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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,757 miles

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2006 Mazda Tribute fuel system problems

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2006 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 102011

Tribute 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


On 2/10/11 my son was in an accident with our 2006 madza Tribute. The gas pedal would stick every now and then, and the only way to release it was to push down on it with you foot and it would resume. Unfortuntly, he was driving on the I-5 freeway near grants pass, Oregon when it stuck and he lost control of the vehicle. He hit a semi truck, then a 2nd semi truck, and was cited for reckless driving, although driving the legal speed limit on dry pavement. My son is 31. The state police gave him a blood test for alleged driving under the influence, but it came up negative. He is suffering muscular injuries as is his girlfriend who was a passenger in the vehicle. The gas pedal sticking would happen a couple of times a month, just off and on, and I currently only work part time since loosing my full time employment this past June (2010). The vehicle is totaled as a result of the accident. I am now without transportation and have to purchase a replacement vehicle, and/or have repaired an old car I have sitting at home. I wonder if other madza Tributes are having this problem. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #3

Jan 182011


  • 105,000 miles
My gas pedal gets!! I was on my way to work. I put my foot on the gas pedal and it was stuck. I quickly pushed the brake and was able to pull over. I remember hearing about this so I pulled up my carpet thinking it might be that. I started back on my way to work and the pedal was "sticky". after work I was trying to pull out of my parked spot. My gas pedal got stuck again. My car was accelerating on its' own. I tried the brake it would not help. I put it in neutral and it slowed down. I was finally able to stop the car. I got out of the car to see what was going on and could not figure it out. I got back in the car and tried again, it was still stuck. This was so bad because not only was it dangerous for me, I am a teacher and the students walk through the parking lot all the time. It was dangerous for everyone. I called the Mazda dealer ( I have a 2006 Tribute) asking if there was a recall, they said no. I came home and found that many people had this same problem (the Ford escape is the same as my car) their gas pedal gets stuck!!! this is horrible, common, and dangerous.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 102011


  • 76,000 miles
My 2006 Mazda Tribute has been experiencing problems with the accelerator sticking in the idle position. This evening the pedal would not budge at all leaving the vehicle in idle and me stranded. I am concerned that this pedal problem may cause me to accelerate suddenly if I push very hard on the pedal.

- Factoryville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 082010


  • 29 miles
Gas pedal sticks constantly, when you come to a stop and then attempt to accellerate.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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