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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 052010


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated while driving at approximate speeds of 70 mph, the vehicle began abnormal jerking and the engine would idle very low, almost to a stop. The dealer advised restarting the engine to correct the failure. The failure persisted and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for further diagnostic testing. The dealer replaced the computer, coil springs and performed a tune-up. The vehicle resumed normal operation after repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 84,000. Updated 11/03/10.

- Vero Beach , FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 212008


  • miles
When accelerating greater than 30 miles per hour the car is so loud you can't hear the radio and its too loud for my son the dealer says there is nothing wrong. I just purchased this car (used) on Monday Jan 21,08 I have been calling the madza dealership they keep telling me to wait someone will get back to me. I took the car back in for service to have the sound re-evaluated the serviceman at Mazda dealership said there was nothing he could do because it was raining and that it may be causing the loud noise. What should I do? it is a 2005 Mazda Tribute.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

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