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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
160,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Mazda Protege engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 032010

Protege EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

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

This may be a cause the recall because of the Intake Manifold Shutter and Variable Tumble Control Valves.

http://www.protegefaq.net/tsb/3005C.pdf

This problem first occurred in 2008, and again in 2012. I know my dates do not match up via this site. There is a sputtering not only on idle, but while driving. We replaced the spark plugs, wires, harness, etc. We felt that the check engine diagnostics code maybe a general code, and that only a Mazda dealership can decipher it. I learned about the recall later, and when asking the dealership to repair the problem, they said that it had expired.

- , Cleveland, OH, USA

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