Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,805 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Mazda Tribute engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Apr 042003

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles


Engine stopped while driving about 35 mph. This is the second time. Loss of all power steering and power brakes. Took car into the dealer and supplied the dealer with 34 pages of identical NHTSA complaints filed by other owners of 2002 Mazda Tributes.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 132003

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
2002 Mazda Tribute shuts off automatically while driving. Locking the steering wheel and giving you no control of the vehicle. It has been in for repair several times. I am working on a lemon law package now. Major safety issue. This has happened over 10 times in 10 months of leasing this vehicle.

- Crestview, FL, USA

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