Mazda Tribute Model Overview

Mazda Tribute Questions

My 2008 Mazda Tribute Will Not Go Over 50mph. Why?

my 2008 mazda tribute will not go over 50 mph. it is not the transmission. what could it be?


2002 Mazda Tribute Transmission No Engaging?

I have a2002 mazda tribute and purchased it and was told it has a bad transmission the guy bought the car running parked it and when he went to move it transmission would not engage into any gears...

I Have A Mazda Tribute 2002 Auto Column Shift

the overdrive light is staying on when driving but no issues with gears at higher speed how do i turn this light off


2002 Mazda Tribute Obd Port Not Working

Have a 2002 mazda tributw and obd port does not work when scanner is connected radio on car does not turn on and power locks do not work was told it might be a bad fuse does anyone know where it i...

Grinding Noise From End When Driving Faster Than 25 Mph

Grinding noise in front end and slight vibration. Rotated ties. Replaced brakes. Serviced front differential and transmission. No popping noise.

Mazda Tribute Overview

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.

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