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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,647 miles

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1998 Mazda 626 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Mazda 626 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #2

Oct 102000


  • miles


After vehicle was repaired by dealer under recall 00V134000 vehicle became inoperable. Dealer was not able to correct the problem. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Downing, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 221998


  • miles
626 taken to Mazda to have transmission checked for rough shifting and clunking noise. Mazda said the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. Once replaced, new transmission acted in the same manner. Mazda then decided to replace all 4 motor mounts. That did not correct the problem either. The service department then told me that rough shifting and clunking sounds are normal for the 98'626. I found that explaination very hard to believe to say the least, so I am meeting with the regional sales rep for Mazda in an effort to have the problem rectified.

- Hebron, MD, USA

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