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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
#60 of 91 Re: Mazda 2005 Tribute Accelerates during Braking! [genome1]
Feb 12, 2007 (4:05 am)
I originally reported that my engine was revving although the tachometer did not show it. By the next day, the tachometer was about 3000rpm while in park.
My problem has been corrected. Here's what the dealer found:
The throttle was stuck in the open position due to carbon build-up. Throttle was replaced and carbon cleaned out (induction service). The dealer said that would cause the car to continue moving forward although my foot was on the brake.
I would suggest you take your car to a different dearlership.
#61 of 91 Re: Mazda 2005 Tribute Accelerates during Braking! [tribute3]
Feb 19, 2007 (3:13 pm)
That should fix the problem for a while. But stand warned. You must have the throttle body cleaned avery 30,000 miles or so. I have a 2002 Tribute and I've had the revving while idling happen several times and had to have the throttle body cleaned numerous times. Once it to 8,000 RPM with the brakes on. If I had let go the brake, who knows. Scary stuff. Good luck.
#62 of 91 Re: Mazda 2005 Tribute Accelerates during Braking! [genome1]
Mar 28, 2007 (6:36 am)
there should be a fuse for the ABS system that can be pulled or a connector on the controller itself that can be disconnected. This will prevent the ABS controller/pump from doing anything ie you'll just have "standard" brakes. This will set a light on the dash for a fault. You could try this and see if the brakes behave normally...then you know they are mechanically ok and therefore it is something with the controller or it's related systems...ie not a stuck throttle or a bad master cylinder, brake booster, etc.
just an idea!
#63 of 91 02 Mazda tribute/ Ford escape??
Jan 28, 2008 (11:26 am)
Are any of the parts interchangable??
I need two door handles inside both R and L
Rear wiper motor
Front hood molding
alloy wheel 16"
Anything at all??
#64 of 91 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute Owners: Care & Maintenance [richcub2002]
May 03, 2008 (7:46 pm)
read motor-oil bible.use 5w30,synthetic.ford recommends 5w20 just to eke out a tenth or two mp for cafe ratings,because before 2001,same engine and they had 5w30 on oil cap.year later SAME EXACT ENGINE!! oh,only thing you get with tow pkg is the actual hitch.the transm cooler same w or w/o tow.go to u haul and add one 49$ and 66$labor ford tech says thatll keep tranny fluid cool
#66 of 91 Re: Paint on 2003 Tribute ES [fordtough3]
Feb 17, 2009 (1:10 pm)
I am having very similar problems with my 2003 Mazda Tribute and my Mazda dealer said that they won't be responsible. I have noticed a number of Mazda's in my area with peeled paint. My car has 74000 miles and is almost 6 years old but I don't think that the paint should be peeling off and rusting. Has anyone else had this problem? Who did you contact to resolve this? It would be nice if they paid at least 50% of the repair price.
#67 of 91 2002 Mazda Tribute many issues
Jun 23, 2009 (6:17 pm)
Replaced front drivers side Wheel bearing but when turning to the left it still wobbles, all but three inside door handles are broke (which happened in less then a year) Water light stays on, engine light stays on, ABS light stays on, back hatch latch only works some times. And even though brakes have been replaced still not working properly. Master cylinder cap leaks!!! Has a loud bang noise when I hit a bump.
#68 of 91 Re: Paint on 2003 Tribute ES [CindySFBay]
Nov 16, 2009 (8:05 pm)
Just wondering if you were able to find a good solution to your paint issue. I have a 2003 Tribute and less than 75000 miles on it and the paint problem just started with mine-- it came off in a huge sheet in one area while I was driving- I thought it was a piece of paper! It was the first sign and now there are more spots. I took it to a body shop who said that it was a faulty manufacturer's paint job-- I guess they didn't use a sealant coat between the color and the E coat. Would love to know if anyone was successful getting Mazda to deal with the cost or repair of it.
#69 of 91 Re: Paint on 2003 Tribute
Dec 03, 2009 (10:59 am)
I ALSO HAVE A MAZDA 2003 TRIBUTE. THE PAINT IS COMMING OFF ABOVE THE WINDSHIELD AND ABOVE THE BACK WINDOW. I CALLED THE MAZDA REPAIR LINE (800)222-5500. I TOLD HIM OF THIS PROB. HE SAID THAT THEY HAVE NOT REC'ED ANY PROB'S ABOUT THE PAINT.HE CAN'T DO ANYTHING TILL I BRING IT TO THE DEALER (BILL HOOD MAZDA IN HAMMON LOUISIANA) AND EVEN IF I DO THAT THEY PROB WILL NOT FIX IT BECAUSE IT IS OUT WARENTY. NOW WHAT?