Owners may contact Mazda Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-5500, option 6. The Tribute steers with a somewhat light touch. Overall, the Tribute was very much like its predecessor; it was built more like a truck. Its seats are made from stain-resistant material, and it boasts a urethane-coated floor and removable rear passenger seats. Have not experienced any mechanical problems at 60K.
The Tribute's suspension is tuned for crisper handling, although its gain in agility is offset by an uncomfortably stiff ride. Don't forget to wash the under chassis regularly to remove dust, salt, and other forms of corrosive debris. Over-inflated and under-inflated tires could affect your vehicles gas mileage. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Some road noise even with windows closed, but I would imagine it depends on the tires you run on it.
But than Tribute, but not by much. Nothing fancy or sophisticated about this car. This risk exists regardless of whether or not speed control cruise control is used. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? Its spacious interior, excellent handling and overall toughness were some of the most mentioned strengths of the vehicle. The Tributes energetic throttle response is satisfying. If you feel you have received this message in error, please view our customer care or access your here. I have never changed a timing belt , had any transmission problems or any pricey repair jobs.
Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. Vehicle Overview Ford owns a controlling interest in Mazda, so theres a close kinship between the popular Ford Escape sport utility vehicle and the related Mazda Tribute. These vehicles may experience excessive corrosion at the forward attachment of the lower control arm. The recall began on May 21, 2015. But the stick does give the car a lot of kick when I need it, especially on the highway.
Show full review Vehicle Overview Ford owns a controlling interest in Mazda, so theres a close kinship between the popular Ford Escape sport utility vehicle and the related Mazda Tribute. So, it's a must that you get rid of them at once since dust and pet hair can clog the air conditioning vents while excrement's odor may stick to the interior. The seat isn't comfy but beats the cushy Camry in long distance - the latter gives back pain because the hollow space between the back and the seat, Tribute is much better designed here Don't believe everything the experts tell you about the Camry. 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. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. Subtle styling differences between the two are noticeable, their interior features are not the same, and the Tribute has different suspension settings.
Side-impact airbags for the front seats are optional on those upper models. Misaligned wheels and worn-out tires can directly affect your vehicle's braking power, ride, and handling. It does however require the intake manifold to be taken off the replace spark plugs. Nothing has changed for 2004, but an updated Tribute is expected in the spring. Reviews of the Mazda Tribute were generally favorable. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. One example emitted a low growl from its driveline while accelerating at low speeds, as if sound insulation was lacking.
Remedy Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will install a newly designed reinforcement cross-brace, free of charge. The Tribute sits on a 103. Remedy Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles by increasing the engine cover clearance, free of charge. Co-developed with the Ford Escape, these are contemporary vehicles, offering a strong V6 and good handling. In addition, a touchy gas pedal made it difficult to start off smoothly. Exterior The Tribute has the same overall shape as the Escape, but the Tribute features unique exterior trim and a different grille, front fascia and headlamps.
Worn-out treads will affect your vehicle's stopping distance. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Bottom line for me, it works, not pretty, but works. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. The safety recall began on September 13, 2012. The Tribute is noisier than some of its rivals.