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#120 of 149 Re: 2005 Mazda - Is It The Tranny or Not? [darook24]
Aug 04, 2011 (10:04 am)
I've been a Ford person for decades, and subsequently bought a Mazda Tribute (Escape platform in a different wardrobe.) It has run well for 9 years, until this morning when the transmission refused to engage in any gear. The Overdrive light flashed intermittently just prior to the transmission disengaging. Although they haven't opened it up yet, the transmission repair person told me that the transfer case is often the culprit with 4WD or AWD vehicles. I won't know for sure until they get it apart, which could be a few days yet.
#121 of 149 Re: 2002 Mazda Tribute autom.trans.failing [barbara60ga]
Aug 04, 2011 (11:48 pm)
$2000 sounds about right, maybe even low from $2500 - $2800 depending on the damage. Understand that with a factory fix and parts, you may be set up for the same problem 70k to 100k miles out again. Factory parts and design (Ford transmission) is what it is.
I'd be more inclined to find or stick with a mechanic or shop that is off the trail from a dealership and make sure they can and will use a tranny rebuild kit that fixes the glitches of a factory design. Say it just that way and when you get a bite from a shop or mech that understands what you are saying, get an estimate from them. Trans get too hot often due to poor design. For some in the older days, it just meant drilling a pilot hole in a part of the valve body to let fluid get to parts it was not getting to as well. Ford could have easily fixed or modified it on the assembly line on the older cars but never did.
Get it fixed right and keep it forever b/c it'll be better than new. If you get it fixed via factory parts, drive for another 20 - 30k miles and sell it. Tell us how it works out though !! Good luck -
#123 of 149 2010 mazda tribute-6cyl.- shifting problems
Jul 31, 2010 (4:08 pm)
HELP --- I purchased a new 2010 mazda tribute-6cylinder in 4/2010. (I had a 2003 & 2005). I use the car alot, as I am a salesperson on the road everyday and use it for my personal use.
While moving into the shift motion, there seems to be a hesitation at different intervals going (hard shifting) and when down shifting, it seems to shake, and at other times, really double shakes, like the car is going to fall apart. This is a definite strong feeling. I live in the car, and I know every sound and have never had this before.
Has anyone had this similar problem. Dealer states this is normal, and I cannot agree.
PLEASE - PLEASE - I NEED IMMEDIATE HELP AND DIRECTION. THANK YOU.
#124 of 149 Re: 2010 mazda tribute-6cyl.- shifting problems [chemicals]
Aug 01, 2010 (4:19 am)
Vehicle should not shake like you describe. Did your dealer actually test drive it? If they refuse to take any action, take it to another dealer. This transmission description is not normal. If necessary contact Mazda U.S.A. directly.
#125 of 149 Re: 2010 mazda tribute-6cyl.- shifting problems [bdyment]
Aug 01, 2010 (5:13 am)
Thank you for your note. I have contact Mazda USA, and met with an area supervisor who feels this is a normal shifting pattern. He told me he connected my car to computer and found nothing abnormal. My check engine light did not come on and they can't identify anything. Hopefully someone can enlighten me to get more help with my situaiton.
#126 of 149 Re: 2010 mazda tribute-6cyl.- shifting problems [chemicals]
Jun 10, 2011 (10:34 am)
I'd keep hounding them or the dealer or go to a different dealer even until they do something about it... i.e. switch out fluid, take out the fluid and look at the pan to see if there's shavings, etc...
How many miles are on it? Still in waranty?
#127 of 149 Re: 2010 mazda tribute-6cyl.- shifting problems [ballparkfm]
Jun 11, 2011 (7:14 pm)
I now have 24,000 miles on the car, drive alot because of a sales job, and in the car alot. Problem still there, but have not felt it as often. Everytime I go to the dealership for maintenance, I asked if there has been any recalls, NOTHING LISTED ANYWHERE????
What will shavings show? I have not had this done, but if I do, should I do it at the dealership or thru another shop?
Thanks for your comments.
#128 of 149 Re: 2010 mazda tribute-6cyl.- shifting problems [chemicals]
Jun 26, 2011 (6:47 pm)
well friend we own tribute also with shifting problem for abt two years taking to mazda they keep saying no trouble found ...we took they to Lemon law
Mazda is giving us 8 years watty with no without any cost to us ...or replace the tribute ..... file the lemon law let me know please
#129 of 149 TRIBUTE 2010 PROBLEMS
Jun 26, 2011 (8:12 pm)
I am experiencing similar problems with my Tribute 2009 4 cyl. Please read into the Lemon Law Manual and find the Manufacturer's phone number and address and write a letter to them describing the problem. Also if you are planning to apply for the Florida Lemon Law or whatever state you reside; you have to also file a complaint to the BBB Auto Line as well.
You need to send copies of all the services you have had and letters to all of these places mentioned above. Please start this process before the vehicle is 2 years/24 months.
I am in my final process of the solution of this situation and I am getting 4 more years of Warranty or repurchase of another vehicle and pay the difference of the vehicle I chose.
Hope this information can help you.