really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,730 miles

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problem #5

Jul 032015

Protege 4-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mazda Protege. The contact stated that while attempting to park, the brake pedal was applied and the vehicle lunged forward. The vehicle then accelerated up a hill and suddenly stopped. The contact had the vehicle towed to a tow yard. Later, the vehicle was driven to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the frame was bent and the fuel and brake lines were destroyed. The vehicle was unable to be repaired and was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000. Updated 11/09/15

- Mahoneycity, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 212009

Protege 4-cyl

  • 58,624 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mazda protÉGÉ. the contact was entering a parking space when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact engaged the brake but the vehicle continued to accelerate and crashed into a pole. She stated that the pole struck a building and caused minor damage to the building. There were no injuries. A claim was filed with her insurance company. The front bumper of the vehicle was damaged. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 58,624 and the approximate current mileage was 64,000. Updated 2/22/11 updated 07/01/11

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 312009


  • 110,000 miles
On 10/31/09, while moving the '02 Mazda Protege ES from 2nd bay to 1st bay in my shop, at the 1st bay even break pedal being applied, that car rsuhed forward to the shop wall ; my shop wall and car crashed. My address is 21039 dequindre rd. Hazel park, mi 48030, 248-506-8905(cell)

- Hazel Park, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 272002

Protege 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25 miles
While driving 25 mph gas pedal was pressed and vehicle hesitated and then lurched forward. Dealer had the vehicle three times, but could not resolve the problem.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 152003

(reported on)


  • miles
While making a right hand turn and depressing the brakes vehicle accelerated and ran into front porch.

- Yakima, WA, USA