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#123 of 144 2010 mazda tribute-6cyl.- shifting problems
Jul 31, 2010 (5:08 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 144 Re: 2010 mazda tribute-6cyl.- shifting problems [chemicals]
Aug 01, 2010 (5:19 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 144 Re: 2010 mazda tribute-6cyl.- shifting problems [bdyment]
Aug 01, 2010 (6:13 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 144 Re: 2010 mazda tribute-6cyl.- shifting problems [chemicals]
Jun 10, 2011 (11:34 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 144 Re: 2010 mazda tribute-6cyl.- shifting problems [ballparkfm]
Jun 11, 2011 (8:14 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 144 Re: 2010 mazda tribute-6cyl.- shifting problems [chemicals]
Jun 26, 2011 (7:47 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 144 TRIBUTE 2010 PROBLEMS
Jun 26, 2011 (9:12 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.
Jan 12, 2012 (8:44 am)
On April 6th 2010 I posted on here about my transmission problems. I at that time had 43,000 miles on my car and owned my car for a little over a year and a half. Here we are today Jan 12 2012 I now have 85,000 miles on my Tribute. And guess what I will now be replacing the transmission again. So Warning to all I guess Mazda only makes there transmissions last for about a 1 &1/2 and for 43,000 miles. I am so pissed of now. But I am awaiting a call back that I bought my car from that gave me warranty forever on, so lets see the reasons they are going to try to give my to not replace this for a second time for free.
#131 of 144 Mazda Tribute ( Ford Escape ) Transmission
Feb 23, 2012 (8:40 pm)
Way too many problems with trans. The noise I've heard and $3080.00 repair bill on Jasper rebuild proves this is not isolated incident. Failed after less than 60K. Used by wife just to take kids to school and grocery store etc... probably why this 06 model took so long to die. That is so long in the housefly lifespan of a Mazda. This is a very poor performance by Ford. Our Tribute hardly ever ran for more than 45 min at a time - just didn't have need to drive for very long or far. Damn thing should have gone over 100K before tranny died. Don't know what can be done outside of everyone taking a few moments to complain to Ford / Mazda folks and vent in forums like this. Guess I shoulda spent an extra $8K and got her a F150.
#132 of 144 Re: Mazda Tribute ( Ford Escape ) Transmission [dennis1956]
Feb 24, 2012 (12:14 pm)
If you have the F/awd system then there is now little doubt that the entire drive train is being overstressed via the automatic activation, engagement, of the rear drive even on highly tractive surfaces.
I suggest that the longevity of the driveline could be seriously extended if you add a switch such that the rear drive clutch could be disabled unless the driver is aware or suspicious of slippery roadbed conditions.