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MAZDA TRIBUTE - 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE Problems & Complaints

 
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by Mazda Motor Corp.

There are 560 complaints filed for the 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

1/4/2018 - CLIFFTON PARK, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS UNDERGOING MAINTENANCE, THE INDEPENDENT MECHANIC DISCOVERED THAT THE SUBFRAME WAS SEVERELY RUSTED AND CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO DE PAULA MAZDA (799 CENTRAL AVE, ALBANY, NY 12206) WHO INSTALLED A REINFORCEMENT CROSS BRACE PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V174000 (STRUCTURE). AFTER THE REPAIRS, THE VEHICLE WAS STILL UNSAFE TO DRIVE DUE TO THE CORRODED SUBFRAME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

9/29/2017 - CINCINNATI, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE. UPON INSPECTION, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE SUBFRAME OF THE VEHICLE WAS RUSTED AND CORRODED, WHICH NEARLY DAMAGED THE LOWER CONTROL ARM. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO JACK SWEENEY MAZDA IN CINCINNATI, OH WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENTIRE SUBFRAME WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE, BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS OFFERED. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED IN 2014 PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V174000 (STRUCTURE). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 210,000.

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STEERING

5/21/2017 - BIG FORK, MT
MAZDA RECALL 7514D, CROSS BRACE KIT, FAILED CAUSING CATASTROPHIC LOSS OF STEERING. THE CROSS BRACE ATTACHMENT AT THE FRAME FAILED. CROSS BRACE INTACT, BUT THE FRAME ATTACHMENT WAS SEVERELY CORRODED CAUSING FRAME FAILURE AND CROSS BRACE SEPARATION FROM THE FRAME. THE RECALL WAS COMPLETED 8/21/14. IT IS SUSPECT THAT SEVERE CORROSION MAY HAVE EXISTED AT THE TIME THAT THE RECALL WAS PERFORMED, BUT WAS EITHER NOT DETECTED OR NOT ADDRESSED, LEADING TO THE ULTIMATE FRAME FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TRAVELLING ON A CITY STREET AT APPROXIMATELY 10-15 MPH, HAVING JUST STARTED FROM A STOP AND IN A RIGHT HAD TURN, AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT SHE DID NOT RECOGNIZE THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE EVENT AND CONTINUED DRIVING SINCE THE VEHICLE MOMENTARILY CORRECTED THE STEERING FAILURE. THE CAR REACHED 30-45 MPH WHEN SERIOUS STEERING ISSUES WERE DETECTED. THE DRIVER WAS BARELY ABLE TO GET THE VEHICLE SAFELY STOPPED THROUGH FULL CROSS STEERING AND WAS VERY SHAKEN BY THIS EVENT, SINCE 2 SMALL CHILDREN WERE PASSENGERS DURING THIS SERIOUS EVENT.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

3/17/2017 - HOLLAND, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO BE SERVICED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V174000 (STRUCTURE), THE TECHNICIAN INFORMED THAT THE REAR BOLTS ON THE VEHICLE WERE RUSTED AND UNREPAIRABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,015.

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SUSPENSION

3/8/2017 - CHICAGO, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE CONTACT LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND STRUCK A FIRE HYDRANT. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE CROSS MEMBER CROSS BRACE FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V174000 (STRUCTURE). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

3/8/2017 - CHICAGO, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE CONTACT LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND STRUCK A FIRE HYDRANT. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE CROSS MEMBER CROSS BRACE FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V174000 (STRUCTURE). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

3/6/2017 - WARRENTON, NC
FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS, I HAVE REPEATEDLY REQUESTED A COPY OF THE REVISED OWNER'S MANUAL FOR MY VEHICLE FROM MAZDA AND FROM THREE MAZDA DEALERSHIPS. STARTING IN JANUARY, 2012, MAZDA CLAIMED TO NO LONGER HAVE ANY COPIES AVAILABLE AND REFUSED TO PROVIDED ME WITH SO MUCH AS EVEN A PDF COPY. THE CHANGE IN THE MANUAL WORDING PERTAINED TO CHILD SEAT BELT RESTRAINTS. HERE IS THE PERTINENT RECALL INFORMATION: MAZDA RECALL #: 99011, NHTSA RECALL #: 00V323000. RECALL DATE: 12/15/00. RECALL DESCRIPTION: OWNERS MANUAL CORRECTION. REPAIR DESCRIPTION: DEALERS WILL PROVIDE REVISED OWNER MANUALS, FREE OF CHARGE. RECALL REPAIR STATUS: INCOMPLETE. NHTSA RECALL NUMBER: 00V323000. RECALL DATE: OCTOBER 13, 2000. MANUFACTURER RECALL NUMBER: 99011. SUMMARY: TRIBUTE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE OWNER'S MANUALS DO NOT INDICATE WHICH SEATING POSITIONS ARE EQUIPPED WITH CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGES. ALSO, THE MANUALS DO NOT EXPLAIN THE MARKINGS IN THE VEHICLE THAT LOCATE THE LOWER ANCHORAGES. SAFETY RISK: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE CHILD SEAT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY ATTACHED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE CHILD. REMEDY: DEALERS WILL PROVIDE REVISED OWNER MANUALS, FREE OF CHARGE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS MATTER.

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SUSPENSION

12/13/2016 - MANCHESTER, NH
A MECHANIC TOLD ME THE FRONT CROSSMEMBER RUSTED THROUGH AND BROKE IT WAS TOWED TO MAZDA DEALERSHIP TO FIX UNDER RECALL WHERE IT SAT FOR A WEEK AFTER THAT TIME GOT A CALL FROM THE SERVICE MANAGER THAT MAZDA REFUSES TO FIX IT STATING THAT THE PREVIOUS OWNER WAS NEGLECTFUL

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STRUCTURE: BODY

10/18/2016 - MENOMONEE, WI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SUBFRAME OF THE VEHICLE WAS DETERIORATED. THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V174000 (STRUCTURE). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED BY A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 126,000.

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AIR BAGS

6/8/2016 - INGLEWOOD, CA
WARNING LIGHT WON'T TURN OFF.

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