Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,667 miles

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1998 Mazda 626 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 302010


  • 79,000 miles


While driving exit the highway, the engine shut down. Push to the side and could not restart the car. After toll back to home, we can start the car next day.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 212009


  • 149,000 miles
Transmission failed in 98 Mazda 626 with 149K miles.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
I have spent over $2000 trying to get my engine light to turn off. Nothing works. Now I am being fined for not passing inspection. What is going on? I have been having this problem for 2 years. After various repairs the light would finally go off. Now it will not and has been on for over 6 months. I have had O2 sensor and cat sensor replaced, since that is supposedly what the code was. Still nothing and noone seems to care.

- Wendell, NC, USA

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