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).
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).