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2008 Mazda Tribute repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (23%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (5%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (27%)

Other (5%)

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

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (61%)

Chart based on 18 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 Quebec, Canada
Sep 2012 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

74800 mi
Anti lock warning light 
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 Louisiana, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2017
Mar 2016

45000 mi

US $800
Front floorboards very wet after a rain storm. Door seal leaking. Replaced front door seals. 

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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 - Apr 2017
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

20000.0 mi
water pump leaking, repaired under warranty, rust on spare tire, part replaced also under warranty 
Oct 2009

28000 mi
molding on back part of suv had to be replaced, was leaking during severe rain 
Mazda Tribute in Texas, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2017
Aug 2011

38900 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

35000 mi

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

58700 mi

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

74000 mi
Remove and replace transmission with rebuilt. Oil gasket leaking on front engine cover and cam covers. Remove covers and replace gaskets. 
Jan 2015

61000 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

123500 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 - Mar 2017
Sep 2015

106000 mi

US $200
belt tensioner 

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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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