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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Mazda 626 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 242003

626

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 1998 626 was purchased in 2000. In September 2003 my transmission completely failed on me and had to be replaced. Ths car has been nothing but problems for me, I have had the timing belt to break on me causing my car to kill in traffic, my check engine light constanty comes on, my car stalls and jerks and yet no mechanic can find a reason for this.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #9

Sep 012002

626

  • miles
Stalls and will not accelerate from complete stop, car also stalls without warning in intersections while making turns. "check engine" light flashes but does not remain on, then car suddenly jolts forward. Also shifts hard and jolts during driving. Mazda service dept. Can't find anything wrong, since there is no computer code to indicate what is causing this problem. All required maintanence has been performed, gas tank is full. Car has been serviced regularly as required by manufacturer. Help!

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #8

Jun 292002

626

  • miles
At 30mph and with no warning vehicle shut off. This could have caused an accident. Cause unknown. Dealer notified.

- Gulf Port, MS, USA

problem #7

Feb 262002

626

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ongoing problem with engine stalling at any speed vehicle been to dealer on one occasion, and the problem stilloccurring. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #6

May 192001

626

  • miles
While traveling on highway vehicle hesitated without prior warning, and wouldn't move. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Kallen, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 012000

626

  • miles
Loss of power during acceleration fron stop or at slow speed, engine light comes on durring failure.

- Townsend, MA, USA

problem #4

Oct 202000

(reported on)

626

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle would stall out while driving. Engine would overheat & start smoking. Towed to Mazda dealership & mechanic indicated no oil in crankshaft & no anti-freeze in radiator. There were no lights on dashboard. This was a leased vehicle.

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 072000

(reported on)

626

  • miles
While traveling consumer noticed overdrive indicator light flashing. Then, engine would idle without any indication.

- Dayton, TN, USA

problem #2

Dec 211999

626

  • miles
When consumer drives and attempts to accelerate, vehicle loses speed and bucks.

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #1

Jan 131998

(reported on)

626

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer experienced engine failures prior to recall notice.

- Katonah, NY, USA

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