hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,933 miles

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problem #3

Mar 122007

Protege 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The driver's side seat belt buckle suddenly stopped latching. There was no way to secure the seat belt and safely operate the vehicle.

- Placentia, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 162007

Protege 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Seat belt failed to release upon pressing the release button. After about 10 minutes of trying it finally released itself. Once free the seat belt no longer would work. Had there been a fire I would not of been able to get out in time.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 222006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,800 miles
: the contact stated the driver seat belt would not buckle at all. There was no click when the seat belt was inserted in the buckle, and the belt did not lock into the buckle. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the dealer was unable to determine the cause of the problem. A new part was ordered. The manufacturer was also notified.

- Modesto, CA, USA