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9.8

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

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2001 Mazda Tribute engine problems

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #56

Feb 082002

Tribute

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #55

Nov 252001

Tribute

  • miles
Engine lost power while driving at about 45 mph. Lost power steering and power brakes. Was able to get vehicle stopped and engine restarted. This has happened twice.

- Henderson, TX, USA

problem #54

Feb 192001

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently vehicle will stall while driving 35-40 mph. Vehicle has been into dealer for repaires on 4 occasions, and the problem is reoccurring.

- Gibsonia, PA, USA

problem #53

Jul 012001

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer states while driving without warning the engine light came on and the vehicle stalled resulting in loss of power steering and brakes manufacturer has been notified about problem however found no solution. Nlm dealer replaced PCM and relay. However problem still exist. Dealer will contact service manager to advise consumer of a recall for the windshield wipers that disengages when in use.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #52

Apr 092002

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Tribute stalled on onramp for I495 at american legion bridge in va. Speed was approximately 30mph. Stalling occurred as onramp turns right and car was extremely difficult to steer to keep on the road and power brakes failed. Nearly caused an accident with traffic on I495 travelling 60 - 70 mph. Was able to restart car after safely steering and stopping in grass. This condition is extremley dangerous because of loss of steering control and brakes.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #51

Feb 272002

(reported on)

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Engines shuts down while driving. This happens anytime or anywhere. Leaving you without brakes or steering. Mazda has replaced numerus parts but can never fix this problem. They also state that they can not confirm this but replace parts anyway. This is their way over covering their butts. My wife was almost in an accident when this happened last( its happened over 7 time in 14000 miles). The Tribute died and she lost all power and brakes. She had to pull across on coming traffic and in to a parking lot to avoid rear ending another car only to be almost hit crossing the on coming traffic. Does someone have to be killed before this is fixed! Mazda needs to figure out the problem and solve it rather than making a guess about the problem and replacing parts that aren't broken! this is my 5 Mazda and I wont buy another one!

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #50

Aug 102001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles

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

I was driving approximately 40 miles per hour when the engine stalled, losing power steering, brakes, and clutch. Could not restart, so the dealership picked me up. Dealership stated the clip on the clutch had broken. This problem has only happened that one time, however on several other occasions the vehicle's idling has gone crazy and jumped and the vehicle acted as if it were going to cut off. This lasted several minutes and subsided. I was four months pregnant when this occurred and was almost hit by several vehicles because I had not been able to get the vehicle completely off the road. I am now driving around with a six week old child. I bought this vehicle because I thought it would be a "safe" vehicle for my son. I would like to know that it is!

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #49

Oct 212001

Tribute

  • miles
While driving vehicle will stalll and lose all power.took vehicle to dealer, and dealer replaced a delay chip in fuel pump, but problem still exists.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #48

Feb 192002

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Engine stalled going downhill between 45-50 mph. Dash lights came on, no rpms, could not restart while coasting. Pulled over to side of road, placed into park and was able to restart vehicle. Took it to dealership immediately the next day.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #47

Feb 122002

(reported on)

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Stalling issue, Mazda has no fix, safety is at stake, help us!.

- Cranberry, PA, USA

problem #46

Jan 312002

Tribute

  • miles

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

The engine light came on and the engine stalled, losing control of the steering and the brakes. I had to coast to a stop in the center turning lane. After the vehicle came to a stop, I put the vehicle in park and restarted the car without any problems. If there had not been a turning lane, I would have crashed into the car in front of me. If I had been passing a car at the time, I could have been hit by oncoming traffic. This is the first time this has happened to me, but from researching this problem, it is apparent this is happening to many people. I took the Tribute to the dealer and they said this problem was not occuring with my vehicle, but with the 2.0 liter engine Tributes. He implied that I might have hit the keys in some way and turn the engine off. I got no satisfaction from the service department, so I had no option but to voice my concern about this safety issue.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #45

Nov 042001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Engine failed while traveling approximately 35 miles per hour down a curved incline. Was able to get vehicle to come to a stop along side of road. Turned ignition to off and tried to restart vehicle. Would not start. Turned ignition to off again and waited a few seconds. Vehicle restarted on second attempt.

- York, PA, USA

problem #44

Dec 302000

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Engine shuts down while in rush hour traffic - same location, same speed - has happened 20+ times. Car has been taken to the dealership and I have called several times. Dealership does not know how to correct problem. I have almost been involved in a rear-end collision 3 times because of this problem. There are other Mazda Tributes in my area having the same problem according to the dealership.

- Soddy Daisy, TN, USA

problem #43

Jun 252001

Tribute

  • miles
Engine has stalled three times when driving between 35 and 40 mph, and going downhill on 25-Jun-2001, 01-Oct-2001, and 30-Jan-2002. Dealership has examined vehice and replaced air intake manifold which failed to remedy the problem. Reference investigation: PE 01-043. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #42

Oct 232001

Tribute

  • miles
While slowing to proceed through yield-sign intersection, vehicle stalled while traveling at approx. 5 mph (right-hand turn). Power steering, etc. Was lost...placed vehicle in neutral and restarted...as though one might stall/restart a manual trans. Vehicle (this vehicle is auto trans). On one other similar occasion, vehicle 'almost' stalled in the same fashion while maneuvering through service station islands (3-5 mph)...this time during a left-hand turn. Vehicle seemed to lose power streering and 'almost' stall before returning to normal idle speed.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #41

Oct 232001

Tribute

  • miles
While slowing to proceed through yield-sign intersection, vehicle stalled while traveling at approx. 5 mph (right-hand turn). Power steering, etc. Was lost...placed vehicle in neutral and restarted...as though one might stall/restart a manual trans. Vehicle (this vehicle is auto trans). On one other similar occasion, vehicle 'almost' stalled in the same fashion while maneuvering through service station islands (3-5 mph)...this time during a left-hand turn. Vehicle seemed to lose power streering and 'almost' stall before returning to normal idle speed.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #40

Jan 012002

Tribute

  • miles
When traveling at 30-35 mph vehicle, with out any notice, will shut off completely. Consumer will not be able to turn or do anything. Contacted dealer, and dealer replaced a part in vehicle, but vehicle was still stalling.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #39

Dec 052001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Stalling issue while going downhill.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #38

Jun 232001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
I had the Tribute to the dealership twice for a so called fix, but I feel the engine shutting off while driving will happen again. The reason I feel this way is, because when it was in the second time for a fix they did the same thing as the first time.

- Red L Ion, PA, USA

problem #37

Oct 212001

Tribute

  • miles
My Mazda Tribute lost power while driving down the road at approximately 35 mph. Road was flat and weather was clear. This happened out of the blue and no fix could be found as Mazda was not able to replicate the problem. My infant daughter was with me and I am scared of this vehicle now. I feel that owners of these vehicles need to be warned and I wish I could get my money back and get out of this unsafe and potentially life-threatening vehicle.

- Maumelle, AR, USA

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