hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,500 miles

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2003 Mazda Tribute engine problems

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2003 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #2

May 022006

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving about 30 mph, with accelerator pressure applied, the accelerator pedal pulled to the floor without warning. The vehicle accelerated at a high speed onto the highway. The contact attempted to disengage the accelerator pedal by pumping the pedal several times without success. The vehicle slowly responded to brake pressure and the vehicle was placed in park. While parked, the engine revved until the ignition was turned off. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who determined the casing on the cruise control cracked which caused the cruise control cable to stick, although the cruise control was not engaged at that time. The dealer replaced the cruise control casing and cables which corrected the problem. The valve cover and gasket were replaced. Updated 07/07/06

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 262006

Tribute 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
: the contact stated while the cruise control is engaged, if the accelerator is gently applied the pedal pulled down to the floor. The vehicle suddenly lurched forward. The contact pulled over and placed the vehicle in neutral. With the acceleration subdued, the engine was turned off and on, but the accelerator pedal remained on the floor. The vehicle was seen by a dealer, but the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. The vehicle was seen by a secondary dealer. Although the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem as well, the dealer replaced the accelerator cable and cruise control. The vehicle has not been driven to determine if this repair remedied the problem.

- Edenton, NC, USA

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