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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,190 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Mazda Tribute seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 282008

Tribute

  • 54,000 miles

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

I have a 2003 Mazda Tribute LX. My airbag driverside airbag light is coming on. Sometimes it stays on other times it blinks continuously. My Mazda warranty ran out and I am told that it will cost to get the diagnosis and to have repaired. I believe this is a safety issue and should be addressed as soon as possible without cost. I bought the Mazda on 2006 so its only 2 years that I have the truck.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 222008

Tribute

  • 31,000 miles
I have a 2003 Mazda Tribute LX. My airbag driverside airbag light is coming on. Sometimes it stays on other times it blinks continuously. My Mazda warranty ran out this past may and I am told that it will cost to get the diagnosis and to have repaired. I believe this is a safety issue and should be addressed as soon as possible and I am single with a fixed income. Are other people having this same issue with their Mazda? help!

- Pacific Grove, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 282006

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,950 miles
2003 Mazda Tribute ran head on into a telephone poll at a speed of approximately 30 mph. Airbag did not deploy.

- Hazlet, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 282006

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
My car hit a telephone pole at an estimated speed of 36 mph and the front airbag did not open.

- Hazlet, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 062003

Tribute

  • miles
While driving about 45 mph on the highway and without warning the vehicle shut down. Steering locked/ brakes failed, and headlights were flickering on and off. Driver lost control of the vehicle, and went into a fence, causing a collision. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. The driver's side air bag did not deploy. Driver suffered injuries, and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

- Dalton, GA, USA

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