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Mazda Protege Transmission Problems

515 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Mazda Protege. 19 of these members (3.7%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 21 transmission repairs to Mazda Proteges--an average of 0 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Mazda Protege problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of Mazda Protege repairs by problem area

Chart based on 721 repairs.

Mazda Protege transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 123 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Mazda Protege repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2003 Mazda Protege

Engine not specified

94240 mi C $500 cardan bose (universal joint) 

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2003 Mazda Protege 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

62000 mi C $700 Transmission oil leak, needed to lift slightly to replace gasket 

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2003 Mazda Protege 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

69000 mi   Driving to work, car went into first gear and wouldn't shift. Had it towed to used car dealer; they installed (used/junkyard) tranny. Paid by them because it was under warranty that was offered when purchased car. 

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2002 Mazda Protege5 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

106000 mi US $550 Clutch replacement. Turns out clutch was fine (had lots of life left!). Bearing freezing up was the cause of the problem. Mechanic discovered that the transmission mount broke and needed replacement. 

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2002 Mazda Protege 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

122760 mi C $110 Bushings in clutch where worn out and needed replaced. 

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2001 Mazda Protege 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

93000 mi C $1400 5-speed, broken 3-4 shift fork. Car stuck in 4th gear. Required transmission drop and rebuild with new fork. New bearings installed as well. 

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2001 Mazda Protege 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

153000 mi US $600 The Overdrive light was flashing a code. Transmission cleaned and solenoids replaced. 
161000   Third gear was replaced and the trans rebuilt. 

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2001 Mazda Protege 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

116000 mi US $600 Blown Transmission. Performed transmission swap myself. 

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2000 Mazda Protege 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

153760 mi   transmission problem. got rid of the car. not worth fixing it 

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1999 Mazda Protege 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

110360 mi C $1200 Clutch replaced, but linkage is not responding. Clutch pedal will not release, possible issue with feed system between brake master cylinder and clutch master cylinder. It's definitely a Ford design. 

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