6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$180.00
Average Mileage:
136,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. auxiliary shock mounting bracket kit (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Mazda Tribute suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 062016

Tribute LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 189,000 miles

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

Well here it is, have a 04 Mazda Tribute, her car and is in love with this thing. Put brand new tires and allignment and noticed a noise in right rear which sounded like shock noise, jacked it up couple of times, couldn't find the problem, seemed to be staring at it. Found the problem was the upper shock tower mount inner fender rusted right off and was banging while driving up and down the road. This is same identicle model as Ford Escape which has tons of warranty recalls. Why is MAZDA not covering this when Ford is. I've asked for a lawyer to look into this, she just wants it fixed.

Great, just got a call about brake line broke and was in a accident because of this. I'm trying to be loyal to her and her brand of auto, but am now getting super p'd, need help to get this figured out or taken care of.

- , Dakota, MN, USA

problem #2

Nov 022015

Tribute XLT 6 cyl

  • CVT transmission
  • 110,000 miles

There are a lot of horrible stories all around the internet having to pay thousands of dollars to have their rusted wheel well panel replaced (always on rear right wheel on Ford Escapes and Mazda Tributes of these years). After a lot of search around, I found out that many folks suggest not to replace the panel but instead to install an auxiliary shock mount kit that is made specifically for this problem, wich I did.

Find a local shop that can install it for you or simply install it by yourself like I did. This problem is not that bad once you get the right solution, trust me! It took me 4-5 hours to install the kit and patch the hole and it costed me 180$ on ebay. Fitted at first try.

Why would people pay 4000$ for this?

- , Eskdale, UT, USA

problem #1

Nov 022015

Tribute XLT 6 cyl

  • CVT transmission
  • 110,000 miles

rear right shock mount rusted

There are a lot of horrible stories all around the internet having to pay thousands of dollars to have their rusted wheel well panel replaced (always on rear right wheel on Ford Escapes and Mazda Tributes of these years). After a lot of search around, I found out that many folks suggest not to replace the panel but instead to install an auxiliary shock mount kit that is made specifically for this problem, wich I did.

Find a local shop that can install it for you or simply install it by yourself like I did. This problem is not that bad once you get the right solution, trust me! It took me 4-5 hours to install the kit and patch the hole and it costed me 180$ on ebay. Fitted at first try.

Why would people pay 4000$ for this?

- , Eskdale, UT, USA

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