2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE VIN: 4F2CU08152KM01680

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Damage
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VIN 4F2CU08152KM01680 Decoding Mazda Vin Decoder

Error Text

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

Make

MAZDA

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Tribute

Model Year

2002

Plant City

KANSAS CITY

Series

LX

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Kansas City

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

2002 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%

2002 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 4F2CU08152KM01680

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

April 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10861152
Consumer Location: BURR RIDGE, IL
VIN: 4F2CU08152K****

Summary of Complaint

CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF RUBBER BRAKE HOSE ON FRONT PASSENGER WHEEL. TOTAL LOSS OF ABS BRAKING SYSTEM DURING ATTEMPTED STOP WITH VEHICLE IN MOTION AND SLOWING AT AN INTERSECTION. MADE LOUD POP / GUNSHOT SOUND, SPEWING BRAKE FLUID. HAD TO ENGAGE EMERGENCY AND PARKING BRAKE TO PREVENT COLLISION.

Components: ENGINE

March 14, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10694949
Consumer Location: AIKEN, SC
VIN: 4F2CU08152K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD JUST BOUGHT THE VEHICLE FEB 7 2015 FROM MID STATE AUTO SALES AND IT SEEM TO BE IN REALLY GOOD CONDITIONS TIL THE NIGHT BEFORE THE 24 IT HAD STALLED OUT BUT STARTED BACK UP AND RAN FINE WAS TOLD IT WAS BAD GAS BUT THEN THE 14TH ME MY HUSBAND SON DAUGHTER AND GRANDSON WAS GOING TO THE STORE TO GET A FEW THINGS FOR BREAKFAST SO WE WOULDN'T BE LATE FOR CHURCH SUNDAY MORNING MADE IT ABOUT 4 TO 5 MILES DOWN OUR ROAD IT STARTED LOSING POWER REALLY BAD THEN SMELLED SOMETHING THEN SEEN SMOKE COMING FROM THE HOOD WE STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD LIFTED THE HOOD MY SON YELLED GET OUT ITS ON FIRER SO WE GOT OUT AS FAST AS WE COULD HAD MY 4 YEAR OLD GRANDSON IN HIS SET SO IT TOOK A MINUTE TO GET HIM OUT THANK GOD MY OTHER DAUGHTER GOT OFF WORK EARLY CAUSE WOULD OF HAD MY 9 MONTH OLD GRANDDAUGHTER IN THE VEHICLE THE DAUGHTER THAT WAS WITH US IS 8 MONTHS PREGNANT BUT ANY WAYS MY SON AND HUSBAND TRIED THROWING DIRT ON IT WELL I CALLED THE FIRER DEPARTMENT BY TIME THEY GOT THERE THE WHOLE VEHICLE WAS ON FIRER IT IS A TOTALED LOSS AND THEN FOUND OUT THE TRIBUTE HAD RECALLS FOR THESE KIND OF PROBLEMS AND OTHER PROBLEMS AND NOW WITH OUT ANYTHING AND OUT OF MONEY WHAT CAN WE DO. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10463158
Consumer Location: MATTESON, IL
VIN: 4F2CU08152K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED RECEIVED THE RECALL NOTICE ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 12V016000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC: ANTI LOCK: CONTROL UNIT/MODULE) IN FEBRUARY 2012. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE YET. THE CONTACT FELT THAT THE RECALL HAD EXCEEDED A REASONABLE TIME FOR REPAIR. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 82,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

Components: SUSPENSION SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

June 24, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10429198
Consumer Location: CEMENT CITY, MI
VIN: 4F2CU08152K****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING HOME AND THE FRONT COIL SPRING BROKE{THE TOP PORTION} WHEN IT BROKE IT BLEW OUT MY TIRE AND LODGED A PIECE OF IT IN BETWEEN THE BRAKE ROTOR SOME HOW TEARING THE TIRE TO BITS. AND THEN APX A MONTH AFTER THAT THE OTHER ONE BROKE LUCKILY IT DI NOT DO THE SAME DAMAGE AS THE FIRST TIME. SO BECAUSE OF THE CHEAPLY MADE AND WRONGFULLY HEAT TREATED METAL THE SPRING BROKE. WHICH COST ME A TIRE OF 165.00 AND TO REPLACE THE SPRING AT THE COST OF 273.69 THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL BECAUSE SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE AFTER LOOKING IN TO IT FORD EXPLORER,AND THE ESCAPE WHICH IS THE EXACT SAME AS THE MAZDA I FOUND THIS HAS BEEN A ISSUE FOR ALOT OF PEOPLE. A SPRING OF ALL PARTS OF A CAR SHOULD NEVER BREAK LIKE THIS. THIS COULD HAVE AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED BY NOT OVER HEATING THE STEEL THAT THE SPRING WAS MADE OUT OF THE IS CLEARLY NEGLECT ON FORD MANUFACTURING AND NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED BEFORE SOMEONE DIES.BECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO MANEUVER MY CAR SO I DIDN'T HIT ANYONE OR ANYTHING THE NEXT PERSON MAY NOT BE SO LUCKY.... *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 16, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10274029
Consumer Location: SAN CARLOS, CA
VIN: 4F2CU08152K****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE LURCHED OUT OF CONTROL WHILE STOPPED IN THE DRIVEWAY. IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL WHILE TRYING TO BRAKE AND ENDED UP PINNED UNDER THE GARAGE DOOR. THIS HAPPENED TWO TIMES WITHIN FOUR DAYS OF EACH OTHER. HAD THE BEEN AT A STOP LIGHT IT WOULD HAVE GONE RIGHT THROUGH THE INTERSECTION. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 26, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10236472
Consumer Location: CEMENT CITY, MI
VIN: 4F2CU08152K****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING 45 AND GOING TO 55 THERE IS A KNOCKING IN THE OVERDRIVE. THIS OCCURS ALL THE TIME NOW TRANS FLUID IS FULL AND CLEAN. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

September 28, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10138123
Consumer Location: MONTICELLO, KY
VIN: 4F2CU08152K****

Summary of Complaint

EGR VALVE BLEW OUT, REPLACED, REPLACEMENT VALVE BLEW OUT WITHIN 24 HOURS OF REPAIR AND WITHIN 30 TOTAL MINUTES OF VEHICLE OPERATION FROM REPAIR. *NM

Components: AIR BAGS

March 17, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10105044
Consumer Location: MUNCIE, IN
VIN: 4F2CU08152K****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIR BAG LIGHT CONTINUOUSLY ILLUMINATED FOR NO APPARENT REASON. THE CONSUMER HAD THE VEHICLE INSPECTED TWICE, BUT THE MECHANIC WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE A CAUSE. *JB

Components: STRUCTURE

December 10, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10054342
Consumer Location: BALDWIN, NY
VIN: 4F2CU08152K****

Summary of Complaint

REAR BUMPER BRACKET BROKE THROUGH THE BUMPER ON MINOR IMPACT LESS THAN 3 MPH. I HAVE SEEN MANY OTHER MAZDA TRIBUTES WITH THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM IN THE REAR BUMPER. * CB

Components: STRUCTURE

March 27, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 759949
Consumer Location: EAST BOSTON, MA
VIN: 4F2CU08152K****

Summary of Complaint

DAY BEFORE INCIDENT AN OIL CHANGE WAS DONE. THE FOLLOWING DAY IT RAINED AND WATER ENTERED THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. NLM

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11433315
Consumer Location: POCATELLO, ID
VIN: 4f2yu09192k****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owned a 2002 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, a pop noise was heard, the vehicle had unintended acceleration; the engine revved and sped up to 80 - 90 mph, inadvertently, and the brakes failed to engage after the contact had depressed with both feet on the brake pedal. The contact made a turn into a park and the vehicle slid, then crashed into a tree. There was smoke coming from under the hood and the contact turned off the vehicle before exiting and walking until she got assistance from a bystander, who called the police. A police report was filed. The contact did not receive medical attention at the scene but later went to the emergency room for injuries sustained with six broken ribs. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 230,000.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

March 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11325370
Consumer Location: MANSFIELD, OH
VIN: 4F2YU09112K****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING THE VEHICLE DOWN A CITY STREET THE STEERING BECAME EXTREMELY LOOSE. UPON INSPECTION WE FOUND THAT THE FRONT SUBFRAME HAD RUSTED/BROKEN AND THE LOWER CONTROL ARM HAD SEPARATED FROM IT. AFTER A SEARCH WE DISCOVERED THAT THIS ISSUE IS COVERED UNDER THE 7514D RECALL. A VIN SEARCH CONFIRMED THAT THIS WAS AN OPEN RECALL ON THIS VEHICLE. WE TOWED THE VEHICLE TO THE NEAREST MAZDA DEALER TO HAVE THE RECALL COMPLETED. AFTER ABOUT 1 WEEK, THE SERVICE ADVISOR CALLED AND TOLD ME THAT MAZDA WAS REFUSING TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. I CALLED MAZDA CUSTOMER SERVICE TO GET AN EXPLANATION AND WAS TOLD THAT THE RECALL ONLY INVOLVES INSTALLING A "REINFORCEMENT" BRACKET, NOT REPLACING THE SUBFRAME. I INFORMED THEM THAT I HAVE COPIES OF BOTH THE OWNER LETTER AND THE ENTIRE RECALL PROCEDURE WHICH BOTH CLEARLY STATE THAT IF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM HAS BECOME SEPARATED DUE TO CORROSION THE SUBFRAME MUST BE REPLACED AT NO COST TO THE OWNER. THEY TRIED TO TELL ME THAT "CORROSION" DOES NOT MEAN "RUST" AND THERE IS NOTHING MORE THEY COULD DO FOR ME. THE VEHICLE IS STILL AT THE DEALERSHIP, MAZDA OF WOOSTER IN WOOSTER, OHIO. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

August 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11255930
Consumer Location: LITHONIA, GA
VIN: 4F2YU09112K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT CALLED ON BEHALF OF THE OWNER OF A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, ANOTHER VEHICLE ABRUPTLY STOPPED IN FRONT OF THE OWNER'S VEHICLE. THE OWNER WAS NOT ABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE IN TIME AND CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF THE OTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED WITH FORCE. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT SUSTAINED CRUSHED RIBS AND A BROKEN RIGHT FOOT THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE OTHER DRIVER LEFT THE SCENE OF THE CRASH. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE AND WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,270.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING VISIBILITY STRUCTURE LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

January 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 11255963
Consumer Location: FARRELL, PA
VIN: 4F2YU08142K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP AND CONTINUED TO MOVE FORWARD. THE CONTACT HAD TO FORCEFULLY DEPRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, NONE OF THE LOCKS FUNCTIONED AND THE BODY FRAME WAS RUSTED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE REAR HATCH WINDOW DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 04V583000 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL), 12V357000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL), AND 14V174000 (STRUCTURE). THE VEHICLE WAS UNABLE TO BE DRIVEN AND WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE CONTACT CALLED PRESTON MAZDA (LOCATED AT 260 BOARDMAN POLAND RD, BOARDMAN, OH 44512, (844) 835-0773) AND WAS INFORMED TO TOW THE VEHICLE TO THEIR FACILITY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11243015
Consumer Location: UTICA, NY
VIN: 4F2YU08152K****

Summary of Complaint

I BROUGHT THIS CAR FRONT THE DEALER AND DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE RECALL ON THE CONTROL ARM AND NO ONE TOLD ME IT IS NOW 17 YEARS OLD AND I ONLY HAD IT FOR A YEAR

Components: AIR BAGS

December 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11163943
Consumer Location: HINESBURG, VT
VIN: 4F2YU08102K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11154523
Consumer Location: TONOPAH, NV
VIN: 4F2YU081X2K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD THE OIL CHANGED IN PAHRUMP, NEVADA AT ROUND 10 AM. AFTERWARDS, I DROVE THE VEHICLE AROUND TOWN FOR SEVERAL HOURS, LOADING IT UP WITH BELONGINGS BECAUSE I WAS MOVING 160 NORTH ON HWY 95. AFTER STOPPING IN BEATTY, NEVADA, MY SUV SPUTTERED. I TOOK THE SUV OUT OF OVERDRIVE INTO DRIVE TO SEE IF IT WOULD BACKFIRE TO GET THE DIRT OR WATER OUT OF THE FUEL LINE FROM JUST FILLING UP. ABOUT A MILE DOWN THE ROAD, I HEARD A BELT SQUEAL. THINKING MY TRANSMISSION MAYBE GOING OUT DUE TO THE FACT I HADN'T DRIVEN IN DRIVE FOR SOME TIME, I CONTINUED ON MY WAY PRAYING THE VEHICLE WOULD MAKE IT TO MY DESTINATION. IT WASN'T UNTIL I REACHED THE 88 MILE MARKER, DID THE SQUEAL HAPPEN AGAIN. THEN WHITE SMOKE FOLLOWED. I THOUGHT, WELL THERE GOES THE RADIATOR TOO. JUST PAST THE 92 MILE MARKER, THE ENGINE LOCKED UP. I STILL HAD WHITE SMOKE AND NO SHOULDER. I DECIDED I HAD TO GET THE VEHICLE OFF THE ROAD AT 7 P.M. I WENT OVER INTO THE DITCH WITHOUT TURNING OVER WITH MY BELONGINGS. IMMEDIATELY, I NOTICED THE OIL AND OIL PAN LIGHTS ON. MY HEADLIGHTS WERE STILL ON. I CALLED A FRIEND WHO TOLD ME TO GET OUT IMMEDIATELY. I CALLED 911 AT 7:05 P.M. THEY TOLD ME TO RUN. WITHIN A MINUTE A SMALL FLAME CAME SHOOTING OUT OF THE VEHICLE WHICH CONTINUED TO BURN FOR OVER ONE HOUR UNTIL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SHOWED UP TO PUT THE FIRE OUT WITH FOAM. I HAVE SPOKEN TO A COUPLE OF SEASONED MECHANICS. THEY SAID IT SOUNDED LIKE THE OIL FILTER WAS DEFECTIVE. ANOTHER SAID AFTER LOOKING AT WHAT WAS LEFT... ONLY THE SHELL, THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT UNDER THE HOOD. THE INSURANCE COMPANY, SAFECO HAS IT IN THEIR FORENSICS LAB TO DETERMINE FAULT. I GOOGLED FIRES IN MAZDA TRIBUTES 2002 AND RAN ACROSS A RECALL. I DID NOT RECEIVE A NOTICE AND HAVE CHECKED THE MAZDA WEBSITE USING MY VIN NUMBER. NOTHING ON MY VEHICLE EVER BEING RECALLED FOR THIS FIRE HAZARD. I HAVE PICTURES ON MY PHONE BUT LOST MY COMPUTER TO LOAD TO SITE.

Components: SUSPENSION

April 18, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11088838
Consumer Location: INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN
VIN: 4F2YU08102K****

Summary of Complaint

WE TOOK OUR MAZDA IN FOR THE SUB-FRAME RECALL 11-30-2015 AND THE DEALERSHIP, MORRIES MAZDA INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN, SIGNED OFF THAT IT WAS FINE. NOW 29 MONTHS AND 10,000 MILES LATER THERE IS A DIME SIZED HOLE RUSTED THROUGH THE SUB-FRAME AND BOTH THE DEALERSHIP AND MAZDA USA ARE REFUSING TO PAY FOR ANY OF THE RECALL REPAIRS WHICH WILL RUN ABOUT $4,000. THE FRAME IS A HEAVY PIECE OF METAL AND THERE IS NO WAY A DIME SIZED HOLE SHOULD OCCUR IN THAT SHORT A PERIOD OF TIME. I BELIEVE DUE TO THE COST OF THE REPAIR MAZDA USA AND MORRIES REFUSED TO DO THE NECESSARY RECALL REPAIRS WHEN WE ORIGINALLY TOOK THE CAR IN ON 11-30-15 AND ARE NOW REFUSING AGAIN TO COVER THE COSTS (MAZDA USA TICKET # 1-1249669028). THIS WAS CLEARLY A DESIGN DEFECT AND IF THE SUB-FRAME FAILS WHILE DRIVING , PARTICULARLY AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS IT CARRIES POTENTIAL LIFE THREATING INJURY TO THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE AND OTHERS IN THE AREA.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

April 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11084667
Consumer Location: JENNINGS, MO
VIN: 4F2YU091X2K****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE IS LEAKING BRAKE FLUID PER MAZDA RECALL MY VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED 01/02. AND IT SMELLS SMOKY! I DIDN'T GET A RECALL NOTICE BUT, MY TRIBUTE IS HAVING THE EXACT PROBLEM SITED ON U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT. QUOTE: MAZDA RECALLING 52,390 TRIBUTE SUVS FROM THE 2001 AND 2002 MODEL YEARS FOR A PROBLEM WITH THEIR BRAKES. ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, PART OF THE TRIBUTE'S BRAKE SYSTEM COULD LEAK BRAKE FLUID. IF THE BRAKE FLUID LEAKS, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT THE FLUID CAN COME IN CONTACT WITH WIRES THAT CONTROL THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM. CORROSION MAY DEVELOP IN THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR LEADING MELTING, SMOKING OR POSSIBLE FIRE,' NHTSA REPORTS. NHTSA SAYS THAT OWNERS SHOULD PARK THEIR MAZDA TRIBUTE OUTSIDE UNTIL THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN TAKEN IN TO THE DEALERSHIP TO BE FIXED. THIS IS UNUSUAL COMPARED WITH MOST VEHICLE SAFETY RECALLS, BUT WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF A FIRE OCCURRING, OWNERS SHOULD HEED THIS WARNING. AFFECTED MAZDA TRIBUTE SUVS WERE BUILT FROM APRIL 20, 2000 THROUGH JULY 19, 2002. YOU CAN CHECK TO SEE WHEN YOUR 2001 OR 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE WAS BUILT BY CHECKING THE STICKER ON THE INSIDE OF THE DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR JAMB.

Components: STRUCTURE VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

August 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11062061
Consumer Location: NEW HAVEN, CT
VIN: 4F2YU08142K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL, MY CAR IS HAVING ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS (ABS), I ALSO HAVE A LOT SO ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L V6 DURATEC ENGINES, DURING DECELERATION, THE ENGINE CAN STALL

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

October 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11053616
Consumer Location: REHOBOTH, MA
VIN: 4F2YU08182K****

Summary of Complaint

PCM/ECM

Components: STRUCTURE

August 06, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11014590
Consumer Location: FLINT, MI
VIN: 4F2CU09162K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH, THE UNDERCARRIAGE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE FRACTURED DUE TO SEVERE RUST. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE CONTACT DID NOT TAKE THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC OR DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 181,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10978762
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: 4F2CU08112K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE HEARD NEAR THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS INDICATED THAT THEY PERFORMED A MANUFACTURER RECALL FOR THE SUB-FRAME, UPPER AND LOWER CONTROL ARMS BUT THE CONTACT WAS UNCERTAIN IF THE DEALER ACTUALLY COMPLIED AND REPLACED THE PARTS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR FURTHER INSPECTION AND DIAGNOSIS. THE MANUFACTURER RECALL FAILED TO PROVIDE A SOLUTION BECAUSE THE CONTACT CONTINUED TO HEAR THE ABNORMAL NOISE IN THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. UPDATED 06/13/17*LJ

Components: STRUCTURE WHEELS

June 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10884398
Consumer Location: SUPERIOR, WI
VIN: 4F2CZ94173K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE FRONT PASSENGER WHEEL BECAME DISENGAGED FROM THE VEHICLE AND JAMMED INTO THE WHEEL WELL. THE FAILURE CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO BE IMMOBILE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND THEN TRANSPORTED TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER WOULD NOT COVER THE REPAIR DUE TO THE EXTENSIVE CORROSION. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V174000 (STRUCTURE) PRIOR TO THE FAILURE, BUT THE RECALL REPAIR WAS NOT PERFORMED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000....UPDATED 09/12/16 *BF *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

May 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10870807
Consumer Location: PARK HILLS, MO
VIN: 4F2YU081X2K****

Summary of Complaint

I WENT TO BUCKLE MY SON'S CARSEAT IN AND THE BUCKLE CAME OUT OF THE SEAT. AND I MOVED HIM TO A DIFFERENT BUCKLE AND THAT ONE CAME OUT TO AND THEN THE NEXT SEAT BUCKLE CAME OUT AS WELL.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 07, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10818816
Consumer Location: GREENFIELD, WI
VIN: 4F2YU081X2K****

Summary of Complaint

MY AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT HAS BEEN FLASHING ON AND OFF FOR A WHILE NOW. I REMOVED THE ITEMS UNDER THE SEAT AND THE LIGHTS WENT OFF AND WORKED FOR ALMOST A MONTH. ALL OF A SUDDEN THE LIGHTS ARE NOW FLASHING AGAIN, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE NO ITEMS BELOW MY SEATS. I WAS ABLE TO SEARCH ONLINE AND SEE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN MANY ISSUES WITH THE SEATBELT PRETENSIONERS AND/OR THE CONNECTIONS BELOW THE SEAT THAT NEED TO BE WIGGLED OR DISCONNECTED AND THEN RE-PLUGGED IN TO MAKE THE LIGHT GO OUT. IT HAS HAPPENED IN ALL SITUATIONS INCLUDING STATIONARY, IN MOTION, ON THE HIGHWAY, OR IN THE CITY.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10782824
Consumer Location: PORT ISABEL, TX
VIN: 4F2CU08102K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD BEEN DRIVING MY MAZDA FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES ON A 75 DEGREE DAY IN SOUTH TEXAS WHEN TURNING ONTO A FLAT, UNOBSTRUCTED, SMOOTH PAVED ROAD THROUGH A KOA PARK. AFTER TURNING, I WAS ONLY DRIVING THE 5 MILE AN HOUR SPEED LIMIT THROUGH THIS PARK, WHEN SUDDENLY THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG EXPLODED IN MY FACE WITHOUT ANY WARNING WHATSOEVER . THERE WAS NOTHING THAT COULD HAVE EVEN SLIGHTLY INDICATED A COLLISION -- NOT A SPEED BUMP, NOT A BIRD OR ANIMAL, OR ANYTHING. IT WAS JUST A SMOOTH, SLOW DRIVE AT 5 MILES AN HOUR ON A SUNNY DAY. THERE WAS 60% HUMIDITY FROM PRIOR DAYS RAIN. I HAD MY ARM UP TO MY FACE ALREADY WHEN IT HAPPENED, WHICH TOOK THE BRUNT OF THE HIT TO MY WRIST AND FOREARM. WITHIN LESS THAN 5 SECONDS THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG EXPLODED ALSO. BOTH RANG OUT A SHOT LIKE A PISTOL IN THE CLOSED WINDOW CAR. SMOKE AND BURNING SMELL STARTED FILLING THE CAR, AND I WAS ABLE TO STOP SINCE ONLY GOING 5 MILES AN HOUR, AND GET MYSELF OUT OF THE CAR QUICKLY. MY ARM SUSTAINED HUGE WELTS FROM THE IMPACT AND WRIST FELT EXTREMELY HURT AND BRUISED AND BECAME VERY STIFF AND HARD TO BEND. THIS WAS ALL WITNESSED BY AN RV CAMPER AT THE KOA PARK WHO WAS SITTING 15 FEET AWAY AND WAS STARTLED BY THE PISTOL FIRE SOUND OF THE EXPLODING BAGS. HE CAME OVER TO HELP, WHILE I LET THE SMOKE AIR OUT OF THE CAR. THE DRIVER'S SIDE EXPLOSION DESTROYED THE CENTER OF THE STEERING WHEEL, AND A LARGE CHUNK OF 3"X5" PLASTIC HAD BEEN TORN LOSE AND PROPELLED DURING THE EXPLOSION. I'M NOT SURE IF THAT IS WHAT PUT THE WELTS ON MY ARM OR THE BAG ITSELF IT HAPPENED SO SUDDENLY. I IMMEDIATELY TOOK MY CAR TO MY MECHANIC 3 MILES AWAY, DAN'S AUTO SERVICE OF PORT ISABEL, TEXAS, TO HAVE HIM INSPECT WHAT HAPPENED. HE INDICATED HE COULD SEE NO INDICATION THAT THE COLLISION SENSORS HAD BEEN TOUCHED TO SET THEM OFF, AND HAD NO IDEA WHY THE BOTH BAGS WOULD TRIGGER LIKE THAT.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

May 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10764236
Consumer Location: CAMDEN, NJ
VIN: 4F2YU09112K****

Summary of Complaint

HARD TO TURN IN SOUNDS LIKE MY LOWER CONTROL ARM IS ABOUT TO COME OFF.

Components: SUSPENSION

September 11, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10763500
Consumer Location: ROMULUS, MI
VIN: 4F2CU08132K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE TIRE TURNED INWARD WITHOUT WARNING. THE DRIVER OBSERVED THAT THE LOWER CONTROL ARM FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE AND WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V174000 (STRUCTURE). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 131,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 29, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10722418
Consumer Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
VIN: 4F2YU06B82K****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING 45 RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC THE SHIFTER CABLE BROKE

Components: AIR BAGS

May 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10722244
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4F2CU09102K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE DRIVING FORWARD AT APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, ANOTHER VEHICLE MADE A LEFT TURN AND CRASHED INTO THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED FACE LACERATIONS FROM PLASTIC FRAGMENTS AFTER THE AIR BAG DEPLOYED, WHICH REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 138,000. UPDATED 8/19/15*CN UPDATED 9/30/2015*JS........UPDATED 12/17/15 *BF UPDATED 10/17/2017*CN

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 25, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10704700
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO UNEXPECTED HIGH SPEED ACCELERATION CRASH. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED SHE CRASHED INTO HER GARAGE DOOR. THE DOOR WAS COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED;DAMAGE WAS DONE TO THE STRUCTURE OF HER HOME;THE VEHICLE PLUNGED THROUGH A BARRIER BEAM IN THE GARAGE THROWING IT ON TOP OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONSUMER SUFFERED A SWOLLEN KNEE. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 25, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10692662
Consumer Location: SELMA, CA
VIN: 4F2YU09132K****

Summary of Complaint

HAVE OWNED THIS CAR FOR 2 YEARS, COME APRIL 2015. 8 MONTHS OF THOSE 2 YEARS IT HAS BEEN SITTING IN THE DRIVE WAY BROKE DOWN.WAS OUT OF TOWN WHEN I FELT THE TRANSMISSION SLIP AND DECREASE IN ACCELERATION WHILE I WAS ON THE FREEWAY HOME. I HAD TO GET OFF ON THE NEAREST EXIT WITH MY 1YR OLD DAUGHTER IN THE BACK, AND THERE WAS A STOP LIGHT FROM THE OFF RAMP TO THE ROAD, IT WAS RED WHEN I GOT OFF SO OF COURSE I HAD TO STOP. WELL THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN AND MY CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE IT JERKED LIKE THE GEARS WERE TRYING TO SHIFT BUT COULD NOT. I HAD TO GET OFF IN REVERSE AND WAIT 4 HOURS FOR A TOW TRUCK. WE WERE 128 MILES FROM HOME. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIX IT, STILL UNFORTUNATELY STILL PAYING ON IT. I KNOW THERE HAVE BEEN RECALLS MADE IN APRIL OF 2004 FOR THIS MODEL CAR. I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF MINE FALLS UNDER THAT RECALL AND I'M I ELIGIBLE EVEN THOUGH I AM THE SECOND OWNER. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC SERVICE BRAKES

March 02, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10691604
Consumer Location: ROCK HILL, SC
VIN: 4F2YU09182K****

Summary of Complaint

I NOTICED A BRAKE FLUID LEAK UNDER THE VEHICLE IN MY GARAGE. AFTER CHECKING UNDER THE HOOD, I NOTICED BRAKE FLUID SPLATTERED AROUND ENGINE COMPARTMENT. WHEN I CHECKED THE BRAKE FLUID,THE TOP WAS LOOSE,AND THE RESERVOIR WAS LOW. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I NOTICED THIS, AND WHEN I CHECKED MY VIN# AGAINST RECALLS, THERE IS NONE FOR THIS PROBLEM FOR MY PARTICULAR VEHICLE. BUT I KNOW THERE IS A SAFETY RECALL IN EFFECT FOR 2001-2002 TRIBUTES FOR THIS PROBLEM PER NHTSA 12V016000. IT SPECIFICALLY REFERENCES THE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR CAP, WHICH I THINK MAY BE MY PROBLEM ALSO. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 18, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10682507
Consumer Location: RUSK, TX
VIN: 4F2YU09192K****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR MASTER SWITCH WAS FAULTY PREVENTING THE DOORS FROM BEING LOCK OR UNLOCK. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHERE THE VEHICLE REPAIRED. HOWEVER, THE REMEDY FAILED TO REPAIR THE PROBLEM SINCE THE QUALITY OF THE PRODUCT USED TO REPAIR WAS POOR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE, WHO ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE PROBLEM WAS DUE TO NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 103,000.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

January 12, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10672573
Consumer Location: GAFFNEY, SC
VIN: 4F2YU09162K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR WINDOW LATCH FAILED TO LOCK. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER STATED THE VIN WAS NOT AFFECTED BY NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V605000 (LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES). THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 220,000.

Components: ENGINE

January 05, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10670635
Consumer Location: CLEVELAND, GA
VIN: 4F2YU09152K****

Summary of Complaint

TL- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THE SERVICE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE SPEED REDUCED TO 20 MPH. THE CONTACT NOTICED THERE WAS SMOKE EMITTING FROM UNDER THE HOOD AND IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE ENGINE AND WIRING WERE ON FIRE. A FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS ABLE TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE. A POLICE/FIRE REPORT WAS FILED AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES REPORTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. DJR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 23, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10667883
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4F2YU08142K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, IT CAUGHT FIRE. THE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED BY A FIRE DEPARTMENT. A POLICE AND FIRE REPORT WERE FILED AND NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 12V016000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: SEAT BELTS

October 04, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10662237
Consumer Location: POTOSI, MO
VIN: 4F2CU08132K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER'S SIDE SEAT BELT SEIZED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT HE ATTEMPTED TO SWITCH THE REAR SEAT BELT WITH THE FRONT PASSENGER'S SIDE SEAT BELT AND DISCOVERED THAT BOTH REAR SEAT BELTS WERE SEIZED AS WELL. THE VEHICLE WAS WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 166,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

November 19, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10659735
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: 4F2CU08142K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ABS SENSOR ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY SEVERAL TIMES. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESTART AFTER PARKING IT. THE CONTACT USED BATTERY CABLES AND WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT WAS NOT NOTIFIED NOR WS THE VEHICLE INCLUDED IN RECALL NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 12V016000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC), NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 07V157000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC) AND NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 07E023000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

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