2009 Mazda Tribute Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Mazda Tribute
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2009 Mazda Tribute ProblemsDamaged PCM Wires May Cause Engine Misfires
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.
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 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.
2009 Mazda Tribute QuestionsWhy did ABS, emergency brake & anti-war on came on @ same time. (1 answer)
Lights all stay on all the time
ABS, Brake & anti-skid lights all came on and won't go off. All 3 came on at same time. Tried resetting computer but that didn't work. Still drives fine.
It usually comes on after about 15-30 miles. If short trip it will not come on.
This last time it came on and will not go off
The air pressure is fine in all tires including the spare.
2009 Mazda Tribute RecallsPower Steering Assist Loss
Due to a software issue that affects operation of the torque sensor, the electric power steering may stop functioning. This would make it difficult to steer the vehicle. Dealers will reprogram the power steering control module and instrument cluster module free of charge to resolve the concern. Dealers will also replace affected electric steering components as necessary upon inspection free of charge.