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Available in 6 styles:  2001 Mazda Tribute 4dr 4x4 shown
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Asking Price Range
$2,126–$8,146

Estimated MPG

18–23 city / 24–28 hwy


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STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Recall number: 14V174000
Recall date: 04/04/2014

Problem Summary:

MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS (MAZDA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001-2004 TRIBUTE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MAY 22, 2000, THROUGH DECEMBER 19, 2003, ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE CORROSION AT THE FORWARD ATTACHMENT OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM.

Consequence:

A SEPARATION OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM CAN RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

MAZDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEWLY DESIGNED REINFORCEMENT CROSS-BRACE, FREE OF CHARGE. PARTS ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. MAZDA EXPECTS TO SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION AROUND MAY 19, 2014. WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL BE MAILED A SECOND LETTER TO COME IN TO HAVE THE PART INSTALLED. IF CUSTOMERS BRING THEIR VEHICLES TO A DEALER BEFORE REINFORCEMENT CROSSBRACES ARE AVAILABLE, DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SUBFRAME AND EITHER INFORM CUSTOMERS THAT THE VEHICLE IS SAFE TO DRIVE UNTIL THE REMEDY PARTS ARE AVAILABLE OR PROVIDE A RENTAL VEHICLE UNTIL PARTS ARE AVAILABLE IF AN IMMEDIATE REPAIR IS NEEDED. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500. MAZDA'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS 7514D.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/22/2000 and 12/19/2003.


ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Recall number: 12V357000
Recall date: 07/27/2012

Problem Summary:

MAZDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001 THROUGH 2006, AND 2008, TRIBUTE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L V6 ENGINES AND SPEED CONTROL. 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 SPEED CONTROL (CRUISE CONTROL) IS USED.

Consequence:

A STUCK THROTTLE MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP OR SLOW THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action:

MAZDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES BY INCREASING THE ENGINE COVER CLEARANCE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR BEFORE, AUGUST 6, 2012. REMEDY PARTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE IN MID-AUGUST 2012. 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. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-222-5500, OPTION #6.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/06/2012.


VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

Recall number: 12V357000
Recall date: 07/27/2012

Problem Summary:

MAZDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001 THROUGH 2006, AND 2008, TRIBUTE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L V6 ENGINES AND SPEED CONTROL. 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 SPEED CONTROL (CRUISE CONTROL) IS USED.

Consequence:

A STUCK THROTTLE MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP OR SLOW THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action:

MAZDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES BY INCREASING THE ENGINE COVER CLEARANCE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR BEFORE, AUGUST 6, 2012. REMEDY PARTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE IN MID-AUGUST 2012. 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. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-222-5500, OPTION #6.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/06/2012.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Recall number: 12V016000
Recall date: 01/20/2012

Problem Summary:

MAZDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001-2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 20, 2000, THROUGH JULY 19, 2002. THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR CAP CAN LEAK BRAKE FLUID. IF BRAKE FLUID LEAKS, IT COULD COME IN CONTACT WITH THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MODULE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR.

Consequence:

CORROSION MAY DEVELOP IN THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR LEADING MELTING, SMOKING OR POSSIBLE FIRE.

Corrective Action:

MAZDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE VEHICLE'S BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR CAP AND MODIFY THE ABS ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, FREE OF CHARGE. UNTIL THE REPAIR HAS BEEN PERFORMED, VEHICLE OWNERS SHOULD PARK THEIR VEHICLES OUTSIDE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 22, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500, OPTION 6.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 06/22/2012.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/20/2000 and 07/19/2002.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Recall number: 07V157000
Recall date: 04/10/2007

Problem 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.

Consequence:

AN ELECTRICAL SHORT MIGHT CAUSE AN ABS MALFUNCTION THAT WOULD ILLUMINATE THE ABS WARNING LIGHT, AND IN SOME CASES, THE MODULE MAY OVERHEAT RESULTING IN BURNING ODOR, SMOKE, AND/OR FIRE. THIS CONDITION COULD OCCUR EITHER WHEN THE VEHICLE IGNITION SWITCH IS IN THE OFF POSITION OR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIRE HARNESS CONNECTOR TO THE ABS MODULE FOR MISSING OR DISLODGED WIRE SEALS, AND REPAIR OR REPLACE THE HARNESS CONNECTOR AS APPROPRIATE. THE DEALER WILL ALSO INSPECT THE CONNECTOR ON THE ABS MODULE AND REPLACE IT IF IT IS FOUND TO BE CORRODED OR DAMAGED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 9, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 05/09/2007.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/17/2000 and 12/19/2003.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Recall number: 07E023000
Recall date: 03/29/2007

Problem Summary:

CERTAIN CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS WITH DATE CODES LOWER THAN DCA7078 SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE SEAL ON MASTER CYLINDER CAN FAIL AND LEAK BRAKE FLUID.

Consequence:

LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID CAN RESULT IN POOR BRAKING PERFORMANCE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

CARDONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE ANY DEFECTIVE MASTER CYLINDERS. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING APRIL 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT CARDONE AT 1-800-777-4780.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 04/02/2007.


LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK

Recall number: 04V605000
Recall date: 12/23/2004

Problem 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.

Consequence:

IF THE LIFTGATE IS LEFT UNLOCKED, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT IT MAY OPEN DURING A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCH RELEASE ROD, THE RELEASE ROD ATTACHMENT CLIP AND THE DOOR HANDLE RETURN SPRING. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 31, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 03/31/2005.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Recall number: 04V175000
Recall date: 04/09/2004

Problem Summary:

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

Consequence:

SHOULD THE ENGINE STALL, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE POWER CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WITH THE APPROPRIATE CALIBRATION. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 3, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 05/03/2004.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/17/2000 and 09/11/2002.


SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Recall number: 03V515000
Recall date: 12/15/2003

Problem Summary:

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, A POST WITHIN THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE COVERS COULD FRACTURE, WHICH COULD AFFECT LATCH FUNCTION, RESULTING IN EITHER A ¿NO LATCH¿ OR ¿PARTIAL LATCH¿ CONDITION. IN THE ¿PARTIAL LATCH¿ CONDITION, THE BUCKLE TONGUE CAN BE INSERTED INTO THE BUCKLE AND APPEAR TO BE ENGAGED, BUT WILL RELEASE FROM THE BUCKLE WITHOUT THE PUSH BUTTON BEING DEPRESSED WHEN A RELATIVELY LOW LOAD IS APPLIED, SUCH AS WHEN AN OCCUPANT MOVES SLIGHTLY IN THE SEAT.

Consequence:

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL HAVE THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SAFETY BELT BUCKLE COVER REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED SERVICE BUCKLE COVER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 02/05/2004.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/17/2000 and 05/31/2001.


VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES

Recall number: 00V387001
Recall date: 11/28/2000

Problem Summary:

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

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION WILL LIKELY RESULT IN SUDDEN AND COMPLETE LOSS OF THE WINDSHIELD WIPER FUNCTION, OR OF THE WIPER FUNCTION ON THE DRIVER SIDE ONLY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE WIPER MODULE.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 12/15/2000.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/17/2000 and 11/16/2000.


EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Recall number: 00V323000
Recall date: 10/16/2000

Problem Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." THE OWNER'S MANUALS DO NOT INDICATE WHICH SEATING POSITIONS ARE EQUIPPED WITH CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGES. ALSO, THE MANUALS DO NOT EXPLAIN THE MARKINGS IN THE VEHICLES THAT LOCATE THE LOWER ANCHORAGES.

Consequence:

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE CHILD SEAT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY ATTACHED INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action:

OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH REVISED OWNER MANUALS.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 12/15/2000.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/17/2000 and 10/16/2000.


FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

Recall number: 00V277002
Recall date: 09/18/2000

Problem Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE O-RING SEALS IN THE FUEL LINE CONNECTOR AT THE OUTLET END OF THE FUEL FILTER WERE DAMAGED WHEN THE LINE WAS CONNECTED TO THE FILTER DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY. IN SOME CASES, THIS DAMAGE COULD RESULT IN A FUEL ODOR, OR POSSIBLY IN FUEL DRIPPING FROM THE CONNECTION.

Consequence:

FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE FUEL LINE.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/20/2000.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/17/2000 and 09/01/2000.


WHEELS:CENTER SECTION

Recall number: 00V260002
Recall date: 09/12/2000

Problem 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.

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR HUBS AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THEM.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/20/2000.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/11/2000 and 09/01/2000.


STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Recall number: 00V223002
Recall date: 08/09/2000

Problem Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A MIS-ASSEMBLED OR INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED NUT THAT ATTACHES THE STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY TO THE STEERING COLUMN. THE NUT COULD BE UPSIDE DOWN IN THE STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY, WHICH COULD OVERSTRESS THE STEERING COLUMN SHAFT WHEN THE NUT IS TIGHTENED. IN ADDITION, SOME OF THE NUTS MAY HAVE BEEN CRACKED DURING MANUFACTURE RESULTING IN THE NUT FRACTURING WHEN IT IS TIGHTENED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY.

Consequence:

EITHER OF THESE CONDITIONS CAN LEAD TO THE STEERING WHEEL BECOMING LOOSE OR SEPARATING FROM THE STEERING COLUMN, RESULTING IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE STEERING WHEEL RETENTION ARMATURE AND, IF NECESSARY, THE STEERING COLUMN TO CORRECT THIS CONDITION.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/28/2000.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/17/2000 and 07/26/2000.


VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Recall number: 00V210002
Recall date: 08/09/2000

Problem Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL. THE SPEED CONTROL CABLE CAN HAVE A CRACKED OR MISSING SPEED CONTROL CABLE SERVO CAP LOCATING TAB. THE LOCATING TAB COULD ENTER THE SERVO CLUTCH CAVITY AND INTERFERE WITH THE SPEED CONTROL SERVO CLUTCH. ALSO, WATER COULD ENTER THOSE UNITS THAT CONTAIN A CRACKED OR MISSING SERVO CAP LOCATING TAB, EVENTUALLY CAUSING CORROSION THAT COULD INTERFERE WITH THE FUNCTION OF THE SPEED CONTROL.

Consequence:

IF EITHER OF THESE CONDITIONS OCCURS AND THE SPEED CONTROL IS USED, THE SPEED CONTROL COULD PREVENT THE THROTTLE FROM RETURNING TO IDLE, RESULTING IN A STUCK THROTTLE. A STUCK THROTTLE COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SPEED CONTROL CABLES. VEHICLES WITH SPEED CONTROL CABLES FROM CAVITIES 3 AND 4 WILL HAVE THE CABLE THE SPEED CONTROL SERVO REPLACED.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/25/2000.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/17/2000 and 07/24/2000.


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