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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
#57 of 91 Re: Mazda 2005 Tribute Accelerates during Braking! [tveilleux]
Jan 31, 2007 (8:54 pm)
Thank you for your astute diagnosis. Now, what's the best strategy to get the problem identified? Mazda Canada has taken the position that they have never heard of it before and won't get involved in the absence of the dealer finding a problem. Because the dealer has been unable to duplicate the occurrence during roadtests over the past week and has found nothing amiss with the ABS, Mazda will not pay for a rental vehicle under my extended warranty. I've just faxed your comments to the dealer. Because this is a significant safety issue, I reported it to Transport Canada today, but I have no idea how aggressive they will be in investigating. The bottom line: I've been without wheels for a week already and I believe it is unwise to accept the vehicle until the problem is resolved. How does one put the screws to Mazda?
Perhaps take the vehicle to a Toyota dealership for diagnosis?
#58 of 91 Re: Mazda 2005 Tribute Accelerates during Braking! [genome1]
Feb 01, 2007 (5:45 am)
How about a Ford dealer. The Tribute is a Ford Escape with a Mazda badge.
#59 of 91 Re: Mazda 2005 Tribute Accelerates during Braking! [genome1]
Feb 06, 2007 (4:21 pm)
I have a 2002 Tribute and had almost the same issue this evening - many similarities. In my case, the engine would not start. Once started the engine sounded like it was idling extremely high, however the tachometer was at 1.5. All of a sudden there was a loud sound like an explosion out the rear of the car. To be honest, the engine sounded like a race car. I put the car in reverse to back out of the garage - no change in the engine sound. Brakes were not soft, but felt like I had no braking power. Once I backed out of the garage, I shifted to 'Drive' and although my foot was on the brake, the car proceeded to move forward.
I was hoping to drive it to the dealership, but decided it was unsafe. Am having it towed in the morning. Will be happy to let you know what they find out.
#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.