It seems that a lot of Mazda Protege owners have experienced the ABS/Brake Lights and shaking problems. Send your concern to Transport Canada, I sent the below email of concern to firstname.lastname@example.org
I owned a Mazda protege 5 with about 88,000KM, bought it in Feb 2003. In the last four months, I have had what I would consider a major issue.
1) The ABS and brake lights went on and wouldn't shut off.
2) Last week, as I drove to and from work, there had been occasion when I'm on a full stop that that the car will shake and die on the spot. This necessitate me to restart the car. At one point the engine light went on however disappeared the next day. I'm concerned that one of these day, the car will stop and I'll get hit from behind or worst. So I took it yesterday for tune up with my mechanic and he said he drove it around the block and unable to imitate the problem. He said with my KM, I shouldn't need to change the plug, it should be good for about 140K and the car doesn't need a tune up. However here's the funny thing, as I was leaving the shop, another mazda protege pulled in, my mechanic laughed and he said "This is my sixth mazda protege5 of the day, all having lights on problem".
It seems in reviewing the different websites on the internet and reviewing comments from owners of the same vehicle, have had the same problems as described in items 1 and 2.
As one consumer said, replacing an engine is not a cheap price to pay and if there's a lot of similar complaints from different websites, will this warranty Transport Canada to investigate for recall consideration?