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2002 Mazda Tribute electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 122005

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The consumer said that the vehicle stalled while being driven at 25 mph. The vehicle would not start after that. The consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer. The dealer replaced the alternator and it still would not start. A mechanic told the consumer that the problem was electrical. The dealer said that the problem was electrical. The manufacturer said that the dealer would be responsible for replacing the alternator. The consumer said that she had to pay for the replacement. The dealer had the vehicle for a week. (12/01/05) the vehicle would make a noise when being driven up to 40 mph and a loud hissing noise would become noticeable when applying the brakes.

- Annandale, VA, USA

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