2005 Mazda Tribute Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Mazda Tribute
- Why will this car not start, it is getting fire, but it just won't start.
- My Mazda Tribute suddenly broke down with coils one and three bad and ac stopped working and entire sputtering all within one day. I've talked to three mechanics and nothing. One said it's probably the harness or pcm. Please help I have three kids & nocar
- just acquired with15000 miles engine periodically 0 to low acceleration
- The tail light/brake light is barely lighting up. I think I've narrowed it
- key wont come out ignition
2005 Mazda Tribute Problems
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.
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.
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.
2005 Mazda Tribute Questions
down to the bulb socket but Mazda doesn't sell just the socket, you have to purchase the whole tail light assembly. I've tried three of these (made in Taiwan) and the bulb socket is still doing the same thing. To make sure it was the bulb socket I switched it with the side that was work...
I finally decided to take in my 2005 Tribute to the local dealership, and after 2 days they told me the PCM was burned out and I needed to replace it at a cost of $1700. They also said it was a good idea to change out all 6 coils and plugs at a cost on an additional $1300. So I am looking at $300...
2005 Mazda Tribute Recalls
Mazda Tribute models equipped with a V6 engine are being recalled because inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable connector could result in a stuck throttle when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost fully depressed. This risk exists regardless of whether or not the speed control (cruise control) is used.
A stuck throttle may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop or slow the vehicle, which could result in a crash. Dealers will correct this concern by increasing the engine cover clearance. Remedy parts are expected to be available in mid-August. Until then, dealers will disconnect the speed control cable as an interim remedy if parts are not available at the time of an owner's service appointment. The Mazda recall number is 6812G.
Some vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard # 201."Occupant protection in interior impact". During testing, they noticed the subjects head was allowed to move too much, In reference to the left A-Pillar area. Dealer Will make modification to Energy Absorbing Material located above headliner in affected area. The Mazda recall # is 4006D
2005 Mazda Tribute Reviews
I love my Madza Tribute 2005 I have had my car going on 8 yrs now.
I have a problem with the Electrical System. After starting the Engine, the car will mnot move in Drive. Fuses # 6 and # 32 fail often. It was checked and cleared by Almaden Mazda Dealership in March (07- 2014) and the car had the same problem on 4-26-14. The dealership had given an OK on 3-7-14, but the problem persists