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#4086 of 4469 Re: 2001 MPV TRANSMISSION FAILURE [geniedroth]
May 25, 2005 (1:33 pm)
Sorry to hear about your trouble. I had the same thing happen at 62,000 miles in my 03 LX.. Mazda, the District Service Mgr responsible for New Jersey, and Ford are totally useless. They have no customer service if you are out of warranty. They will eventually response to you and will basically tell you nothing and will do nothing for you (Buyer beware). New Jersey's lemon laws don't apply because they fix the rough shifting problem. I do not even know why Mazda even bothers to send MPV's here with defective transmissions. I believed that the rough shifts actually damaged the transmissons and Mazda/Ford will not tell us the truth. My goal is to pay off the 03 and trade it in as soon as possible. Do not buy another MPV again they do not have reliable transmissions. Also put your complaint into the USHTSA so they have a record. By the way, Mazda North American operations goes through presidents like a revolving door. They still have not a clue why their sales are off (they do not stand behind their product and there is not comelling reason to buy a MPV). I could have brought a Honda or Toyota Minivan for the price I paid for for the van and the transmission and the transmission controller module.
Stay away from any subsidary of the Ford Motor Company.
A former Mazda fan from New Jersey
#4087 of 4469 Odd clicking out of left wheel well
May 27, 2005 (3:25 am)
I have an 03 MPV that has performed very admirably. We just noticed that right around driving 80 mph, there was a soft clicking sound coming from the driver front wheel well. It doesn't happen at slower speeds at all. The clicking can actually be heard and felt by your foot on the deadpedal. It's not very loud or hard at all, is very intermitant and not modulated and is hardly noticable.
My first thought was that there was a part loose that was knocking around or that the wheel was loose so I visually checked the wheel, wheel well, checked if the lugs were tight, the brake assembly etc. and didn't see anything out of the ordinary. The other thought was that it was a piece of debris caught up in things, but I didn't see anything.
Wondering if anyone has experienced this gremlin before and has any insight.
#4088 of 4469 Re: Headlight Bulbs [dhird]
May 27, 2005 (7:42 am)
It seems that I have the same problem with my '00 DX... Had to replace my first original bulb last winter and I decided to upgrade to Sylvania Silverstar (so I replaced both : 20$/each).
Had to replace one (again) few weeks ago . The other on went dead few days after...
Silver (star) Driver
#4089 of 4469 Brake Vibration at 40mph and up
May 28, 2005 (5:25 pm)
I just bought a 2005 MPV LX last week with 25 miles on it. When I step on the brake at speed of 40 mph and up, the van vibrates. The vibration stops when the speed drops below 40mph. Does anyone have similar problem?
#4090 of 4469 Re: Brake Vibration at 40mph and up [akyu]
May 29, 2005 (10:42 am)
Sounds like a rotor problem to me. Take it back to the dealer and tell them to fix it asap.
#4091 of 4469 Squeaking in steering
Jun 01, 2005 (8:07 pm)
I have an 03 MPV LX with 47K miles on it. I have had this issue with a squeak/groan type sound from the front end when I turn the wheel either way. Usually worse after I have been driving a while.
Has anyone seen a bulliten on this yet? Dealer stated that Mazda Corp. knows of the issue and is working on a fix....
Jun 03, 2005 (7:31 am)
Hi, My 2001 has a brake issue. I hear a gradual rubbing/crunching sound when I first step on the breaks to slow down, it finishes when stopped. I am wondering if the pads need replacing or if it is a disc issue. The brakes seem to work fine but this noise is slowly getting worse so I want to get on it. Another thing to add the outside/exposed part of my discs are quite rusty-- could this be causing the problem? thanks
#4093 of 4469 Re: I think I have the same noise [iseigal]
Jun 09, 2005 (9:15 am)
My sister-in-law and I both had the same problem this winter. Sound plus higher revs when the sound started. Problem included "rotten egg" smell as well. Both vans ('00) had IAC valve replaced and both have been fine since. Dealer told me the valve had something to do with the automatic choke.
#4094 of 4469 Re: brake rubbing [jdoubleu]
Jun 09, 2005 (7:23 pm)
Most disc brakes will do this nowadays. A couple of applications on the brakes and it should clean the rotors up. The pads might have accumulated crud as well -you can try some moderate full speed full stops (with firm brake effort) to help clean them. Of course, this is as long as the pads are in good shape and not screeching the rotors. You can easily take the front wheel off and visually check the pad thickness.
How many miles?
#4095 of 4469 Re: I think I have the same noise [iseigal]
Jun 12, 2005 (12:57 pm)
sounds like a design flaw. manufacturers weigh problems, including irritating sounds and vibrations, and either fix it or not. this sounds like a motor mount design issue. they try to strike a balance between isolation (lots of rubber), and stability (hard fastened with metal). when the motor is cold, the idle speed is way up and pushes much harder through the transmission fluid, making the fluid "harder" as well. since the force has nowhere to go, i.e. the wheels, it goes into the car body and your caboose. i assume the vibrations go away when you get some road speed, like even 5-10 mph? and of course it would go away when the engine warms up and the idle goes down. sorry man, luck of the draw. sometimes manufacturers offer upgrades, but often not. hope it helps.