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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,000 miles

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2005 Mazda Tribute lights problems

lights problem

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2005 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 262013

Tribute 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


Flashers came on when car was started and will not turn off.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

May 012007

Tribute 4-cyl

  • 9,000 miles
Since I have owned this car the 'door ajar' light is mostly on--all the time. It is a minor annoyance; however, I am reading tons of other Mazda Tribute owners with the same issue. No one I've had it to--including the dealer--could figure out what is wrong. It clearly is a defect. Sometimes I am concerned it will pose a safety issue as, for instance, it will be off (rare, but sometimes it turns off). Then I roll down a window, or sometimes do nothing, and then the light suddenly comes on. It dings and the interior lights come on in the car as though someone opened a door. I ask that you investigate this issue and hold Mazda responsible for fixing this issue. Thank you!

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 102009


  • 60,000 miles
2005 Mazda Tribute with 60,000 miles, hazard flashers started going off in the middle of the night...would not turn off...stuck thin cardboard under switch to hold switch says no problems like this before. Stopped on its on..then started again..will have to take to dealer to get this problem fixed, warranty is out...expensive job..never touched the switch before this happened...aggravated!

- Elberta, AL, USA

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