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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,452 miles

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2005 Mazda Tribute wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 192008

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Tribute. The vehicle has Continental Contitrac tires, size P235/70R16. And dot# A30846jb3604. While driving 73 mph the rear end of the vehicle began to vibrate, the rear driver's side tread separated, lost air, and the vehicle began to fish tail. The contact was able to pull the vehicle to the side of the road. He had to purchase two new rear tires because he was told that there was tread separation on the passenger rear tire as well. The vehicle sustained damages to the rear brake light, step guard was bent, glass was chipped in the rear driver's side window, and the molding in the rear driver's side wheel well was broken. The current mileage was 47,000 and the failure mileage was 45,500. Updated 08/18/08 updated 08/19/08

- Altharetta, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 192007

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,856 miles
During the last state inspection, it was brought to my attention that all 4 tires on my 2005 Mazda Tribute were worn on the inside edge only. The service advisor stated that he had seen this problem before and that the solution to this issue was to just replace the tires. The car has 26,843 miles on it, has never been driven off-road or used to tow anything. I could understand wear across the tread, but this is limited to just the inside edge. I called the Mazda customer service center in California and after speaking to a manager a representative did state to me that he had heard of this problem before as well. I did talk to Continental, the tire manufacture and they told me that first of all there is no warranty on oem tires, and this kind of wear can only mean there is something wrong with the car. I have documented service records and the maintenance schedule has been followed to the letter including tire rotation. The final decision to help me was the district manager from Mazda and he told me quote "the car has 30,000 miles on it, your lucky to get that kind of mileage from those tires, you should just get new ones" I am also afraid that just putting new tires on the car will only be a band-aid and I will have this problem again in 30,000 miles.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012006

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
: the contact stated when the vehicle was taken to a dealership for alignment and tire rotation, the two front tires looked excessively worn. The inside tread of the driver's side showed the steel band and the passenger side presented excessive wear. The contact expressed that the problem with the tires might have been due to the front suspension. The manufacturer offered to cover the cost of new tires if a defective part was found during the alignment process.

- Savoy, IL, USA

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