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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,298 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 302006


  • 39,893 miles


2001 Tribute rack and pinion and shaft broke into pieces making it difficult for consumer to steer. The master cylinder had to be replaced due to an irreparable leak.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 182001

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle would wander while driving at any speed, a loud squealing sound would come from steering wheel or column when making a turn, on cold mornings, there is an exhaust leak noticed from the underside center, Continental tires size #16, dot #A3084531901, wearing on the inside edges. Dealer notified. Dealer replaced the steering rack, however steering continues to be loose.

- Odenton, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 242001


  • miles
Steering wheel is very hard to turn, and brake pedal gets stuck.

- Birrerica, MA, USA

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