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#27 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [mpv4cheap]
Oct 09, 2006 (8:06 pm)
Update - I just traded my Mazda MPV in on a 2006 Toyota Sienna! I just didn't have the time or energy to fight Mazda anymore. I KNOW in my heart & head that if I would have stuck it out I could have won but I have a FAMILY & A JOB! I was spending so many hours doing research, etc.. So - took the easy way out. They only gave my $7,500 for my van that I paid $39,000 for four years ago. The good thing is my new van was $41,000 and there is NO COMPARISON of features. This van does EVERYTHING!!! I had to have all aftermarket Navigation/Stereo/DVD installed on my Mazda for $6,900 and it always looked "added on" and was so complicated my husband couldn't even turn on the radio! So....I'm not looking back! I wish you all luck with your individual fights! My advice - DOCUMENT EVERYTHING, EVERYONE YOU TALKED TO, ETC.... If anyone files a Class Action Lawsuit - I'd love to hear about it! Take Care and Thanks for all your help & especially for listening to me!!!
#28 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [dblchin]
Oct 12, 2006 (12:43 pm)
How did you go about this? Did they replace it because of your low mileage?
#29 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [lynton]
Oct 13, 2006 (8:22 pm)
I contacted Mazda USA and they contacted the Mazda service dept that I always use. I believe because the low mileage and that I always used Madza to service my car, that they replaced the transmission at no cost to me.
#30 of 191 Transmission failure
Oct 24, 2006 (6:47 pm)
My 2002 MPV with 68,000 miles started having problems with the transmission slipping into neutral. I took it to the local dealer who and service manager indicated there was an "internal failure" in the transmission and repair cost would be $3,500. They would order a rebuilt transmission from Mazda and install it. A transmission failure at this low mileage is not acceptable. My first and last Mazda! I'd strongly advise any MPV owners out there to get rid of their vans before it is too late.
#31 of 191 Re: Transmission failure [sidiggie]
Oct 25, 2006 (7:59 am)
You're right, it is unacceptable. I would try to get Mazda to cover a portion of the rebuild cost.
#32 of 191 Re: Transmission failure [jipster]
Oct 26, 2006 (3:37 pm)
I called Mazda today. They were useless. They said because I was out of warranty based on mileage and time of ownership ( 45 months and 68,000 miles) they could not do anything. It is annoying that the tranny would go at such low mileage and equally annoying that the repair is so expensive. Anyone reading this that owns a MPV, dump it now!
#33 of 191 Re: Transmission failure [sidiggie]
Oct 26, 2006 (8:19 pm)
Well... some of us have MPVs with extended warranties. So no need to dump it just yet.
I have a friend whose Odyssey just had a tranny failure, out of factory warranty (fortunately he had an extended warranty). I guess all Ody owners should ditch their vans also, after the warranty runs out.
#34 of 191 Re: Transmission failure [sidiggie]
Nov 25, 2006 (5:47 pm)
Does anyone know if this problem affects the 2004/2005/2006 MPVs? I am looking at several '04s and '05s but will look elsewhere if they have not addressed the problem and made a change to their trannies.
#35 of 191 Re: Transmission failure [carrfamilynj]
Nov 26, 2006 (5:26 am)
I've never heard nor read anything about this particular problem before. Stop looking and start buying.
Nov 26, 2006 (1:49 pm)
I have a late production 2003 that has been doing this since 4500 miles (purchased brand new) It has been services 6 times and now has 32K miles. first, they said the switch needed resetting (3 times), then, they replaced the computer control module and then a few more ajustments... well here we are a few weeks later and the tranny is still, i call it, "Kerplunking" between first and second gears. there is a hang time ..almost in a neutral state... and then.."THUNK" into 2nd. It goes back to the shop tomorrow...and the maintenance advisor and director both have been very accomodating. They mention possibly, (after consulting the tech line) replacing the tranny. However, I, like many of you, want to know if I too, should cry lemon law. I am a bit broken hearted since I do love this van so much and it truly is still brand new. any suggestions?