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Mazda Tribute Model Overview

Mazda Tribute Questions


Obdii Sensor And Catalytic Converter Replacement

My Mazda is in a repair shop for 3 weeks now. First the OBDII was not working. It was replaced with a generic one. Still did not work. Then replaced with a Mazda one. Took the car home, next morning...

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Amy Ostrow

Alert Lights

Check engine lights and also seat belt lights are on and off at times

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2004 Mazda Tribute Wont Start Sometimes

Hi have a question regarding a mazda tribute luxury 2004 model (auto) Sometimes (not always) the car won't start. I cranks to turn over but wont catch. The weird thing is i can try to start it 1...

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92 Mazda Tribute. Security Has Me Locked Out. Turned Key To Position 3 Whic...

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Why Does My Mazda Tribute 2004 Starts To Vibrate When I Turn My Ac On

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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.