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Mazda Tribute - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Mazda Tribute owners have reported 1,955 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 (687 problems).

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

  Common problems of Mazda Tribute

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Mazda Tribute cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (384 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (266 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

Model YearProblems/
Sales [1]
Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2002 Tribute   442 / 44,989   12
0.82
  2003 Tribute   182 / 49,512   11
0.33
  2004 Tribute   118 / 41,078   10
0.29
  2005 Tribute   229 / 36,761   9
0.69
  2006 Tribute   107 / 26,785   8
0.50
  2007 Tribute   6 / 13,680   7
0.06
  2008 Tribute   132 / 10,806   6
2.04
  2009 Tribute   12 / 5,525   5
0.43
  2010 Tribute   26 / 3,637   4
1.79
  2011 Tribute   8 / 2,696   3
0.99

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



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