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

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2003 Mazda Protege accessories - interior problems

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2003 Mazda Protege Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 152004

Protege 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2003 Mazda Protege radio seems to be defective. Dealer replaced radio that had a nonfunctional volume control with one that had same issue. Dealer is reordering part.

- Martinez, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 202004

Protege 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The stereo unit on the Mazda speed Protege is very defective. This unit is manufactured by kenwood. The stereo suffers from multiple intermitent failures and problems. The most noticable are as follows: Volume dims and surges after the stereo is on when using the defroster on the vehicle. Sub-woofer blows out under normal usage, pronounced whine with the acceleration of the vehicle when listening to the radio, random lock up of the stereo face plate requiring using the system reset button to get it to operate normally again. The car has been into the dealer 3 times for these issues and except for the blown sub-woofer reports no problem found. The sub-woofer has been on order for 2 months with no expected delivery date.

- Erie, CO, USA

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