Safety Features by Model

DX $18,797 - $20,497

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Driver & front passenger airbag
  • Outboard 3-point seat belts
  • Front belts w/adjustable height shoulder anchors/pretensioners/force limiters
  • Rear center lap belt
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • Rear seat child seat lower anchors & tethers (LATCH system)
  • Side-impact door beams

LX $22,182 - $23,532

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Driver & front passenger airbag
  • Driver & front passenger side airbag
  • Outboard 3-point seat belts
  • Front belts w/adjustable height shoulder anchors/pretensioners/force limiters
  • Rear center lap belt
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • Rear seat child seat lower anchors & tethers (LATCH system)
  • Side-impact door beams

ES $23,772 - $25,122

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag
  • Driver & front passenger side airbag
  • Outboard 3-point seat belts
  • Front belts w/adjustable height shoulder anchors/pretensioners/force limiters
  • Rear center lap belt
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • Rear seat child seat lower anchors & tethers (LATCH system)
  • Side-impact door beams

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2001 Ford Escape XLS 4-door 4wd

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2003 Ford Escape XLT 4-door 4wd

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Warranty

Basic Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

60 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48 months / 50,000 miles

Recalls

Vehicle Speed Control > Cables Dec 9, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 9, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V583000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE MAY PREVENT THE THROTTLE FROM RETURNING TO THE IDLE POSITION.
Consequence:
AN UNEXPECTED INCREASE IN ENGINE IDLE SPEED MAY INCREASE STOPPING DISTANCE AND MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ACCELERATOR CABLE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 28, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500, OPTION #4.
Latches/locks/linkages > Hatchback/liftgate > Lock Dec 22, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 22, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V605000
Summary:
CERTAIN 2004-2005 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND CERTAIN 2001-2003 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE HAVING REAR LIFTGATE COMPONENTS SERVICED WITH 2004 EQUIVALENT COMPONENTS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 206, 'DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS.' THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCHING SYSTEM DOES NOT MEET THE INERTIA LOAD REQUIREMENT IN ONE DIRECTION.
Consequence:
IF THE LIFTGATE IS LEFT UNLOCKED, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT IT MAY OPEN DURING A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCH RELEASE ROD, THE RELEASE ROD ATTACHMENT CLIP AND THE DOOR HANDLE RETURN SPRING. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.
Recall Apr 4, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 4, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V174000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2004 Tribute vehicles manufactured May 22, 2000, through December 19, 2003, originally sold, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. These vehicles may experience excessive corrosion at the forward attachment of the lower control arm.
Consequence:
A separation of the lower control arm can result in a significant loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will install a newly designed reinforcement cross-brace, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Mazda expects to send an interim notification around May 19, 2014. When parts are available, owners will be mailed a second letter to come in to have the part installed. If customers bring their vehicles to a dealer before reinforcement crossbraces are available, dealers will inspect the subframe and either inform customers that the vehicle is safe to drive until the remedy parts are available or provide a rental vehicle until parts are available if an immediate repair is needed. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 7514D.