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2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. These complaints & 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. You may file your own complaint for the 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (379 Complaints)
Date reported Feb 13, 2006
Location BLOOMINGTON, IL
Manufacturer MAZDA MOTOR CORP
Vehicle 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

MY MECHANIC FOUND THESE PROBLEMS FOR ME WHEN I TOOK THE VEHICLE IN FOR OIL CHANGE, SO FORTUNATELY, THERE WAS NO ACCIDENT. HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEMS AS DESCRIBED TO ME: 1) FAILURE OF MASTER BRAKE CYLINDER. IT WAS SPEWING BRAKE FLUID. THIS WOULD HAVE LED TO FULL FAILURE OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM. BOTH THE MASTER CYLINDER AND RIGHT FRONT HALF-SHAFT WERE REPLACED. 2) RIGHT FRONT KNUCKLE HOLDING WHEEL TO AXLE WAS UNSAFE. THERE WAS A FRACTURE OF THE METAL HOLDING THE PINCH BOLT THAT IS USED TO FASTEN THE WHEEL TO THE LOWER BALL JOINT. A RUPTURE OF THIS FRACTURE WOULD HAVE CAUSED THE WHEEL TO BREAK AWAY FROM THE BALL JOINT. MY MECHANIC FELT LIKE THIS WAS MOST LIKELY CAUSED BY THE FACTORY TIGHTENING THE PINCH BOLT TOO MUCH WHEN ASSEMBLED. THE KNUCKLE WAS REPLACED. IT WAS ALSO MENTIONED TO ME THAT A SIMILAR MASTER BRAKE CYLINDER PROBLEM WAS REPORTED ON A FORD ESCAPE WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME VEHICLE AS MY MAZDA TRIBUTE.

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