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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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2002 Mazda Protege engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 252001

Protege

  • miles

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

Engine rattle when cold at about 2500rpms. Mazda has not repaired or indicated that problem exists.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 032001

Protege

  • miles
Mechanical engine rattles at 2800 rpms when cold. Dealer confirms problem, but cannot fix. Mazda confirms problem but claims to not have a solution. Problem is evident on a least 50% of Protege sedans and wagons produced for 2002.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

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