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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,364 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.

2001 Mazda Protege seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 022015

Protege

  • 168,000 miles

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

Got into an accident at intersection, airbags did not work, as a result I have serious chest pains. Vehicle was in motion going straight while a vehicle at intersection was turning left across my road.

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #5

Apr 202007

Protege 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
Front end collision, air-bag failed resulting in injuries.

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #4

Apr 092004

Protege 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,011 miles
The consumer's vehicle was involved in a collision. Upon impact, none of the air bags deployed. The consumer had run a stop sign and hit another vehicle head-on while passing through an intersection.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Mar 122004

Protege 6-cyl

  • 36,673 miles

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

The vehicle's air bag sensor light stays on. The dealer states they are unable to duplicate the problem. The consumer is concerned that the air bag will not deploy upon impact.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 112003

Protege

  • 25,500 miles
The vehicle was rear ended. The air bags failed to deploy and the seats belt unlatched.

- Brighton, CO, USA

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problem #1

Apr 152002

Protege

  • miles
3rd car in 3 car collision. Fully restrained in 3 point belt and shoulder harness. Upon frontal impact, airbag failed to deploy causing injury to driver and 7 1/2 month old fetus. Nlm

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

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