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Ignition Switch Problems of Mazda Tribute



Mazda Tribute owners have reported 5 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Mazda Tribute 1
Failure Date: 10/02/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that the vehicle would lose power and stall on several occasions. The contact turned off and reset the computer by restarting the vehicle each time the failure recurred. Also, the contact mentioned that it was extremely difficult to remove the key from the ignition. The vehicle was schedule to be taken into the dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Mazda Tribute 2
Failure Date: 06/01/2003

At 50,089 miles, my transmission failed; more specifically, the torque converter malfunctioned resulting in total transmission failure. I have had numerous problems with this vehicle -- I had to replace rotors within the first year of ownership, and may have to do so again at 52,000 miles. The vehicle has trouble starting, the brakes aren't very responsive, and I've had to replace the ignition switch with an unattractive and impractical replacement, because the dealership reported that the type that came with my vehicle wasn't available. The rear window has leaked. Needless to say, the warranty expired just before my transmission failed.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Mazda Tribute 3
Failure Date: 05/07/2003

Won't start - hard start - clicking noise, tarter replaced - still has hard starts.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Mazda Tribute 4
Failure Date: 12/24/2002

Owned my Tribute for a year before the problems began. On 3/15/02 I took it in because the low coolant light kept coming on. The dealership couldn't find a problem, but I had them do a 30k mile service and check everything from front to back. Had a rental for two days. On 6/10/02 I took it in because it suddenly started stalling dead at stops and yields. I almost wrecked due to this. Cause: internal failure. The dealership replaced the control unit, idle air valve, coolant fan relay. I had a rental for three days. On 8/5/02 it had to be towed because the ignition switch completely locked up and wouldn't turn. Dealership put in a new ignition switch and cylinder. My keys had to be reprogrammed. I had a rental for two days. On 11/13/02 I took it in because the check engine light kept coming on and the engine did not idle smoothly. The dealership could not duplicate the problem and I used their rental for three days. On 12/24/02 the engine light came back, the engine idled rough and the entire vehicle was visibly shaking. The dealership told me that one of the six coils was bad and needs to be replaced or one wrong spark could ruin the whole engine. Looks like I have the rental for at least a week. It just went over 50k miles, so my basic warranty is up, however the emisions conrol system (engine) is warranted until 80k miles. It seems a shame that Mazda would put out such poor quality and problematic vehicles to their loyal customers. Maybe they should add that to their "zoom, zoom" commercials.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Mazda Tribute 5
Failure Date: 04/01/2001

Vehicle has stalled 5 times, always around 30-40 mph. Taken to dealer 4 times, replaced ignition switch once. Cannot remedy.


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