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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
#46 of 82 Recall Mazda Tribute/ Ford Escape Rotors
Jun 05, 2006 (1:53 pm)
Dont waste your time with mazda like i did, contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration www.nhtsa.dot.gov and file a complaint on your mazda defects. I have a 2002 mazda tribute, and this is the second time i am having to replace the rotors, the first rotors and brake pads were replaced at 17,000 miles, now 10,000 miles later with 27,000 miles here we go again, warped rotors. mazda like most manufactures will deny, and not take any responsibilities to fix your vehicle, unless you file a complaint to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration compiles the complaints, and are the ones to force the manufacture to issues recalls and remedy known problems the dealer keeps denying they are aware of. Besides the rotors this has been the most unreliable vehicle, i wasted my money on. This is the last mazda i will ever purchase. Buyer beware, check the website i posted and you can view all the complaints, issues and recalls affected with your vehicle.
#47 of 82 Question of 3.0 V6 engine maintenance
Jul 17, 2006 (11:36 am)
To replace the spark plug and ignition coil for #1 cylinder of the v6 enging of 2002 Tribute, do I need just remove the engine cover or I have to remove the intake manifold to reach them?
#48 of 82 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Nov 02, 2006 (6:15 am)
Can I create a new discussion? If not, could you please create one called "CX5: Tribute 2008"? thanks.
#49 of 82 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute Owners: Meet the Members [carrito]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 02, 2006 (6:21 am)
Sure you can create a new discussion. We have a Future Vehicles board and that would be the place to put it. Instructions are available in the Help link at the bottom (basically go to Future Vehicles and the "Add Discussion" link will be located at the right above the first listed discussion).
Jun 16, 2007 (5:45 am)
I know it's been a long time since anyone has posted here, but I just placed an order for a 2008 Escape XLT (V6) with just about every bell and whistle they have. I'm hoping that most of the problems I've read about here have been resolved in this new model year.
This will be my first SUV, a class of vehicle I never thought I'd own, so I'm hoping it will live up to my expectations. It was my only option for upstate NY winters and Adirondack road conditions, and still hope to save a little on gas.
I really wanted the engine block heater, but it wasn't available on the XLT. Has anyone had any problems with very cold weather, especially if the vehicle sits for a few days? Also, what kind of mileage is everyone seeing on the highway?
#51 of 82 Re: Hello [ladyblue]
Jun 16, 2007 (6:33 am)
Never mind. I found the answers.
Note to self: Read before posting, dummy!
#52 of 82 Re: 2005 Tribute has rear wheel squeak [odie6l]
Jun 22, 2007 (11:25 am)
Just bought a 2005 Tribute 4WD GT last week. Fairly new with only 39K on it. Can't wait to test it here in our Vancouver terrain. Summer or winter, I think I will enjoy it, i hope.
This squeaking sound that you mentioned, I heard it for the first time last night. Then it went away. Any new info about this??
#53 of 82 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Jul 26, 2007 (10:26 am)
Thanks, KarenS, for this thread.
I own a 2003 Mazda Tribute LX as of yesterday. Yay! I love it. This forum is invaluable to me. Glad I found it.
#54 of 82 2008 Tribute S Touring
Oct 16, 2007 (5:41 pm)
My wife got this vehicle Oct 3. So far she is extremely happy with it. No problems noted, everthing working as advertised. Got the 6CD and she really likes it. The V6 is smooth and suits our driving style perfectly. About 350 miles so far.
#55 of 82 Re: Hello [ladyblue]
Oct 17, 2007 (9:03 am)
I live in Saskatachewan Canada (about 1000 miles str. north of Denver) and my 07 Escape came with a block heater so dont let them tell you its not available. You may want to consider an inline hose engine heater, theyre usually substantially cheaper to install and they seem to work as good as the factory heater. My Escape has worked flawlessly so far in weather as cold as -30 and seems to heat up fairly quickly.