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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,333 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.

2006 Mazda Tribute engine problems

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2006 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 172014


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph attempting to accelerate, the accelerator pedal became stuck. The contact stated that it was very difficult to stop or slow the vehicle down and stated that the failure mainly occurs during cold weather. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis and they were unable to locate problem. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and advised the contact that the VIN was not included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 12V357000 (engine and engine cooling, vehicle speed control). The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 222009


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mazda Tribute. While accelerating at 2 mph from a complete stop, the accelerator pedal became stuck and slowly returned to the idle position. The failure only occurred when minimal pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal. There were no recalls for the failure and the manufacturer had not been contacted. The failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage was 56,054. The VIN was not accepted.

- Windeber, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 262007

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
- the contact stated that while driving the 2006 Mazda Tribute at 45 mph the vehicle accelerated without pressing the gas pedal. At the first incident the vehicle lurched forward, but she stopped the vehicle by applying the brake. During the second incident, the contact applied the brakes and nothing happened. The emergency brake was pulled up and the vehicle revved. While the vehicle was still running the contact stopped the vehicle by shifting the transmission into park and turning the ignition switch to the off position. Returned usps, 2nd attempt made 02/27/07 failed.

- Papaikou, HI, USA

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