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Key Programming Mazda Tribute 2001-2011

Mercury Tribute 2001-2011 Key Programming Procedure


The following are the key programming procedures for Mazda Tribute for the year 2001 and 2011.



Except Lincoln LS before 2002 (must use OEM Programmer or aftermarket programming tool)


To reprogram the remote entry transmitters:

1. Ensure the vehicle is electronically unlocked.

2. Put the key in the ignition.

3. Turn the key from the LOCK position to RUN.

4. Cycle eight times rapidly (within 10 seconds) between the LOCK position and RUN. NOTE: The eighth turn must end in the RUN position.

5. The doors will lock, then unlock, to confirm that the programming mode has been activated.

6. Within 20 seconds press any button on the remote entry transmitter. NOTE: If more than 20 seconds have passed you will need to start the procedure over again.

7. The doors will lock, then unlock, to confirm that this remote entry transmitter has been programmed.

8. Repeat Step 6 to program each additional remote entry transmitter.

9. Turn the ignition to the LOCK position after you have finished programming all of the remote entry transmitters.
10. The doors will lock, then unlock, to confirm that the programming mode has been exited.

Focus 2000-2007 Close doors, buckle seat belts, off to on 4x, tone, then depress remote button




About Mazda Tribute

For 2008, the Mazda Tribute, a sibling to the Mercury Mariner and Ford Escape, received a significant exterior and interior facelift. Mazda made a slew of mechanical changes for 2009, including new four-cylinder and V-6 engines, to improve performance and efficiency. Mazda claims that the Tribute will remain largely unchanged for 2011. Trim levels include Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. In the Research section, a hybrid model is listed separately. The Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Chevrolet Equinox are among the Tribute’s competitors.

It must be difficult for the 2011 Mazda Tribute to attend family gatherings. With its rakish profiles, beefy fender flares, and wide-mouth grilles, this compact crossover stands out like the red-headed stepchild among Mazdas. This is due to the Tribute being adopted from a different family. Remove the Mazda Tribute’s badges and you have a Ford Escape, minus the Ford’s many appealing high-tech features.

The Tribute and its Ford counterpart date back to the millennium’s turn, and you can tell because this vehicle’s blocky shape and upright driving position are reminiscent of the truck-based SUVs that ruled in Y2K. Since then, the Tribute has been thoroughly updated with new styling, dramatically improved interior quality, and more powerful engines, but the underlying vehicle has remained unchanged. That means it lacks modern conveniences like a telescoping steering wheel and a reclining and sliding rear seat. And it drives with a truck-like demeanor that seems uncharacteristic of a Mazda.

More importantly, it’s difficult to understand why someone would choose a 2011 Mazda Tribute over a Ford Escape, given that the Ford can be outfitted with a cutting-edge navigation system, excellent self-parking technology, and the innovative Sync electronics interface, which includes cell phone and iPod connectivity as well as voice controls.

However, keep in mind that the Escape is far from being a top choice among compact crossovers. It has the admittedly appealing option of Sync, but it is still an aging design that lacks many of the advantages of competitors such as the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, 2011 Honda CR-V, 2011 Kia Sportage, 2011 Subaru Forester, and 2011 Toyota RAV-4. In any case, this 2011 Mazda is a tribute to neither its adopted nor birth families.

The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine in the 2011 Mazda Tribute I produces 171 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. The I Sport comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, while the six-speed automatic is optional on the I Sport and standard on all others. All Tributes come standard with front-wheel drive, and all but the I Sport can be equipped with all-wheel drive. The EPA estimates 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway/23 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 20/26/23 with all-wheel drive.

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