definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,091 miles

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2010 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 142016


  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Mazda Tribute. While the vehicle was stationary, the check engine and fuel cap warning indicators illuminated without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Wilmette, IL, USA

problem #4

Nov 112014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Mazda Tribute. While driving approximately 30 to 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact had to pull off the road and restart the vehicle. The dealer stated that the vehicle was performing normally. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 142013

Tribute 4-cyl

  • 58,269 miles
Was driving on large blvd thru town at approx. 45+ mpg, the car all of a sudden quit accelerating, the wrench light came on, all power to car was essentially loss and it began convulsing abruptly as a I maneuvered it off the road to a safe stopping spot. I called aaa and had it towed to dealer. Dealer had the car for 3 days, could never find anything or get it to reproduce what I experienced, so I was charged the $120 diagnostic fee without it being fixed and sent home with my fingers crossed. The car behaved for awhile, but then it started doing it again on and off over the next 6 months. Because of the $120 fee for nothing I had been hesitant to go back until recently when I was on the freeway (a couple of times) and the car did the same thing! luckily I was in the slow lane and could pull over quickly, turn off the car, count to 10 and then start it up again and go. These last few times it was several times a day, so I took it back to the dealer (car is supposedly certified) as of this writing they have had the car again for 3 days, and just now, at the end of the work day have decided it is the throttle body that needs replacing. It is "conveniently" not listed in the "covered components" of the certified warranty. Its going to cost $500+ to get my car back + the cost of the rental car I've had to get because they don't have loaners, just a shuttle, which does me no good on a daily basis.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #2

May 152014


  • 48,684 miles
First occurrence was while backing out of a parking spot and put the vehicle into drive. I accelerated and the car hesitated, chugged, the wrench light on dash illuminated with very slow forward momentum. Turned vehicle off and back on with no problem until the end of the parking row when I stopped for traffic, it chugged and wouldn't accelerate, wrench indicator on again. Turned vehicle off and coasted to a parking spot. Restarted a few minutes later with no problems for almost a week. Next time it happened I accelerated from a stop sign and only had crawling speed no matter what I did with the gas pedal. The wrench light was again on with the vehicle chugging and hesitating. Due to parked vehicles I had to drive almost the length of the block in this condition before having a place to pull over and move out of the long line of traffic I had created. Once again after a brief waiting period I restarted the vehicle, the wrench light went out and it has been driving okay.

- Marion, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 302012


  • 44,500 miles
Driving normally, wrench light came on and lost the ability to accelerate with the gas pedal. Pulled to the shoulder, placed vehicle in park. By this time the vehicle was shaking hard. Turned the vehicle off, then restarted. Vehicle was fine, driving perfectly. This started happening intermittently about once a week but then grew more frequent to once a day.

- Bridgewater, NJ, USA

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