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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,250 miles

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2011 Mazda Tribute drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2011 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012012

Tribute 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles


I have always had an acceleration issue with this vehicle. Many many times, feels like the car is just not going to move when I try to accelerate. About 4 weeks, ago, car literally just wouldn't move when I was in traffic, the wrench light came on, indicating a transmission issue. I had the vehicle towed to the dealer, who found nothing. 2 days ago, exact same thing happened again, in traffic. We had the car again towed, and this time they found the throttle needed to be replaced. I think it was always bad, but 2011 was not a vehicle year included in the throttle recall for the Mazda Tribute.

- Burlington, KY, USA

problem #1

May 012011


  • 8,500 miles
Car begin to shimmy between gear shifts felt like transmission was going to fall out on the road. Slipped between gear shifts intermittently afterwords

- Inidan Rocks Beach, FL, USA

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