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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2003 Mazda Tribute suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 222005

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


I own an 2003 ES 4X4; during my last two scheduled maintenance inspections I noticed the rear shocks started leaking. They have been replaced twice and are getting ready to be replaced again. We don't go off road with this vehicle so the only thing I could think is that the factory motorcraft parts are defective or not properly matched to this vehicle. If you see an oily residue on your shocks they need to be replaced due to leakage.

- Eielson Afb, AK, USA

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