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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,001 miles

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2002 Mazda Tribute drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #4

May 292015

Tribute

  • 116,000 miles

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

While driving 45 rush hour traffic the shifter cable broke

- Virginia Beach , VA, USA

problem #3

Jul 252014

Tribute 6-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
Have owned this car for 2 years, come April 2015. 8 months of those 2 years it has been sitting in the drive way broke down.was out of town when I felt the transmission slip and decrease in acceleration while I was on the freeway home. I had to get off on the nearest exit with my 1yr old daughter in the back, and there was a stop light from the off ramp to the road, it was red when I got off so of course I had to stop. Well the light turned green and my car would not accelerate it jerked like the gears were trying to shift but could not. I had to get off in reverse and wait 4 hours for a tow truck. We were 128 miles from home. I have not been able to fix it, still unfortunately still paying on it. I know there have been recalls made in April of 2004 for this model car. I just want to know if mine falls under that recall and I'm I eligible even though I am the second owner.

- Selma, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012004

Tribute

  • miles
2002 Mazda Tribute. Consumer writes in regards to accident she had in 2004 due to sudden acceleration. Not knowing there was a problem with the vehicle, she put the vehicle in reverse, and consequently, she hit a pole in her driveway. The right front bumper, fender, fog light and windshield wiper fluid were damaged. After the accident, the consumer received a recall notice, regarding rapid acceleration. The consumer also stated the transmission was defective and had to be replaced.

- Carson, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102002

Tribute

  • 4 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that the transmission had become inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure did not offer any assistance and referred her to the dealer. The failure mileage was 4 and the current mileage was 86,000.

- Boyle, MS, USA

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