Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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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.

2001 Mazda Protege AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #2

May 222005

Protege 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Contact stated the air conditioner was not working when put on a higher fan setting. Consumer looked behind the dash and connector was starting to melt.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #1

Aug 062001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Strong heavy fumes entered vehicle, causing driver and passenger to become nauseated. Consumer has gotten mixed diagnosis of what the cause could be. Dealer's technican believed some substance leaking from engine and dashboard compartment caused fumes to enter vehicle while air conditioning was on. Consumer lived in a hot climate area that required air conditioning to run a lot. Mazda never heard of complaint, and believed fumes might come from interior. Mazda didn't have a remedy.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

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