really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,146 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 #4

Oct 102016


  • 104,585 miles


After hitting a deer at about 45-55 mph, my air bags did not deploy despite smelling the gunpowder used to deploy them. The airbag light on the dash is on as if the airbag had deployed

- Parkville, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 152013


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that the another vehicle crashed into the front passenger's side of the vehicle, pushing the contact's vehicle across two lanes and into a pole. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the ribs, knee, breast and face. The vehicle was destroyed and a police report was not filed. The contact also stated that the vehicle was previously involved in a crash and the air bags also failed to deploy at that time. The vehicle was not inspected to determine the cause of the air bag failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 52,000.

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 202012

Tribute 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that after loosing control of the vehicle, he crashed into a tree and the air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and the driver sustained a fractured sternum, bruises and contusions. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 108,000. Updated 08/28/12 updated 09/05/2012 updated 12/18/12 updated 12/31/2012 updated 1/30/13 updated 02/11/2013

- Altheimer, AR, USA

problem #1

Jun 272006

Tribute 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Took my vehicle to a dealership to have the airbag icon/light that is always on. When I turn on the ignition, the icon blinks. Even if I am driving the icon stays lit. Dealer have not been able to correct this issue.

- Glendale, CA, USA

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