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#7920 of 8223 Re: wow [odie6l]
Apr 27, 2006 (6:18 am)
No need for spy shots...the all new Mazda MPV/Mazda 8 is already out. Just not here in U.S.
Per Mazda press release, "Mazda Motor Corporation has announced its plan to launch the all-new MPV in Hong Kong, where it will be named Mazda 8, in May 2006" It has already been released in Japan where it is still called the MPV. The artilce also stated that a decision to bring the Mazda 8 to other global markets hasn't been decided.
The Mazda MPV/Mazda 8 will have a 4cyl, but it will be turbo charged and produce around 240hp. I have read that it will have a lower profile/style like the Mazda5, but that it will have third row seats.
#7921 of 8223 2004 Mazda MPV steering problem
Apr 29, 2006 (1:38 pm)
My ES van has a vexing problem of pulling to the left at odd times of driving but usually after starting it from a several hour standstill or when turning left or right. It is still under warrenty and Mazda mechanics have replaced a steering rod, and realigned the front wheels. Just about when I think the problem has resolved itself, it resurfaces. Has anyone else had this problem and got it permanently resolved? Any suggestions as to what could be wrong? (For any aircraft pilots out there, when first driving the van after a standstill, if feels like taking off in an airplane and not applying rudder pressure to compensate for propeller torque.)
#7922 of 8223 Re: 2004 Mazda MPV steering problem [jgardner]
Apr 29, 2006 (6:01 pm)
Have you tried rotating the front tires to the opposite side to see if the pull goes right instead? Just wondering if it's a radial pull on the tire.
#7923 of 8223 Re: 2004 Mazda MPV steering problem [subearu]
Apr 30, 2006 (10:36 am)
Thanks for the quick response.........I will try your suggestion..........If the vehicle HAS to pull one way or the other would much rather it pull to the right for safety's sake. Hope rotating the front tires to opposite side resolves my problem. But, again, it's only on certain occasions that the vehicle pulls to the left, such as cold engine and left or right turns, so have ruled out alignment as problem. But when it DOES happen, it really feels like an alignment problem. I have also found that steering is rather tight and uncorrecting, but have attributed this to this type of vehicle. I am accustomed to driving Buick Sentras, Chevy S-10s, and a Ford Aerostar, none of which had this type of steering problem. The Mazda steering feel is similar to driving a lawn tractor. Apart from this one basic problem, I have been very satisfied with the vehicle (particularly after engine light and quirky transmission problems were fixed by dealer).
May 11, 2006 (2:33 pm)
well after 4 years and 42k miles we have our first MPV problem. Keyless entry quit working all of a sudden. So I replaced the battery (correctly) and still nothing.
Manual says a bunch of vague things about being careful not to hit any of the buttons with the remote battery out, or else it may need to go back to the dealer for repair.
Obviously, if the remote battery is very dead then the buttons usually will get punched a bunch of times trying to get it to work.
So am I dooomed to the dealer, or does anyone have an idea?
#7925 of 8223 Re: remote problem [once_for_all]
May 13, 2006 (4:06 am)
It might need reprogramming, and the instructions are available elsewhere but I cannot post the link on this site.
#7926 of 8223 Re: remote problem [nls]
May 13, 2006 (6:36 am)
Yes, once you replace the battery the remote must be reprogrammed.
Do a search (e.g. using the search engine that starts with "g") on "Mazda MPV remote reprogram". One of the links should take you to an eBay offer for reprogramming instructions for $3.95.
#7927 of 8223 Re: remote problem [nls]
May 13, 2006 (2:08 pm)
How about e-mailing me the link?
May 13, 2006 (2:27 pm)
Nevermind, got it. Instructions follow:
Open drivers door and leave open.
Lock and unlock the drivers door using the power door lock switch on the door.
Insert key into the ignition.
Turn key to on position and return to off position. (IMPORTANT - use ON position NOT ACC position)
Do this 3 times within 10 seconds. Leave key in the ignition
Open and close the drivers door 3 times. (Door should be left open after this step)
ECU should respond by locking and unlocking the doors.
Press any button on remote #1. ECU responds by locking and unlocking the car doors.
Press any button on remote #2 (etc.) Each time the ECU will respond by locking & unlocking the doors.
When you're done, remove the key from the ignition and the ECU will respond a final time with a series of door locks and unlocks.
Works fine now, took about 2 mins to do it. Other posters over at mazdaworld tried it on their 3 and their 6 and it worked for them too.
Now we have the scoop here at Edmunds, not even $3.95 needed! Thanks to all.
#7929 of 8223 Manuals
May 15, 2006 (9:25 am)
I'm looking for a 2000 MAZDA MPV manual.
If any body has one I can photocopy or scan it