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Mazda Protege Problems

Find the most common issues based on car owner complaints

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Most Common Mazda Protege Problems

An electrically shorted air flow sensor can cause a crank-no start condition.
A loose or corroded ground terminal on the driver's side of the cylinder head can cause a rough idle, misfires, and there may be trouble codes.
The timing belt tensioner pulley may make a squealing noise from the timing cover area on cold startup.
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Years to Avoid

Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Mazda Protege years 2003, 1999, and 2002 are the most likely to experience problems.

2003 Mazda Protege
1999 Mazda Protege
2002 Mazda Protege
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