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#1559 of 1866 Problem with my new Mazda Tribute, Please help!!!
Mar 09, 2005 (12:24 pm)
I bought my Mazda Tribute 2005(V-6)about 2 months ago. Problem i am facing, when i start the engine in the morning, engine starts with no problem. But a huge whistle blowing noise comes up(noise was so loud, my neighbor was scared one day) and stays for 30-40 sec and then goes away. So far, it happened 7/8 times. I went to the dealer and explain this situation and couldn't prove that to them. They want to listen to the noise. Did any one face this problem?? If so, could you please let me know, what exactly is the problem?
I would really appreciate this.
#1560 of 1866 Re: Problem with my new Mazda Tribute, Please help!!! [akhter2005]
Mar 09, 2005 (12:42 pm)
My Tribute has never done that.. Sounds like a belt, but I strongly recommend that you drop it off at the dealer and let them hold it overnight to try and replicate the problem in the morning. They should be able to give you a loaner since the car is only two months old.
Mar 09, 2005 (1:03 pm)
About three weeks ago I bought myself a Mazda Tribute and all was well, until a week later the brakes starting making a creaking/crunk type noise when you press them suddenly or when releasing the brakes slowly. It is annoying, as if there is too much friction with the wheel disks when braking. I took it to my Mazda dealer's shop (which is one of the most known dealers down here) and they checked it out and after 3 hours of waiting told me there was nothing wrong with the brakes and that they work fine. I figured they had solved the noise problem but I still heard it so to make a long story short, after having tested their patience, and after they had tested mine, I ended up talking to the manager of the shop and all he said was that the car was completely fine and that's just a noise the car will make and there's nothing they can do about it and that all their Mazda cars make that noise.
I'm no car expert but I'm pretty sure cars are not supposed to make that noise when braking. I even told him my brother bought a Mazda in that same dealership and it doesn't make that noise and he stayed quiet. He just said the car is fine again. I feel I'm getting cheated since I'm not paying for the car repair since free repair for 30,000 miles or 2 yrs, whichever comes first, was included when I bought the car. I'm taking it back again and my dad is coming with me as well but I am pretty sure they will say the same thing.
What do you suggest I do? Is this a common problem? Why did I not hear this noise in another Tribute I test drove before buying my Tribute?
#1562 of 1866 Re: Problem with my new Mazda Tribute, Please help!!! [dc_driver]
Mar 09, 2005 (2:35 pm)
Thanks for your quick response. But the problem is not consistent. It doesn't happen in every morning. And for the last 7/8 instances, it happened only in the morning, not in the other time of the day. I wanted to drop off the vehicle at the dealer, but they won't keep it as they are not seeing any symptoms. So, i am littlebit confused.
Anything else do i need to check? Please advice.
#1563 of 1866 Re: Problem with my new Mazda Tribute, Please help!!! [akhter2005]
Mar 09, 2005 (8:07 pm)
I would not be happy with the dealers response to this.. Any chance there is another Mazda dealer nearby that can look into this for you? Here is another idea, any chance you can try and capture the noise on a camcorder? Perhaps the dealer can hear and also confirm that you do indeed have a problem
#1564 of 1866 I've a question....
Mar 10, 2005 (4:22 pm)
about the Tribute v6 and the 2.3l 4 cyl. Can any of you out there who have driven these two shed any info on how you felt they performed next to each other? Edmund's owners of the 4cyl. in the new car section have said that the 2.3l had enough power and didn't seem to miss the v6. I'm kinda looking at the Tribute and don't want to spend the extra money or gas if it's not really needed. Thanks to all who can reply!
Mar 10, 2005 (5:09 pm)
The last generation 4 cyl Tribute engine was a poor seller for us and it was underpowered...I decided to take a shot with the new 2.3 and stock more than the typical "ad car" and it has worked out well for us. Selling well and the buyers have not been disappointed.
My personal opinion is this....if most of your driving is around town without a full load the 2.3 will be fine. save the $$$.
Mar 11, 2005 (6:01 am)
thank you for your reply and opinion. Does anyone else have comments? Thanks in advance!
Mar 11, 2005 (4:04 pm)
Hi, just bought a 05 Gold Ash Tribute. 4 cyl fwd
Love it so far, my snowblower fits in there and it doesn't fit in my brothers xterra!
Do you guys think awd is a necessity....I won't be doing any offroading and I've always driven in the snow the past 10 years fine without an awd.
#1568 of 1866 Re: New Here [nfldrock]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 11, 2005 (4:22 pm)
You live in a great place, although I've only been there in the summer (your winters sound extreme!).
I got by 20 winters in Anchorage with FWD, so it's not necessarily a necessity (maybe if you are regularly plowing through ten inches of snow or have to navigate a steep driveway, it's needed).
Good tires and a bit of clearance will go a long way - or just stay home on the snow dump days.
And welcome to Edmunds!