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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Mazda Protege brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012001

Protege

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The problems with this particular vehicle occurred on 11/01/2001 in an auto accident. I'm the passenger who was driving the vehicle southbound on the interstate when suddenly I couldn't stop the vehicle because of the brakes, so I tried to change lanes, and the car veered off the road, landing in a ditch after crashing into 4 or 5 trees. No air bags deployed, and my seat belt detached at some point during the impact. As a result car was completely totaled, and driver side door was smashed in. Passenger's seat directly behind the driver was pushed into the middle of the car, and the truck sat in the back seat. Through all of the impact I could have probably been thrown out of my seat because my sat became unattached, thereby causing extreme damage to my chest, and leaving me with fractured ribs which could have been avoided if the air bags simply deployed. *akfurthermore, the whole thing could have been avoided if I had control of stopping the vehicle in a timely fashion.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 152001

Protege

  • miles
Driving at approximately 25 mph, came upon a patch of uneven road (shaved road surface in preparation for repaving) just before a stoplight. Road surface was dry. Applied brakes to slow vehicle. Vehicle ran over an exposed manhole cover approximately 3 inches in height and located approximately 50 ft before the intersection ahead. ABS began to pulse upon contact with this manhole. The pulse lasted a second, after which time the brakes locked and the vehicle slid (approximately 10 ft) into the intersection. Constant pressure was applied to the brake pedal for the duration of the stop. No other vehicles were in the intersection at the time, and the vehicle was able to be driven afterward without incident. ABS activation seemed warranted due to the uneven road surface, but the short duration of the pulse and the subsequent brake lockup seem out of the ordinary. No other failures of this type have occurred.

- Greeneblt, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 152001

Protege

  • miles
Driving at approximately 25 mph, came upon a patch of uneven road (shaved road surface in preparation for repaving) just before a stoplight. Road surface was dry. Applied brakes to slow vehicle. Vehicle ran over an exposed manhole cover approximately 3 inches in height and located approximately 50 ft before the intersection ahead. ABS began to pulse upon contact with this manhole. The pulse lasted a second, after which time the brakes locked and the vehicle slid (approximately 10 ft) into the intersection. Constant pressure was applied to the brake pedal for the duration of the stop. No other vehicles were in the intersection at the time, and the vehicle was able to be driven afterward without incident. ABS activation seemed warranted due to the uneven road surface, but the short duration of the pulse and the subsequent brake lockup seem out of the ordinary. No other failures of this type have occurred.

- Greeneblt, MD, USA

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