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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,367 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.

2004 Mazda Tribute engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 082010


  • 114,900 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Tribute. While driving approximately 55 mph he applied pressure to the accelerator pedal. The accelerator pedal became stuck while it was partially depressed. He applied pressure to the brake pedal but the vehicle would not slow down rapidly enough. He then reapplied pressure to the accelerator pedal until the pedal was fully depressed to the floor. When the pedal depressed to the floor, the vehicle stopped accelerating. He drove onto the emergency lane and shut the vehicle off. The vehicle was towed to his residence and had not been examined for the cause of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 114,900.

- Stout, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 292009


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Tribute. When she applied pressure to the accelerator pedal it stuck to the floor which caused her to crash into a building. She sustained severe bruising to her body, a broken leg and a foot. The vehicle has not been inspected to determine the cause of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 100,000.

- Belton, SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 112003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,200 miles
Accelerator pedal stuck on 2004 Mazda Tribute.

- Levittown, NY, USA

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