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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,472 miles

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2002 Mazda Protege fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 292007

Protege 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,472 miles


Fuel is leaking from the top of the fuel tank/sender unit into the back seat of my Mazda protege5. Given an ignition source, this is a fire hazard. This failure resulted in a recall in the mazda6, 2003 model year. Mazda refuses to fix under warranty in my vehicle. Cost to repair is over $900. I am looking for a used replacement tank. I feel Mazda should replace the tank under warranty because it is a safety hazard and a known problem.

- Yellow Springs, OH, USA

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