Proton Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Proton reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Proton Savvy 2007: Cuts power on the highway

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Nov 2019

It’s most likely to be a faulty engine sensor, perhaps the crank angle sensor.

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Proton Preve: How much power does it have?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Feb 2019

Proton's Preve comes with an 80kW naturally aspirated 1597cc (1.6-litre) four-cylinder, or a 103kW turbocharged 1561cc (1.6-litre) four-cylinder.

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Proton Preve: Is it a good car?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Feb 2019

While it wouldn't really be considered a bad car, per se, there are plenty of other cars in the Proton Preve's class that you should buy before considering the Malaysian-built sedan. However, if you are buying on a tight budget and looking to update to a modern car you could definitely do worse than the Preve.

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My car had its electric wiring redone and now it doesn't work.

Answered by CarsGuide 12 May 2018

Get out of the car, it’s a money pit. Have an auto electrician check the electrics for you. I assume the transmission is automatic, if so have it serviced, but it could need a rebuild.

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The electrics and gearbox on my '07 Proton Gen. 2 are causing problems. What should I do?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Feb 2018

Get out of the car, it’s a money pit. Have an auto electrician check the electrics for you. I assume the transmission is automatic, if so have it serviced, but it could need a rebuild.

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Small ute options in Australia?

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Feb 2016

Sadly, the Jumbuck has gone the same way as the Subaru Brumby — the world now wants bigger utes. In any case, the Jumbuck was based on the old Mitsubishi Lancer, which meant it was barely safe, and Proton has insufficient funds to develop a new model.

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2011 Proton Gen 2 can't get in gear

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Jul 2015

It would seem likely to be an air leak in the system, which you should look for. Perhaps a damaged hose, loose fitting, or something like that.

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Good small ute?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Jun 2015

The Jumbuck only got a two-star safety rating from ANCAP and the Mighty Boy was regularly rated in the bottom 10 cars sold in Australia for safety. You should not consider either but get something like a pre-loved Nissan Navara.

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Proton Jumbuck ute alternative

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Feb 2015

The short answer is no-one. Subaru was first with a half-tonne ute in its Brumby, which I owned and loved. But it has no plans for a replacement and neither does Proton, as all utes are now one-tonne and bigger. Hyundai revealed a ute based on the ix35 compact SUV at Detroit, but any production version is still a couple of years away.

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Battery going flat

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Sep 2012

Having occurred four times it would appear clear that there is a problem that needs proper investigation and a solution. Sit down with the dealer and explain your frustration and insist that it be fixed. It could be caused by a number of things, for example the boot light not switching off when the boot is closed.

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