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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,333 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 #3

Nov 032004

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,999 miles


Ijust bought my 626 about 6 months ago and it is having major problems that it did not have when I bought it. The transmission is failling, it jerks, it smokes, and sometimes it will not even go. To get it fixed I will have to pay about $3000 unless they find more problems in the car. I see many people have the same problem as me and I do not understand why they don't fix it.

- Junction City , KS, USA

problem #2

Feb 242004


  • 100,000 miles
While pulling out of a parking lot engine revved, but vehicle would accelerate faster than 20 mph. Then vehicle stopped accelerating. Dealership indicated that converter cooler was fried and failed to cool the transmission.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 282002


  • miles
Consumer states that the transmission fluid started to spill out from the hose that you add the fluid through. Contacted dealer and the dealer is not willing to do anytthing. Nlm

- Danville, GA, USA

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