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MAZDA TRIBUTE Problems with Latches Locks Linkages, Structure

 
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2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (560 Complaints)
Date reported May 24, 2010
Location KIRKWOOD, PA
Manufacturer MAZDA MOTOR CORP
Vehicle 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

WE OWN A 2001 MAZDA TRIBUTE ES V6 [XXX] . SINCE PURCHASING THE VEHICLE IN AUGUST 2001 THERE HAVE BEEN THREE INCIDENCES OF THE INSIDE DOOR HANDLES BECOMING NON-FUNCTIONAL AND CREATING A HAZARDOUS CONDITION WHERE THE DOORS CANNOT BE OPENED FROM THE INSIDE (SOMEONE MUST OPEN FROM THE OUTSIDE OR YOU NEED TO OPEN THE WINDOW AND REACH OUT TO USE THE EXTERIOR HANDLE TO OPEN THE DOOR). THIS CREATES A DANGEROUS CONDITION SHOULD THE CAR BE INVOLVED IN A FIRE OR ACCIDENT WHERE THE OCCUPANT MUST QUICKLY EXIT THE VEHICLE. THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE PLACES A GREAT DEAL OF SHEAR FORCE ON A SMALL PLASTIC PIN THAT CONNECTS THE DOOR LEVER TO THE LATCH/LOCK/ACTUATOR. THE DRIVER'S SIDE HANDLE HAS BROKEN TWICE SINCE 2001 AND THE PASSENGER SIDE DOOR HANDLE BROKE THIS WEEK. I LOOKED AT THE DRIVERS SIDE AND THE HANDLE IS SHOWING SIGNS OF FATIGUE (STRESS CRACKS) IN THE PLASTIC PIN, SO I WILL NEED TO REPLACE THAT BEFORE IT BREAKS DURING A POTENTIAL EMERGENCY. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

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