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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
#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.
#56 of 82 Stalls cold - 2001 Mazda Tribute
Mar 06, 2008 (5:23 pm)
First thing the morning - the car starts but idles low and seems like it's going to run out of fuel. Changed the IAC valve. No change. I don't think it would be the fuel pump or regulator. The intake was off this summer to replace #1 coil. Could there be a leak at the intake. If anyone has had the same problem, please let me know. Thanks. No other problems -YET!
#57 of 82 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
May 08, 2008 (5:17 pm)
hi! own 2002 escape xlt,2005 tribute and just bought 2008 escape ltd.really love the size,utility of them. i tow pwc and 20'seadoo jetboat,loaded up fuel,etc 3500 lbs no problem,go 4 miles to/from launch site.added a transm cooler at u-haul(50$plus 60$labor)on the '05 tribute.2002 and 2005 have a transm cooler but felt better adding more cooling.the 2008 hasNO external trans cooler so i'll go heavyduty cooler(larger unit).You gotta add the moonroof deflector and it gets real quiet.All are 3.0v-6 4wd models.you 'll love the 200!
#58 of 82 Flood killed my engine.
Jun 05, 2008 (9:03 am)
May 13, My wife was driving the Trib and got caught in a flash flood. Visibility was poor and she got off I-49 at the wrong exit. While attempting to get back on she drove into an underpass into about 5 ft. water. She said she could not see the water before hitting it. Trib is seven months old so we are insured and Mazda road service towed it to dealer at no charge. The dealer determined the engine is bad and insurance has okayed the repair as well new carpet and padding. Thank goodness she didn't open the doors so only a little water got into the front floorboard. Dealer ordered the replacement engine and it went backorder. Does anyone know why this engine would be in short supply? I understand that it is a Ford engine, 3.0 V6 Thanks in advance for any inputs. Bud
#59 of 82 Proud Owner!!!
Jun 15, 2008 (11:16 pm)
Hey gang. Proud owner of a new HEV FWD Tribute here in California. No complaints so far, great car, great fuel economy. Nice to meet you all!!
#60 of 82 Escape Engine Back orderd.
Jun 16, 2008 (5:08 am)
IF its back ordered, its probably because the Escape/Mariner/Tribute where the only products left using that version of the 3.0L Duratec AND for 2009 they will be using a different version that the plant is probably already shifted over to producing since 2009 Escapes are expected shortly.
Glad no one was hurt and GL with your repair.
#61 of 82 Re: Escape Engine Back orderd. [mschmal]
Jun 16, 2008 (3:59 pm)
Thanks for your reply. Never thought of that. You are definitely right , thank God no one was hurt. Got word today that new engine was received at dealership and they will start on it Wed of this week. Thanks again. Bud
#62 of 82 Need Some Advice
Jun 16, 2008 (6:18 pm)
I have a 2001 Tribute with 110,000 miles on it, and haven't had a single problem with it...until now. I'm having trouble shifting, and the dealership says the problem doesn't appear to be the clutch, so they're going to have to tear the transmission apart to find out what's wrong. Here's my quandry-do I spend $2,500 to fix a 7 year old car with 110,000 miles on it, or junk it while it's still relatively young? How long do Tributes usually last, and has anyone had major problems with them once they pass 100,000 miles? I'd appreciate your input.