NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Lever And Linkage: Column Shift Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,385 miles

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2001 Mazda Tribute transmission problems

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 182010

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,154 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Mazda Tribute. While driving at speeds of 3 mph and parking the vehicle, the gear shift selector fractured. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer where the transmission shift cable and lever were replaced. The failure mileage was 39,154 and the current mileage is 39,283. Updated 07/14/2010. Updated 07/28/10

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 232007

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mazda Tribute. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle made a series of grinding noises and the check engine light remained illuminated. The vehicle stopped accelerating. The vehicle has been to the dealer five times and they claimed to have adjusted the linkage. The current mileage was 90,000 and failure mileage was 70,000.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 152001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, shift cable came loose from back of the shift lever. Unable to change gears. Consumer stated that the vehicle stalled out and would not re-start.

- High Point, NC, USA

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