1st Gen (2001 – 2006) Mazda Tribute Problems

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%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mazda model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2006 15
9.57
2005 62
12.66
2004 11
2.46
2003 16
4.35
2002 19
6.91
2001 28
10.88

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