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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. find a mechanic with a small ego and even smaller hands! (1 reports)
2002 Mazda Protege lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012003

Protege MP5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


I have had to replace my headlights on multiple occasions. Every time, it is a major ordeal. Every mechanic thinks he can handle it because it is just a headlight, right? Wrong. They are positioned in such a way that it is nearly impossible to get it in place. You might as well forget getting it to center properly. The last time I had this happen, it took FIVE mechanics and over an hour and a half to get it changed. I vowed that I would never go through this again and would leave my car on the side of the road rather than to deal with that again!

- , Cortez, CO, USA

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