Safety Ratings
2003 Mazda Tribute
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 3.0000
Number of Recalls6
Number of Complaints135
Number of Investigations6
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2003 Mazda Tribute vehicles

2003 Mazda Tribute (7/27/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V357000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Manufacturer: MAZDA MOTOR CORP

Description: Mazda is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2006, and 2008, Tribute vehicles equipped with 3.0L V6 engines and speed control. Inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable connector could result in a stuck throttle when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost-fully depressed. This risk exists regardless of whether or not speed control (cruise control) is used.

Defect: A stuck throttle may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop or slow the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.

Corrective Action: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles by increasing the engine cover clearance, free of charge. Remedy parts are now available. The safety recall began on September 13, 2012. Owners may contact Mazda Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-5500, option #6.

2003 Mazda Tribute (7/27/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V357000

Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

Manufacturer: MAZDA MOTOR CORP

Description: Mazda is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2006, and 2008, Tribute vehicles equipped with 3.0L V6 engines and speed control. Inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable connector could result in a stuck throttle when the accelerator pedal is fully or almost-fully depressed. This risk exists regardless of whether or not speed control (cruise control) is used.

Defect: A stuck throttle may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop or slow the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.

Corrective Action: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles by increasing the engine cover clearance, free of charge. Remedy parts are now available. The safety recall began on September 13, 2012. Owners may contact Mazda Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-5500, option #6.

2003 Mazda Tribute (4/10/2007)  

Campaign Number: 07V157000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Manufacturer: MAZDA MOTOR CORP

Description: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ANTILOCK BRAKES (ABS), THE ABS MODULE CONNECTOR MAY HAVE MISSING OR DISLODGED WIRE SEALS. THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW CONTAMINATION TO ENTER THE MODULE CONNECTOR, CREATING A POTENTIAL FOR AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.

Defect: AN ELECTRICAL SHORT MIGHT CAUSE AN ABS MALFUNCTION THAT WOULD ILLUMINATE THE ABS WARNING LIGHT, AND IN SOME CASES, THE MODULE MAY OVERHEAT RESULTING IN BURNING ODOR, SMOKE, AND/OR FIRE. THIS CONDITION COULD OCCUR EITHER WHEN THE VEHICLE IGNITION SWITCH IS IN THE OFF POSITION OR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIRE HARNESS CONNECTOR TO THE ABS MODULE FOR MISSING OR DISLODGED WIRE SEALS, AND REPAIR OR REPLACE THE HARNESS CONNECTOR AS APPROPRIATE. THE DEALER WILL ALSO INSPECT THE CONNECTOR ON THE ABS MODULE AND REPLACE IT IF IT IS FOUND TO BE CORRODED OR DAMAGED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 9, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.

2003 Mazda Tribute (3/29/2007)  

Campaign Number: 07E023000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Manufacturer: MAZDA MOTOR CORP

Description: CERTAIN CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS WITH PART NUMBERS 10-2925, 10-2987, 10-2987MZA, 10-3083, 11-3015, 11-3042, 11-3044, 11-3045, 11-3047, 11-3064, AND 11-3156, AND WITH DATE CODES LOWER THAN DCA7078 SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE SEAL ON MASTER CYLINDER CAN FAIL AND LEAK BRAKE FLUID.

Defect: LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID CAN RESULT IN POOR BRAKING PERFORMANCE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: CARDONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE ANY DEFECTIVE MASTER CYLINDERS. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING APRIL 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT CARDONE AT 1-800-777-4780.

2003 Mazda Tribute (12/23/2004)  

Campaign Number: 04V605000

Component Name: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK

Manufacturer: MAZDA MOTOR CORP

Description: CERTAIN 2004-2005 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND CERTAIN 2001-2003 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE HAVING REAR LIFTGATE COMPONENTS SERVICED WITH 2004 EQUIVALENT COMPONENTS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 206, 'DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS.' THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCHING SYSTEM DOES NOT MEET THE INERTIA LOAD REQUIREMENT IN ONE DIRECTION.

Defect: IF THE LIFTGATE IS LEFT UNLOCKED, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT IT MAY OPEN DURING A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR LIFTGATE LATCH RELEASE ROD, THE RELEASE ROD ATTACHMENT CLIP AND THE DOOR HANDLE RETURN SPRING. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 31, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE for sale

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$5,985

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE ES

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 133758 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: North Richland Hills, TX
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

$6,989

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE ES

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 100004 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Crystal Lake, IL
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

$8,800

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE ES

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 83377 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

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2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE ES

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 127879 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: South Haven, MI
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

$7,400

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 75732 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Schaumburg, IL
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

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2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE ES

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 176234 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Columbia, MO
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

$5,187

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE DX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 98672 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sandy, UT
  • MPG: 19 City / 23 Hwy

$5,812

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 142872 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Johnson City, TN
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy

$6,995

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 128065 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Altoona, PA
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

$3,999

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 176464 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Bedford, OH
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

$3,999
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2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE DX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 158735 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Highland, IN
  • MPG: 19 City / 23 Hwy

$7,143

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE ES

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 124412 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Leesburg, FL
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

$6,990

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE ES

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 50246 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Mobile, AL
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

$6,950

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 105056 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy

$5,555

2003 MAZDA TRIBUTE ES

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 226925 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Yulee, FL
  • MPG: 16 City / 21 Hwy
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