leak in coolant bottle. The engine light cames on due to exhaust gas recirculation valve failure.

- Bowie, MD, USA

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