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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Mazda 626 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 302006

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle idles to low due to the air flow ratio. There is a NHTSA recall, # 97V228000, regarding the fuel system gasoline fuel injection system. The VIN was not included in the recall.

- Oakdale, MN, USA

problem #3

Jan 082004


  • miles
When vehicle was put into gear engine shut off. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer determined that control module needed replacement.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 092003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Transmission problems. This is the fifth time that transmission has gone bad. Manufacturer was contacted, and stated that there was nothing they could do.

- Cleburne, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 122002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle will stall with no warning. Checked vehicle, and had the idle speed control replaced. Vehicle then started idling at 2000 rpms, fluctuating. Diagnostic indicated need to replace power-train control module (PCM). Vehicle was not part of recall NHTSA campaign 97V228000 due to VIN.

- Belleville, IL, USA

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