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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1998 Mazda 626 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 242005

626 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The car cut off while I was driving. The repairman said the problem was due to oil slug build. I had all my oil changes done at the dealership. The brown said they will not pay for the repair, the extended warranty company will not pay for the repair of $5,000 for rebuilt or $7,000 for a new engine. My friend was told the person who had the car before did not have the oil changed regularly. I guess I am lucky I was not on the highway because the car cut off with no warning. (shouldn't the car dealship make sure everything is ok before selling the cars?

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

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