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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,381 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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2010 Mazda Tribute transmission problems

transmission problem

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2010 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 192012

Tribute 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle would not accelerate. The contact pulled over, shut off and restarted the vehicle however the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that throttle body had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the would pay a portion of the repair expenses. The failure mileage was 37,000... updated 08-30-12 the consumer stated the vehicle has been repaired but is still experiencing some sort of problem. Updated 09/04/2012

- Palm Springs, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 092010


  • 744 miles
I purchased a 2010 Mazda I grand touring 10/21/09. Electronic stability control was defective by 10/24/09. The dealer could not get the part. I was told that the car was too new. A new Mazda was brought in and the part was taken from it after 29 days at the dealer. I have a squeal noise coming from the rear upon acceleration from a full stop. Mazda says it is the transfer case that rubs and makes the noise. Nothing to worry not a safety issue. Car has 1500 miles on it. Car has never been the same since the ecs was replaced 1/9/10. Not sure what Mazda is going to do. They did not advise me that they would be replacing transmission. I was told I could drive it like it is and live with the noise, as it is not a safety issue. I would receive a small amount to keep the car Mazda may consider a trade me out I was told if I do not want the money. I do not feel safe driving my 2010 Tribute. Waiting to hear from Mazda.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 232009


  • 2,400 miles
A problem has developed with my 2010 Mazda Tribute purchased Nov. 2010 symptom of which is a squeal emanating from the back end upon acceleration from a full stop. The drive shaft, transfer case & transmission have been replaced but the problem persists. Mazda is unable to diagnose the problem, unable to fix it and unable assure that the problem does not represent a safety issue.

- Wynantskill, NY, USA

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