really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,304 miles

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2005 Mazda Tribute seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #2

May 092005

Tribute 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,609 miles


May 9,2006 involved in front end collision when a vehicle pulled out in front of me with approx. 3 feet notice, hit vehicle in drivers side door with the complete front end of my vehicle at 35 mph. Vehicle damaged to the point of breaking air conditioning compressor. I was wearing my seat belt and jerked forward on impact and air bag states that it deployed but it never deployed. I am now currently seeing physicians and specialist for neurosurgery. My vehicle is still in the repair shop at this time, then it will have to be sent back to the Mazda dealer to find out why the airbag did not deploy and be fixed. At this time it has not been fixed or even determined why it did not deploy. If it did not deploy at 35 mph crash I am concerned to even drive it again. This was my first ever accident in 25 years of driving and I do not want another, but I am very concerned about a defect since I am being told by all the experts that it should have.

- Perryville, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 212005

Tribute 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
I had a 2005 Mazda Tribute I, bought in March 2005. In December 2005 I ran off the road and the vehicle rolled twice. I was not seriously injured, but the air bags failed to deploy in the accident. Further, the car radio came loose from its mountings, and whipped around on its antenna cable. I'm not certain, but I think the loose radio hit me in the side of the head causing bruises and contusions.

- Tappahannock, VA, USA

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