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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
#25 of 93 Re: Brake Squeal in 2002 Mazda Tribute
Sep 08, 2005 (2:22 pm)
I have a 2002 Tribute. I have had front brake issues since 10,000 miles. They squealed so the dealership turned the rotors. At 25,000 miles they squealed again, and after much determination on my part, the dealership totally replaced the brakes. Now at 45,000, the brakes squealed again so I took it to my local mechanic. He said that the pads were fine but the rotors were shot. The dealership from which I bought the vehicle said it is "normal" for rotors to need to be replaced every 20 - 30,000 on SUV's. Is this really normal?
#27 of 93 Re: 2004 Escape [escapenut]
Sep 16, 2005 (6:16 am)
I am proud of you escapenut. I just had the plugs and coil packs replaced at the dealer for $820.
#28 of 93 2002 escape auto trans noise
Oct 17, 2005 (6:29 am)
anybody have experience with a low whine noise coming from the auto transmission (66,000 miles)?
#29 of 93 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute Owners: Care & Maintenance [chris_notsis]
Oct 19, 2005 (3:41 am)
I have a question. Is it not necessary to replace the filter in transmission while transmission fluid change every 30k miles?
regards and thank you peter
#30 of 93 Paint on 2003 Tribute ES
Jan 13, 2006 (1:42 pm)
Has anyone had any paint issues on their Tribute?
I have a 2003 ES w/ 58,000 miles on it. The roof paint is starting to peel dead center in front of roof rack area ( right where the sunroof would be if I had one.
#31 of 93 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute Owners: Care & Maintenance [piotrn]
Feb 24, 2006 (8:35 am)
Many people forget the transmission and feel it is a "sealed" unit and will never need to be touched. This is wrong. There are moving parts in your transmission just like your engine. Granted it is "more sealed" than your engine. However dirt does find its way in. I highly recommend you change your transmision fluid at least every 25K-30K. This is much less expensive than having your transmission re-built or replaced. Just a bit of insurance.
#32 of 93 Re: Brake Squeal in 2000 Ford Escape [s5805]
Mar 14, 2006 (3:06 pm)
Is anyone having exhaust smell coming from heater vents in their Mazda Tribute? I have a 2002 model and this smell is driving me crazy.
#33 of 93 Re: Paint on 2003 Tribute ES [mbd57]
May 21, 2006 (6:59 pm)
I also have a 2003 Tribute with paint problems. I purchased my car,new, in April 2003. It now has approx. 75,000 miles. About a month ago I noticed 2 bare spots, between nickle & quarter size, on the roof just above the windshield. The Service Rep. at the dealers' body shop said that it is a paint defect. He also found a couple of smaller spots back near the roof rack. A Mazda rep. inspected the car last week. I'm still waiting to hear back from them. I have also learned that Mazda only puts a single coat of paint on the roof. No clear coat.
#34 of 93 Transmisson Problems
Jul 11, 2006 (4:46 pm)
After reading some of the postings guess I'm one of the luck ones or unlucky ones. I purchased my 2003 Mazda Tribute new about 2 1/2 years ago. I liked how it drove handled in snow and on ice. Except for a few minor problems like too noisy(highway & gravel)and lots of dust coming in will driving on gravel roads I've had no major problems. I have had one recall which took about 5 months to have fixed kept telling me they didn't have the part.
This was getting close to the time my warrenty was up, they looked at my service book told me everything looked fine. No mention that I should have the transmisson flushed before warrenty was off.
Shortly after warrenty was off the transmisson went, now I have to pay $5000. to have transmisson rebilt. Called dealer to express how unhappy I was about this, didn't seem to care and told us if the transmisson had been flushed probably wouldn't be having this trouble and it wasn't their problem because I hadn't bought extended warrenty. Sounded to me like even if I'd bought the extended warrenty the transmisson wouldn't of been covered because my Tribute wasn't in shop for $48,000 mile service call. This is the first and last time I buy something other than a GM or Dodge. Drove them until they had over 300- 400 thousand with no problems. No Ford for me, Mazda's to closely related