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Mazda Tribute - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Mazda Tribute owners have reported 2,339 problems for their cars built in the 12 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported during all service years for each model year of Mazda Tribute. The 2001 Mazda Tribute cars have the most problems reported (706 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Mazda Tribute

  Common problems of Mazda Tribute

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Mazda Tribute cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (403 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (297 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Mazda Tribute

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the older model year Mazda Tribute to a new one in terms of the problems reported since older vehicles have been in service longer and more problems should be reported. In order to compare the reliability across Tribute model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index implies a better reliability for the model year under study.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000

Where P = total problems reported during the life of a Mazda Tribute model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The result is shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Tribute Model Years

Tribute
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2011 83,1855    
0.50
  2010 314,1806    
1.24
  2009 164,3367    
0.53
  2008 16023,3418    
0.86
  2006 13933,39210    
0.42
  2005 40452,30511    
0.70
  2004 18330,52212    
0.50
  2003 21347,09513    
0.35
  2002 46749,53914    
0.67
  2001 70655,74815    
0.84

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of Mazda Tribute is to use the number of problems reported during the vehicles' first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicles' first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2011 Tribute
2
  2010 Tribute
3
  2009 Tribute
3
  2008 Tribute
7
  2007 Tribute
2
  2006 Tribute
12
  2005 Tribute
18
  2004 Tribute
11
  2003 Tribute
27
  2002 Tribute
113
  2001 Tribute
179



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