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5.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,317 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 #6

Apr 302004

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

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

1. recall on safety buckle, NHTSA # 03V515000. 2. airbag light continually flashing. Unsafe conditions when driving. 3. foothills Mazda in spokane, wa refuses to replace the buckle assembly stating that the warranty ran out at 50,000 miles. How does a warranty run out on a safety recall? I have tried for nearly a year to have the buckles fixed, but they refuse to do it.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #5

May 132004

Tribute

  • miles
2001 Tribute seat belt buckle cover replacement recall I503L. The consumer scheduled an appointment to have two recall done seat bet buckle cover and powertrain control module. The dealer refused to do the recall because the check engine light was on. They offered to repair the problem but refused to do the recall until the repair is done.

- Winchester, KY, USA

problem #4

May 062004

(reported on)

Tribute

  • 8,900 miles
Consumer received NHTSA recall 03V515000 concerning seat belt buckle cover in March 2004, and contacted the dealer. As of May 6, parts were still unavailable.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #3

Mar 302004

(reported on)

Tribute

  • 25,000 miles

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

Consumer received a recall notice from the manufacturer concerning seat belt buckle failure. Consumer contacted the dealer, who was not aware of the recall. Both manufacturer and dealer were not trying to accommodate the consumer on this issue.

- Charlotte Amalie, VI, USA

problem #2

Dec 182003

(reported on)

Tribute

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Front passenger's seat belt unlatcheed without pushing the release button on the buckle assembly. Dealer replaced the buckle assembly.

- Oakville, CT, USA

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problem #1

Jun 162001

Tribute

  • miles
I got in my car after work and attempted to put on my seat belt. It would not latch. I tried for over 10 minutes, to no avail. I had to drive home approximately 20 miles at midnight on the freeway, not wearing a seatbelt. This was very frightening because I always wear a seatbelt. In addition, it is illegal to drive without a seatbelt in California.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

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