fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,600 miles

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problem #5

Oct 162006

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
: the contact stated upon starting the vehicle, it would not accelerate. The vehicle was towed to the dealership, who determined the ignition coils were burnt out. The ignition coils were replaced.

- Highland, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 202002


  • miles
While traveling 40mph on highway and without prior warning vehicle stalled, and electrical power brakes/ steering, and lights were lost. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

Apr 182002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving 45mph the engine stalled out without warning causing a sudden loss of power steering. Driver pulled over and restarted the ignition to get vehicle running again. Nlm

- Indialantic, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 012002

(reported on)

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
While driving down a hill and then going back up my vehicle completely shut down. The engine was still running, but the power brakes and steering no longer worked. I never turned the wheel enough to find out if it would lock completely. I tried to turn the ignition off and then restart which did not work. More than likely I was in drive at this point still. (there was a lot of traffic so I wasn't documenting my actions at the time) I then stopped in my lane (there was no shoulder), and put the vehicle in park. Then I turned the ignition off and restarted it. At that point in worked fine. During the shut down though it could have been very dangerous if I wasn't going perfectly straight. I will provide the rest of the information requested (VIN, etc) at a later time when I have it all in front of me, but I figured it more important to tell about this now instead of waiting.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 232002


  • miles
Vehicle stalled going down hill at about 35 mph. This could have turned into a deadly situation had conditions been different. I pulled over, parked, took key out of ignition. Interior light turned on by itself. After a minute, I restarted the car and drove immediately to the dealership. They said they had received a bulletin about this problem. I wonder why they didn't fix it if they knew about it! I was almost ready to use the 72-hour return clause. They claimed to know what the problem was and to start fixing it on Monday. In the meantime, they gave me a loaner vehicle. I have lost a lot of confidence in the vehicle and Mazda. After this occured, I looked for problems similar to this on line. See carreview.com. There are other reports of this happening. There should be a recall on the part(s) or system causing the problem. I was on a date when this happened. It may have scared her away!

- Arlington, VA, USA