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#116 of 191 Re: Are there serious transmission problems with 05 or 06 MPVs? [musicar]
May 20, 2008 (6:19 am)
I did my research by typing in "2002 Mazda MPV transmission failure". Change the model year and try the same. If you are seriously considering buying this vehicle, I would have the transmission fluid checked immediately for any shavings-ask to see the fluid. In my van, the rpm's went really high and the van lurched as well. I do love my MPV; I obviously was disappointed that the transmission went out at 67,000 miles.
#117 of 191 Re: Are there serious transmission problems with 05 or 06 MPVs? [musicar]
May 20, 2008 (11:28 am)
The MPV is not known to have the smoothest shifting transmission, but if you feel there is a problem with the transmission in the MPV you are looking at, I would pass on it and try to find another.
#118 of 191 Re: Are there serious transmission problems with 05 or 06 MPVs? [jipster]
May 21, 2008 (6:52 pm)
Thank-you for your help. I am going to look at other MPVs as this one definitely had a problem. I will let you know when I get one. Musicar
#119 of 191 Re: Are there serious transmission problems with 05 or 06 MPVs? [musicar]
May 22, 2008 (1:53 pm)
I just went my first round with Mazda on mine. Some rep I had emailed said that they could do "nothing for me" as my 2002 MPV with only 71,000 miles on it was "tremendously out of time of it's warranty."
I'm trying again, sending a letter to another place.
#120 of 191 Re: Are there serious transmission problems with 05 or 06 MPVs? [embark]
May 22, 2008 (5:11 pm)
Unfortunately, they're right. Good luck.
#121 of 191 Re: Are there serious transmission problems with 05 or 06 MPVs? [embark]
May 23, 2008 (3:31 am)
That is the same response that I received. I went to the Mazda dealership where I purchased the vehicle and insisted they contact a Mazda representative on my behalf...and they did. Mazda agreed to cover 50%. Keep pushing them.
#122 of 191 Re: Are there serious transmission problems with 05 or 06 MPVs? [backy]
May 23, 2008 (4:55 am)
Honda is covering transmission rebuilds on a lot of thier Ody's, the ones not under recall, with a lot more miles than embark has on his/her MPV.
People are complaining on the Ody board that Honda isn't helping on their 7 year old Ody, with 109,000 miles, transmission replacement.
#123 of 191 Re: Are there serious transmission problems with 05 or 06 MPVs? [jipster]
May 23, 2008 (7:41 am)
People will complain about most anything that involves money out of their pockets.
The van is not under factory warranty. It would be great if Mazda would go the extra mile and pay for a new transmission for your MPV, or at least pay part of the cost. They might get a customer for life that way. But they are under no obligation to do so. There is such a thing as an extended warranty for people who want warranty coverage after the standard warranty expires. It looks like on the MPV (and the Ody too), that could be a good investment.
I have a friend who owns an Ody. The tranny blew at about 97k miles. Honda said "sorry, fella." Fortunately though, he had bought a 100k powertrain warranty that covered it--and luckily for him, it blew up when it did and not a few months later!
#124 of 191 Need help on whether to change ATF on 2001 MPV
Aug 07, 2008 (8:33 am)
I have a 2001 MPV that has 70k miles on it (mostly highway miles), and there has been no issue/problem with the automatic transmission, and partly because the owner's manual does not mention any scheduled change of ATF and partly of my negligence, I have not had any ATF change on the transmission from day 1.
I've done some research on the internet on having the ATF change, and there are a lot of theories out there on when to change and what type of change to perform (just fluid change, drop pan and filter, and what not), and some even suggest not to do any ATF change if no maintenance has been done to the transmission because new fluid will cause the tranny to fail, and should just leave the fluid alone (if this theory is true). I just want to ask you all for your opinion on what to do? I took out the dipstick and examine the fluid, it's still mostly red (if that is any kind of indication). And why does owner's manual not mention any scheduled maintenance to the ATF fluid (except to examine it twice a year, that's all I could find), should I just leave everything alone for the time being? I can't imagine leave the fluid in there and not change it at all, but don't want to risk a still working tranny. Thanks for any opinion/suggestion.
#125 of 191 Re: Need help on whether to change ATF on 2001 MPV [toby_lai]
Aug 08, 2008 (2:30 am)
I have my 2004 mpv In the shop to have a repair done and an oil change. I asked the service people what factory recommends. At 60k it is only fluids no flush or replacement of the transmission filter. As long as the fliud is still red in color. If the fluid is not red than a flush and filter change is what they recommend. New transmission fluid should not hurt the transmission. The new fluid will flow better and is more viscous. I have never herd of new ATF causing a transmission to go out. I have worked on cars for 10 years and done plenty of fluid changes and flushes and have never had one come back with a problem because of the fluid change.