hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,000 miles

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problem #1

Mar 302008

Protege 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
The hydraulic arm broke and snapped off at the metal ball joint suddenly slamming the hatch door on my 2002 Mazda Protege 5 closed. Fortunately, my son and I had just stepped back from the rear of the vehicle when this happened. Had either one of us still been retrieving items from the back of the car, I believe we would have been seriously injured.

- Blue Island, IL, USA