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Mazda Tribute Model Overview

Mazda Tribute Questions

Windhaven
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Wrong Car Key Stuck In Ignition Of 02 Mazda Tribute And Won't Release.

Is it a security issue with a timed release, if so how long will it take? Wiggling steering wheel is not working. Happened years ago and had car towed. When dealer mechanic simply pulled key out, no o...

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lnomeikaite
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My 2001 Mazda Tribute Will Judder Occasionally (feels Like Driving Over Hig...

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Bouncer59
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My 2001 Mazda Tribute Will Not Move In Drive Low 2 & 1 Are Ok Any Solutions...

My 2001 Mazda Tribute will not go when in drive when in low 2 & 1 it seems ok fluid is full I drive without overdrive all the time any recommendations as what to do

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Alesha Smits
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My Passenger Side Front And Back And Driver Side Back Windows Wont Roll Dow...

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Ben Arenas
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Mazda Tribute Wont Start Has Something To Do With Ignition Switch,already R...

15 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

About the Mazda Tribute

Making its debut in 2001, the compact Mazda Tribute SUV was based on the same platform as the Ford Escape (which debuted the same year). It was not the first time Mazdas and Fords had shared components and platforms. In 1979, Ford bought a 25-percent stake in Mazda, and the two automakers have been linked ever since. In fact, Mazda built early Ford Ranger pickup trucks, until Ford took over production of the trucks in the mid-1980s. Mazda did make an effort to distinguish its SUV from Ford's, however, labeling the Tribute as a sport SUV, and backing that up with sporty styling and a series of peppy engines.

Throughout its run, the Tribute was available in both front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions. Power has been provided by a series of four-cylinder and V6 engines. Initially, power was provided by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produced 130 horsepower, or a 3.0-liter double-overhead-cam V6 that pumped out 200 horsepower. In 2005, power for the four-cylinder was boosted to 153 horsepower.

For its first four years, the Tribute was available in three trim packages, including the entry-level DX, the mid-level LX, and the high-end, leather-interior ES. Following a redesign in 2005, trim packages were revised to include entry-level i and higher-end s packages, with leather seats being available only as an option. Standard features for both packages included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, and a stereo system with a CD player.