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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,500 miles

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2002 Mazda Tribute electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012003

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


At 50,089 miles, my transmission failed; more specifically, the torque converter malfunctioned resulting in total transmission failure. I have had numerous problems with this vehicle -- I had to replace rotors within the first year of ownership, and may have to do so again at 52,000 miles. The vehicle has trouble starting, the brakes aren't very responsive, and I've had to replace the ignition switch with an unattractive and impractical replacement, because the dealership reported that the type that came with my vehicle wasn't available. The rear window has leaked. Needless to say, the warranty expired just before my transmission failed.

- Arroyo Grande, CA, USA

problem #1

May 072003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Won't start - hard start - clicking noise, tarter replaced - still has hard starts.

- Winfield, KS, USA

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