Used Mazda Tribute Hybrid Ratings

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Mazda Tribute Hybrid All Years
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    2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid

    Ford does not honor warranty/repair on Mazda hybri

    Pros: leather interior and upgrades in the Tribute hybrid Grand Touring

    Cons: A/C will not run on the hybrid power.

    In 2008, Ford and Mazda had a joint pilot program of the Mazda hybrid Tribute SUV. This was a Mazda that guaranteed repair from Mazda combined with Ford's hybrid techs/budget for the hybrid power train. It was a twin to the Ford Escape hybrid. I bought one and Ford refused to honor provision of the hybrid warranty (at most dealers) and repairs. Mazda says that there is no such car when I have problems. Buyers of new tech hybrids should be aware of possible problems like this.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid

    Hybrid warranty and repair not available at Ford

    Pros: 32 mpg

    Cons: A/C demands a lot of gas to run

    I bought the hybrid Tribute in the Mazda limited production program in 2008 in CA. Now, Ford does not honor its commitment to Mazda for hybrid repairs, especially outside CA. I was stranded in Ft Lauderdale because no Ford dealer would use its budget to diagnose and repair the defective hybrid power train part. In fact, I was told repeatedly by Mazda and Ford that no such car existed. I bought with the assurance that Ford would provide the hybrid repairs nationally using the Ford Escape hybrid techs. This car is a lemon and never should have been sold. I do not trust Ford anymore and would never buy a hybrid from them.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years