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Mazda Millenia, Sedan
Apr 25, 2007 (6:34 pm)
So here I am walking down the used cars parking lot, and what do I see.. a 2002 Mazda Millenia S. Fell in love with the car the moment I seen it. Opened a loan for the car at $12k.
Now here I am in the shop with the car about three months later, replacing the catylitic converter. Get the car back and now Ive got an engine light again. Car has been acting really wierd, sometimes it will idle all the way up to 2500rpms and just stay there, like the accelerator is stuck or something.
SO yea. I want to get rid of this thing, so Im trying to trade it in for a new car.. the manager drives my car and tells me the suspension is going out and its a piece of crap car to begin with, offers me 5k for it.
Wow. Im just kind of lost on what to do now. Trade it in and take 7k onto the next car loan??
#3815 of 4030 Re: problems! [milleniaproblm]
Apr 26, 2007 (5:35 am)
Instead of losing 5K, spend a little more to put your TLC into it, take it to the dealer. The acceleration could be as simple as a sensor as it happened to me. And if its a computer problem, the dealer diagnostics are usually much better than a regular mechanics shop. I have a mechanic that changes the normal wear and tear items and if its a recurring problem especially with a turbocharged engine the dealer may be the best money for your buch. Imagine going to your mechanic for the same thing 2-3 times and everytime its something new. Do yourself a favor a visit a dealer service station. That's what I would do and I've owned a millenia for about 7 years now. Good Luck!!!
Apr 25, 2007 (9:56 am)
sunroof will slide open and go up or down but, have a diificut time closing the sunroof. I replaced the switch however, I have the same problem.
#3817 of 4030 Re: Sunroof and Steering wheel tilt. 98 Millenia L [joeblack377]
Apr 26, 2007 (10:28 am)
Did you ever get your sunroof fixed. I have the same problem. I replaced the switch and it did no solve the problem.
It opens goes up and down but have trouble closing the roof.
#3818 of 4030 Any Advice Would be TRULY APPRECIATED...
Apr 27, 2007 (8:06 am)
This is what I have to get fixed on my 140,000 95 Mazda Millenia S:
-Valve Gasket Covers
-Rear Main Seals
-Front Main Seals
-Oil Pan Gasket
The car is paid for but should I just get a new car you think? Any advice is truly appreciated,
#3819 of 4030 Re: problems! [milleniaproblm]
May 06, 2007 (7:16 am)
Our 96 Millenia has started to cut out when the tach reaches 2500rpms. This happens after the car warms up, but is intermittent, some days it doesn't happen at all, other days you can't drive 2 miles and it starts to act up.
Diagnostics shows Mass Airflow Sensor problem and a MAF problem and a crankshaft position sensor problem.
Dealer wants $1100.00 for MAS $750.00 for crank shaft position sensor and $70.00 for MAF with no guarantee that this will correct the problem. It's as if a REV limiter comes into play at 2500 RPM. Any ideas ?
#3820 of 4030 '01 millenia: ? timing belt
May 11, 2007 (7:59 pm)
have 62k on an '01 millenia
do you all have a suggestion for when to change the timing belt?
any other comments regarding this car (had for 2 yrs) would be appreciated
#3821 of 4030 Re: problems! [wanacrz]
May 13, 2007 (5:47 pm)
Did you get your problem fixed and if so what was the cure?
I have the same problem and if you shut the ingnition off and put the car in neutral while driving it then turn it back on it will quit missing for another 5 minutes or so.
I think its the EMC myself. How did the dealer come to the conclusion that you needed a Crank Sensor?
#3822 of 4030 Re: surroof [jjman4124]
May 31, 2007 (8:06 am)
Did you and Joe get your sunroofs fixed? I took my car in on 03-2006 because the sunroof would open, but wouldn't close. They replaced the switch, but I continued having problems. I got fed up and just didn't open the sunroof anymore. I took the car in this past Friday, 05-25-2007, a little over a year later, and was told the switch was not working (duh) and today, they replaced it again (but I had to pay again). I literally just got back into my office and had to leave the car with them, because when I went to pick up the car, guess what, the sunroof STILL will not close!! Any suggestions? I told the tech I believe all their switches are defective. This is the second switch in 14 months! Help!
#3823 of 4030 Millennia S update.
Jun 08, 2007 (6:00 pm)
I purchased a new Millennia S back in 2000 and at 50,000 miles I posted a summary of my repair history for those who where thinking about buying one. Now I have 114K, so I think I'll do another update.
Replaced tires at 53k.
Did 60K service.
Replaced O2 sensor at around 65K.
Replaced Exhaust Manifold at around 70K (covered under emissions warranty in California)
Replaced ignition pack at around 90K
Replaced two tires due to a flat around 90K
Replaced another two tires at 113K
All in all, in my opinion (and it's only an opinion) it has been a reliable car. 3 repairs isn't bad in my book.
Now, if you happen to be in the market for a used car and you happen to see a Millennia with 120K on it, should you buy it? Probably not. I wouldn't buy a high mileage vehicle that may cost a lot to fix, including BMWs, Mercedes, or even Lexus, unless I had about 5K in the bank in case it needed repairs. In essence, you might get lucky, you might not.
Again, it's a wonderful car,