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#41 of 191 Re: ticking motor on my 2003 mpv [tcc21]
Dec 14, 2006 (5:28 pm)
Well don't scare me with anything else... No, my 2003 doesnt do that ticking thing. However, on my last visit regarding the tranny, I could not get the darn thing the duplicate with the tech in the car so then sent me home. My advisor and I have a deal though, I call him everytime it does it, tell him exactly the details, and then log log log the info in a "diary".. and I have lodged a compaint with Mazda USA. So, it has come to the point where the dealership is CALLING ME every week to see how things are.
I am thinking of it this way, I have a 7 year/100K warranty so still a very young vehicle. As long as the dealership works with me and gives me an upgrade rental everytime, I will be patient until they fix it.
Keep the comments coming..
#42 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [dblchin]
Dec 29, 2006 (9:38 pm)
Our transmission went out on us yesterday, suddenly and without warning! We contacted Mazda USA and they will only pay for the transmission, not the labor. How did you get them to pay for it all? Is it still under warranty? What year and how many miles? Our's is 2002 with 57,000 miles. We couldn't even get the district service manager to call us back. Mazda claims it's their policy!
#43 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [annaa]
Dec 30, 2006 (6:17 am)
Sounds like Mazda is working with you on it. You're getting the tranny replaced OUT of warrant and you just need to pay the labor. You should be glad they're going in on it rather than making you pay the whole thing. You'd find similar results at other manufacturers as well when you're out of warranty.
#44 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [annaa]
Dec 30, 2006 (6:47 am)
I have a 2002 and had about 47000 miles when the transmission went out. I had other problems which were all handled by my Mazda dealer, so there was a history of care and service for my car. Since your transmission went out after the 50000 warranty, getting a new transmission, incuring the labor costs, omly, sounds fair. I have been a loyal customer of Mazda since owming an R-100, but I would sell that MPV and consider an alternative.
#45 of 191 worried 2006 MPV
Dec 30, 2006 (11:30 am)
Just bought a 2006 MPV this week. Bought it because i liked the way the transmmsion shifted. The toyota and honda brands drove me crazy.
Very worried from what I'm seen on the message boards about Mazda's Any one know if the problem was ever resolved? Are 2006 effected. Around how many miles do they seem to give out?
Any thoughts would be appreacited.
#46 of 191 Re: worried 2006 MPV [d5a]
Dec 30, 2006 (11:56 am)
The '02-'04 had some issues with a shift jolt which was mostly remedied by a reprogramming of the tranny computer. Mazda switched to a different tranny computer and some internals on the JATCO 5sp AT in '05 - I haven't read of any issues in the '05-'06 so far.
#47 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [annaa]
Jan 01, 2007 (5:57 pm)
Please help!!! 2002 MPV with 47,000 miles - transmission just went out on the PA Turnpike yesterday. The transmission was jumping when going up steep hills and ultimately it failed completely. Like someone else on this thread, I was lucky just to get the van to the side of the road without getting killed. My van is now waiting outside a Mazda Service Center in PA. I have no history/relationship with the department in PA. I have however been dealing regularly with the service center in VA and I just paid $140 in October to have the transmission fluid flushed. Maybe this will help?
I want to be prepared when I talk to Mazda for the first time about this tomorrow morning (closed yesterday and today). I am encouraged by your post which seems to indicate that Mazda may finally be acknowledging that there is a problem with their transmissions. Can you provide me with the name of someone I can talk to at Mazda USA, or anyone else I can turn/refer to at Mazda if the PA Service Department does not work with me on this?
#48 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [wyman1]
Jan 02, 2007 (10:11 am)
My suggestion is to contact the area VP who overses the Mazda dealership you use. They will go over the records and hopefully recommend a replacement at no charge to you. I would really press the issue of your recent transmission fluid change and no problems found by the Mazda dealership.
#49 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [dblchin]
Jan 02, 2007 (6:02 pm)
Thanks for the advice. I worked mainly with the dealer's service department who acted as a middle-man with Mazda USA. Mazda USA offered to split the cost of the new transmission (parts and labor). The warranty had expired and I think the previous history of Mazda dealer service, along with the recent transmission flush, was key in getting Mazda USA to make such an offer. I plan to take one last push at Mazda USA to see whether I can get them to cover more of the cost. Will advise this forum if I am able to get Mazda USA to cover anything else.
#50 of 191 mpv 2001 with 56K
Jan 17, 2007 (6:59 pm)
My mpv broke down , i guess transmission gave away..since its not moving back or forward
I had too much of issue with this mpv thank god i took extended warranty and i hope they will cover it in whole