2002 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Bought it in 6/02, edited version:
door chime rang nonstop when door open,
replaced ignition. Happened again and
finally fixed. Dashboard scratched
during repair, replaced under
warranty for being "warped". Odometer
replaced (didn't work after dash
replaced)resetting the mileage to zero.
Incorrect mileage written on door jam
sticker. Replaced: master cylinder,
drivers seat, drivers side mirror.
Repaired: rear window washer (X2),
speaker, Air con vent stuck. Currently
the power seat won't lower the back
half and the replacement seat is
developing a lump under the fabric
like the first seat. I am going to
pursue Mazda buying back the vehicle.
The styling. The get up and go.
Handling. Comfort. I have had a lot of
people come up to me and ask me about
it. I really do like my Tribute I am
just tired of the nonstop problems.
Too much road noise, the gear shift
should be shorter. Brake dust on the
front wheels. A new dealership took
over Mazda where I live and I have
taken it in twice and both times the
service reps commented on the amount of
warranty repairs, it is up to a page
and a half. Ridiculous!