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#2783 of 4149 Re: Brand new 2004 Escape XLS needs transmission [bjd2]
Feb 14, 2005 (6:07 am)
I have a 02' Tribute 3.0 and 4WD with 64,000 miles on it. Tuesday, 2/8/05 I was heading to work when I noticed the rpm's shoot up very high and the vehicle not moving. I was able to manual shift it to low gear and manually shift it to get to work. After extensive diagnosis I now am told I need a transmission......at 64,000 miles!?! Of course Mazda's warranty runs out at 50,000. They refused any help at all with warranty coverage. This is a $3,000 repair!!!!! I offered to pay labor to install if they provided the transmission, but they still refused. I am heading to see the GM of the dealership. Martin Mazda in Newark, De. to see if they will do the right and honest thing in this situation. When I originally bought this vehicle, my wife and I purchased (2) Mazda's, the Tribute and a 626. We have also referred several people. I am really regretting this decision. There is no way you should have to replace a transmission with this low mileage on the vehicle. I am going to try to get satisfaction on a local level first. Anyone who has experienced a similar problem with transmissions can you please e-mail me. Thanks
#2784 of 4149 Re: Lemon, or am I crazy?! [jag617]
Feb 14, 2005 (6:56 am)
I have the same vehicle and am at 64,000 miles, I need a new transmission and they are denying my claim. The %#!'s are hiding behind the warranty of 50,000 as it is written, rather than make the morally right decision and satisfy a loyal customer. My wife's 626 had similiar problems, it was in and out of the shop constantly. If I were you I would be afraid as well!!!
#2785 of 4149 Re: Recall [dc_driver]
Feb 14, 2005 (9:22 am)
Hello DC Driver - I have a Mazda Tribute I was wondering if you could offer some assistance on a good mechanic - I took my truck in for service and they are saying I need brakes & rotors before I took it in - no noise - now - a whole lot of grinding - I really believe they did something to my truck and I'm not a happy camper.
#2786 of 4149 Re: Recall [lmartin313]
Feb 14, 2005 (9:38 am)
Hmm. That sounds a little strange.. What year is your Tribute and how many miles? Is this a Mazda dealer? If I was you I would get a second opinion at a Midas type garage that specializes in brakes (not a dealer). My 02 Altima needs some brake work, and I cannot believe the difference in $$ between the dealer and my trusted mechanic down the street (about a $150 difference).
#2787 of 4149 Re: Brand new 2004 Escape XLS needs transmission [jgary]
Feb 14, 2005 (9:57 am)
Did you ever have any transmission work done by the dealer (PCM flashed, fluid changed, warranty work, etc)? If so, and you kept your receipts, I think you definitely have a case. There have been many reports of problems with the 01-02 transmissions on other Tribute chat rooms, and the underlying theme has been improper fluid replacement (Mercon V used instead of Mercon) at the dealership. If you can prove that the dealer used the wrong fluid, then I think you have a great case.
#2789 of 4149 Re: Brakes on Tribute
Feb 14, 2005 (11:49 am)
I have a 02 Tribute - it has 62k on it. They want $515.00 for the Brakes & Rotors.
#2791 of 4149 Re: Brakes on Tribute [lmartin313]
Feb 14, 2005 (12:43 pm)
I would definitely shop around. That seems kinda high.
#2792 of 4149 Re: Brakes on Tribute [dc_driver]
Feb 14, 2005 (1:14 pm)
Thank you for your assistance - it is much appreciated.