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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Mazda 626 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 172001


  • 20,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Mazda 626. The contact noticed that her radio was inoperative accompanied by a heating sensation. In addition, the vehicle would fail to start. She called the manufacturer in reference to NHTSA campaign id number 98V243000 (equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc.), in which a representative stated that they would not assume any responsibility for the repairs. The contact was referred to a dealer. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 20,000 and current mileage was 46,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 081999

(reported on)


  • miles
Recall component (radio- #77810) failure resulting in fire/smoke damage, notice not received until after incident and dealership will not honor recall work. Mjs

- Hattiesburg, MS, USA

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