The 1st generation of the Tribute has a cumulative PainRank™ of 7.81. That can be compared against other Mazda generations. Shopping for a Mazda? You should probably steer clear of this generation.
Owners of the 2001–2006 Tribute model years have sent in 152 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (26%) followed by the body (21%) and the transmission (13%).