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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 5 of 5)

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problem #16

Aug 172001

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

3.0L engine, at 45mph vehicle stalled without warning, dealer has inspected vehicle and could not duplicate or correct the problem. The vehicle would not start but after it was started, it would hesitate while driving (2694 miles).

- Gibsonville, NC, USA

problem #15

Jul 172001

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling between 30 and 40 mph engine stalled, causing a loss of power assisted components. Dealership was in possession of vehicle for two weeks, and could not reproduce problem.

- Monrovia, MD, USA

problem #14

Apr 012001

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling and without any indication vehicle would stall. Dealer has been contacted.

- Hattiesburg, MS, USA

problem #13

Sep 252000

Tribute

  • miles

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

While driving 30 to 40 mph downhill vehicle stalls without warning. Also, vehicle loses all power. Vehicle usually starts back up again. This happens like once a month. Please add VIN #.

- Fairfield, OH, USA

problem #12

May 032001

Tribute

  • miles
While driving an applying the brakes vehicle will stall. Problem is intermittent.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #11

Jul 062001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
I were driving down a hill when my car engine dies while driving on the highway, the (radio dies, a.C., engine, and steering wheel tighens. This is the second Mazda Tribute I owned in a year with the same problem that the company can't fix. The other S are not as major. I feel this is a( lemon and a recall) if the company can't the problem. Safety play a big part in this case when the engine dies for no reason. This is a highway safety issue.

- Lihue, HI, USA

problem #10

Feb 162001

Tribute

  • miles

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

While driving and making a left hand turn vehicle suddenly died, no prior warning. There was not steering or braking. Consumer had to stop vehicle with emergency brake. Vehicle was stuck in traffic. Consumer had vehicle towed to dealer, and dealer replaced electrical relay system. However, problem reoccurred on July 3, 2001 while traveling at 45 mph on a decline vehicle died, and emergency brake would not stop vehicle. Eventually emergency brake kicked in and stopped vehicle. Consumer stated that when trying to start again, there were no transmission lights, and would not go into gear. Consumer had vehicle towed to dealer, and they could not duplicate problem.

- Lil Burn, GA, USA

problem #9

Jun 192001

Tribute

  • miles
I purchased a 2001 Tribute on Sunday 6/17/01with 420 miles on it. Two days later Tuesday 6/19/01 the engine completly locked up on me twice in the same day. It now has only 562 miles on it. Luckily both times I was able to avoid a wreck. The engine totally shuts down, meaning no steering, no braking. I was able to stop by using the emergancy brake after stoppping I had to put the car into park in which it then restarted. This all came if no warning at all. I immmediately took the car back. The dealership said they had not had any problems like this before or any others. I now see they must of been mistaken, because it seems to me that this is not the first time!! I will take as much of this info. With me back to the dealership and hope for the best.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #8

Nov 012000

Tribute

  • miles
While operating vehicle engine has stalled three times. Dealership has examined vehicle, and could not determine a reason for problem. Please provide any additional information/attachments - sign & return this form.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #7

Nov 012000

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consistantly vehicle would begin to stall. Dealer has had vehicle on numerous occasions, but has not been able to provide remedy.

- Franklin, LA, USA

problem #6

Oct 012000

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle stalled 3 times around 30 mph. Consumer was able to return vehicle under lemon law.

- Burmingham, AL, USA

problem #5

May 022001

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalled at 30 mph, this happened once. Vehicle at dealer's at this time.

- Burmingham, AL, USA

problem #4

Dec 112000

Tribute

  • miles
My 2001 Mazda Tribute stalls suddenly while driving. This has occurred 4 times since I purchased the vehicle in November 2000. My Tribute is currently at the dealer for the third time for this "stalling" problem. I was contacted by an individual with the Mazda North american technical headquarters April 12. The Mazda representative asked a battery of questions pertaining to the vehicle stalling. Fortunatley, no one has been injured at this time due to this problem which seems to have no resolution.

- Austell, GA, USA

problem #3

Oct 272000

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle shuts down without warning while driving down hill leaving the driver with no brakes or steering. Nlm

- Center Poi, AL, USA

problem #2

Jan 102001

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has stalled three times, after first time taken to dealer who repaired it. Vehicle at dealer.

- Kaiaua, HI, USA

problem #1

Oct 012000

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, vehicle will stall, the steering and brakes lock and consumer has not control, dealer has made repairs to the ignition switch and tapped new relay, however stalling still occurs.

- Honalulu, HI, USA

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