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Mazda Tribute, Transmission, SUV
#3 of 149 Re: 2005 Mazda Tribute transmission problems x 2 [hatestoyota]
Dec 07, 2007 (2:58 pm)
Thank you very much for the information. I am actually bringing my car back in on Monday because I am now getting approx. 8-10 mpg. The dealer responded by saying, "your transmission problem could be caused by a sensor in the fuel line". The dealer and Mazda are full of it. I have lost complete faith in Mazda. I've owned Honda's in the past, and I think it's time to go back. Unfortunately I am upside down on the hunk of junk. Good luck with your Tribute and thanks again for the info.
#4 of 149 Re: 2005 Mazda Tribute transmission problems x 2 [wedding1]
Jan 21, 2008 (11:13 am)
I also own a Tribute it is a '02, my transmission lasted me 75K miles, and when I called the dealer for an estimate to rebuild it, their response was that Mazda does not recommend to rebuild a faulty transmission and that I should get a brand new one instead, I laughed and told the guy that Mazda had screwed me once when they sold me the car and that they were not going to do it again, and hung up.
I found out that Mazda does not sell replacement parts to rebuild a transmission, in order to rebuild existing one they have to use aftermarket parts, which I am hopping are better than Mazda’s so I don't have to worry about this happening again before I am ready to buy a new car.
I was very pleased with my purchase until it crossed over the warranty miles and suddenly it seemed like everything started to fall apart, it is almost as if them SOBs made them with a 5 year life expectancy.
#5 of 149 Re: 2005 Mazda Tribute transmission problems x 2 [wedding1]
Jan 27, 2008 (10:09 pm)
I'd take a second thought about Honda automatic transmissions. They are, by far, the worst in the industry. If you're interested do a search for "transmission problems" on the following Honda's: 99-05 Odyssey, 03-07 Accord, 99-04 Acura TL. Honda made a huge impact on the US car market for at least 2 decades. I'm guessing that the people in charge of that impact have now retired.
#6 of 149 mazda TRIB transmission
Mar 09, 2008 (1:43 am)
I had problems a while back (2003 EX model) and the trans felt like it was surging and not wanting to shift even at 3000 rpms or more !! They found it to be a ground wire or shoddy connection somewhere in the transmission. It's a CD4E and a friend of mine told me he rebuilds them often and the box of parts has all kinds of '' check this , don't do that'', kind of suggestions .... very touchy to diagnose and service apparently. I did lots of homework to give the dealer some hints on what to check hoping it would get caught and repaired correctly. They did good since it was indeed an intermittent problem.
#7 of 149 How about manual transmission?
Mar 25, 2008 (9:42 am)
Guys are talking about issues with automatic transmissions? How about manual transmissions, does anybody know about issues with this type of transmission?
#8 of 149 Re: How about manual transmission? [andrew2506]
Mar 25, 2008 (11:02 am)
The Tribute does not have a manual transmission.
#9 of 149 Re: How about manual transmission? [bdyment]
Mar 25, 2008 (11:07 am)
Oops! I goofed. The 4 cylinder certainly does have a manual transmission. I was thinking of the V6.
#10 of 149 Re: 2005 Mazda Tribute transmission problems x 2 [wedding1]
Mar 25, 2008 (6:35 pm)
Sorry for such a delayed response to my first comment on my Tribute. FYI - I actually pursued this issue over and over with corporate, meaning I literally bugged the crap out of them, and they actually gave me a 100,000 mile, total care package, with a 0 dollar deductible, extended warranty at their cost. I actually had a Mazda Corp. Maintenance Tech come from out of town to test drive my vehicle, and after that I got the call from Mazda Corp. Consumer Compliance stating they would give me the warranty. I was willing to pursue this issue with the Corp. CEO if I had to. My vehicle still runs horrible and it literally feels like someone is rear ending me while I drive, but I have a little less worry now, knowing it's covered for 100,000 miles. Keep pursuing this issue with them and don't give in. FYI - they also replaced the fuel sensor line in my car and it didn't fix the problem. I am also extremely upside down on my vehicle and can't afford to get rid of the hunk of junk. Keep telling Mazda Corp. that they will be getting a letter from your lawyer if they don't comply. You may be better off to spend a few extra $ and have a transmission shop run a diagnostic. I kept telling Mazda corp. that I was going to do this and once the shop found the problem I would be sending them a lawsuit. I agree - I have had the best luck with Honda's Never again will I buy American. Good luck and keep me posted. If you need names or more info. let me know. Also threaten your dealership that you are going to make an appt. everyday to have your vehicle looked at. Trust me it works.
#11 of 149 Transmissions
Apr 15, 2008 (6:53 pm)
I notice no one here mentioned doing preventive maintenance on thier automatic transmissions?? I have owned both an Escape that went over 70,000 hard miles/towing/hauling with no transmission issues. Wife owns a Tribute with just over 50,000 no transmission issues. I know it is because I had the transmission flushed on both at 30,000 miles.
#12 of 149 Transmissions
Apr 18, 2008 (11:17 am)
I have a 2001 Tribute and have about 110,000 miles on it. It has been good to me and currently I am having the issue mentioned previously of the transmission surging and not wanting to shift. I actually have had this happen for most of the years that I have owned this car. It will do it for a period of time then go away for a long period of time and come back. It is going on about 2 weeks now and I am getting ready to take it in to get checked out. I have kept up with the maintenance of this car and have done a trans flush. Anyway - hope this isn't the end of this vehicle for me. I used to work for Ford corporate - quickest way to get a response is to get to the big wigs of the company. Things happen if you get through.