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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Mazda Tribute

2001 Mazda Tribute

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2001 Mazda Tribute Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The DPFE (differential pressure feedback EGR) sensor tends to fail. The DPFE sensor monitors function of the EGR valve by measuring pressure changes in the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. Symptoms of a failing DPFE sensor are hesitation or stumbling when driving along with illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Engine -- Verified

If the engine is misfiring, it may be caused by a damaged wire(s) which connect the fuel injectors to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The damaged wire(s) can be repaired or the emission wire harness replaced. A misfire can result in a loss of engine performance and illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Engine -- Verified

If the engine stalls after a cold start (the vehicle has been parked for a while), the idle air control (IAC) valve may be sticking. It may be fouled with carbon buildup. If cleaning the valve does not solve the problem, replacement will be needed.

Drive Train -- hbkh

transmission will not go in to drive can start out in l 2 and shift up to drive and works perfect bad sensor for drive in transmission

2001 Mazda Tribute Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 2005

Summary: CERTAIN 2004-2005 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND CERTAIN 2001-2003 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE HAVING REAR LIFTGATE COMPONENTS SERVICED WITH 2004 EQUIVALENT COMPONENTS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 206, 'DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS.' THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCHING SYSTEM DOES NOT MEET THE INERTIA LOAD REQUIREMENT IN ONE DIRECTION.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 15, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE WINDSHIELD WIPER LINKAGE CAN DISENGAGE DUE TO A BROKEN BALL SOCKET.

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Brakes, May 9, 2007

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ANTILOCK BRAKES (ABS), THE ABS MODULE CONNECTOR MAY HAVE MISSING OR DISLODGED WIRE SEALS. THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW CONTAMINATION TO ENTER THE MODULE CONNECTOR, CREATING A POTENTIAL FOR AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.

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Drive Train, May 3, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L V6 DURATEC ENGINES , DURING DECELERATION, THE ENGINE CAN STALL.

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Drive Train, October 20, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SOME 4X2 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES NOT EQUIPPED WITH AN ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM MAY HAVE INADVERTENTLY BEEN BUILT WITH 4X4 REAR HUBS INSTEAD OF 4X2 HUBS. IF THE INCORRECT HUBS ARE INSTALLED ON A 4X2 VEHICLE, THE REAR WHEELS CAN LOOSEN, OR IN SOME CASES, SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.

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2001 Mazda Tribute Questions and Answers

lost, 2001 Mazda Tribute, 3.0L V6, Latonia, KY

replaced era&idle air control thats what the check engin light said to do.motor still doesent idle when cold,runs great when warmed up. whats up with this car?

patsmahal, 2001 Mazda Tribute, 3.0L V6, Pittsburg, CA

Engine has full coolant reservior but when you turn the car off it smells like burnt rubber. What is possible cause?

mage2001, 2001 Mazda Tribute, 3.0L V6, Minneapolis, MN

I have a high pitched whistling (think Tea kettle) that occurs, randomly when the vehicle has been running for a while, or may start right off the bat. The whistling will stop when the brakes are ...

crazyshane98, 2001 Mazda Tribute, 3.0L V6, Menlo, GA

This just started. when i crank it, it starts doing this dinging it's never did before and while youre driving it, it does it for a few and then stops and then does it again. what could this be?

lenovno, 2001 Mazda Tribute, Brimfield, MA

Van does not start at times- The key won't turn -Takes up to 5 minutes at times.

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2001 Mazda Tribute Reviews

I bought my Mazda Tribute 2001 year of make and its a 1920cc engine from BEFORWARD Japan (Used Car)in 2012. The engine has developed some problems like it gets too hot in less than three minutes drive and the idling has since changed to high it, cannot stabilize at one point as a results it consumes alot of fuel (Gasoline).What could be the problem my fellow Mazda Tribute users. If Idling sensor, which website can I contact.

Bruno
Malawi

I have 287,000 miles on my Tribute, and never had a major issue with the SUV. I put between 35,000 to 40,000 miles a year. This vehicle owes me nothing. It's never let me down and always starts. I do change the oil every 6-7 weeks and change radiator and other fluids once a year. I'm looking to another 100K out of her before I retire the SUV to one of the kids.

Other than catalytic convertor plugging up 2 times and needing replacement its been an ok vehicle, but I am curious has anyone else had catalytic convertor issues with this vehicle and if so what was root cause.

runs great if maintained well. Be sure to replace fuel filter every year or two to keep fuel system clean.

I've had my 01 Tribute since late 2000 and it has been extremely reliable, requiring for the most part only routine maintenance. The most annoying problem has been the leather/cloth inserts on all 4 door panels that have come off and Mazda (at least locally) doesn't fix it.

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