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2002 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 192002

Tribute 4WD

  • miles


Engine has stalled out a total of 3 times. The 1st time was on 6/16/02 after completing a 80 degree turn on a 2 lane road. Had no power brakes or power steering. Was able to make it off the road. Engine started immediately. Very scary experience. The 2nd time was on 7/29/02. Took car to the dealership. They ordered some parts. On 8/14/02 took car back to dealership to replace the engine sensor, air flow sensor, and map sensor. On 8/19/02, the car stalled out for the 3rd time. On 8/20/02, took the car to dealership and picked up a loaner car. As of 9/02/02, I have not heard a word as to when my car will be fixed. According to the dealership, they are waiting for Mazda corporation to post new software to correct the stalling problem. Mazda needs to take care of this problem. In the 2001 models, this stalling problem has been going on for almost 2 years. In the 2002 models, it has been almost a year. Mazda needs to recall these cars before someone is seriously injuried or is killed.

- Spotsylvania, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 242002

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has stalled out while consumer was driving. Steering wheel locked up, then engine shut down. Consumer has had this problem fixed twice before. Stalling of the vehicle caused brake and steering failures. The vehicle stalled several times. Dealer replaced mass air flow sensor and dpfe after third incident, also consumer stated vehicle was pulling to the right, the dealer perfomed an alignment.

- Mount Pleasent, PA, USA

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