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2003 Mazda Protege suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152004

Protege 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The front suspension on the 2003.5 mazdaspeed Protege has a very bad noise which you can hear when passing over speed bumps or any small bump in the road. The noise sounds like a soda can being crushed. The noise is more pronouced in wet or cold conditions. Noise has been present in the vehicle since 2nd month of ownership. Dealer has vehicle in for this problem 2 times and indicates they cannot reproduce it. Various online forums indicate this is not a unkown issue and has affect many (if not all) owner of this model.

- Erie, CO, USA

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