Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,200 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.

2005 Mazda Tribute brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Mazda Tribute:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2005 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 222006

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,200 miles


After the 2005 Mazda Tribute is highway driven for 4 to 6 hours the brakes fail to stop the car within normal distances. It feels like there are no power brakes; much like stopping 1960's cars with drum brakes. These failures, do not occur in around town driving; and cannot be duplicated by the Mazda dealership during around town test drives. As it only occurs after the vehicle has been driven for hours, and particularly in hot climates like Arizona, it appears the problem is heat related. When trying to stop exiting a freeway, and standing on the brakes, and still blowing through a stop, it scares the hell out of driver, passengers and other traffic and has the potential of being lethal to persons and property.

- Bay Point, CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?