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#7741 of 8223 Mazda MPV brakes seizing up
Aug 22, 2005 (5:50 pm)
I have a 1995 MPV that has a very strange brake problem! This MPV has 4 wheel abs brakes & a factory tow package, it has 4 wheel disc brakes. What is happening is this....all 4 brakes are locking up the wheels....whether I drive the vehicle or not....but at night when the outside temperature cools down....all 4 brakes unlock & the wheels all spin freely!. I've had the MPV up on jack stands the last week or so...all 4 wheels are off the ground...& everyday the wheels all lock up...then at night they unlock....without me even getting near the vehicle! This seems to be a heat related issue....but I've had the MPV in my garage...not outside in direct sunlight......the temperature has been averaging 100 degrees in my garage...so the heat really isn't that much to be causing this I would think.
#7742 of 8223 Re: Mazda MPV brakes seizing up [bcman]
by claires HOST
Aug 22, 2005 (9:16 pm)
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#7744 of 8223 What is the latest on the next generation MPV?
Sep 06, 2005 (9:27 am)
Will it be larger than the current MPV? Will it continue to be a minivan or will it revert back to being an SUV as was the previous MPV?
#7745 of 8223 Re: What is the latest on the next generation MPV? [hansienna]
Sep 06, 2005 (9:43 am)
pure speculation here-- I think the MPV will go away in 2006 and the Mazda 5 will be its replacement.
While we love our MPV, it is getting roughed up by the competition which get better mpg, more space, and is "recommended" by CR.
But I must admit that the current pricing on the MPVs looks very attractive compared to the other guys. At a recent visit, I saw 20 MPVs lined up at the local dealer, and for the money they were much more attractive than the 2002 LX we bought.
Sep 06, 2005 (9:46 am)
The MPV is going to be redesigned into a larger package based off a stretched MZ6 platform. It has not been confirmed for the North American market at this point....so it's a little up in the air at this point.
Sep 11, 2005 (12:45 pm)
Do the 2nd row bucket seats in the MPV slide forward and back as in the Ody and Sienna and now DC with Stow 'N Go?
OR, do they only recline or back rest fold flat onto seat as in DC minivans without Stow 'N Go?
I have to admit that the MPV is quite sporty in appearance and is more attractive with the rub strip on the side than when the sides were flat with no strip to break up that large, boring slab.
#7749 of 8223 Re: MPV Seating? [hansienna]
Sep 11, 2005 (1:04 pm)
Yes, hans...as a matter of fact they do slide forward and back like those other vans you spoke of.
I was told they did not when inspecting and test driving our 2004 MPV LX for purchase. But, after reading the owners manual it showed how to move the second row bucket seats up and back. But, when I went out to our MPV I could not get them to do so.
Called the saleslady that sold us the van. "No", she says they don't move up and back.When I took it in for its first oil change..."No, I don't think so" says service manager. But, they will check it out. Well, they checked it out. It was only stuck and now easily moves forward and back. Though not a whole lot of space to move forwards and back....maybe 3 inches.
I agree about the rub strip on the side. It comes with the all-sport package, amoungst other things, and dresses it up quite well.
#7750 of 8223 Re: MPV Seating (2nd row buckets move fore and aft?) [jipster]
Sep 11, 2005 (1:10 pm)
THANKS. That 3 inches or whatever is VALUABLE. The 2nd row passengers can stretch their legs while little children in 3rd row would not need as much.
Another reason the MPV is a better choice than the Caravan or SWB T&C (in addition to the fold-into-the-floor 3rd row seat and more sporty appearance).