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1998 Mazda Protege exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1998 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

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Dec 012000


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Part warranty 80,000, I live 75 miles from nearest dealer. Dealer quoted $900 to replace part and refused to honor warranty since it was 1,000 miles over by time vehicle was taken to shop. Contacted manufacturer, Mazda America and they entertained idea of fixing under warranty then changed mind because dealer told them I had not had routine maintenance like oilo changes, tire replacements etc. Done at dealership. I think this is.

- Darien, GA, USA

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