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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
177,588 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Mazda Tribute exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 152008

Tribute ES 4x4 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,175 miles


The check engine light, the EGR valve warning, the exhaust system have been consistent problems with this vehicle since I got it in 2008 from a close family member (I'm the second owner). I don't know if I have the patience to file on this site all of the times that I've been managing these issues over the years. I have to resolve it (even for a little while) to abate the CHECK ENGINE light and pass the smog test. Certainly a pain in my ass again and again. Far different experience than our 2006 Honda CR-V.

- , Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 052014

Tribute LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 201,000 miles

I have been struggling for about 2 months now. About 2,000 dollars has been put in but I cannot seem to fix my EGR valve. The thing keeps blowing on me. I want my car back in nice tip top shape and willing to fix it to be that again. PLEASE HELP

- , Cass Lake, Minneota, USA

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