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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,714 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Mazda Tribute seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 082005

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated the airbags did not deploy when the vehicle rear ended another vehicle. This occurred at 60 mph while braking. There was a police report taken at the scene. Although the seat belt was worn, the contact sustained 7 broken ribs. The vehicle was taken to a body shop and the front end is being repaired. The dealership determined the airbags did not deploy because the impact was too high on the vehicle.

- New Hartford, IA, USA

problem #6

Dec 092005

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A woman in front of me slammed on her brakes so I slammed on my brakes, my brakes locked and I crashed into her, head on, going approximately 35-40 mph. My air bags did not deploy.

- Duncanville, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 022002

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This truck was involved in an accident. The estimated speed of impact was 40 mph striking a vehicle which was sitting still turning. Another vehicle behind her struck the rear of the truck. The truck spinned and pointed in the opposite direction going over a ditch. Neither front air bags deployed upon either impact with additional to a tire bursting. All three vehicles were classified as totaled.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #4

Jan 042002

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving 20mph, T-boned another vehicle and airbags did not deploy. Frontal impact, driver injured.

- Ravenna, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 042002

Tribute 4WD

  • miles
On the above mentioned date, this vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. No serious injuries resulted although the driver of this vehicle was treated and released for bruising in the chest area. Both driver and passenger were wearing seat belts. Even though the damage was $12,800, entirely to the front end of the vehicle, neither air bag deployed. I can supply photos and damage estimate report if needed. I am very happy that no serious injuries resulted, but I am not comfortable that vthis system is safe or operable. If the damage almost resulted in a total loss, all in the front end, and the airbags did not deploy, I am not sure that they are on the vehicle, or are operable.

- Ravenna, OH, USA

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problem #2

Aug 072001

Tribute 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 30mph when another vehicle 8 car lengths ahead stopped short and caused a chain recation. Consumer was in a rearend collision, and air bags didn't deploy. Consumer suffered a concusion/ wiplash, problems to cervical spine and a hernia disk. Insurance ajuster inspected damages, but didn't dtermine if air bags should have deployed. Mazda sent consumer back to insurance company, and was not showing any concern.

- Glen Head, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 242001

Tribute

  • miles
Consumer was traveling approximately 35mph and collided with another vehicle, hitting the other broadside. Airbag didn't deploy. Vehicle had $1200 worth of damage. Dealership was inspecting vehicle.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

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