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2001 Mazda Protege body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 052003

Protege 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Front of bumper paint chips. It looks as like very fine particles of chip all along the very front portion of the bumper. I have reported this problem to Mazda both at the dealership level and with the corporate office. The dealerships diagnoses was "outside influences", which is so ambiquous as to mean nothing.

- Indian Orchard, MA, USA

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