2002 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I was quite happy with my Tribute until
this week. It stalled 2x. Once at
50mph on a 4 lane hwy in the PM rush
hour. Lost all power/brakes &
steering. A car-carrier truck (fully
loaded w/cars) would have killed me but
I was able to muscle the Tribute off
the road. Stalled again next day in
rush hour going around a curve at
25MPH. Had to muscle it off road into
someone's yard to avoid causing an
accident. It is at the dealership now.
Very scary - very dangerous - someone
will be killed if this stalling problem
is not fixed. I cannot believe there
has been no recall. Is Mazda waiting
for a lawsuit?
The Tribute handles well, and is looks
sharp (silver w/grey interior.) The
ABS brakes work well, although the
brake dust is excessive.
Mazda needs to acknowledge that a
stalling problem still exists with many
of the '02 Tributes, and issue a
recall. Also, decrease the amt of
brake dust, and road noise.