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#167 of 209 60k service
Jul 02, 2007 (4:05 pm)
My 2002 MPV just turned 5 and is nearing its 60k service interval. I know this is the Biggie but on the MPV it doesn't seem to be as major as on some cars, e.g. no timing belt replacement needed and not even a transmission flush is mentioned in the maintenance schedule. So my question is, what services other than the Mazda recommended services should I do at 60k? Should I do a tranny flush for example? (note, the van has a bumper-to-bumper, zero deductible warranty on it) I'll do a tire rotation since it's due for that, and at the 52.5k service they noted the brakes were getting thin, so those might need work (although no mention of a problem at 56.25k even though they said they looked at the brakes). Also planning on changing the air filters (engine and cabin). Anything else? Also can anyone give me an idea of what a dealer charges for the 60k service?
#168 of 209 You're Not Going to Believe This!!
Jul 02, 2007 (6:07 pm)
I'm the one that had the CHECK ENGINE light on a while ago.
Finally went into my friendly Bear dealer to see what the issue would be and held my breath. Well, the problem was a collapsed PCV hose assembly with a crack! This had been fixed before at 36K miles under the RECALL!! Now they would not replace it unless I paid the $290 for the diagnostic and the $86 part!! I got on the phone with Customer Service and they acted shocked that it would not be covered, but only would offer me a $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE to use on future Mazda work!! My extended MAZDA warranty - the one that has been so good in the past, would not cover this hose issue....normal maintenance..right!!!
My biggest issue is that Mazda will not stand behind a recalled and previously fixed part on a SECOND REPAIR! I've never heard of this before. I've owned Dodges, Toyotas, Chevy's and they all always repair the item since they know it's a bad design. Mazda sucks it and they won't budge!
Anyone else had this issue before???
Sincerely disgusted Mazda owner with a lemon in the making at 83K miles. If anyone else has had this issue, we should get together and form a group to send letters to the boys of M and let them know this is not right!
#169 of 209 Re: 60k service [backy]
Jul 03, 2007 (5:56 am)
They charge alot! $300 at least...so be ready.
The cabin filter is about 100 alone to change.
I bought mine aftermarket out of a Mazda parts place in TX. and had them install. Price was discounted on the part to $45 and the labor was $20. Other than that, they want plugs changed that don't need changing until 100K miles, filter, tire stuff, etc. Be ready. I have the no deduct. warranty too and am flying on that to save some of the pain for the future. Can you tell I'm a bit peeved at MAZDA due to my other issue mentioned on an earlier email?
#170 of 209 Re: 60k service [tcc21]
Jul 03, 2007 (8:17 am)
Thanks. Maybe I'll go ahead and change the air/cabin filters myself and try to save a few bucks. I know how to access the air filter, not sure on the cabin filter. I'll watch out on the plugs also--we'll be getting rid of the van before 100k miles (before the transferrable warranty expires) so I might not change the plugs if it will be pricey, and if it's not required by the Mazda service schedule. Tires are good (non original), but brakes may need work (not unexpected for 60k miles). The van is working just fine, fortunately. Bought it used last year. Maybe I got a good one.
#171 of 209 Maintenance
Jul 03, 2007 (12:15 pm)
You're probably going to hate me with this one...
My 2001 "Red" turned 107,500 (or more - I forget) last week. I have replaced the battery twice, the plastic water reservoir tank (leaked like a sponge), and the drive belt once. Other than that - it ain't broke...yet. It starts just fine on the first spin (Looking where the plugs are located (eeek) hasn't excited me - so haven't touched them). I drive mostly freeways (in Houston more like 4 lane parking lots) and consistent 21~22 MPG with A/C on all the time (Remember - Houston...).
Of course, Something may go south soon but so far this has been the best auto I've owned. Someone at the factory really did this one right.
#172 of 209 Re: 60k service [backy]
Jul 03, 2007 (3:07 pm)
'02+ can have issues with the coils on each plug, especially the rear bank. Tranny fluid should be changed at 60k, at least every 20-30k miles. The cabin and air filters are DIY-ers, no doubt. Glove box just needs to come out for the cabin filter (multiple screws on the glove box). The air filter is just a matter of unsnapping the air box clamps and moving the top far enough off to remove and install the new filter. Be careful with any hoses and connections around the air filter when moving it around.
#173 of 209 Re: 60k service [subearu]
Jul 03, 2007 (3:31 pm)
Thanks. So far, the engine purrs along nicely, getting good fuel economy (24-25 mpg on highway trips), so it seems the coils are ok. I've taken the air filter off before to check it, but haven't messed with the cabin filter yet.
#174 of 209 Re: 60k service [backy]
Jul 10, 2007 (1:26 pm)
I took my MPV in for an oil change about a month ago. I got a brochere that lists "recommended" services for the 60k service. It was about $460... or $530.... can't recall which. Seemed a bit of a rip off to me though. A lot of inspect this and check that. Have you had your coolant changed? I had my trans. flushed at 24k miles. Even though Mazda does not list a recommendation I would certainly flush at 60k.
#175 of 209 Re: Maintenance [bob57]
Jul 10, 2007 (1:31 pm)
No one is going to hate you bob. We are joyful that your MPV has been the best auto you've owned. I've owned mine for just over 3 years... just turned over 30k miles.
I am looking to replace my original OEM Dunlops soon...if that makes anyone feel any better.
#176 of 209 Jipster
Jul 11, 2007 (1:52 pm)
Er..ah..make that 110,500. (Note to self, have eyes checked and move closer to work..)
I put Goodyear Assurance on my van about 30K ago (insert Bob rechecks mileage here) - very nice tires-smooth-good handling in rain (Houston, again..) 80K warranty. I haven't seen any wear yet.