2003 Mazda Tribute Consumer Review: A Few Problems

2003 Mazda Tribute - Consumer Review

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LX-V6 4dr SUV (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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A Few Problems
By Drex on


2003 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


So far I've had to change the alternator. Replacement was done at the dealer (ouch) so I was given an OEM alternator with a whopping 1 yr/12,000 mile warranty. Nice going there. The shifter gets in the way too much. I notice if you put the SUV in park, it still has a tendency to roll a bit after you take your foot off the brake. Even after fixing the recalled accelerator cable, the SUV still has a tendency to lurch forward when taking your foot off the accelerator. Rear liftgate hatch has broken and won't lock. Cost of repair is over $300. High highway noise, not so good gas mileage, not pleased with Mazda overall.

Best Features

Small SUV.

Worst Features

Move shifter, fix accelerator issues, more comfortable seats.
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