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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,646 miles

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2006 Mazda Tribute wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 242011

Tribute 4-cyl

  • 46,000 miles


I have several problems with my Mazda Tribute 4 cylinder 2wd. The #1 problem is that the gas peddle freezes especially when it's cold outside. I try to press down on it and it doesn't move. I have to do this a couple of times before it starts working and then I have to be careful that I don't go shooting across the rode. I was told this could be carbon buildup by the dealers serviceman. I also have to put air in the tires every week when it's cold and every other week when it's not. I had a tire pressure valve leak in one of the tires and now I think I have another. My vehicle has 54440 miles on it and the further it has been driven is 36 miles. It is used for local driving only as I would be afraid to drive it any further than that. I also need front stabilizer links. I just replaced the battery but now when I try to start the vehicle, everything lights up but it doesn't start or make any sound when I turn the key. I have to try this several times before it finally starts. I bought this vehicle new and I have all these problems. The front wheel drive is worthless, I slide all over the place and fish tail backing up in my driveway. These problems are several times a day and I don't have the money to keep fixing these problems because this vehicle should not be having these problems. I was told that the tires may need the rims cleaned to help with the tire pressure light coming on. Of course my warranty is expired as is my roadside assistance. I wouldn't buy another Mazda Tribute or recommend it to anyone. And since when does it cost $600 plus for a tune up?

- Twinsburg, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 312008


  • 18,938 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Mazda Tribute. While driving 75 mph, the front passenger tire suddenly exploded. The vehicle was taken to a tire dealer and they stated that all four tires were worn equally on the inside. The failure occurred without prior notice. The current and failure mileages were 18,938.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #1

Jun 282007

Tribute 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Mazda 2006 Tribute AWD 4 cylinder with 20,000. At 17,000 miles on it noticed all four tires showing sidewall wear and feathering on tread. Had car aligned by dealer, told car alignment was out by 0.25 degrees. At 20,000 miles noticing cupping on all four tires. Driving 85% highway no off road activity. Noticing alignment was out after 3500 miles. Average yearly driving miles 20,000. Beginning to fell that there is a problem in front end geometry.

- East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

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