2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE VIN: 4F2CU08131KM49631

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VIN 4F2CU08131KM49631 Decoding Mazda Vin Decoder

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0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

MAZDA

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Tribute

Model Year

2001

Plant City

KANSAS CITY

Series

LX

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

MISSOURI

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3000

Displacement (CI)

183.0712322841

Displacement (L)

3

Engine Model

AJD

Engine Power (kW)

149.1400

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

200

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Optional
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 4F2CU08131KM49631

Components: SUSPENSION

January 08, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10604674
Consumer Location: ERIE, PA
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 14V174000 (LOWER CONTROL ARM CORROSION-REGIONAL RECALL). THE CONTACT WAS STILL WAITING TO SCHEDULE THE REPAIRS HOWEVER, THE RECALL REPAIRS WERE NOT PERFORMED DUE TO PART AVAILABILITY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE DELAY AND WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE A TIME FRAME THAT THE PARTS WOULD BECOME AVAILABLE. THERE WERE NO FAILURES.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

June 29, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10464036
Consumer Location: ANDOVER, MA
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I AM DRIVING ON A LOCAL DRIVE, AND TRIED TO SLOW DOWN FOR THE CONSTRUCTION WORK ABOUT 50 YARDS IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE, I STEPPED ON THE BRAKE AND FELT NO BRAKE AT ALL, EVEN I STEPPED ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM. I TRIED AGAIN AND AGAIN, AND THE SAME THING HAPPENED. I ALMOST THOUGHT I WAS IN A DREAM, A NIGHTMARE. THEN, I REMEMBERED THE HAND BRAKE, WHICH WAS MORE OR LESS FUNCTIONING AT THE TIME, AND ALSO SHIFTED THE GEAR TOWARD PARKING. AT THE SAME TIME, I WAS LOOKING SOMETHING THAT COULD PUT THE VEHICLE AT THE FULL STOP. FORTUNATELY, IT WAS A SLIGHTLY UPHILL DRIVE AND NO OTHER VEHICLES BEHIND OR IN FRONT OF ME. SO THE VEHICLE STOPPED SLOWLY, AFTER IT WAS ON THE PARKING GEAR. I CALLED AAA. WHEN THE HELP FROM AAA CAME, HE POINTED OUT TO ME THAT THERE WAS SOME FLUID GUSHING OUT FROM UNDERNEATH THE HOOD AT THE RIGHT FRONT, NEXT TO THE WHEEL. I DID NOT RECOGNIZE WHAT IT WAS THEN. AFTER IT WAS TOWED TO A MAZDA SERVICE SHOP, I WAS TOLD LATER THAT ONE OF THE BRAKE PIPES EXPLODED, AND THE OTHER ONE WAS NEARLY EXPLODED. THE BRAKE SENSOR LIGHT WAS NOT ON UNTIL AT THE TIME THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED. THE TOTAL COST OF THE REPAIR WAS $568.81, INCLUDING FIXING THE RIGHT FRONT AXLE ABS SENSOR RING THAT WAS CRACKED. *JS

Components: STEERING

November 23, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10437476
Consumer Location: GAITHERSBURG, MD
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS BEING EXAMINED BY A PRIVATE MECHANIC FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE STEERING WHEEL WAS VERY LOOSE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND STATED THAT THE VIN DID NOT QUALIFY FOR THE RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 00V223002 (STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 131,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 18, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10178368
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

MAZDA 2001 TRIBUTE SUDDENLY STOPPED MAKING A STRANGE NOISE. THEN GEAR BOX DID NOT WORK AT ALL. SO, I HAD TO CALL A TOWING COMPANY TO TOW THE CAR TO A MAZDA DEALER SHOP. OAK TREE MAZDA DEALER INSPECTED THE CAR AND ASKED ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REPLACE WHOLE TRANSMISSION. AT THE TIME, MAZDA TRIBUTE RECORDED ONLY 45K MILE. I ASKED ANOTHER MACHINE SHOP TO INSPECT THIS CAR. HE HAS NEVER SEEN THIS PROBLEM BEFORE. IT SEEMS TO BE A DESIGN PROBLEM OF MAZDA TRIBUTE. *JB

Components: AIR BAGS

October 02, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 10055881
Consumer Location: KINGS PARK, NY
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIR BAG LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON SIX DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. THE DEALER REPLACED THE SEAT BELT RETRACTOR ON THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE FOUR TIMES. THE LIGHT CONTINUED TO ILLUMINATE. PLEASE PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 15, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10071112
Consumer Location: FORESTHILL, CA
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

MY TRANSMISSION HAS FAILED TWICE. BOTH TIMES THANK GOD UNDER WARRANTY. AFTER HAVING THE THIRD TRANSMISSION PUT IN LAST WEEK - IT LIT UP YESTERDAY WITH AN COOLANT PROBLEM (THEY HAD JUST COMPLETED NOT ONLY THE TRANSMISSION BUT A MAINTENCE TWO DAYS BEFORE). IT IS NOW BACK IN THE HANDS OF THE DEALER. FROM MY READING THIS IS AN ON GOING PROBLEM WITH THE TRIBUTE. I AM CONCERNED, NOT ONLY BECAUSE I WANT A SAFE AND GOOD CAR BUT IF IT HAS ALREADY FAILED TWICE - WHAT NEXT? AND WILL IT STILL BE UNDER WARRANTY. WHY ARE THESE TRANSMISSIONS FAILING? WHAT IS MAZDA GOING TO DO ABOUT IT. I DRIVE A WINDY MOUNTAIN ROAD EVERY DAY - AM I RISKING MY LIFE AND THAT OF MY CHILDREN'S IN THIS THING?

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EQUIPMENT

January 12, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10053073
Consumer Location: WOODLYN, PA
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IS DANGEROUS. KEY IGNITION PROBLEM - BACK TWICE TO DEALER TO FIX THIS. STALLED DURING A TURN - WHOLE CAR DIED, HAD TO USE THE EMERGENCY BREAK TO STOP AND THEN PUT INTO NEUTRAL TO RESTART. PCM DIED TOTALLY AND HAD TO BE REPLACED - HAD TO BE TOWED FROM MY DRIVEWAY (THANK GOD OR I MIGHT BE DEAD) TO NEAREST DEALER - I AM AWAITING RESPONSE ON FULL CORRECTION TO PROBLEM. I BELIEVE THE NHTSA WOULD BE DOING A DISSERVICE TO AMERICAN CONSUMERS FOR NOT PRESSING THE MANUFACTURER TO RECALL, DUE TO THE LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS REGARDING THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM OF THE 2001 TRIBUTE. DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO HAVE A 10 CAR PILE UP ON A FREEWAY OR HWY BEFORE THEY BELIEVE THE URGENCY OF THIS PROBLEM?

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 23, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10043634
Consumer Location: FORESTHILL, CA
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE TRANSMISSION FAILURE. THIS HAS OCC'D TWICE. LAST WINTER ON AN LOS ANGELES FREEWAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND LAST WEEK ON A MOUNTAIN ROAD. THIS IS THE SECOND TRANSMISSION FAILURE. BOTH TIMES IT WAS REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY BUT I AM AFRAID IT WILL OCCUR AGAIN.*AK

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 23, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10043635
Consumer Location: FORESTHILL, CA
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE TRANSMISSION FAILURE. THIS HAS OCCURRED TWICE. LAST WINTER ON AN LOS ANGELES FREEWAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, AND LAST WEEK ON A MOUNTAIN ROAD. THIS IS THE SECOND TRANSMISSION FAILURE. BOTH TIMES IT WAS REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY, BUT I AM AFRAID IT WILL OCCUR AGAIN.*AK

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY

September 25, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10041294
Consumer Location: DECATUR, GA
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

MAZDA TIRBUTE ESV6 HAS LOST ALL POWER UNDER NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS; NO POWER STEERING OR BRAKES AND ALL INDICATOR LIGHTS CAME ON. WHICH IS VERY DIFFICULT TO STEER OUT OF ONCOMING TRAFFIC TO GET OUT TO SAFETY. THE MECHANIC FROM JIM ELLIS MAZDA AT MARIETTA, GA TOLD THAT THIS CASE ALREADY HAPPENED TWICE (ONE FROM A DIFFERENT CAR). IN ADDITION, IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE VALVE GETS "CARBED UP." THIS OCCURS WHEN A DRIVER IS COASTING BETWEEN ACCELERATING AND BRAKING. ALSO, THE TRANSMISSION AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ARE ALREADY GOING HAYWIRE ON THIS VEHICLE WITH NO WIPERS, AIRBAG LIGHT CONSTANTLY ON OR BLINKING, TRANSMISSION SLIPPING AND GRINDING. *LA

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 15, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10038898
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

AT SPEEDS AROUND 40 TO 50 MPH IT FEELS LIKE THE TRANSMISSION IS SLIPPING WEATHER I AM ACCELERATING OR COASTING. I ALSO SEE THE TACH NEEDLE JUMP AROUND WHEN THIS HAPPENS. THE SLIPPING FEELS LIKE A VIBRATION IN THE VEHICLE AND THERE IS A LOST POWER. PAST THIS SPEED RANGE OR BEFORE IT THE VEHICLE OPERATES NORMALLY. DEALER COULD NOT FIX OR REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM.

Components: VISIBILITY

August 15, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10002899
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

OUTSIDE MIRROR ON DRIVER SIDE WILL VIBRATE AT SPEEDS OVER 50 ON THE HIGHWAYS. IN BAD WEATHER OR AT NIGHT IT IS HARD TO TELL WHO AND WHAT IS COMING UP THE SIDE OF THE CAR. THIS IS DANGEROUS CONDITION AS IT IS. MAZDA REPLACED THE MIRROR ONCE AND IT IS STILL JUST AS BAD.

Components: VISIBILITY

July 15, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10000186
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

THE EXTERIOR DRIVER SIDE MIRROR VIBRATES TO THE POINT THAT THE REFLECTION IS BLURRY AND DISTORTED AT SPEEDS OF 50 MPH OR HIGHER. THE MIRROR HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE DEALERSHIP BUT I STILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. THIS CONDITION IS DANGERIOUS IN BAD WEATHER AND NEEDS TO BE FIXED. THE DEALERSHIP HAS OFFERED NO HELP IN FIXING THIS PROBLEM NOR HAS SUPPORT IN CALIFORNIA.

Components: TIRES

September 07, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 767122
Consumer Location: WHARTON, NJ
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE FIRESTONE WILDERNESS HT P235/70R16 104T M+S TIRES WHICH CAME WITH MY 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE SUV UPON PURCHASE IN NOVEMBER OF 2000. RECENTLY, WITH 30,000 MILES ON THE VEHICLE, I NOTICED A CRACK RUNNING ALONG THE SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE OF ALL FOUR TIRES. THE CRACK RUNS ON THE SIDE OF THE TREAD WHERE I BELIEVE THE TREAD IS BONDED TO THE TIRE. I AM CONCERNED THAT THE P235 / 70R16 MODEL HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED UNDER YOUR CONSUMER ADVISORY OF 1 SEPTEMBER, 2002 OR IN ANY RECALL AND MAY BE A SAFETY HAZARD. I HAVE DIGITAL PHOTOS CLEARLY SHOWING THE CRACKING WHICH I HAVE SENT TO YOUR WEB MASTER EMAIL. I CAN RESEND THEM AT YOUR REQUEST. NLM

Components: STEERING SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 02, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 764258
Consumer Location: KIMBERLING CITY, MO
VIN: 4F2CU08131K****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE PERIODICALLY SHUTS DOWN AT LOW RPMS. POWER STEERING AND POWER BRAKES FAIL WHEN ENGINE SHUTS DOWN AND, AS A RESULT, THE TRIBUTE IS DIFFICULT TO STEER AND STOP. SHUTDOWNS HAVE HAPPENED AT LEAST ELEVEN TIMES - ALWAYS AT LOW RPMS (1000 RPM OR LESS). EACH SHUT DOWN OCCURRED WHEN I WAS COASTING DOWNHILL. GENERALLY, I WAS ALSO BRAKING AT THE SAME TIME. THE DEALERSHIP'S SERVICE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN EXTREMELY DILIGENT IN THEIR EFFORTS BUT SO FAR MAZDA HAS BEEN UNABLE TO PROVIDE THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE NEEDED TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. I BOUGHT THE TRIBUTE IN JAN 2001 AND EXPERICED THE FIRST FAILURES BEFORE THE FIRST 3000 MILE SERVICING. THE FIRST DEALER RESOLUTION ATTEMPT WAS NOT DOCUMENTED. THE TECHNICIAN QUERIED THE ONBOARD COMPUTER BUT THERE WAS NO CODE INDICATING ANY FAILURE. ON 4/28/02, AFTER MORE FAILURES, THE PROBLEM WAS DIAGNOSED AS A WIRING PROBLEM AND "FIXED". THREE MORE FALILURES OCCURRED BEFORE THE TRIBUTE REACHED 6000 MILES. THE DEALER COULD NOT DUPLICATE BUT ON 8/8/01 ADVISED MAZDA. NO REPAIRS WERE MADE. ENGINE SHUTDOWNS CONTINUED AND ON 10/09/01 AT 7,639 MILES, THE DEALER REMOVED THE BYPASS AIR CONTROL VALVE AND CLEANED THE PASSAGEWAY - AS ADVISED BY MAZDA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. THE TRIBUTE THEN RAN FINE FOR EIGHT MONTHS. THEN IN JUNE 2002, THE PROBLEM REOCCURRED AND THE DEALER WAS CONTACTED. DEALER STILL HAD SEEN NOTHING FURTHER FROM MAZDA CONCERNING RESOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM AND CONTACTED THEM ONCE MORE FOR ASSISTANCE. SUGGESTION WAS TO "RE-PROGRAM" THE ONBOARD COMPUTER THE NEXT TIME THE CAR IS BROUGHT IN FOR SERVICING. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION AND WILL UTLIMATELY RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT. SO FAR, SHUTDOWNS HAVE OCCURRED WHILE I WAS IN AN UNCONGESTED AREA BUT THAT IS SIMPLY LUCK. MAZDA AND FORD HAVE A REALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION THAT NEEDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION AND RESOLUTION. SO FAR I HAVE RECEIVED NOTHING FROM MAZDA LETTING ME KNOW THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE TRIBUTE. GUESS THEY FEEL IT IS NOT A PROBLEM AS LONG AS IT CAN BE IGNORED.

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