By bbason on
2005 Mazda Tribute s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
After having the Tribute for less than a year, I couldn't take the creaking noises coming from the doors. I took it into the dealership to be fixed. They say it is the door strikers and they had to be adjusted. That only worked for about a month and then the creaking came back. Although it doesn't look as good, I applied electrical tape around the door catch and have not heard the noises anymore. However, the outside noise is awful. When I'm on my cell phone, callers say it sounds like my windows are open. Outside of the noises, the car is awesome. No maintenance problems after 3 years.