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Mazda MPV, Van
#7923 of 8223 Re: 2004 Mazda MPV steering problem [subearu]
Apr 30, 2006 (11:36 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 (3:33 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 (5:06 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 (7:36 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 (3:08 pm)
How about e-mailing me the link?
May 13, 2006 (3:27 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 (10:25 am)
I'm looking for a 2000 MAZDA MPV manual.
If any body has one I can photocopy or scan it
#7930 of 8223 SPARE TIRES
May 15, 2006 (10:27 am)
Because I don't have the 2000 MAZDA MPV manuals I don't how to find the SPARE TIRE in the car.