Last post on Mar 24, 2013 at 5:59 AM
You are in the Mazda Tribute
What is this discussion about?
Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#4120 of 4133 Re: running lights blinking? [semag]
Dec 28, 2012 (2:45 pm)
Blinking running lights are caused by a faulty "DRLM" Daytime Running Light Module" I've got the same problem. Seems Mazda wants $160.00 for a replacement and all of the part stores I've checked don't even list them. Might be best to go to a wreckers. It is located under the dash about where the drivers knees are. Good luck.
#4122 of 4133 Escape Cutting Out
Jan 16, 2013 (9:20 am)
I have a 2002 Ford Escape 6cyl bought for my son. As ran well till recently. Now when overdrive kicks in and I start up a small grade it cuts out badly. Once I give it gas and the rpms go up it is fine. If I turn off OD it is fine. Has something to do with the low Rpms. Any suggestions
#4123 of 4133 Re: Something to check if your Escape has poor idle or stalling. [nopromech5]
Jan 17, 2013 (12:48 pm)
Hi, what hose(s) are you referring to please? Electrical? Which one(s)?
I appreciate your reply and help with this.
#4124 of 4133 Re: faint thumping sound left side [printerman1]
Jan 17, 2013 (3:22 pm)
Check the sway bar end link. It's a vertical piece about 5 to 6 inches long.
I had one replaced that was bent. It should be straight.
You can go to fordparts.com to see what one looks like.
#4125 of 4133 sudden loss of most engine power
by steve_ HOST
Feb 25, 2013 (8:39 am)
"Federal safety regulators have opened a new safety investigation into 724,000 Ford Escape, Fusion and Mercury models over reports of sudden loss of most engine power.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday it has opened a preliminary investigation into the 2009-2011 Escape, Fusion, Mercury Mariner and Milan"
U.S. investigates 724,000 Ford vehicles for engine problems (Detroit News)
There's been some throttle body posts in here so if you have an Escape that fits the years, you may want to file your own complaint at the NHTSA (link).
#4126 of 4133 nothing like off shore parts
Feb 25, 2013 (9:16 am)
computer hiccup? or the filter is clogged?
#4127 of 4133 Re: faint thumping sound left side [explorerx4]
Feb 25, 2013 (9:18 am)
they dont make them like they used to. Take a look at Magna.com, I could not believe how many parts they make for the big 6.
yes, U joint needed to be replaced. plus an alignment.
#4128 of 4133 Re: nothing like off shore parts [printerman1]
Feb 25, 2013 (3:29 pm)
"computer hiccup? or the filter is clogged? "
Ford confirmed a bad batch of circuit cards for certain 2009 models. The later models are being included out of caution by the NTSB.
#4129 of 4133 Re: Mazda Tribute 03 window seal leaking [reb22]
Mar 09, 2013 (3:46 pm)
I own a 2009 Tribute and have noticed some of the same things you report. Any metal piece on my vehicle, front to back, inside or out, seems to be rusting.
The fixtures which attach the seat to the car as you mention rust. The bolts holding the windshield wipers are rusting. In the rear hatch the bolts sticking up are rusting.
I have not noticed any water in the front of the vehicle, but the rear seal around the window in the hatch needed replacing (under warranty).
Seems that the same problems are still there.........unsolved.