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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,655 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.

2008 Mazda Tribute accessories - interior problems

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2008 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 042009


  • 5,310 miles


Rear end collision 10/4/09. Stopped with turn signal on to turn into a parking lot. Rear ended, both front passengers had seat belts on. We were thrown forward and then backward breaking both front seats. Injuries back, hip, broken vertebra in neck from being thrown around. Very disappointed at the seat breaking causing us more body damage. Entire back of vehicle pushed in and buckled roof. Car was purchased 4/19/08 and had less then 6000 miles on it. This is a definite failure in the seats or very poor design on both seats.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 072008


  • miles
The bars of the front head rests protrude from the rear of the seat as there is no protection between the bars and the cloth of the seat. Because of this, it is very easy for one to hit their legs/knees when entering and exiting the vehicle. My main concern is that it seems like there could be a very high potential for serious leg/knee injuries in the case of an accident. I believe this problem can affect young teens to adults as my mom, who is only 5' 1" tall, easily hit one of the bars with her knee as did I when getting in and out of the back seats.

- Howard, KS, USA

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