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#2255 of 4469 Check Engine Light on 1998 MPV.
Sep 15, 2002 (8:16 pm)
Recently I locked myself out of my 98 MPV (4WD). The tow-truck driver used his tool to open the passenger side door-lock. The key was in the ignition in the OFF position. Interestingly, although none of the electrical devices were ON the battery dies. I got a jump start from the tow-truck. Since then the Check Engine light has stayed ON. After reading the user manual, I checked and made sure that the gas lid was tight and there was gas in the tank. The third reason mentioned in the manual is electrical fault in the engine.
I am not sure what is going on? Has anyone had this before? Also how do I try to reset the light (I know other models of Mazda have a green connector near the engine that can be used to reset the light if there is not problem with the engine). What should I expect from the dealer when I take my MPV in? Thanks!
#2256 of 4469 Sounds like a simple "reset".
Sep 16, 2002 (8:24 am)
From a dead battery situation it sounds like the dealer needs to do a computer reset. I assume you followed the jumping the battery section in your manual.
#2257 of 4469 gear selector problem
Sep 16, 2002 (4:54 pm)
something strange happened while i was driving my mpv, trying to get out of a parking lot, i put the gear selector in drive, with visual confirmation on the speedometer, but i seemed to be stuck in neutral. brought it back to park, used a little more force towards putting it into drive and that seemed to correct it. happened again though, from reverse to drive, still with the display showing drive. anyone else have this problem?
#2258 of 4469 docablas re shifter maladies
Sep 16, 2002 (5:23 pm)
Nothing exactly like your situation, but I have noticed that the shifter is very sensitive (like a fine swiss watch lol). A couple times I thought I had it all the way in park, but couldn't remove key. I eventually figured out that the shifter wasn't sending the right signal somewhere. (Fortunately the dw hasn't run into this so must be me with my tractor shifts again).
If you scroll back 1000 messages or so, you can find a couple dozen messages related to shifter issues.
#2259 of 4469 I had gear shifter problem too.
Sep 17, 2002 (8:08 am)
Quite a few times, I thought I put the shifter to "P", but still couldn't pull out the key. Then I had to pull out the shifter to other position and put it back to "P" again before I could remove the key. Mine is a 2-month new 2002 MPV.
#2260 of 4469 Leaky tailgate?
Sep 17, 2002 (8:26 am)
The bottom of the rear storage space on my 2000 ex (where the rear seat flips down into) gets soaked after a rain. Does anyone have any ideas where the water is coming from?
#2261 of 4469 MPV with flashing overdrive light
Sep 17, 2002 (12:14 pm)
I have a three-day old MPV ES 2002 with an overdrive light that flashes on occasion, a steering wheel that vibrates more than my 1987 Volvo 740 at 70 mph and a mild case of misalignment to the left. I am particularly concerned about the light. Anybody out there have this problem? Is it normal? Manual says it could be a bad thing.
Sep 17, 2002 (12:54 pm)
sounds like a good reason to take it back to the dealer. It seems that there have been a couple others with transmission module concerns.
Sep 17, 2002 (2:41 pm)
Check your tire pressures - make sure they are ALL the stated pressure. At 60mph I can always tell if I have a low tire on the MPV - it handles totally different.