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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
113,667 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.

2009 Mazda Tribute steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 092016


  • 101,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Mazda Tribute. While driving 70 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the electronic power steering system failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously inspected under NHTSA campaign number: 14V282000 (steering), but the technician informed the contact that the vehicle did not need the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 092014

Tribute 4-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
I can be sitting at the light my power steering would get tight I would had to turn the car off to loose it up again it kept on doing the same thing over and over again until it just stop working while I'm driving it cost me around 1700 to get it fix at brown&wood Mazda dealer.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 262014

Tribute 4-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
The powering steering went out completely. There were several instances of this happening; and we parked the vehicle in February because the steering wheel vibrates, clunks and goes out. This is not a safe condition.

- Stillwater, OK, USA

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