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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 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.

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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 082004


  • 40,000 miles


Consumer smelled gas fumes around the outside of the vehicle. Consumer noticed a fuel leakage. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 202001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
A severe gasoline odor. Happens various times. While driving, odor comes through the vents, or after turning off car, extreme gas odor. Happens a various times, at various speeds, at various levels of gas in my gas tank. We have taken it to the Mazda dealership more times than I can remember. They have supposedly contacted Mazda corporate and can never find a problem. The car completely shut down one time. I was able to pull over and re-start the car. The dealership could find no reason for this either but said they had a similar incident with another Mazda Tribute owner. I am obviously concerned about our health and safety with this vehicle. Thank you for any help you can give me. Andrea ledenbach.

- Springfield, NE, USA

problem #3

Jun 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine check light came on, and consumer smelled fuel inside vehicle. Dealer informed her that fuel tank was leaking. But that fuel tanks were on back order. Could not give her a time frame, but assured her vehicle was safe to drive.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 312001

(reported on)


  • miles
Recall 00V277002; recall remedy did not correct problem, strong fuel smell and fuel leakage was occurring.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #1

Nov 282000


  • miles
Gasoline smell inside of the vehicle. It is a plastic piece that broken off from motor that was inside of vehicle. Dealership aware of problem.

- Summit, NJ, USA

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