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2002 Mazda Tribute lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 262011


  • miles


The contact owns a 2002 Mazda Tribute. While driving at night, the contact stated that the headlights failed without warning. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified and the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The current and failure mileages were unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Palentine, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 212002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that the security light flashes even when the alarm is not set. Dealer found this was normal.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 312001

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
Parking lights are integrated with an engine off headlight timer. Lights will extinguish after approximately 90 seconds. Dearlership reports there is no known way to override this timer.vehicle cannot be parked with illumination for more than approximately 90 seconds.

- Western Springs, IL, USA

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