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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

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2002 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 152005

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Turning the wheel, particularly, the driver's side, results in a squealing noise. The dealer said it was the left rack and pinion and that it is not a safety issue. He also stated that "it may work itself out" or you can have it repaired for $810. Several days later I receive this "special service reminder" requring my immediate attention and saying that the "following repair and/or service needs to be performed on your vehicle." A couple of weeks prior to the incident, the dealer had performed a recall to replace the cruise cable.

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 092004

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer had the speed control function on. While driving at 75 mph vehicle suddenly accelerated up to 90 mph. Brakes were applied to decelerate vehicle which deactivated the cruise control.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 252002

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 40 mph, engine check light came on, then vehicle stalled. Vehicle restarted and taken to dealer for inspection. Repairs per dealer: Completed repair procedures per bulletin. The control unit already contained the latest programming. The engine idle speed was reset and the throttle sensor voltage. Relearned the idle and rechecked.

- Batavia, OH, USA

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