2001 Mazda wont start after sitting 6 months.

10

Asked by Dec 18, 2014 at 01:34 AM about the 2001 Mazda Tribute ES V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had the battery unplugged for 6 months on my 2001 Mazda Tribute ES.  It will crank but wont start.  Could it be the security system?  Or should I try a new battery?  Also, CD player no longer works after having battery unplugged?

2 Answers

109,985

If it cranks good then it's not the battery. It sounds like the security system has been activated and the radio has went into anti-thieft mode due to loss of power, check your owners manual on deactivating the security system, but the radio will most likely have to be reset by the dealer, you can try some of the codes on the Internet, but you usually wind up at the dealer. Next time you are going to leave it sitting like that I would recommend putting it on a battery tender system, that way the battery remains charged and your presets stay active.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

Thanks so much for your time and sharing your knowledge. I appreciate it a lot.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Mazda Tribute Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,100
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    270
  • #3
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Escape
1,145 Great Deals out of 108,086 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda CR-V
733 Great Deals out of 64,293 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota RAV4
638 Great Deals out of 63,003 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
239 Great Deals out of 17,464 listings starting at $1,950
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
886 Great Deals out of 72,238 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Highlander
541 Great Deals out of 43,163 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,072 Great Deals out of 67,951 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
1,115 Great Deals out of 77,076 listings starting at $1,100

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Mazda Tribute For Sale
19 listings starting at $4,700
2010 Mazda Tribute For Sale
35 listings starting at $5,697
2009 Mazda Tribute For Sale
27 listings starting at $4,500
2008 Mazda Tribute For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 112 listings starting at $2,995
2006 Mazda Tribute For Sale
117 listings starting at $2,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.