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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Mazda Tribute seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 272008


  • 98,000 miles


2004 Mazda Tribute was sitting in my driveway in park when side curtain airbags deployed for no reason. There was no impact. Dealer and Mazda told me it is my insurance companies responsibility to investigate. After seeing the other issues this is a very dangerous safety issue and needs to be addressed before someone dies.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 292005

Tribute 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated the driver's side and passengers side air bags did not deploy. There was no prior warning. She contacted the dealer, they referred her to the insurance company.

- Little Elm, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 272005

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Mazda Tribute. The consumer stated on August 27, 2005 was hit by a drunken driver. Driver's side was totaled, and the side air bags did not deploy. The consumer was cut by the window glass, he required a few stitches. A police report was taken. Took vehicle to a local body shop and vehicle was not inspected to see why the air bag did not deploy. Called Mazda, and they said they would document it, but it was up to the insurance company to investigate the accident.

- Waterford, CT, USA

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