2002 Mazda Tribute Consumer Review: Loveit/Hate it

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By Lisbek on


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.

Best Features

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.

Worst Features

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!
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