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Body Problems of Mazda Protege

Mazda Protege owners have reported 7 problems related to body (under the structure category).

car image   Body problem of the 2002 Mazda Protege 1
Failure Date: 09/01/2015

Underneath the car is nothing but rust. It is affecting the undercarriage, the ball joints, the control arm, and the car's frame itself. I have replaced both ball joints both control arm shock and the car is still hard to steer.

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car image   Body problem of the 2003 Mazda Protege 2
Failure Date: 07/02/2015

Severe rusting of left and right rear quarter panels leading into rear of rocker panels due to poor rust protection from factory.

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car image   Body problem of the 2003 Mazda Protege 3
Failure Date: 06/01/2014

Passenger side strut tower has rusted to the point that failure of the suspension is imminent. The rust inhibitor that was applied from Mazda motor corp. During manufacturing, on the passenger front wheel well has failed and is allowing water, road salt etc¦ to enter the engine bay and cause severe rusting on the top and side portion of the strut tower where the side motor mount and strut tower brace attach to the strut tower. The failure of the rust inhibitor has now caused the failure of the steel strut tower which in-turn could cause the engine and/or front passenger side suspension to become dislodged and cause a severe accident. Pictures can be provided upon request.

car image   Body problem of the 1996 Mazda Protege 4
Failure Date: 02/20/2003

Serious rust problem discovered in the windshield area of car when having new windshield installed. Several years ago, probably 1999, while the car was still under warranty, I attempted to have Mazda repair rust that was appearing on the front pillars by the windshield. Their area representative refused, saying that the warranty only covered rusting through. Now this has become a safety hazard, because the integrity of the new windshield's mounting is in doubt.

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car image   Body problem of the 2002 Mazda Protege 5
Failure Date: 11/13/2002

Consumer feels that the design of the hard plastic piece which is located on the front driver side windshield frame of the vehicle is unsafe. If the piece is impacted in a crash, it could cause serious injuries to the driver. Consumer indicates "the plastic piece could break off becoming a hazardous weapon". Ts.

car image   Body problem of the 2003 Mazda Protege 6
Failure Date: 10/03/2002

Structure: small rust spots located on all exterior surfaces.

car image   Body problem of the 1997 Mazda Protege 7
Failure Date: 02/01/1998

Depressions are present in the sheet metal along the left and right side of the roof above the doors.

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Other Common Structure related problems of Mazda Protege

Problem Category Number of Problems
Body problems
Door problems
Structure problems
Bumper problems
Underbody Shield problems
Hood Hinge problems
Hood problems