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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
83,287 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2001 Mazda Tribute engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012010

Tribute DX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,565 miles


Tribute started to hard start misfire and die. I would have to start it multiple times in winter to get it warmed up. Would idle rough and struggle when cold. Got a tune, replaced spark plugs, MAF, EGR, Oil changes to semi synthetic but nothing worked. This car had no leaks at all either. Just a crappy Ford engine. It also was a pig on gas with the AWD which was off most of the time.

- , St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

problem #2

Aug 272011

Tribute V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,297 miles

The engine is shaking and misfiring. Seriously, I believe I took this car to the dealers about a year or two ago for the same problem. Yet it still has this problem. Seriously what the hell is wrong with it.

- , Lake Bluff, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 292006

(reported on)

Tribute ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

While driving my car seemed to shake violently and my check engine light came on and noted a misfire.

- , Trevose, PA, USA

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