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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,366 miles

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2002 Mazda Tribute engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #28

Jun 112002

Tribute

  • miles

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

This is the third time vehicle has stalled while driving at approx. 35-40 mph since purchase last fall; previously reported problem last fall (ODI id: 754924); problem was thought to be fixed with resetting of idle and throttle settings late last year; while it has been a while since the problem last occurred, apparently the problem has not been fixed.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #27

Jun 082002

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on a curvy road at around 40 mph my Tribute suddenly stalled and lost all power steering and power brakes. This resulted in a hard stop in the oncoming lane, which was fortunately not occupied by an oncoming car. The car restarted immediately with no hesistation and I travelled home 5 miles with no further incident. I am now afraid to drive my car as I live on top of a mountain and must drive curvy roads to work. The dealership has been closed this weekend and I will contact them immediately Monday morning.

- Signal Mountain, TN, USA

problem #26

May 282002

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Stalled going down hill @ 35 M.P.H. about time for an investigation and/or recall?

- Russellville, OH, USA

problem #25

Jan 012002

Tribute

  • miles

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

Consumer states that the vehicle will intermittenly shut off with out any warning. Contacted dealer and the dealer is not willing to do anything.

- Shepherdstown, WV, USA

problem #24

May 072002

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalled at 25-30 mph. Dealer could not find cause.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #23

May 142002

(reported on)

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 45 mph battery light and oil light illuminated on dashboard, resulting in engine to stalling.

- Caldwell, NJ, USA

problem #22

Apr 242002

(reported on)

Tribute

  • miles

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

Engines stalling on these vehicles, looks like another tire problem that is going to take years to resolve I have submitted questions to you before but nobody wants to take responsibility for looking into this issue I have been told to file complaints or call I think with all the reports on your web site you would be looking into this issue before we are checking to see how many people are killed in these SUV

- Saugus, MA, USA

problem #21

Apr 182002

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Engine stalled at 40 mph, causing power steering and power brake loss.

- Hampstead, MD, USA

problem #20

Apr 192002

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 55 mph engine stalled without warning. Lost all power. Cause unknown dealer contacted. The engine stalled two more times the dealer had repaired the vehicle.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #19

Apr 192002

(reported on)

Tribute

  • miles
Consumer states while traveling at 65 mph without any indication vehicle losses all power causing consumer to pull over. Dealer has been contacted. Nlm

- Broklyn, NY, USA

problem #18

Apr 162002

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle stalled at 60 mph, at dealership at this time. Nlm

- Maspeth, NY, USA

problem #17

Apr 162002

Tribute

  • miles
While in traffic vehicle stalls without prior warning. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #16

Apr 052002

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
The 2002 Tribute has stalled on me twice - once after 1200 miles and the second time after 4800 miles. Both times I was going down a hill at about 35 mph. Am taking the car into the dealer. This problem needs addressed!

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #15

Mar 142002

Tribute

  • miles
While traveling down a slight hill vehicle will stall. Thereis a delay in brakes and steering, very dangerous. Consumer is able to restart engine. Dealer could not duplicate problem.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #14

Jan 302002

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Was driving about 40 miles per hour and the engine quit..pulled over to side of road and engine started back up and drove home.

- Brentwood, TN, USA

problem #13

Jan 292002

Tribute

  • miles
PE 01 043/engine stalling: While driving 40-50 mph vehicle stalls without warning. Vehicle can be restarted. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #12

Jan 232002

Tribute

  • miles
Believed to be related to NHTSA defect investigation action number PE01043. Engine stalls totally unexpectedly. Dealer contacted, thinks they have a resolution but will not give any assurance. Manufacturer contacted, unaware of problem in 2002 Mazda Tribute, unable to give any assurrance of problem resolution steps and procedures. Extreme safety hazard if engine stalls in traffic.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #11

Jan 192002

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 65 mph consumer heard a noise, stopped vehicle to check and oil had leaked out of vehicle. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer indicated a new engine was needed.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 242002

Tribute

  • miles
While driving about any mph engine would stall. This could happen without prior warning. Dealer was contacted, and could not indicate what was causing the problem.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #9

Dec 082001

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving engine stalled, consumer has contacted dealer, and they were aware of problem, and waiting to hear from manufacturer. Consumer feels unsafe driving vehicle.

- Drexel Hill, PA, USA

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