2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE VIN: 4F2YZ94185KM55898

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VIN 4F2YZ94185KM55898 Decoding Mazda Vin Decoder

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Make

MAZDA

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Tribute

Model Year

2005

Plant City

KANSAS CITY

Series

LX

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

MISSOURI

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3000.0

Displacement (CI)

183.07123228419

Displacement (L)

3.0

Engine Power (kW)

149.1400

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

200

Engine Manufacturer

Ford

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Sec. Gen. Air Bags

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
20.9%

2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 4F2YZ94185KM55898

Components: SUSPENSION

February 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11180939
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: 4F2YZ94185K****

Summary of Complaint

TRUCK STARTED MAKING A LOUD NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE. UPON INSPECTION IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE INNER WHEEL HAD RUSTED BADLY AND LEFT SHOCK MOUNT HANGING ON BY A SMALL METAL BAND. TOOK IT TO A BODY SHOP THEY SAID BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE VEHICLE WAS CONSTRUCTED THAT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO FIX. I HAVE NOTICED THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THIS VEHICLE FOR 2001-2004 MODELS AND IT APPEARS FOR THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS MODEL ON THIS REGISTRY THAT 2005 SHOULD BE NEXT.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 02, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10904302
Consumer Location: MARION, MA
VIN: 4F2YZ94185K****

Summary of Complaint

WE HEARD A LOUD DRUBBING SOUND, LIKE THE BACK SEAT HAD COME UNDONE. IN FACT, THE UNDERNEATH OF THE SEAT, UNDER THE CAR HAD BECOME SO RUSTED THAT THE SHOCK WAS DETACHED FROM THE REST OF THE CAR, WHICH WAS MAKING THAT SOUND. I WAS DRIVING WITH MY KIDS IN THE CAR FOR 100'S OF MILES LIKE THIS! MAZDA HAD A RECALL ON 2002-2004 MAZDA TRIBUTES BUT DID NOT INCLUDE MY MAZDA 2005, THOUGH MADE IN 2004 AND HAS THE SAME ISSUES AS THE RECALL, RUST IN THE WHEEL WELL. MAZDA WILL NOT FIX IT AND WILL NOT PAY FOR IT SINCE I HAD TO FIX IT. I PAID $1,086 TO FIX THIS, BEING WITHOUT A CAR FOR A MONTH. I WAS LUCKY THAT IT WAS THIS CHEAP, ONLY BECAUSE THEY GAVE ME A BREAK. IT WAS ESTIMATED TO BE OVER $2K. EVEN THE CLERK AT MAZDA SAID THESE VEHICLES "ARE ALL KNOWN TO RUST", SO I CAN OBVIOUSLY SUE MAZDA ON JUST THAT TESTIMONY, BUT OTHERWISE, I HAVE NO RECOURSE EXCEPT TO PAY FOR THIS AND WAIT AND HOPE THAT A RECALL WILL PAY ME BACK SOME DAY.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

September 07, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10762772
Consumer Location: PRESQUE ISLE, ME
VIN: 4F2YZ94185K****

Summary of Complaint

I HEARD A LOUD THUMP COMING FROM THE REAR OF MY VEHICLE. I ASKED MY HUSBAND TO LOOK AT IT WHEN I GOT HOME AND FOUND THE REAR PASSENGER FENDER WELL RUSTED OUT AROUND THE SHOCK MOUNT. THIS CAR IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE IN THIS CONDITION AND IS ONLY TEN YEARS OLD.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

March 12, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10579138
Consumer Location: WARREN, OH
VIN: 4F2YZ94185K****

Summary of Complaint

FAILED STRUT MOUNT - HEARD A RATTLE NOISE IN THE VEHICLE - THIS NOISE INCREASED OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. LOOKING OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE I DID NOT SEE ANYTHING LOOSE OR ABLE TO CAUSE PROBLEM. CHECKED INSIDE RIGHT REAR STORAGE AND FOUND LARGE HOLE TO SEE TIRE. REMOVING THE INTERIOR PANEL REVEALED THE ENTIRE WHEEL WELL HAD RUSTED OUT LEAVING THE STRUT HANGING BY ABOUT 2-3 INCHES OF METAL. THIS WAS BANGING AROUND CAUSING THE NOISE. IF THIS HAD FULLY FAILED DURING DRIVING, IT MAY HAVE CAUSED CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF THE TIRE LEADING TO MAJOR ACCIDENT WITH INJURY. I HAVE STOPPED DRIVING IT UNTIL THERE IS A SUITABLE FIX. *JS

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11435888
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, KS
VIN: 4F2YZ02Z95K****

Summary of Complaint

I have found several complaints on the 2005 Mazda Tribute with the rear wheel well rusting out. Mazda did a recall on the 2004 but not the 2005. I previously had to replace the rear wheel in 2018 and it now needs replaced again due to rusting. With the number of complaints I have read, along with the outrageous cost to repair, I do not understand why Mazda, nor the NHTSA have done anything about this. A recall NEEDS to be issued ASAP.

Components: SUSPENSION

September 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11433399
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: 4F2CZ04185K****

Summary of Complaint

The wheel well rusted out, completely leaving the shock tower and stability of the car at risk, rusted out completely, I'm a light backyard mechanic and I've seen the Ford do the same . The repair is almost the value of the car, and unless you trust them your basically buying a new vehicle, because while you're there may change the set of shock's and absorber that's about 700. To include. This car had a rumor of being as good as the Everlasting Santa Fe, and Toyota 4runner. Vehicle is in pristine shape aside from the fatal rust.. recall recall recall recall

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11415738
Consumer Location: TAUNTON, MA
VIN: 4F2YZ96195K****

Summary of Complaint

AS A PROBLEM WITH MANY OTHER MAZDA TRUBUTES, THE WHEEL WELL IS RUSTED THROUGH AND THE STRUT IS NO LONGER HELD IN PLACE, YET PROTRUDING INTO THE INTERIOR OF THE CAR. THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE THAT REQUIRED A RECALL FOR OTHER MAZDA TRIBUTES, BUT NOT THE 2005 VERSION. ACCORDING TO MANY FORUMS, THIS IS A PROBLEM WITH MANY OTHER 05 TRIBUTES.

Components: STRUCTURE

April 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413086
Consumer Location: MANAWA, WI
VIN: 4F2CZ96105K****

Summary of Complaint

RIGHT REAR SHOCK TOWER RUSTED OUT AND SHOCK BROKE THROUGH AND INTO THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. SEVER RUST ON RIGHT SIDE OF FRONT SUB FRAME AS WELL. I CAME ACROSS THIS PERFORMING GENERAL MAINTENANCE.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE WHEELS

February 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11394906
Consumer Location: VILLA RIDGE, MO
VIN: 4F2YZ06195K****

Summary of Complaint

RIGHT REAR FRAME HAS RUSTED OUT ENOUGH TO CAUSE BRAKE AND SHOCK ISSUES CAUSING A PERFECTLY GOOD VEHICLE TO BECOME UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS FOR MY FAMILY AND OTHERS. THE SHOCK AND BRAKE LINE BROKE AND THE VEHICLE SLID TO A STOP.

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375079
Consumer Location: MEDFORD, OR
VIN: 4F2YZ94155K****

Summary of Complaint

CRUISE, BLAKE PEDAL HARD TO PRESS WHEN CRUISE IS ON. AIR BAG LITE ON 99 PERCENT OF THE TIME

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

September 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11352915
Consumer Location: CHARLES TOWN, WV
VIN: 4F2CZ04115K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 70 MPH, DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP AS, A RESULT THE CONTACT REAR ENDED ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT HER VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 12V357000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL). THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED WHIPLASH. THE OTHER DRIVER DID NOT SUSTAIN INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A TOW YARD. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 153,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11339186
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, NJ
VIN: 4F2YZ02Z55K****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT CAR FOR MY SON. NOTICED A BAMGING NOISE IN REAR RIGHT BACK SOME OF CAR. LOOKED AT WHEEL WELL, COMPLETELY RUSTED THROUGH, A BIG HOLE. OTHER UNDER BODY RUST. THE 2000-2004 CARS WERE RECALLED FOR THIS EXACT SAME PROBLEM. THEY CONTINUED TO APPLY DEFECT. AM AFRAID THE SHOCK ABSORBER WILL FALL OFF.MANY, MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE EXACT SAME THING. MAZDA SHOULD RECALL THIS VEHICLE, IT IS A DANGEROUS DEFECT THEY NEVER FIXED AFTER RECALL. THIS IS MY SON'S FIRST CAR, WORRIED ABOUT HIS SAFETY.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327222
Consumer Location: MOUNTAIN GROVE, MO
VIN: 4F2YZ94195K****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WAS TRAVELING ON A FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY WITH CRUISE CONTROL ON. THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY BEGAN TO ACCELERATE UNCONTROLLABLY; TRIED APPLYING THE BRAKE, TURNING OFF THE CRUISE CONTROL, PRESSING THE DECELERATE BUTTON, NOTHING WORKED. I HAD TO APPLY A GREAT DEAL OF FORCE TO THE BRAKES IN ORDER TO SLOW THE VEHICLE ENOUGH TO GET IT OFF THE ROAD. I SHIFTED THE TRANSMISSION INTO NEUTRAL AND THE ENGINE BEGAN TO REV UNCONTROLLABLY. I TURNED THE IGNITION SWITCH OFF AND OPENED THE HOOD TO INVESTIGATE. THE THROTTLE CABLE ON THE CRUISE CONTROL SERVO HAD ROTATED UP TO ABOUT A 30-DEGREE ANGLE AND HAD THE THROTTLE HELD OPEN. I ROTATED THE CABLE BACK DOWN TO ITS NORMAL POSITION AND THE THROTTLE SNAPPED FREE. I WILL NOT USE THE CRUISE CONTROL AGAIN UNTIL THE ISSUE IS RESOLVED. I WAS TRAVELING AT 65 MPH WHEN THE INCIDENT OCCURRED, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED TO OVER 80 MPH WHILE I WAS TRYING TO GET IT UNDER CONTROL. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

May 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11322447
Consumer Location: LONG GROVE, IL
VIN: 4F2CZ961555****

Summary of Complaint

THE PASSENGER SIDE REAR WHEEL WELL HAS RUSTED OUT SUCH THAT THE SUSPENSION IS NOW PROTRUDING INTO THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE. THIS WAS DISCOVERED WHEN REGULAR RATTLING FROM THE AREA PROGRESSED INTO LOUD BANGS WITH EACH BUMP. THE MECHANIC WHO DISCOVERED STATED THAT THE RUST WAS ABNORMAL, EVEN FOR THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA, AND THAT NONE OF THE OTHER WHEEL WELLS EXHIBITED ANY SIGNS OF RUSTING. HE STATED IT WAS NO LONGER SAFE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE AND THAT THIS CONDITION WAS MOST LIKELY THE RESULT OF SOME SORT OF MANUFACTURING DEFECT (AS OPPOSED TO REGULAR AND EXPECTED OXIDATION).

Components: STRUCTURE

August 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11317435
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4F2CZ94155K****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE HAS BEEN TAKEN VERY GOOD CARE OF SINCE IT WAS BOUGHT NEW. THE CAR HAS BEEN RUST PROOFED SEVERAL TIMES, SERVICED REGULARLY AND ALWAYS WASHED AND WAXED SEVERAL TIMES, AND BEYOND, SINCE OWNERSHIP. THAT BEING SAID, MY 2005 VEHICLE LOOKS QUITE IMMACULATE FOR ITS AGE, EXCEPT FOR THE EVER-INCREASING SEVERE RUST ISSUE ON THE RIGHT REAR RIGHT WHEEL WELL, WHICH I HAVW TRIED TO FIX, AND KEEP UP ON, BUT HAS NOW RUSTED RIGHT THROUGH, AND CAUSED THE SHOCK TO PROTRUDE INTO THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE. NOW MY MECHANIC CLAIMS HE CANNOT SERVICE MY VEHICLE FOR ANYTHING ELSE (EVEN THOUGH THE SERVICE ISSUES I NEED TO ADDRESS ARE IMPORTANT AND CRITICAL TO THE USE OF MY VEHICLE. I AM NOW IN A PREDICAMENT, SINCE THE COST TO REPAIR THIS DAMAGE IS VERY HIGH, SO HIGH, IT EXCEEDS THE CURRENT VALUE OF THE VEHICLE, AND I AM ENRAGED THAT MAZDA HAS NOT TAKEN ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THIS CLEAR FACTORY DEFECT. I SAY A CLEAR FACTORY DEFECT, SINCE THIS EXACT ISSUE WAS ADDRESSED, AND RECALLED, IN THE SAME VEHICLE FOR YEARS 2001-2004, BUT NOT FOR 2005. IN ADDITION, I HAVE MET SEVERAL OTHER OWNERS OF THE SAME VEHICLE WHO HAVE/ARE EXPERIENCING THE EXACT SAME ISSUE, REGARDLESS OF HOW WELL THEY HAVE MAINTAINED THEIR VEHCILE. MOREOVER, I CAN FIND THE EXACT SAME ISSUE FOR THIS VEHICLE ON ENDLESS WEBSITES ONLINE, HUNDREDS, MORE ACCURATELY, THOUSANDS OF TIMES! FOR MAZDA TO STILL NOT HAVE RECALLED THIS ISSUE IS UNFAIR, RIDICULOUS AND VERY WRONG TO LOYAL MAZDA CUSTOMERS. I AM NOW STUCK WITH A VEHICLE I CANNOT DRIVE DUE TO A REPAIR I CANNOT AFFORD, BUT A REPAIR THAT I SHOULD NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE TIME, MONEY, MAINTENANCE AND CARE IVE PUT INTO THE OWNERSHIP OF MY CAR. IN ADDITION, THIS ISSUE IS A HUGE SAFETY CONCERN AND COULD EASILY CAUSE HARM TO A PERSON DRIVING THIS VEHICLE, A PASSENGER, OR EVEN AN INNOCENT PEDESTRIAN WHEN POPPING THROUGH THE FLOOR, OR AT ANY OTHER STAGE OF WEARING.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11300196
Consumer Location: OMAHA, NE
VIN: 4F2CZ96175K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL SOUND COMING FROM THE PASSENGER'S SIDE REAR WHEEL WELL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO WOODHOUSE MAZDA LOCATED AT 6603 L ST, OMAHA, NE 68117, (402) 592-1000, TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT REAR SUB FRAME WAS RUSTED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE AND A CASE WAS FILED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 97,000.

Components: STRUCTURE VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

December 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11287149
Consumer Location: METUCHEN, NJ
VIN: 4F2YZ04185K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE DRIVING, THE LIFTGATE FLEW OPEN AND SEVERAL GROCERY ITEMS FELL ONTO THE STREET. THE CONTACT PULLED OVER AND CLOSED THE LIFTGATE. THE CONTACT DROVE HOME WITHOUT ANY FURTHER ISSUES. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO SLOW DOWN. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 149,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

November 16, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280961
Consumer Location: COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
VIN: 4F2YZ04145K****

Summary of Complaint

HAVE HAD VEHICLE SINCE NEW IN 2005. PASSENGER SIDE REAR WELL SEVERELY RUSTED OUT, UPPER PORTION OF SHOCK HAS BECOME DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE FRAME AND MOUNTING BRACKET DISINTEGRATED. SHOCK SWAYING FROM BEING DETACHED AND BODY SHOPS WILL NOT TOUCH DUE TO LIABILITY ISSUES. VEHICLE UNABLE TO BE SAFELY DRIVEN. PLEASE ISSUE A RECALL.

Components: STRUCTURE

September 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11270955
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, MO
VIN: 4F2YZ04125K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, A LOUD CLANKING NOISE WAS PRESENT COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WELL WAS RUSTED AND CORRODED, CAUSING THE METAL TO SEPARATE FROM THE FRAME OF THE VEHICLE. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE MANUFACTURER AND LOCAL DEALER WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

October 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11271070
Consumer Location: COTTAGE GROVE, MN
VIN: 4F2CZ94185K****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING MY 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE ON A PAVED CITY STREET, I NOTICED A SUDDEN LOUD CLANKING/POUNDING IN THE PASSENGER SIDE, REAR WHEEL WELL AREA. ASSUMED IT WAS A BAD SHOCK BUT SOON DISCOVERED THAT THE THE WHEEL WELL HAD RUSTED COMPLETELY OUT, THERE IS NOW A HOLE TO THE INSIDE OF MY CAR. SOME, BUT NOT MUCH RUST ELSEWHERE ON THE VEHICLE (THE OTHER THREE WHEEL WELLS LOOK GREAT), BUT THAT PART OF THE VEHICLE RUSTED THROUGH TO THE INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. NOT DRIVEABLE ANYMORE UNTIL THIS IS ADDRESSED. THE VEHICLE ITSELF IS VERY MECHANICALLY SOUND AND WILL CARED FOR. THERE ARE LOTS OF EXAMPLES ON ONLINE FORUMS OF THIS EXACT ISSUE, ON BOTH TRIBUTES AND FORD ESCAPES. APPARENTLY THERE IS A RECALL FOR THESE VEHICLES 01-04, BUT NO FURTHER. EXACT SAME ISSUE, EXACT SAME WHEEL WELL. PLEASE HELP!

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11265543
Consumer Location: THOMASVILLE, NC
VIN: 4F2CZ96175K****

Summary of Complaint

SENSOR ALARM FOR DOORS IS GOING OFF..CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY TI SOLVED THIS.

Components: SUSPENSION ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE

August 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11257159
Consumer Location: EUREKA, MO
VIN: 4F2CZ06195K****

Summary of Complaint

BEGAN HEARING LOUD BANGING NOISE IN THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING ON CITY STREETS. UPON INSPECTION, THE PASSENGER SIDE REAR SHOCK MOUNT IN THE WHEEL WELL WAS COMPLETELY BROKEN FREE AND THE SHOCK BANGING AROUND. IT HAD PINCHED THE BRAKE LIGHTS AND THEY STOPPED WORKING AS WELL. UPON RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET THIS HAS BEEN A COMMON ISSUE WITH FORD ESCAPES AND MAZDA TRIBUTES OF THIS VINTAGE BUT ONLY ON THE RIGHT REAR. SO MUCH SO COMPANIES LIKE DORMAN MAKE A REPLACEMENT PART FOR IT TO REPLACE THE WHEEL WELL WHICH REQUIRES WELDING. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE THE MANUFACTURER SHOULD ADDRESS. NEVER HAD THIS HAPPENED TO ANY OTHER VEHICLE.

Components: STRUCTURE WHEELS

August 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11246103
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4F2YZ96185K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS RUST ACCUMULATION ON THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WELL. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT EXPERIENCED ROUGH DRIVING AND HEARD BANGING NOISES COMING FROM THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL. THE CONTACT DROVE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO INFORMED HER OF THE RUST. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN A RECALL; THEREFORE, THE CONTACT WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REPAIR COST. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE CONTACT ASSOCIATED THE FAILURE WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V174000 (STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS), WHICH WAS RELATED TO THE 2001-2004 MODELS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000. *BF*JB

Components: SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 16, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11234337
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4F2CZ96135K****

Summary of Complaint

CAR IS MAKING A LOT OF NOISE AND VIBRATION AND CHATTER FROM THE RIGHT REAR WHEEL WELL.I HAD NEW SHOCKS PUT IN AND HE MECHANIC '":TOLD ME THE WHEEL WELL WAS RUSTING OUT.AND I SHOULD GET IT FIX AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!!!

Components: SUSPENSION

June 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11221553
Consumer Location: FRANKFORT, IN
VIN: 4F2CZ94135K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL THE REAR PASSENGER SHOCK MOUNT HAS RUSTED TO THE POINT TO WHERE IT MAKES A HORRIBLE CLUNK SEVERE METAL TO METAL RATTLE WHILE DRIVING. I REFUSE TO ALLOW MY WIFE TO DRIVE IT DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS OF THE SHOCK COMING LOOSE AND CAUSING AN ACCIDENT. THIS NOISE CAN BE HEARD DRIVING AS SLOWLY AS 5MPH WHILE DRIVING STRAIGHT AND TURNING ON A FLAT SMOOTH ROAD. PLEASE MAKE A RECALL FOR THIS YEAR OF MAZDA TRIBUTE AS THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

May 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208143
Consumer Location: SAINT JOSEPH, MN
VIN: 4F2CZ96165K****

Summary of Complaint

MANY COMPLAINTS OF THE REAR FRAME OF VEHICLE COMPLETELY RUSTING OUT. THE MECHANICS SAID IT IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE AND COSTS THOUSANDS TO FIX. MOST PEOPLE WILL NOT NOTICE THIS UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE.

Components: SUSPENSION

March 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11186781
Consumer Location: MISHAWAKA, IN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

REAR PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WELL IS RUSTED OUT SO THE SHOCK THAT IS MOUNTED TO SAID WHEEL WELL IS FREELY SWINGING AROUND. MAZDA RECALLED TRIBUTES UP TO THE YEAR 2004 BUT THE 2005 WHICH HAS ESSENTIALLY THE EXACT SAME DESIGN WAS NOT RECALLED. THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM AND A COMMON PROBLEM FOR THE 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE WHEEL WELL IS DESIGNED WITH THIN SHEET METAL AND NEITHER THE GRADE NOR THICKNESS PREVENT RUSTING. WHILE THE WHEEL WELL IS DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND THE FORCES GENERATED BY THE SHOCK IT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND THOSE FORCES UNDER CONDITIONS IN WHICH THE WHEEL WELL HAS RUSTED. THIS IS EXTREMELY UNSAFE AND VERY EASY TO OVER LOOK OR NOT NOTICE ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS WHICH COULD LEAD TO A FAILURE AT MEDIUM TO LOW SPEEDS.

Components: SEAT BELTS

December 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11176335
Consumer Location: LAKE CITY, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHEN THE FRONT DRIVER'S SEAT BELT WAS TUGGED LIGHTLY, THE SEAT BELT UNLATCHED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000. THE VIN WAS NOT PROVIDED.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

January 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11170713
Consumer Location: NEGAUNEE, MI
VIN: 4F2YZ94165K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR PASSENGER SUBFRAME AND SHOCK MOUNT WERE EXTREMELY CORRODED. HALBINSEL VOLKSWAGEN MAZDA (LOCATED AT 200 N 30TH ST, ESCANABA, MI 49829, (906) 789-9650) WAS NOTIFIED, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 136,000.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

August 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11157228
Consumer Location: LAKEVILLE, MN
VIN: 4F2CZ94155K****

Summary of Complaint

THE ENTIRE PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WELL IS COMPLETELY RUSTED OUT. WHEN COMPARED TO THE OTHER WHEEL WELLS YOU CAN SEE THE WHITE FOAM THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE INSIDE OF MY CAR. THERE IS ALSO A PLASTIC PIECE MISSING DUE TO THE SCREWS LOOSING THEIR HOLD. THE CAR MAKES A NOISE THAT SOUNDS LIKE THERE IS SOMETHING BOUNCING AROUND IN THE BACK WHEN IN REALITY IT IS THE SUSPENSION.

Components: SUSPENSION

October 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11149459
Consumer Location: CRYSTAL, MN
VIN: 4F2CZ94105K****

Summary of Complaint

THE REAR PASSENGER WHEEL WELL HAS RUSTED OUT. ALL OF THE OTHER WHEEL WELLS LOOK FINE. I HAVE OWNED THIS VEHICLE SINCE IT WAS NEW. 2000-2004 IS COVERED IN A RECALL. WHY IS 2005 NOT COVERED? LOOKING ONLINE IT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE 2005 AND FOR SOME REASON AN UNSAFE 2005 TRIBUTES SEEMS TO HAVE MADE IT PAST BEING COVERED

Components: SUSPENSION

September 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11145185
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: 4F2YZ06135K****

Summary of Complaint

RIGHT REAR STARTING MAKING A LOUD KNOCKING SOUND, INVESTIGATED AND FOUND SHOCK TOWER MOUNT WAS RUSTED OUT, AND BANGING INTO THE INNER BODY OF THE VEHICLE CAUSING DAMAGE. BANGING HAPPENS WHEN DRIVING.

Components: SUSPENSION

October 21, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11142501
Consumer Location: MERRILL, WI
VIN: 4F2YZ94105K****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SIDE REAR WHEEL WELL SEVERELY RUSTED, SHOCK/STRUT DETACHED FROM VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING. LOUD THUMPING/BANGING NOISE COMING FROM REAR WHEEL. TOOK TO MECHANIC TO HAVE INSPECTED, DEEMED UNSAFE TO OPERATE ON ANY ROADWAY.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

October 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11141733
Consumer Location: VANCOUVER, WA
VIN: 4F2YZ06115K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL MY SEAT BELTS DO NOT TIGHTEN AND MY AIRBAG LIGHT WAS FIXED BUT IS NOW ON AGAIN I'VE BEEN TOLD THAT MY AIRBAG AND SEATBELT WILL PROBABLY NOT WORK PROPERLY AND MY LOCKS ARE ALSO NOT WORKING PROPERLY. I PAID $300 THE FIRST TIME TO FIX THE AIRBAG LIGHT AND DRIVER SIDE SEAT BELT. IT WAS ONLY FIXED FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS AND NOW THE LIGHT IS ON AGAIN AND I HAVE TO KEEP CHILDREN OUT OF THE PASSENGER SIDE BACK SEAT BECAUSE THAT SEAT BELT DOES NOT TENSION PROPERLY

Components: STRUCTURE

March 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11141493
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 4F2YZ92Z55K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE THE CONTACT WAS CLEANING OUT THE VEHICLE, HE NOTICED THAT THE FRAME WAS COMPLETELY RUSTED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 109,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11130288
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL
VIN: 4F2CZ04185K****

Summary of Complaint

MAZDA TBONED. PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAGS FRONT AND SIDE DID NOT GO OFF. PASSENGER RECEIVED MAJOR INJURY TO BODY. THE LACK OF THE AIRBAG DEPLOYING HAD HER HEAD HITTING DASH BOARD PLUS FLYING GLASS. VEHICLE WAS CROSSING STREET. LOW MOTION WHEN OTHER VEHICLE RAN INTO PASSENGER SIDE. DRIVERS AIRBAG WORKED NOT THE 2 ON PASSENGER SIDE.

Components: STRUCTURE WHEELS

September 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11129436
Consumer Location: EAST HARTFORD, CT
VIN: 4F2CZ96145K****

Summary of Complaint

THE REAR WHEEL WELL IS EXTREMELY RUSTED TO THE POINT OF THE SHOCK BEING LOOSE. THEIR IS A RECALL FOR 01-04 BUT DOESN'T APPEAR TO OFFER SAME RECALL ALTHOUGH NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS FROM OTHER OWNERS WITH SAME ISSUE. MY WIFE RECENTLY NOTICED CAR MADE A LOT OF NOISE LATELY FROM REAR WHEEL. WHEN I INVESTIGATED IT, I NOTICED LARGE RUST ISSUES ALL OVER REAR WHEEL AREA AND SHOCK BARELY HOLDING TO FRAME. MY WIFE'S CAR HAS BEEN GARAGED ALL ITS LIFE. WE BOUGHT IT NEW OFF THE SHOW ROOM. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO HAVE SO MUCH RUST AND NOW A HUGE SAFETY CONCERN. UNDERCARRIAGE WAS EVEN CLEANED THROUGHOUT WINTER MONTHS. WE CAN'T DRIVE VEHICLE BECAUSE IT MIGHT FALL APART ON ROAD AND THE CAR COULD LOSE CONTROL.

Components: STRUCTURE

September 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11129209
Consumer Location: MADISON, WI
VIN: 4F2CZ94105K****

Summary of Complaint

MY MECHANIC NOTICED THE SHOCK SUPPORT ON THE PASSENGER SIDE REAR WHEEL WELL WAS BADLY RUSTED AND SAID THE SHOCK COULD RUST COMPLETELY THROUGH AND ENTER THE REAR OF THE CAR. I TOOK THE CAR TO A BODY SHOP AND THEY TOLD ME THE SAME THING. THEY SEE IT ALL THE TIME IN MAZDA AND FORD ESCAPES AND IT WOULD COST MORE TO REPAIR THAN THE VEHICLE IS WORTH. BASICALLY THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THIS MODEL CAR AND COULD POTENTIALLY BE VERY DANGEROUS TO CONTINUE DRIVING THE CAR AND HAVE THE SHOCK RUST COMPLETELY OFF.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 25, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11118135
Consumer Location: OLATHE, KS
VIN: 4F2YZ02ZX5K****

Summary of Complaint

THE REAR WHEEL WELL RUSTED OUT CAUSING THE SHOCK TO POKE A HOLE THRU THE BACK OF MY CARGO AREA. THIS CREATED A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION FOR DRIVING. MY SON WAS DRIVING THE VEHICLE AND ALMOST LOST COMPLETE CONTROL OVER THE CAR DUE TO THIS. MAZDA HAS RECALLED 2004 AND OLDER FOR THIS EXACT PROBLEM BUT THEY HAVE NOT RECALLED 2005.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

July 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11112002
Consumer Location: WESTMONT, IL
VIN: 4F2CZ96135K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THERE WAS A LOUD SOUND COMING FROM THE REAR PASSENGER WHEEL OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT COASTED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND NOTICED THAT THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE FRAME WAS CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO PUGI MAZDA (1850 OGDEN AVE, DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515, (877) 827-9086) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WELL WAS COMPLETELY CORRODED AND THE REAR SHOCKS NEEDED REPLACEMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 146,100.

MAZDA TRIBUTE Sold

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