2003 Mazda Tribute Consumer Review: New Rotors at 30,000 miles...W

2003 Mazda Tribute - Consumer Review

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ES-V6 4dr SUV (3.0L V6 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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New Rotors at 30,000 miles...WTF!!!
By Mike Valentine on


2003 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


I have been told by Kona Mazda/Suburu that the 2003 Mazda Tribute ES (may apply to other years and models) requires new rotors at approximately 30,0000 mile service...WTF. They state that they can't be shaved because they wear down just like the brake pads and do not groove the rotors thus allowing a mechanic to shave them. Further, Mazda dealer states a federal sticker is located somewhere on the rotor that warns or states not to shave them. Had they told me this when I bought it new...I would have never bought this piece of crap. That was my fourth and last Mazda. Hello Honda!

Best Features

Everything until the Brake Rotor issue came up.

Worst Features

Brake Rotors that don't need to be replaced at 30,0000 miles under normal driving conditions.
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