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MAZDA TRIBUTE Problems with Structure, Suspension

 
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2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2002 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 2002 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 (377 Complaints)
Date reported Sep 18, 2014
Location HARRISON, OH
Manufacturer Mazda Motor Corp.
Vehicle 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Email
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Complaint - Structure, Suspension

THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL SOUND COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE ENTIRE SUBFRAME WAS FRACTURED DUE TO CORROSION. THE DEALER REPAIRED THE VEHICLE ACCORDING TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V174000 (SUSPENSION). THE TECHNICIAN INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE LOWER CONTROL ARMS, BOTH FRONTAL STRUTS, AND THE TIE ROD ENDS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED DUE TO EXCESSIVE CORROSION ON THE SUBFRAME. THE TECHNICIAN ADDED THAT EVEN AFTER THE REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT BE SAFE TO DRIVE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND REFUSED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 71,000. UPDATED 11/12/14 UPDATED 8/5/2015

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