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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,000 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.

2002 Mazda 626 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 312008


  • 86,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Mazda 626. The contact stated that the vehicle shut off without warning. The vehicle underwent regularly scheduled maintenance and oil changes prior to the failure. Firestone stated that oil was leaking in the engine and under the motor. The contact took the vehicle to ice cold motors and they changed the valve cover gasket. Ice cold motors discovered an issue with the vehicle, but did not provide any further explanation. The current and failure mileages were 86,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 262006

626 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 626 piston rings failed due to a manufacturing defect per the mechanic. There was scaring found on the cylinder walls also pistons lower compression ring failed. The consumer noticed the engine was starting to run hot. The consumer was told she needed a new overflow coolant bottle because it was cracked along the seam. The consumer was also told the vehicle needed a new cv boot.

- Lehi, UT, USA

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