definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,427 miles

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Feb 022004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2001 Mazda Tribute. Consumer states the doors will not open from the inside. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they did not try to do anything, they would not even look at vehicle. The doors were on child safety locks, and consumer thought that may have been the reason for doors locking. However, when she took the safety locks off it did not help. Consumer received a recall, and called the manufacturer. She was advised to take the vehicle to dennison Mazda. There was no information on the recall at this time. She took the vehicle to dealer, and was told they had to order the parts and she was to come back that following Tuesday. When she returned to dealer, she was told warranty expired and they would not do the work. The recall was on a sensor.

- Hugo, OK, USA

problem #6

Jun 102005

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Occassionally, while my car is idle both parked but running or while I'm in traffic, the engine accelerates and the RPM gauge races. The engine will not stop racing unless I turn the car off. Also, driver car door does not open from the inside, service dealer says I need to replace entire lock including components not covered under map.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #5

Nov 182004

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,500 miles
Driver side door would not open from the inside.

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #4

Aug 272004

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,300 miles


Door handles in Mazda 2001 Tributes break easily after normal use. Apparently a "plastic part cracks" on the interior door handle assembly thereby not allowing the door to open at all. This is alarming due to the obvious concern for safety of any occupant of the vehicle if an emergency were to arise and proper medical attention could not be made or it would be delayed. The poor workmanship has been addressed to the manufacturer but they have refused to review the matter. Please investigate as I am concerned for the safety and well-being of my family. There was no accident, misuse or reason for the plastic part to break in my vehicle. My vehicle only has 25,000 miles on it.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #3

Jul 152004

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
2001 Mazda Tribute ES V6...driver's side door handle broke under normal use. Plastic piece broke off of handle... cannot open door from inside vehicle. A relative of ours had the same proplem with her 2001 Tribute. Her door handle came off entirely under normal use.

- Newnan, GA, USA

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problem #2

Jul 102004

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
I bought my Tribute in February 2001 and in April 2004 the inside driver side door handle malfunctioned. When I attempted to open the door from the inside, the door handle would not work. I took my Tribute to the dealership and paid to have this fixed. In July 2004 the same situation occurred to the front passenger side door. After two occurences, this is obviously a defect considering the vehicle is three years old. I am concerned about my family's safety in the Tribute because you can not open the door from the inside.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 282001


  • miles
Both front side doors are unable to close, dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

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