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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,010 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 102007

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that her vehicle makes a grinding noise when accelerating. The noise occurs at any speed. The noise began infrequently, but is now heard at least four times per day. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they could find nothing wrong. The grinding noise has become more frequent and louder. Updated 08/14/07.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

problem #1

May 292002

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles
Vehicle shuts off completely during movement. It also speeds up without the accelerator pedal being depressed. Also, transmission does not change gears.

- Naguabo, PR, USA

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