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Mazda Tribute, SUV
#1817 of 1866 Re: Dashboard Radiator Indicator Light [gregmaz]
Apr 27, 2007 (7:43 pm)
I have the same problem on my 2001 - the radiator indicator light goes on once the engine has warmed up. It sometimes stays on, sometimes goes off, and then goes back on a while later. The temp. gauge has never gone above 1/2, and the fluid level in the overflow tank is very good. Should I worry? What might be wrong - bad indicator light?
May 02, 2007 (1:37 pm)
">That's nothing. Just the other day in my 02' as I was driving down the road my transmission blew up and spewed parts all over the road! Then, all 4 tires fell off! Then the back hatch started to squeak and it too fell off. Just about then I noticed that my dealer had put in Mercon V instead of Mercon. That must explain the doors falling off. Now my paint is fading and Mazda won't make good on it! I'll never buy another Tribute again what a lemon.
Believe what you want. More than half of these postings are BS just like what's above. I have 140K on my 02' and few problems (all minor).
#1819 of 1866 Re: Postings [mechnix]
May 02, 2007 (5:42 pm)
You realize, of course, that you are replying to a two year old posting.
I am glad that you have experienced few problems with your Tribute. I am also glad that you took the time to read all 1800+ postings in order to provide us with your evaluation.
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#1820 of 1866 Re: Postings [tidester]
May 03, 2007 (10:12 am)
Yes, I know its old. New post, old post. My point is everyone should read between the lines in these posts. There are people who have other motives in posting problems (or have they really had problems?)with their autos. Granted, there are people with problems and these boards can be of help. But, let the reader beware, all is not as it seems!
#1821 of 1866 Airbag indicator light problem
Jun 13, 2007 (5:27 am)
I hope someone can help. I own a Mazda Tribute 2002 V6. 6 months after I purchased it, I had a problem with the airbag indicator light appearing on the daskboard. It would blink on and off and then it would stay on. The garage at the dealar replaced a sensor module on it. Now 5 years later and guarantee being expired, I am running into the same problem where the light blinks and then it stays on while driving.
Has anyone out there experienced the same problem and if so, how did you resolve it? Must I bring it to the dealer to get this repaired? Any info would be nice.
#1822 of 1866 Re: Regular chirp being heard?? [hcor]
Jun 22, 2007 (10:05 am)
Just bought a used 2005 GT Tribute with 39K mileage last week. It was just last night I noticed that chirp or squeaking sound that seems coming from the right side, which comes and goes. Most of the time, its not there.
I think it's already been discussed here before, I'll keep looking for the postings.
If there's new info about it, it'll be much appreciated.
#1824 of 1866 Re: Airbag indicator light problem [joe_2476]
Jul 15, 2007 (12:32 pm)
i also have a 2002 mazda tribute(leased) the air bag light came on we took it to the dealer and they fixed it(computer sensor). the lease is up in september new problem power steering pump leaking ,needs replacing. dealer wants to charge over 700.00 to fix it. i checked the pump price less then 50.00 the rest would be labor. i am having my own machanic check it out. i will be returning the car in less then 2 moonths. only has 39,000 miles. nver had any other problems.
#1825 of 1866 Getting ready to buy used '03 Tribute ES V6 4WD
Jul 24, 2007 (5:39 pm)
Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum. I'm purchasing my new to me Tribute tomorrow if all goes well with the 2nd test drive. On my first, and my boyfriend's separate test drive, we noticed a whine. The salesman drove it and sent it to the shop for a bearing replacement. I need to drive it again to see if I can still detect the sound. Also, I asked if all of the recalls on the '03 Tribute were addressed. I got a less than thrilling response: "The shop checks for all of those things before we sell it to you." I guess I am looking for some advice on this before I purchase it. Please respond and wish me luck too!
#1826 of 1866 Re: Airbag indicator light problem [joe_2476]
Sep 09, 2007 (12:08 pm)
I have had this same problem since I drove my 2002 mazda tribute off the lot. I have called mazda canada a number of times and have complained to the dealer. They won't do nothing about it. Its been in the shop a number of times but the problem keeps coming back.I can't even sell it cause no one wants this problem. If anyone has any info please let me know