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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
163,000 miles

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2003 Mazda Protege body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 312013

Protege 4-cyl

  • 163,000 miles


Passenger side inner fender where the strut is mounted is getting rusted badly making the car unsafe to drive. Car runs fine but I can push with the finger from the wheel side and see the body move. If car goes over a pot hole it might make the strut fall off and cause a major accident. This is structure issue. I cant replace anything. Mazda should buy it back just like Nissan did on their pathfinder.

- West Chester , OH, USA

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