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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,500 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.

2003 Mazda Protege drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 182012

Protege 4-cyl

  • 203,000 miles


When engaging seat belt into locking mechanism, the mechanism broke into about seven pieces. It will no longer hold the seat belt.

- Midvale, UT, USA

problem #1

Jun 062004


  • miles
Vehicle went backwards even after consumer put the gear into park. When the consumer got back in the car after leaving it running she noticed the engine oil pressure light was on, but thought nothing of it. The consumer was unable to stop the vehicle until it came to rest on its own after rolling in a ditch. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Rock Island, IL, USA

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