fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,509 miles

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2001 Mazda 626 brakes problems

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2001 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 192003

626 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2001 Mazda 626 at 30,000 mile check. Rotors are rusting more than usual, with only about 70% contact with the break pads. It still under warranty, but not a warranty. According to the dealership. They claims that this is a wear and tear item. I claim that this is a safety issue. The average for repair work on breaks is about 40-50,000 miles. This is well under that and 90% highway driving. This issue needs to be evaluated.

- Rockaway, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 182003


  • miles
I have a 2001 Mazda 626. The over drive light began to flash, within 15 minutes I was at the dealer. I need a new transmission. My car is not showing any signs of failure. The light keeps flashing. I put an external transmission radiator and the light has not turned on. I have to replace my brakes 4 times in six months. They say it is my driving. How can this be? once it took them a week to put brake pads. That Monday they said it needed rotors and did not have the parts. That Friday I picked up my car and they said it did not need rotors after all!!! they rented me a car, 2 months later my credit card was charged for the weeks rental. Besides this the national city mile of cars wescott Mazda-Kia dealer are sexist and discriminate against women. The customer service guy (tom) called me an ass and never apologized even after I told his boss.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 022003

626 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
I own a 2001 Mazda 626 with 45,000 miles. High mileage do to 90%hiway driving in my work. At about 38000 miles noticed a violent vibration when braking at hi speed and a loud clunk when brakes applied. Dealer said no warranty normal wear and tear. Dealer advised me to get the rotors turned when the brake pads wear out at around 80000 to 90000 miles. They said the clunking sound is normal when the rotors are warped. Dealer said warrnty does not cover routine maintenance. Defective brake at 38000 highway miles is not routine in my opinion. Last time I will own a Mazda.

- Juliaetta, ID, USA

problem #1

Apr 012003

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35 miles
When the brakes were applied, the vehicle vibrated severely.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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