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2001 Mazda Tribute fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 252001

Tribute

  • miles

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

Engine has stalled three times when driving between 35 and 40 mph, and going downhill on 25-Jun-2001, 01-Oct-2001, and 30-Jan-2002. Dealership has examined vehice and replaced air intake manifold which failed to remedy the problem. Reference investigation: PE 01-043. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #5

Oct 312000

(reported on)

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Potential problem. There are open holes on the engine side of the fresh air intake box which could allow CO2 and/or gas fumes to enter into the interior of the car.largest hole is located behind the shockabsorber housing on the left side of the engine compartment. Dealer and "lemon" West coast coordinator show no concern. Otherwise a great car.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 302000

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a fuel smell in vehicle, conumer stated there was a tsb out on this. Intake manifold gasket soak up fuel and caused smell.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #3

Feb 192001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles

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

Fuel ordors noted in passenger cbin due to faulty intake manifold design. This just started. It will be reported to service department. You are provided this advance notice to start a database. This may not be an isolated incident.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 182001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
After about 1000 miles of operation, the intake manifold gasket supposedly becomes saturated with gasoline and the gasoline smell is noticeable upon warm shutdowns and restarts. Ford/Mazda is suppose to be working on a replacement gasket, but nothing is official yet to the dealers. Reporting this defect to NHTSA may help speed the process. Thanks for your assistance.

- Sterling, VA, USA

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problem #1

Jan 092001

(reported on)

Tribute

  • miles
A strong fuel odor is present after the vehicle is restarted after being driven for a while. The odor comes through the air conditioning/heater vents and is blown into the drivers compartment. It appears to be a leak in the intake manifold which allows gas vapor into the vehicle. Gasoline can cause cancer and it a health risk for anyone breathing vapors.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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