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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 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.

2002 Mazda Protege AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 202005


  • Manual transmission
  • 34,000 miles


Air conditioning has been getting less and less cool. Took vehicle to dealer and they indicated the evaporator was leaking and part would cost $561.12 out of warranty. 2 months prior the condenser went out and replaced under warranty.

- Christiansted, VI, USA

problem #1

Jul 162004

Protege 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that he was wondering why he was getting such poor gas mileage. He then took his vehicle to his private mechanic since he lives about 65-70 from the nearest Mazda dealer. He thinks that this is a defect, because he also thinks that it is because of some mis-wiring. Air compressor runs when it is not turned on. Overdrive button is inopperable.

- Owatonna, MN, USA

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