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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,250 miles

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2001 Mazda Tribute windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 252003

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles


Mazda tirbute esv6 has lost all power under normal driving conditions; no power steering or brakes and all indicator lights came on. Which is very difficult to steer out of oncoming traffic to get out to safety. The mechanic from jim ellis Mazda at marietta, ga told that this case already happened twice (one from a different car). In addition, it was reported that the valve gets "carbed up." This occurs when a driver is coasting between accelerating and braking. Also, the transmission and electrical systems are already going haywire on this vehicle with no wipers, airbag light constantly on or blinking, transmission slipping and grinding.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012000

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer states that vehicle's windshield wipers on driver side has a blind spot. Dealer notified. Please provide additional information.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 162002

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Windshield wiper assembly - nominally repaired in 2001 recall - failed completely & without warning. Small plastic connector came apart. Wipers were operating, but load was only water - no ice or snow. As close to a serious accident as I would care to come based on a mechanical failure. Talked to Mazda, but they would not address failure history of item. They have replaced assembly (again), but no indication this one will work any better!

- West Richland, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 242001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Windshield wipers stopped working during heavy rain while driving on a 70 mph highway. The failure happened long after the windshield wiper linkage recall was performed.

- Belmont, CA, USA

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