2005 Mazda Tribute Consumer Review: creaks, ticking, moans

2005 Mazda Tribute SUV - Consumer Review

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creaks, ticking, moans
By kelleyartist on


2005 Mazda Tribute s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


MY TRIBUTE is a creaking, ticking mess!! These sounds come from all the doors, all the time, except on the freeway. I have a 2005 with 8000 miles and the dealer has determined that the sounds, which are constant and getting louder, are "flex" noise and most Tributes have it. The Factory Rep drove it and determined the same, and Mazda will do nothing to help me. They cannot fix it, and they consider it standard. Anyone else who hears it considers it a defect, and the car a lemon. I have read many other reports from consumers with similar complaint. It is appaling that Mazda passes off a brand new vehicle as "normal" that sounds like a old wooden boat. I will pursue this with Mazda

Best Features

comfort, engine, sound system

Worst Features

Eliminate flex sound
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