really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,500 miles

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problem #2

May 082008

(reported on)


  • miles
2002 Mazda Protege 5 hydraulic arm on the hatch door broke off. Consumer states that the hatch door instantly slammed down. She or her son could have been seriously injured if standing a little closer to the vehicle.

- Blue Island, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 102008

Protege 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles
Rear hatch/lift gate props fail when lift gate/hatch is opened resulting in concussion as lift gate/hatch hits one in head. This has happened to us as each stay prop fails independently. Luckily none of our children were under the hatch/lift gate. Madza part numbers are: B25R-62-620C and B25R-63-620C.

- Oak Ridge, NJ, USA