hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2008 Mazda Tribute windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2008 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #2

May 172012


  • 60,000 miles


Lock issue - hatchback and back window only this is an issue that I have always had, and it is a pain in the neck. The hatchback door or window will not open using either the remote or the door unlock button in the car. After having groceries in the back, pizza, material being moved, etc. One has to do the following to access that area of the vehicle: 1.) climb over the seat - many times not possible to really get at items in the back. 2.) wait about 5 mins or so, and then the remote will unlock the door/window. 3.) discovered that putting the key back in and turning it to accessory and then removing the key, the door/window can be unlocked. Not sure what the story is or exactly what steps must be done for this issue to occur, but it occurs often. Usually the sequence is, shut the car engine off, remove the key, shut off the cars lights, then try to access the back with the remote. When that doesn't work, try opening the car door and unlocking all the doors again. This won't work either. Try locking the vehicle again using the remote and try opening up the doors and the back. I believe that the 'doors' will unlock at all times, but not the back or the back window. Really a pain......and embarrassing to have people watch you try to get into the back of the car, when there should be no problem.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 282009


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mazda Tribute. The contact attempted to open the front drivers side window, but he was unable to roll it down. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the window motor failed. The vehicle was not repaired, but the dealer permanently fastened the window so that it remained closed. The failure recurred on both rear windows. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

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