hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,411 miles

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2010 Mazda Tribute engine problems

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2010 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 172014


  • 60,000 miles


My 17 year old daughter was pulling out of a parking lot to cross 4 lanes of traffic and lost all acceleration! stopping in the middle of the highway. I was in the turning lane watching a semi and 20 cars headed straight for my daughter. Luckily she thought quick enough to put the car in reverse, since she was on a slight hill, she rolled back into the parking lot. Ford has issued an extended warranty for the throttle body on the escapes (sister to the Tribute) for this very issue. Mazda has only issued a special bulletin that the Tribute can loose acceleration, but did not say how to fix it. I found all this information after that fact that my daughter almost died!!! we had the vehicle at a Mazda dealership the Friday & Saturday before. They apparently did not know about the issue and all they did was clean out the throttle body, and said that should take care of it. Why did Mazda not have to do the same as Ford? we should not have to wait until someone dies. It is a very serious problem with these vehicles! consumers with these autos need to be notified!!! Ford has not notified anyone either, we also have a 2011 Ford escape which has not had the issue, but we are taking it to the dealership today just to check it.

- Bluff City, TN, USA

problem #3

Feb 082014

Tribute 4-cyl

  • 62,500 miles
I was driving with my family on highway at 70 mph when I lost power to my accelerator. I was able to coast to the side of the highway, then the SUV shook with the wrench light on dash illuminated. I turned the car off and then back on again. The wrench light was off and I resumed driving. The next day, during city driving my SUV did exactly the same thing at 40mph. I brought the Mazda to my mechanic and they are having difficulty diagnosing the problem. Along with the other consumers with this issue, I am afraid of this continuing and resulting in a serious injury or casualty.

- Port St. Lucie, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 052013


  • 34,144 miles
While driving on freeway during peak traffic (stop and go) all of a sudden my car would not go when pressing on gas pedal and wrench light came on. Because I was on a slight decline my car very slowly crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic and finally made it on the side of the freeway. Car started to shake really bad before turning off ignition. Got car towed to dealer and they couldn't fine anything wrong after keeping car for one week. Picked up car on 12/12/13 and same exact problem happen again on 1/8/14, had car towed to dealer and they couldn't find anything wrong after keeping car for one week. Picked up car on 1/18/14. They said they can't do anything unless the wrench comes out. My concern is when I'm driving on the freeway and cars are going 45 - 60 mph, I'll get hit from the back and probably get badly injured or may even die!

- Waipahu, HI, USA

problem #1

Jul 192012

Tribute 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle would not accelerate. The contact pulled over, shut off and restarted the vehicle however the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that throttle body had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the would pay a portion of the repair expenses. The failure mileage was 37,000... updated 08-30-12 the consumer stated the vehicle has been repaired but is still experiencing some sort of problem. Updated 09/04/2012

- Palm Springs, FL, USA

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