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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,833 miles

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2002 Mazda Tribute miscellaneous problems

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2002 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 072016

Tribute

  • 160,000 miles

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

My airbag warning light has been flashing on and off for a while now. I removed the items under the seat and the lights went off and worked for almost a month. All of a sudden the lights are now flashing again, even though there are no items below my seats. I was able to search online and see that there have been many issues with the seatbelt pretensioners and/or the connections below the seat that need to be wiggled or disconnected and then re-plugged in to make the light go out. It has happened in all situations including stationary, in motion, on the highway, or in the city.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

problem #5

Aug 012002

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 madza Tribute. The current and failure mileage were 49000. Three recalls have been received for the vehicle and it is becoming an inconvenience to take the vehicle back to the dealer for repair. The overall performance of the vehicle is disappointing to the contact. It is the fact that her vehicle is constantly being recalled that is upsetting and frustrating.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 012005

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer suggestion for safety for all vehicles. The consumer suggested the brake lights should be connected to the side of both fenders.

- Payette, ID, USA

problem #3

Nov 012002

Tribute

  • miles

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

Tire jack will not raise vehicle high enough so that rear wheel can be removed

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #2

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

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problem #1

Nov 012001

Tribute

  • miles
Instrument panel is dark, and consumer cannot see anything on it. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

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