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About Mazda Protege5

Being also marketed prominently as the Mazda Familia and Mazda 323, Mazda Protege5 was built by a prominent Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer Mazda Motor Corporation, commonly referred to as simply Mazda, between 2001 and 2003 as a compact car. Originally introduced as a model of the eighth-generation Mazda Familia, Mazda 323 or Mazda Protege, Protege5 was a unique car in this lineup. However, being manufactured for two model years, the production of the Protege5 was discontinued.
Mazda Protege5 (BJ) made its debut in 2001 for the 2002 model year when the Familia, 323 or Protege was in its eighth generation. It was offered in only one body style, 5-door wagon/hatchback only in the United States and Canada and came in only one trim level. Featured power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, cruise control, tilt steering and an AM/FM/CD stereo with four speakers, Protege5 was also available optional goodies like a power sunroof, leather upholstery, 16-inch wheels, anti-lock brakes with side airbags, an in-dash six-CD changer, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, side airbags, three-point automatic locking retractor (ALR) seatbelt, an ISO-FIX child-seat latching and tethering system, fake carbon-fiber accents, satin silver trim pieces, black-on-white gauges with amber nighttime backlighting, the driver seat is firmly padded with good bolstering on the sides and has manual bottom-cushion height and tilt adjustments, and a taut and well-damped suspension, Protege5 got power from a 2.0 L I4 rated at 130 horsepower and 135 lb-ft of torque and power was sent to the rear wheels through either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Mazda Protege5 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Offering tight suspension, powerful brakes, superb steering feel, comfortable seats and attractive exterior styling, Mazda Protege5 has always been very popular among car enthusiasts. But as the accumulation of mileage and considering your Protege5's age, you had better learn about these common problems on it:
First, according to the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, brakes wear out prematurely is what Mazda Protege5 complained most about their vehicles. It is said it appears when the vehicle only reaches 17,000 miles and as the typical symptom of the braking failure, people would like to have it solved as soon as possible. Experienced Protege5 drivers said this problem often has some recognizable and simple symptoms such as noisy and poorly operated brakes, pulsating brake pedal, score marks covered brake rotors and leaking braking fluids on the ground. Gradually, the rear brakes will also get locked up, especially on the wet surfaces and the parking brake fails to hold the car properly. Once both Brake Warning Light and Parking Brake Light come on, then the Protege5 brake caliper, brake pad set, brake disc, brake drum, brake rotors, brake line, brake proportioning valve and parking brake cable are in trouble.
Second, when the Mazda Protege5 reaches about 160,000 miles, the transmission failure will become drivers' headache. In fact, few drivers have enough knowledge about how the vehicle works and they tend to lose the best chance to diagnose and solve this problem in time. Professional Protege5 repairmen offer some practical ways to help them since this problem could bring about drivability issue. Starting with clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle, leaking transmission fluids on the ground and the indicator not matching the gear, the vehicle will gradually start in another gear or refuse to go into gear, the transmission slips or surges and you feel hard to shift gear. All these symptoms should be attributed to the Protege5 transmission assembly, shift cable, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, transfer case seal and clutch fork.
Furthermore, please maintain vulnerable auto parts of your Mazda Protege5 routinely for a perfect ride. Parts including Protege5 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, cabin air filter, antenna, fog light and headlight play important parts in creating a safe and comfortable driving environment, you should add them to your routine maintenance list.
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