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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,750 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Mazda Tribute engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 022011

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


Email referral from center for auto safety on behalf of consumer re: NHTSA recall 12V357 / PE12-09. Referral associated an April 2011 incident with the recall and included a police accident report and two photos according to the narrative from the police report, the driver of the vehicle stated she was traveling North on route 35, when the brakes on the vehicle stopped working, which caused her to lose control of the vehicle at an intersection. She attempted to make a right run from route 35 onto a bridge, but the vehicle crossed all three lanes of traffic and crashed through a guardrail and landed against a tree. The vehicle then became engulfed in flames.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Apr 022011

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Mazda Tribute. Consumer states brake failure while driving, causing a crash and vehicle fire recall # 12V357000 was referenced.

- London, OH, USA

problem #2

May 042009

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph the accelerator pedal was abnormally depressed into the floorboard and became stuck, causing the vehicle to accelerate rapidly. The contact had to shift into neutral in order to stop the vehicle. The contact discovered the throttle cable had become lodged between the engine motor plate. The contact pulled the plate off and corrected the failure. The failure mileage was 103,000 and the current mileage was 150,000. Updated 09/05/12 updated 09/05/12

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 012005

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer noticed that the gas pedal on his 2001 Mazda Tribute has become harder to depress and the engine jumps when the vehicle accelerates. The consumer wants to know if recall 04V574000 applies to his vehicle, because a recall was issued on the 2003 Ford escape and Ford also made the Mazda Tribute.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

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