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2008 Mazda Tribute repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (23%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (5%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 22 repairs.
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2008 Mazda Tribute repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (40%)

$100 - $499 (60%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Mazda Tribute 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Mazda Tribute in Louisiana, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

45000 mi

US $800
Front floorboards very wet after a rain storm. Door seal leaking. Replaced front door seals. 
Mazda Tribute in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

93000 mi
rust into the doors, the hood, wheels passage drive shaft joints joints of the transmission 
Mazda Tribute in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2012 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

74800 mi
Anti lock warning light 

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2008 Mazda Tribute 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Mazda Tribute in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2011 - Oct 2012
Sep 2012

56420 mi

C $600
ABS did not work Oil leak from rear differential 

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2008 Mazda Tribute 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Tribute in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Dec 2016
Mar 2010

12400 mi
Back hatch vibration. Fixed with some lube. 
Sep 2010

18600 mi
Hatch lube fixed rattle. Simple repair. 

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2008 Mazda Tribute 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Mazda Tribute in Mississippi, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

20000 mi
water pump leaking, repaired under warranty, rust on spare tire, part replaced also under warranty 
Mazda Tribute in Texas, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2016
Aug 2011

38700 mi

US $150
Throttle cable failed at accelerator pedal. Car was undriveable as connection to throttle did not exist. Replacement cable ordered and replaced along with TSB part on pedal to cable attachement point. 
Jan 2012

42300 mi

US $100
Battery failed. I removed and replaced. All is well. 
Feb 2013

59000 mi

US $170
Accessory drive belt tension pulley rattled. Removed and replaced to quiet noise. 
May 2014

74000 mi

US $150
Remove and replace transmission with rebuilt. Oil gasket leaking on front engine cover and cam covers. Remove covers and replace gaskets. 
Jan 2015

84700 mi

US $50
Case gasket failed, transmission fluid became low causing erratic shifting. 
Mazda Tribute in Virginia, United States
Aug 2008 - Nov 2015
Oct 2014

124000 mi
Recall request by Mazda to reprogram electric assisted steering. Steering had reports of losing power while driving, and this happened once or twice while driving this vehicle. 

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2008 Mazda Tribute 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Mazda Tribute in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

106000 mi

US $200
belt tensioner 

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2008 Mazda Tribute 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda in Virginia, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

1000 mi
Less than 500 miles and the front brake rotors started to warp in stop and go traffic.Dealer "Re-surfaced" the rotors and informed me if it happened again they would replace the Rotors and Pads. 

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2008 Mazda Tribute 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mazda in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

6200 mi
Electric hatch handle didn't work. It was a problem in the programming. It was fixed as soon I remarked that the hatch becomes working as soon as the delayed interior lamps shut off. Vibration on start at 1200 RPM. It seems to be a normal operation condition. Nothing was done for it 

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2008 Mazda Tribute Repair Histories

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