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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,333 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.

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2002 Mazda Tribute electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 072006

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


Clock/radio does not work until car is running up to 30 minutes or more. Dealer replaced entire unit which worked approx. 2 months before the issue re-appeared. Recently clock/radio has not worked for more than 1 week. The issue has been ongoing for more than 1 year with the dealer denying any electrical issue. As of today, vehicle at dealer again who now says it is an electrical issue.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 212002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that the clock radio will not come on until car has been running for about 20 minutes. System found losing power at audio unit connector yellow with white tracer wire. Dealer replaced bad connection at fuse panel assembly.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 202002


  • miles
While traveling 40mph on highway and without prior warning vehicle stalled, and electrical power brakes/ steering, and lights were lost. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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