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#7709 of 7874 mazda automatic transmissions
Apr 09, 2007 (4:52 pm)
please if anyone here has the automatic transmission ask you serviceman about the repair bulliten.
some mazdas came out with faulty transmissions and mazda refuses to correct the problem.
I bought a new mazda protege 5 in 2002 with 5 year 60, 000 mile extended power train warrenty.
I only have 54,000 miles but the warranty is out over 3 months. my transmission went out last month and the repair bill was $1461.
mazda knew about this problem and released a service bulliten on this problem.
I have personally seen the service bulliten.
my mechanic told me that some front wheel drive fords also have this same transmission.
so please, if your mazda protege is still under warranty check with your serviceman about this.
personally this had led me to the decision that I will never buy another mazdfa.
Apr 09, 2007 (5:11 pm)
if anyone has an automatic transmission I hope you don't get stung. my tranny went out at 54,000 miles just after the warranty.
my mechanic told me that mazda knew about this problem and a service bulliten was realeased. he also said some fords with front wheel drive had this same tranny.
at 5 years and 54,000 miles this cost me $1461 out of my own pocket.
I will never buy another mazda.
#7711 of 7874 Re: mazda protege 5 [commanche]
Apr 10, 2007 (4:45 am)
Sorry to hear about your tranny. Any details as to what the problem was? I have a 2002 P5 also and I'll hit 110,000 miles before the end of this week. No problems so far.
Apr 12, 2007 (6:18 pm)
actually I think the TSB might be under ford. look for it under ford or mercury villiager. the guy who fixed my tranny said that some of the mazdas used ford transmissions. the ford he talked about was the front wheel drive van...can't remember the exact name of the car. I did see the service bulliten. I made him show it to me. the problem was explained to me to be the seals in the end cover I think. ruined the whole dang tranny. I saved the parts, they are in the back of my truck right now. also I'm looking at the mileage also...53,771. all mazdas weren't equipped with this tranny.
google "mazda protege 5 transmission problems."
#7715 of 7874 Re: bad transmissions in mazda [commanche]
Apr 12, 2007 (8:22 pm)
Ummm... Yeah the 626 used a ford tranny with accompanying problems. I'm pretty sure the Protege did not. Think you might want to investigate further. I had the stick in my 02, but I've never heard of issues with the auto.
#7716 of 7874 Re: bad transmissions in mazda [commanche]
Apr 13, 2007 (8:42 am)
There isn't anything at that site showing problems with the 2002 P5 automatic transmission. ???? Also, the Mercury Villager is a Nissan product and I've never heard of Mazda and Nissan sharing transmissions. I think the service guy has his facts all wrong.
In any case, it is still too bad that your tranny went. You mentioned leaking seals; did a lot of the fluid leak out, and the lack of fluid destroy the transmission?
#7718 of 7874 Re: bad transmissions in mazda [iamz]
Apr 28, 2007 (5:21 am)
well regardless of the fact, I saw the service bulliten and my bank account saw the $1460 disappear.