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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, SUV
#62 of 93 Re: Mazda 2005 Tribute Accelerates during Braking! [genome1]
Mar 28, 2007 (5:36 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 93 02 Mazda tribute/ Ford escape??
Jan 28, 2008 (10:26 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 93 Re: Ford Escape/Tribute Owners: Care & Maintenance [richcub2002]
May 03, 2008 (6:46 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 93 Re: Paint on 2003 Tribute ES [fordtough3]
Feb 17, 2009 (12:10 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 93 2002 Mazda Tribute many issues
Jun 23, 2009 (5:17 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 93 Re: Paint on 2003 Tribute ES [CindySFBay]
Nov 16, 2009 (7:05 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 93 Re: Paint on 2003 Tribute
Dec 03, 2009 (9:59 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?
#70 of 93 Re: Paint on 2003 Tribute [ms1215]
Dec 03, 2009 (10:20 am)
I called my local Mazda dealer where I bought the car (Putnam Mazda in Burlingame California) and they told me to send a detailed letter which I did and I NEVER heard back from them. I decided that I had to fix the paint as it was beginning to rust so I took it to a body shop that I know and they fixed it for me. They couldn't even get the roof rack off, apparently it is soddered on or something like that and they painted most of the top roof. I must say that I see that another spot on the very top is peeling now. I have NEVER taken my car to the dealer again and although I really like my Tribute I would think seriously before buying another one because of this issue. Please let me know if you get anywhere with this as I still have a problem and spent over $300.00 fixing the old one. I would be happy to further discuss this with you. I can send you my email if you would like.
#71 of 93 Re: Paint on 2003 Tribute ES [barfeningjodi]
Dec 03, 2009 (10:24 am)
Hi there, I just replied to another owner with similar problem so check that post. I sent a lengthy letter to my Mazda dealer and never got a reply. I fixed the problem and paid for it myself but I see another spot of peeling paint developing on the top where it wasn't repainted. I would be happy to join together and contact Mazda again. Send me email at cindycal_00yahoo.com to further discuss. I completely agree with you that is what I was told that the roofs are not painted correctly. The body shop I went to was going to paint the whole roof but they couldn't even get the roof rack off, apparently it is soldered on....