really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Mazda Protege brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 242000

(reported on)


  • miles


This problem didn't result in any type of accident or property damage. The problem I am have is that my car is making a very bad knocking noise everytime I apply the brakes both left and right front side of the vehicle. I took the vehicle by to dennis eakin Mazda about two week after I purchase it. They informed me it were the brake calipers slides. They had to order the slides. The slides can in and were replaced. The noise stopped for about two or three weeks and started back. I returned the vehicle again to dennis eakin and this time they installed a new and improved calipers slides. The noise stopped for about 5 weeks and is now making the same knocking, knocking noises everytime I apply the brakes. This noise worry me because it dealing with the brakes of the car and as you know the brakes are the most important part of the vehicle because it could cause me to have an accident, possible killing myself, or someone else. Therefore, I am requesting you investigate this situatiion with the brake calipers slides on the madza Protege, because I was told by the service person that this vehicle is going to make some noise S and that they wouldn't replaced the calipers. This could turn out to be a serious problems, again I remind you that we all talking about the brakes on this type of vehicle. Please help me if possible on this dangerous matter. I am contacting the dealership again concerning this problem, but I think they just want to save some money and not have toreplace the calipers on this vehicle. This saving could cost me, my family or someone else their life. Help, help.

- Killeen, TX, USA

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