For 2009, Mazda made a slew of mechanical changes designed to improve performance and efficiency, including new four-cylinder and V-6 engines. The Tribute was redesigned for 2008 model year, although the platform remained the same. Exterior Unlike many other Mazda vehicles, the Tribute does not get a large grille that makes the front of the car look like it is smiling. Recall Date 2016-10-28 Description Mazda North American Operations Mazda is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Tribute vehicles manufactured March 3, 2009, to May 26, 2011. The V6 Tribute comes with the 3. For a more in-depth look at this crossover, read TheCarConnection's most recent. Problems with an immobilizer chip in the ignition key may cause no-start issues.
Since both major crash-test agencies have changed their ratings, no figures are available yet for the 2011 model year. Front and side airbags are standard, along with side-curtain airbags that extend rearward. The base version uses a 2. Trucks are bigger and faster, yet more refined. For 2011, Mazda says the Tribute carries over largely unchanged. Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels are offered. Mazda Tribute is available as a front- or four-wheel drive, with a 4-cylinder or V6 engine.
Interim notices informing owners of the safety recall were mailed on December 23, 2016. If your blower motor only works at the highest speed settings, it could be caused by a bad r; the repair is not very expensive, the blower motor resistor is located behind the glove box. All Tribute models, including the hybrid, can be specified with either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Knocking in the front end when driving at slow speeds over small bumps could be caused by bad front sway bar links; have your front end inspected. Warning lights staying on while driving indicate a problem. Remedy Timken has begun notifying distributors who will offer purchasers replacement wheel bearings, free of charge. The split rear seat folds flat with headrests removed and the liftgate glass opens separately.
The sharpened interior made the same progression, and in general it's a more pleasant place to sit than in the Escape, since the piano-black plastic trim and chunky steering wheel feel a bit nicer to the fingertips than the grainy plastics inside the Ford. We sort it out for you right here, including specs on all the new models,…. Cons: Poor gas mileage for V6 models, road and wind noise at highway speeds, interior materials could be better, conservative styling, some problems could be expensive to repair. The recall began on May 21, 2015. Replacing sway bar links is not very expensive.
This is owed partially to the more blocky styling of the Tribute. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Electric power steering is a big improvement over earlier racks, though. Here is the link if you need an owner's manual for your Tribute:. Another thing that would have been great is to have rear seat that would be more adjustable.
Owners may contact Timken customer service at 1-866-984-6536. Pay attention to the way the transmission shifts; abrupt shifting or slipping indicate transmission issues. The four-cylinder comes with a five-speed automatic or optional six-speed automatic, while the V6 uses the automatic exclusively. Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels are offered. The Tribute has a trio of powertrains, with options for shifting and traction. The available simple four-wheel drive system will help in a bad weather, but is not capable for off-road adventures.
Change or go the way of the Aztek. New for 2011 There are no significant changes. The low transmission fluid level indicates a leak that needs to be repaired as soon as possible. The 2010 Tribute with 2. This is owed partially to the more blocky styling of the Tribute.
During the test drive, see if the engine holds idle well and runs smoothly when accelerated. Recall Date 2014-05-29 Description Mazda North American Operations Mazda is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Tribute vehicles manufactured October 5, 2006, through September 11, 2010. Check if both key fobs work and if the liftgate glass and the liftgate open and close properly. A leaking left axle seal can cause loss of transmission fluid that may result in various transmission issues. That's the name of the game. For 2011, Mazda says the Tribute carries over largely unchanged. A hybrid model is listed separately in the Cars.
The rear window opens independent of the liftgate. Powered by a spirited 171-hp 2. Show full review Vehicle Overview The Mazda Tribute, a sibling to the Mercury Mariner and Ford Escape, got a significant exterior and interior face-lift for 2008. The recall began in July 2014. The Tribute crossover isn't a precise twin of the Escape, in terms of styling and interior execution.
The reliability is spotty, read more below. For 2009, Mazda made a slew of mechanical changes designed to improve performance and efficiency, including new four-cylinder and V-6 engines. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. The V6 engine was reliable in earlier models, however the 2009 V6 Tribute had problems with the variable timing system. It's teamed with a five-speed manual transmission, while the preferable--and far more common--six-speed automatic is available. If your engine misfires due to a bad , change all the spark plugs too.