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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,000 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

engine problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 262006

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles


Driver accelerated, with pedal, while cruise control was set at 70 mph. Removing foot from accelerator pedal and applying the brake did not seem to disengage the cruise; "the engine seemed to surge". the cruise control off button also seemed to have no effect on the cruise. The resistance in the brake pedal increased and engine continued to surge as the vehicle speed was decreased to around 50 mph. Driver shifted into neutral; the engine RPM shot up. Driver then shifted into progressively lower gears and applied the brake until vehicle stopped. Driver then shifted into park, and shut off the engine. Smoke was coming out of the engine compartment. Vehicle was towed and determined to have a blown engine. Owner alleges that Mazda dealer (flow Mazda in fayetteville) stated that there is recall campaign (00V-210 002) for this issue, but that her vehicle is not covered due to her vehicle's build date. Per relevant 573, the effected build date range is Ford's kcap 4/17/00 through 7/24/00; subject vehicle build date is unknown. VIN range is [xxx] through [xxx]. owner's VIN is [xxx]. owner alleges to never have received an owner notification for this recall. Updated 07/16/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 042002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While going 35-40mph down long hill engine quit. Steering and brakes failed. Consumer doesn't remember if dashboard lights illuminated. Vehicle coasted down hill while standing on the brakes to stop. This was the first time vehicle experienced the problem. Dealer rplaced bypass air control vavle due to vehicle idling too low.

- Colorado Spring, CO, USA

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