Mazda Protege 5 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Mazda Protege 5 owners have reported a total of 49 problems for their cars built in the 3 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Mazda Protege 5. The 2002 Mazda Protege 5 cars have the most problems reported (26 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Mazda Protege 5

Model Year Number of Problems
  2003 Protege 5
22
  2002 Protege 5
26
  2001 Protege 5
1

  Common problems of Mazda Protege 5

The following chart shows the 15 most common problems for Mazda Protege 5 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (14 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's seat belts (6 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Mazda Protege 5

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
14
  Seat Belt
6
  Gasoline Fuel System
5
  Tire
5
  Power Train
3
  Structure
3
  Air Bag
2
  Steering
2
  Electrical System
2
  Latches/locks/linkage
2
   
  Wheel
1
  Parking Brake
1
  Equipment
1
  Vehicle Speed Control
1
  Exterior Lighting
1


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