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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,500 miles

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1998 Mazda 626 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 152003


  • Manual transmission
  • 103,000 miles


Since approximately June, 2002, the immobilizer has been turning off the engine immediately after I start the car, even though the alarm is deactivated. I usually have to wait 24 hours or so for the alarm to reset itself. This occurs every 2 months or so, but when it happens, it continues to occur for several days. It has happened even when the car wasn't locked. June, 2002, replaced battery; Dec. 2002, installed new fuel pump; Jan. 2003, installed fuel pump again; April, 2003, bought new key and clicker; Sept. 2003, dealer wants to replace immobilizer @ nearly $800. All of these repairs are at dealer's request, and are interspersed with many tows and alarm resets.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had repeated electrical and fuel/transmission related problems with this vehicle. Dealership responds with this is normal. Other mechanics question frequent visits however agree that the services are needed.

- Cary, NC, USA

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