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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,823 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

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Jan 022003


  • 39,000 miles


When consumer depressed brake pedal there was no steering power, and vehicle stalled. Dealership replaced air flow sensor....

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 222002


  • miles
Consumer states the cause for the second engine stalling was a mass air flow sensor failure and it was replaced. The third engine failure was caused by throttle body and was replaced. The third replacement was done on 09/23/02 and the mileage was 19247

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #3

Jul 182002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at expressway speed and without warning vehicle shut off. Consumer stated the throttle body was cleaned but not replaced.

- Guaynabo, PR, USA

problem #2

Jun 012002


  • miles
May 23, 2002 - cruise control stopped working. Light on console comes on but doesn't engage. June 01, 2002 - lost all power while going approx 35 mph around a slight curve. Pulled to the side, put in neutral and started again.

- Mechanicsville, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 122001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
During braking when speed became slower than 10 M/H engine RPM go to 0 which is leading to turning enging off. Happened 2 times with me. Not sure if it is ignition system or transmission to restart a car you need to switch gear to parking and turn key all the way back. I do beleive this could cause a crash on intersection.

- Cambridge, MD, USA

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