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#6 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [backy]
Aug 14, 2006 (8:20 pm)
Yes - it is at the current version of the software N. I checked that first after reading all the other complaints but it seemed like even after they had their transmissions reflashed - they still had problems! The attorney is going to file a demand letter this week. I'm keeping my fingers crossed because now that I know this - I'd have to disclose it to a potential buyer or I'd be liable. What do you think that will do to the resale value......Man I've been screwed.
#7 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]
Aug 15, 2006 (5:16 am)
Transmission "gear slamming" on MPV's is a very well known flaw. It is by no means new and many, many people have complained about it. I had it happen to us on our '03 LX. According to dealer, the the tranny de-configures it's software and has to be re-programmed. Ours was covered under warranty. Teh rpoblem with mazda is that they don't have a recall on it, they view it as an upgrade, and is therefore, chargeable. I recall seeing an $800 price sticker on it somewhere in this forum. Whatever you do, don't let the warranty run out - I can guarantee you that your dealer will then "find" the problem, once he can charge you for it.
#8 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]
Aug 15, 2006 (11:21 am)
Did Mazda mechanics ever replace the transmission control module? I recall reading this helped in circumstances similar to yours.
#9 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [jipster]
Aug 16, 2006 (10:21 am)
I am not sure if they ever replaced the transmission control module or not. But they had 10+ times the chance to do it. Now the attorney is dealing with them! Wish me Luck!!!
#10 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mp
Aug 16, 2006 (11:35 am)
Let us know how it works out. I'm composing a letter with my husband tonight and we're going to send via registered mail to the Mazda customer service in CT. I almost feel like we're wasting our time, but I'm upset by all the problems we've experienced with our 2003 MPV.
Oh and the district manager finally called, but left a message for me at home without a callback number! She also said she would call me at work but never did. The secrecy annoys the crap out of me!
Anyone else have any ideas or suggestions?
#11 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mp [alenabubs]
Aug 16, 2006 (8:30 pm)
I will let everyone know what happens with this Lemon Lawsuit. My only suggestions to you is....keep all your documentation & invoices. Make sure you are consistant with your complaint to the service department. If you think you qualify for the Lemon Law (every state is different) it is worth it to contact a lawyer that specializes in Lemon Law cases. See what they say - they told me that LOTS of people would qualify - but VERY FEW follow through. Since I signed a contingency agreement with them - I won't have to pay unless I win and the $750 will be well worth it - if I can get a big chunk of my money back. Good Luck and Stay Tuned...
#12 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]
Sep 24, 2006 (6:53 am)
I had a Mazda MPV also had 3 transmissions put in. Went with the Lemon Law. I won my case. It didn't cost me anything.
#13 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [bpratt]
Sep 24, 2006 (8:23 am)
Hi - Thanks for responding....Can I get more information from you regarding your law suit? I just got notification that Mazda denied the initial demand letter so now we are talking about taking it to court. How did you get them to replace the transmission? What was it doing and how bad did it get? My problem is I can recreate it on demand. Did the 2nd and 3rd transmissions do the same thing? Was it a 2002 MPV? What state do you live in and how did you file the suit? Did you go to a lawyer or through the Better Business Bureau? Did they give you your money back or replace the vehicle with a newer model? What did you get to replace it? Sorry for all the questions but I am starting to panic that I was too nice and waited too long to file - now I'm going to be screwed! Thank you so much for helping me! What a BIG EXPENSIVE MISTAKE.
#14 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]
Sep 24, 2006 (2:08 pm)
Hi I just got on the pc under lemon law for the state of Pa. and typed in my problems from the day I bought that van.
I had a reply in about a half hour that they was sure I had a case. My transmission was slamming from 2nd to 3rd. I was lucky to make it to work a couple of times. The one day coming home it got so bad I called a tow truck and called the company in Calif. they talked to the dealer and told them to get me a rental. All 3 transmissions did the same the last was getting bad but lucky for me the case was settled before it got to bad. I wanted my money back and got it. I didn't have to pay the lawyer they did. My van was a 03 but I checked this site and there are a lot of people having this problem
#15 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [bpratt]
Sep 25, 2006 (5:09 pm)
Thank you for the information. That is how I got hooked up with my lemon law attorney. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed but if this doesn't work I don't know what I'll do because I don't think I'll be able to get much for my van if I try to sell it. Thanks again you give me hope. I wish there was a way that I could find out how many lemon law suits have been filed againist Mazda for this SAME issue. Any ideas anyone? Thanks!