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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,333 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 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 102005

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Occassionally, while my car is idle both parked but running or while I'm in traffic, the engine accelerates and the RPM gauge races. The engine will not stop racing unless I turn the car off. Also, driver car door does not open from the inside, service dealer says I need to replace entire lock including components not covered under map.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #5

Sep 092004

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
Vehicle stalled, and after pressing the accelerator it stopped. Dealer repaired the vehicle at consumer's expense. Manufacturer stated that the continued cost was consumer's responsibility.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 012003

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The accelerator pedal stuck on two separate occasions. This occurred while accelerating from a stop position. As a result, excessive force had to be applied to the pedal which resulted in rapid acceleration. Both failures were due to the throttle body.

- Cloverport, KY, USA

problem #3

Dec 202001

Tribute

  • miles

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

When slowing down to enter highway, and then pressing accelerater and vehicle slows down, instead of speeding up. It is like your putting on the brakes. Driver feels this can cause an accident.

- Hastings, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 232001

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 10-15mph and stepped on gas to go 20-25mph. And rpms were sticking, and braking made it 80-85% less effective. Dealer is convinced the problem is the floor mats.

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 042000

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 50 mph and when stepping on accelerator pedal, vehicle will not accelerate. Also, transmission only will work in reverse. The transmission failure was the cause for no forward movement of the vehicle and was replaced.

- Nyack, NY, USA

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