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

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problem #2

Jul 012004


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I purchased a used 2002 Mazda Protege 5 about 3 months ago. The 5th gear started popping out of gear about a month later, then acts like it is in neutral when you put it in 5th gear. I was told I need a new transmission for about $2500. This should not be happening on this new of a car. I have read many other reviews and complaints, it seems like it is a pretty common occurrence, why isn't a recall being made?

- Medford, OR, USA

problem #1

Aug 262005

Protege 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Contact states while shifting gears the pedal goes all the way to the floor. The vehicle is still under warranty. Updated 02/08/07.

- Kansas City , MO, USA