I have a 2006 mazda tribute that I have loved… but in last 8 months now just simply DIES with no warning, while you are driving. I have had it in to 3 different garages… and to the Mazda dealership in town. None can fix it… the dealership finally said that “maybe” its the computer but they cannot be sure so do not actually recommend me replacing it ( because the part alone is 1500 dollars!) .
The car basically blows a fuse. It simply stops dead while you are driving… yes. while you are actually moving.
Every place has replaced the fuse, and in one place they made the fuse stronger… but the problem is simply not fixed yet.
The car is mechanically great… and has new tires… but you cannot trust it to not die on you while passing a car… or turning left… you can see the potential for getting in a dangerous spot.
Can’t sell it … who would buy a car with an unfixable and undiagnosed problem. Would never sell without disclosure its not safe.
What the heck… a perfectly sound mechanical car that I can’t trust. Mazda tells me the computer cannot diagnose itself . and can’t find the electrical issue.