Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Mazda Tribute
Mazda Tribute owners have reported 38 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Mazda Tribute
The car is a 2002 Mazda Tribute. While driving home from work the vehicle started to accelerate on its own . Quickly I shifted the vehicle to neutral and stepped on the brakes. After the vehicle came to a complete stop the engine started to idle (to about 5 rpm) on its own. I had to shut off the engine in the middle of the street around 5 am in the morning because the idling wouldn't stop. Lucky for me it turned back on. Now I've read the stories about the recalls back in 2004 about the defective accelerator cable. A couple years later another recall due to the repair the first time not being done correctly. I just took the Tribute to Mazda to repair two more recalls for the same thing. Why is it still happening? Mazda plans to charge me for a diagnosis fee of $95. 00 tomorrow. (really?) I think this vehicle should be taken off the roads. Ya like that's going to happen. Wait maybe if it happens to me again and the throttle gets stuck and I lose control of the vehicle and die, well just maybe this problem that started back in 2004 will finally get resolved once and for all. It was Oct. 23, 2013 when this engine and engine cooling issue happened.
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#2 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Mazda Tribute
The VIN of this Tribute is 4F2CZ04163_. The vehicle involved is a 2003 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, smoke was seen coming for under the hood. The contact opened the hood to allow the smoke to exit and called a tow trunk. The tow truck driver stated that the vehicle was safe to drive however, when the contact started the vehicle, the check engine and the abs warning lights were illuminated. The contact drove the vehicle and parked the vehicle again. The vehicle was on fire and destroyed the vehicle. The fire department was called to extinguish the fire. The fire department did not state what caused the fire. The contact called the manufacturer to file a report. The manufacturer stated they would not take a report until there was a fire report issued that stated what caused the fire. The contact did not have a report of what caused the fire. The failure mileage was 139,000. This engine and engine cooling problem happened on 09/07/13.
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#3 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2010 Mazda Tribute
The car involved was a 2010 Mazda Tribute. 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. This problem occurred on 08/30/2012.
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#4 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2006 Mazda Tribute
The vehicle was a 2006 Mazda Tribute. Just bought this car from a used dealership in milwaukee, WI. I have a 90 day warranty on the car. In under 30 days the engine has locked up on this truck. I was going at least 10/15 mph turning into the bank when the wheel locked up, the engine and oil light came on, and the truck shut off completely. It would not start after that. Finally, after it did start there is a horrible knocking. Probably threw a rod. . . . . Most horrible experience I've ever had with a vehicle, and this is my first newer car!!!! my old 2000 chevy impala with 200,000 miles on it drove like a champ! too bad I sold it not more than an hour before my new car went kaput!. This issue happened on 06/07/2013.
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#5 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2005 Mazda Tribute
2005 Mazda Tribute. Consumer writes in regards to several mechanical problems with vehicle. The consumer stated the computer caused the spark plugs to mis-fire. The dealer informed the consumer, the vehicle was unsafe to drive. However, on the last three occasions they sent her home without resolving the problem. It was Apr. 1, 2013 when this engine and engine cooling issue happened.
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#6 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Mazda Tribute
The vehicle was a 2003 Mazda Tribute. Crash happened when the problem occurred. My wife was in the parking lot at church waiting for a car to pull away so she could park. The car started to roll forward so she stepped harder on the brake. The car lurched ahead crashing into the car in front of her. My wife is quite sure she had her foot on the brake. As she told me about this I started remembering an event. This car had belonged to my father who has since passed away. He purchased it new. I'm not exactly sure of the date, but I believe it was in the first year of ownership. He was parking at a hospital when all of a sudden the vehicle was taking off and pushing the car in front of him. I figured he was having a senior moment and had his foot on the wrong pedal. I did some quick research today and found that others have had this problem. Maybe my father was doing all the right things and it really was the cars fault. I also see that there have been recalls on this matter. I'm not sure if any of these issues were addressed when my father had the car, but I will be checking it out. I hope you will be continuing to follow up on this. This is a scary and dangerous issue that deserves your attention. When things start effecting your driving record, insurance costs, and make you pay deductibles when it is not your fault something needs to change!. This problem occurred on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.
#7 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Mazda Tribute
The vehicle involved is a 2001 Mazda Tribute. The vehicle present several problems when driving,gear shift more than three time and the broken eg valve more than four time, shaking engine, stop and discontinue working,,,,,,,. This problem occurred on 07/03/12.
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#8 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2005 Mazda Tribute
VIN of the vehicle was 4F2YZ04155_. The reporting person owns a 2005 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that while parked, the vehicle became engulfed in flames. The fire department reported to the scene and concluded that the fire began on the passenger side of the engine. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. It was Fri., Jul. 20, 2012 when this engine and engine cooling issue happened.
#9 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Mazda Tribute
The car was a 2003 Mazda Tribute. VIN of the vehicle was 4F2YZ04113_. The first 2 to 4 times the accelerator is used (not pushed hard), the cable sticks. We have to push harder on the pedal, then it suddenly releases. This causes the vehicle to jump in the direction chosen. It is very difficult to smoothly back our of the garage or parking space. Then the accelerator is slow to return to idle. It appears to be the same issue as recall NHTSA campaign #04v583000 for 2004 Tributes, but our vehicle was built at the end of 2003. This engine and engine cooling problem happened on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.
#10 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2008 Mazda Tribute
The vehicle is a 2008 Mazda Tribute. From a stop switching to gas pedal or accelerator the pedal sticks and hard to press and does it back to back for a few minutes. Also it can do it at random after driving for awhile and stop at a light it will stick when trying to go. Once it stops sticking I have to quickly hit the brakes to not cause over acceleration. This issue happened on Feb. 20, 2012.
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#11 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2005 Mazda Tribute
The car is a 2005 Mazda Tribute. My Tribute is a v-6 3. 0l and the vehicle was manufactured 11-04 per driver's door sticker. Problem-- after leaving my house and driving down my rural road, I had noticed the vehicle speed stayed the same (approx 40 mph) even after letting up on the gas pedal. The cruise control was off. So I had did a quick tap on the gas pedal to see if the constant speed would stop and allow the vehicle to slow down. The vehicle did respond and slowed down. This happened to me on three different occasions and all on the same road and in the same area. This engine and engine cooling problem happened on May. 12, 2009.
#12 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Mazda Tribute
The car was a 2003 Mazda Tribute. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 4F2YZ04183_. The rpm on this vehicle jumps even if I am at a full stop sometimes it races even if the car is in park took the car to several shops had severely parts replaced. The failure date was 01/14/04.
#13 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Mazda Tribute
The car is a 2002 Mazda Tribute. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 4F2YU08132_. While braking for a stop light, the engine suddenly revved up and the vehicle began to accelerate, even though I was applying maximum force to the brake. I quickly shifted into neutral and brought the vehicle to a stop, fortunately without crashing into stopped vehicle ahead of me. My right foot was being used for braking and was no where near the accelerator pedal. I turned off the ignition, restarted the car, and drove slowly home without further incident. I have not driven since, and had made arrangements to bring the vehicle into a garage for service Monday morning (tomorrow. ). It was Jan. 19, 2012 when this engine and engine cooling issue happened.
#14 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Mazda Tribute
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Mazda Tribute. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4F2YU09122_. I pulled onto a dirt road because there was smoke coming from the front of my car and when I stopped I opened the hood and there was like a small fire coming from under the hood I got scared called my mother and 2 seconds later the whole front of the car was on fire. This problem occurred on Monday, May. 21, 2012.
#15 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Mazda Tribute
The VIN of the problem Tribute is 4F2YU09181_. Keys come out of the ignition when my Mazda Tribute is not in park. I forgot today that the front rotors are real bad and need replaced and I only have 41140 miles on my 2001 Tribute which I bought brand new from the Mazda dealer in town. I have to replace the front door handle twice now since it would not open from the inside. This issue happened on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.
#16 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2006 Mazda Tribute
2006 Mazda Tribute. Runs fine durring warm weather. At the slightest outbreak of cold weather, accelerator does not depress, unable to get any power from the engine. Will freeze up at times while driving or not work at all. Has been doing this for years, Mazda refuses to acknowledge problem. Has almost caused numerous accidents when accelrating around a turn due to loss of power. Mazda has recalled previous model years for this problem but will not recall this model. Please change that. This engine and engine cooling problem happened on October 30, 2008.
#17 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Mazda Tribute
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Mazda Tribute. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 4F2YU08172_. I started my car and the 'check engine' light flashed on-and-off. Thinking it would go away, I drove to route 3 in south shore, MA. Once on the highway, the light did not stop flashing, so I pulled over. Thirty seconds after pulling over in a rest area, white smoke appeared from under the hood. 10 seconds later, black smoke came from the hood which was accompanied with a burning smell. Luckily, someone from massdot was in the rest area and we determined that it was a car fire. We proceeded to step back and call 911 from a safe distance. The engine area of the car was on fire until the fire department was able to put it out. The failure date was 09/30/11.
#18 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2005 Mazda Tribute
Consumer has a 2005 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated while driving at approximate speeds of 70 mph, the vehicle began abnormal jerking and the engine would idle very low, almost to a stop. The dealer advised restarting the engine to correct the failure. The failure persisted and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for further diagnostic testing. The dealer replaced the computer, coil springs and performed a tune-up. The vehicle resumed normal operation after repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 84,000. Updated 11/03/10. It was Mar. 5, 2010 when this engine and engine cooling issue occurred.
#19 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2004 Mazda Tribute
Consumer owns a 2004 Mazda Tribute. While turning at 15 mph, the vehicle's computer can rev the engine to keep it running. However, the engine is revving up to 3,000 rpms. The failure occurs while the vehicle is in drive or reverse. A crash could occur if the contact's foot is not depressing the brake pedal at the time. The failure is intermittent and sometimes the vehicle revs up to 1,000 rpms and other times up to 3,000 rpms. The dealer from where the vehicle was purchased stated that the vehicle was fine and designed to perform in that manner. The failure has since recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer, where it is currently located. The contact is attempting to trade in the vehicle. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 66,000. This engine and engine cooling problem happened on Oct. 27, 2008.
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#20 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2004 Mazda Tribute
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 4F2YZ94174_. The vehicle involved is a 2004 Mazda Tribute. During the 2007 winter season, the engine suddenly revved when the vehicle was started. The contact turned off the vehicle and waited a few seconds; however, the issue recurred for approximately ten minutes. Afterwards, the failure ceased. In January of 2008, the failure recurred after parking the vehicle with the engine running. The vehicle once again began to rev. The failure occurred a total of two times; however, she never noticed the vehicle accelerating backwards or forward. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealer or spoken with the manufacturer. The current mileage was 69,350 and failure mileage was approximately 55,000. Updated 3/11/09 updated 03/16/09. The failure date was Friday, December 14, 2007.
#21 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2004 Mazda Tribute
Consumer has a 2004 Mazda Tribute. While driving approximately 45 mph on normal road conditions; proceeding to a traffic sign the engine began to hesitate and misfire. An independent mechanic replaced the coil pack, spark plugs and by passed the wiring harness. In addition, the fuel injection was cleaned. The vehicle was taken to an authorized Ford dealer on a separate occasion the for the identical failures. The technician recommended replacement of the wiring harness at an estimated cost of $1,300. The vehicle will be taken to an authorized dealer to have the wiring harness terminal replaced. The contact was concerned about the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current was mileage 107,000. This engine and engine cooling issue occurred Jun. 12, 2009.
#22 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Mazda Tribute
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Mazda Tribute. While driving 100 mph the vehicle began to buck. The failure date was Mar. 16, 2003.
#23 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Mazda Tribute
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Mazda Tribute. The VIN of this vehicle is 4F2YZ94173_. When accelerating the vehicle first hesitated and then accelerated. The dealership was notified but did not resolve the problem. This problem occurred on Wednesday, March 17, 2004.
#24 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Mazda Tribute
The car was a 2003 Mazda Tribute. Intermittently, the vehicle hesitates before starting when the keys are turned in the ignition. Also, the vehicle loses power while driving. The dealership indicated that they are aware of this problem and performed the repairs indicated by the manufacturer. The dealership also test drove the vehicle and the failure didn't occur in their presence so they are refusing to service the vehicle. It was Nov. 15, 2003 when this engine and engine cooling issue occurred.
#25 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Mazda Tribute
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4F2CZ96113_. Wife drove 2003 Mazda Tribute to arby's (I was meeting her there), got out of car and walked up to the entrance. As she got to arby's door, someone outside mentioned to her that her car was smoking. She came inside to get me and as I came out a lot of smoke was coming out of the engine compartment. I unlocked the car cracked the hood slightly where I saw flames close to the firewall. Used fire extinguisher to put out flames. Fire seemed to originate towards the back of the engine close to brake master cylinder. I have many pictures of the engine compartment if needed. Seems similar to NHTSA action # pe06048. This engine and engine cooling issue occurred Friday, Mar. 30, 2007.
#26 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Mazda Tribute
The vehicle was a 2003 Mazda Tribute. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 4F2YZ041X3_. Upon starting, a severe explosion occurred, denting the hood from parts of engine. Smoke poured out from hood, but ignited gasoline did not leave engine. Engine is an interference Ford product and SUV has always been well maintained and serviced. The severity of the danger of this explosion cannot nor should be overlooked or dismissed. Had the hood been open, someone could have resulted in severe injury or possibly death. I have tried to work with Mazda for a resolution in this matter and all attempts have failed. As a previously satisfied customer for almost 30 years, I am frustrated and infuriated by their denials to work out a resolution, in either a new engine or substantial trade on a new vehicle. An engine with this low mileage exploding is unheard of and, certainly, not expected. My letter to Mazda ceo and president james o'sullivan and my mechanic's assessment is available. This engine and engine cooling problem happened on 11/18/2010.
#27 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Mazda Tribute
VIN of the vehicle was 4F2YZ041X3_. The vehicle involved is a 2003 Mazda Tribute lx(na). The contact stated that when trying to start his vehicle, the engine suddenly exploded but did not ignite; parts flew and penetrated the hood. The vehicle was towed to a independent mechanic who informed the contact that the failure was due to the type of engine, which was called an "interference engine" and the design of it. The mechanic recommended that he replace the engine. The failure mileage was approximately 74,000. It was Thursday, November 18, 2010 when this engine and engine cooling issue occurred.
#28 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Mazda Tribute
2002 Mazda Tribute shuts off automatically while driving. Locking the steering wheel and giving you no control of the vehicle. It has been in for repair several times. I am working on a lemon law package now. Major safety issue. This has happened over 10 times in 10 months of leasing this vehicle . This engine and engine cooling issue occurred 01/13/03.
#29 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Mazda Tribute
The car involved was a 2002 Mazda Tribute. Engine stopped while driving about 35 mph. This is the second time. Loss of all power steering and power brakes. Took car into the dealer and supplied the dealer with 34 pages of identical NHTSA complaints filed by other owners of 2002 Mazda Tributes. The failure date was 04/04/2003.
#30 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Mazda Tribute
The owner has a 2002 Mazda Tribute. When the contact started the vehicle, she smelled burning plastic inside the passenger compartment. After driving a short distance and stopping, she noticed smoke underneath the hood. The contact opened the hood and saw flames. Nhtsa campaign id number 07v157000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:control unit/module) was referenced. The fire department extinguished the fire and filed a report. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to the towing company's parking lot and has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 68,214. This problem occurred on May 16, 2008.
#31 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Mazda Tribute
The car was a 2002 Mazda Tribute. 2002 Tribute from the first week there have been problems. 1st the driver side interior door handle stopped working. Plastic piece that allows handle to open the door had broken. Repaired $$$ paid! 2nd the driver side electric windows stopped working. Motor had to be replaced. Repaired $$$ paid! *** we are now faced with the passenger side interior door handle not working, the master cylinder leaking brake fluid, an issue with the 5 and 6 spark plugs falling out for the 3rd time in 4 months, the battery cables staying corroded and slow to start, there is some sort of knocking in the front passenger wheel. I have replaced the rotors and had other similiar issues with this vehical that seem to be very common problems. I have spent the last 4 hours doing my research and see that there are complaints of this same nature on almost every web site. I don't know how long the average person will wait on an 'issue' to become a recall. I don't have the patience to unroll the window every time I want to exit the vehicle. Not to mention having to ask my passenger to let themselves out in the same manner. I am not going to pay another penny on fixing this vehicle. I have paid for so many maintenance issues that now that I think Mazda should have fixed. When do these complaints become recall reality? what is my next option? I can't imagine how bad it would be to have my family in the car, the engine fouls out because of the spark plug issue, the brakes won't work because of the master cylinder leak, the battery cables corroded and preventing the windows being able to let down to out. I will contact my dealer tomorrow and work out the recalls I was not aware of, hopefully we can get our door locks fixed too!. This engine and engine cooling issue occurred Oct. 1, 2002.
#32 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Mazda Tribute
VIN of the vehicle was 4F2YU08152_. The spark plug in my Mazda Tribute 2002 blew out of the socket causing me to hunt down a valve cover. The mechanic said I didn't tighten it enough which is false I believe there is a equipment defect with the compressing somehow. I purposefully retightinened the remaining two that I could get at and the mechanic said the very next day that they where loose. I used a torque specified wrench to the manuals description is there a problem with that years Ford made Mazdas. A fire could break out or an explosion. It was Jan. 22, 2009 when this engine and engine cooling issue happened.
#33 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Mazda Tribute
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Mazda Tribute. While driving at 45 mph, for the second time in one week, vehicle lost power. Consumer contacted the dealer. Consumer was told to be bring in the vehicle. However the problem recurred. It was Mon., Dec. 20, 2004 when this engine and engine cooling issue happened.
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|Car Stall problems||115|
|Engine Stall problems||48|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||38|
|Gasoline Engine problems||35|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||25|
|Check Engine Light On problems||16|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||11|
|Engine Cooling System problems||10|
|Engine Exhaust System problems||9|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||8|
|Emission Control problems||7|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||4|
|Engine Failure problems||3|
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||3|