Mazda Tribute Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda Tribute reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Tacho issues with a 2003 Mazda Tribute

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Apr 2018

The problem with the gauges needs to be investigated by an auto electrician. With the fuel it appears there is a problem with the pick-up in the tank under cornering when the fuel is being pushed to one side. It could be the pump or the filter inside the tank.

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Tare mass of Mazda Tribute V6?

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Feb 2017

The tare mass of the V6 model is 1527kg; the four-cylinder model is 1434kg, which might help explain the discrepancy.


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Cost and frequency of Tribute timing chain replacement?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Jul 2016

The 2005 Mazda Tribute had either a 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine or a 3.0-litre V6, both of which had timing chains. They don't normally require changing. The only reason you might change the chain was if it was worn and/or noisy. If it's a 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine it's likely to cost around $2000, if it's a V6 it's going to be closer to $3500.

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Tribute automatic noise

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Aug 2014

At such low mileage I would doubt that the transmission is shot, so before I replaced it I would consult an automatic transmission specialist and get their opinion. It could simply be that it needs servicing.

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Mazda waited a week for recall

Mazda waited a week for recall

13 Nov 2012 · by Joshua Dowling

Mazda’s slogan might be “zoom zoom” but it took seven days longer than Ford to announce an identical recall for a jammed throttle -- for a car made on the same production line.Mazda is recalling 26, ...

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Mazda recalls 26,000 Tributes

Mazda recalls 26,000 Tributes

12 Nov 2012 · by Karla Pincott

...that could jam the engine onto full power.The notice has been given for 3.0-litre V6 Tributes sold here between December 2000 and February 2007 with factory fitted cruise control. The Tribute, ...

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Mazda stutters and misfires

Answered by CarsGuide 3 May 2012

I don't know of a widespread issue that would cause your problem. It's an old car and first I would be having the ignition and fuel system serviced. If that doesn't prove to be a solution I would be looking for a faulty electrical connection associated with the engine and its sensors.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Mazda Tribute leak on driver's side floor

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Apr 2011

You need to find out where the leak is occurring. It’s possibly from the windscreen seal.

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Tribute playing up after oil and filter change

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jul 2010

Check the fuel pressure to make sure it hasn’t dropped since you changed the filter. Perhaps put the old filter back on and observe what happens to the idle speed, fit another filter if the speed returns to normal.

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Service With A Smile

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Sep 2009

NO, YOU can have it serviced anywhere as long as they stamp the book as having done the service according to Mazda's recommendations.

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