Mazda Tribute owners have reported 45 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).
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.
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I have a 2005 Mazda Tribute. I've been having problems with the gas pedal. The gas pedal sticks sometimes, and it won't excelerate. The dealership stated they found no problem.
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The contact owns a 2003 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission was defective and would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 55,913. Updated 5/9/11
the transmission was replaced. Updated 05/16/11.
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I took my 2008 Tribute (purchased in July 2007) for service when at the 50, 300 miles. I reported to the service department that my vehicle does a mild or hard jerk when coming from a complete stop. It was discovered that I had a small hole in the condenser causing the vehicle to lose transmission oil. I do a lot of highway driving thus the high mileage so they surmised that maybe a rock hit it. I thought this was outrageous because this vehicle was suppose to be durable since it is a SUV. My driving is not in rough terrain just smooth highways. The service department pointed out to me that the style has these exposed or open areas in the front lower part of the SUV so because they saw a tiny rock embedded in the grill of the radiator that possibly this is what happened to the condenser. I felt if I have exposed or open areas then the parts exposed should be strong/durable enough to take a rock hit. I have no front in damage and I have never been in an accident. A transmission oil leak was the farthest thing in my mind, which by the way will cost me $580 to fix. Since this discovery was on 12/15/09, ten days from xmas, I did not have it fixed. My fear is that there are substandard parts that were put on my vehicle because I feel that the parts should be durable enough this is an 2008 vehicle I bought brand new so it is not an earlier model and this did not happened from a lot of wear and tear. Please look into this model for substandard parts. I just knew that I would have this vehicle for a few more years before any major work was done.
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Transmission cooler line leak.
Oct. 2005: car purchased January - March 2006: gas pedal began to stick, pedal would not move until significant pressure was placed on the pedal, causing a "jumping" motion traffic (15000 miles (approx) summer 2006: dealership acknowledged problem, throttle body was replaced at that time. May - July 2009: the problem developed again, causing the exact same type of issues. (45000 miles approx) July 2009: dealership acknowledged problem, replaced accelerator cable. Late July - Aug 2009: problem resurfaced only more difficult. (46000 miles approx).
2005 Mazda I Tribute with 47,678 miles. No warning, transmission malfunction, came to complete stop on highway 1, monterey. Manufacturer's warranty expired October 2008. Replacement cost $2500 per various car websites, common problem with this Mazda transmission between 45k-75k faulty mechanical breakdown without warning.
Throttle stuck causing engine to race and vehicle unresponsive. I had to throw the car into park (while it was moving) and turn off the key to get the car to stop. I had my children in the car, and in other circumstances, this could have been a disaster. My concern isn't that they won't fix it, but that from researching websites, it appears that this isn't an uncommon problem with the Mazda. So why isn't it a recall item?.
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The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Tribute. Since March of 2009, the transmission began to hesitate. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The transmission was replaced at the cost of $3,000. The failure mileage was 55,000 and current mileage was 60,000. Updated 8/28/09
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The transmission in my 2005 Mazda Tribute was replaced on 9/05 at 24,000 miles under warranty now at 84,000 miles its bad again saying it needed replacing at 60,000miles on the new one and want to charge me $3600. 00 a transmission should not go bad already with 60,000 miles of age. It had been flush like it should , but the dealer stated that the one they put in had a warranty for 12mth/12000 miles. So I out of look , I did some research and the 626 engine on the Mazda is the same engine in the Tribute a4ld and it too gave recurring problems.
While driving 45 and going to 55 there is a knocking in the overdrive. This occurs all the time now trans fluid is full and clean.
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The contact owns a 2002 Mazda Tribute. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and was towed to the nearest dealer. The dealer stated that a new transmission was needed. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 30,000.
2001 Mazda Tribute ES-4wd. At 39k miles the cd4e transmission had catastrophic failure while driving in town. The cost is expected to be around $3. 5k to replace with a rebuilt unit. When we did our research no mention of this problem was raised by consumer reports etc. . . Yet after the failure I conduced research and found this failure is not only common it has been occuring post warrantee at low miles for years and Mazda and Ford have done nothing to effectively remidy or compensate their customers. Their only consequence is they are at the bottom of the auto industry and appear to have earned it. Don't get ripped of like we did buy buying a Ford or Mazda that will fail. Buy a better car product with better warrantee and reliability.
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I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute. Had been faithful in doing regular maintenance of the vehicle. The car had 84,000 currently and had the transmission fluid flushed at 60,000 miles. The transmission fluid was filled every 5,000 miles whenever I had a oil change. All of a sudden on April 30, 2007, the car could not be shifted into rear gear and the dealer indicated I need to replace the transmission.
I drive a 2001 Mazda Tribute that has about 75,000 miles on it. The transmission fluid has always been a rust-colored and we thought it might just have to do with the dealerships work. I was driving it one day and noticed that while I was driving at 30 mph, the rpms were in the "red zone" so I brought it in for repairs to learn that the entire transmission had to be replaced.
On feburary 5,2007 the transmission in my Mazda Tribute went. I have only 61,000 miles on the vehicle at the time and have owned the vehicle since 11/2002. The reason for my filing the compliant is the recall shown in data regarding the Tribute transmission. I had to replace the transmission at my own cost. I was never informed about this recall by Mazda.
Mazda Tribute 2001. While stopped in drive (automatic transmission; cruise control off) with foot on brake, engine suddenly revved to 4000 rpm. Had to use hard, full braking plus emergency brake to keep SUV from moving forward and hitting car in front of me. In neutral, engine revved at 4000 rpm. Turned engine off and restated -- situation has not repeated yet.
2004 Mazda Tribute SUV completely stalled driving 35 mph, this is the fourth such incident in 2 years of engine stall, dealer has been unable to diagnose issue "unable to duplicate". This incident resulted in near rear end collision by an 18 wheel truck. Driver side front wheel bearing also failed at 50,000 miles.
I drive a 2001 Mazda Tribute 4x4 with 67,000 miles on it, and a few weeks ago, during takeoff the vehicle seemed to hesitate. Over the course of about a week, it got worse. We took the vehicle to jim ellis Mazda of marietta and they informed us that the transmission was going on the vehicle, and that Mazda would possibly pay for half. They contacted Mazda, but Mazda would only pay 1/3 because they said there were no maintenance records on my transmission. There aren't any records because the vehicle hasn't needed any. After keeping my car for over a week, they phoned me to inform us that the transmission Mazda corporation sent them was bad as well. Considering the low mileage and the second transmission had defects, I'm now concerned that there is a defect in all the 2001 transmission, and makes me wonder how many other 2001 Mazda Tributes have had to be repaired.
Vehicle description: 2003 Mazda Tribute lx awd - purchased brand new from roto Mazda of arlington heights, IL. All services like regular oil changes were done within the recommended time. Complaint: the vehicle stalls without any warning. We took the vehicle to the dealer few times while it was in warranty (less than 36000 miles). The dealer assured that the safety recall for Mazda Tribute is already in place. They couldn't find anything wrong with the SUV. The vehicle stalled again yesterday while I was pulling out of the driveway (on reverse) it came to a stop and died. (this is the second time in last six months) I had to restart the car. It starts immediately. It stalled today. I was waiting at a traffic signal and when it turned green, I started to accelerate and it died. (this happened about 4 times in last six months) I am afraid that one of these days I am going to get rear ended. We took it to the dealer two times with the same complaint and they couldn't find any thing wrong with the vehicle. Do I have a lemon? did you receive similar complaints ? my car has 36300 miles now and otherwise excellent condition. Thank you.
Mazda Tribute left my family sitting in traffic. Complete and total failure of transmission with no warning. Vehicle has less than 20k miles. Clearly a factory defect. Mazda only gave $1000 off repair.
Transmission stopped working in reverse gear.
2002 madza Tribute with 68,000 needs a new transmission. Just had a value job done on the engine approx. 4 months ago. Madza warranty- including drive train - up at 50,000 miles.
Mazda Tribute 2005 gear shift lever lock in parking position. The consumer was unable to to get the vehicle to start. The consumer contacted the dealer but they were unable to rectify the problem. They indicated that the manufacturer had to provide a solution.
Dealership replaced the automatic transmission on October 14, 2003. An independent shop on March 2004 replaced the engine. Currently, consumer indicated that vehicle was at an independent shop to replace the catalytic converter for a third time . July 2005 the vehicle was taken back to the dealer because the check engine light illuminated.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Manual Transmission problems||
|Overdrive Light On problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Transfer Case problems||