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#72 of 191 This must be an epidemic - Another 2002 MPV Tranny Dead
Aug 13, 2007 (2:28 pm)
After driving 650 km with my family on vacation, my transmission failed with no warning - although I did notice some hard shifts from 4th to 3rd on a few mountain passes. My van is a 2002 with 64,000 km on the odometer.
Luckily, we had already reached our destination and it happened in my friend's driveway. No reverse, no forward - just the engine spinning and a feeling like the clutch was slipping or I had my hand brake on. I had to have the van towed 250 km to the nearest Mazda dealership.
When I arrived at the Mazda dealership, I described the problem to the service manager who was familiar with the problem as he claims to have replaced five similar transmissions so far. One call to Mazda Canada and a replacement transmission was on the way (three days by ground). They didn't even have to put the van up on the hoist to see what was wrong.
I was fortunate that my van is still under the extended warranty (four months left) so the replacement will be at no charge. What I am trying to get right now is reimbursement for a one-week van rental (to continue our vacation and to get back home) and a flight back to the dealership where the van is parked waiting for me to pick it up.
At least the failure didn't occur during our drive on the remote highway with no cell phone service.
#73 of 191 03 MPV Bad Coil
Aug 14, 2007 (12:36 pm)
Looks like this is a constant issue with the MPV's. I have my van in the shop after 10 months of dealing with the van doing this constant jerking back and forth on either me driving it or at an idle when i'm at a stop sign.
I was just told by a Mazda dealership that it is a bad coil.
Now i'm kind of worried that the transmission is going to go. I have 1 year left on the warranty and almost 100k on the miles. Which means I'll have to either fork over the money on an extended warranty sooner then i want. But it will be better then paying for a new transmission.
I think Mazda should put out a press release at least addressing the issue of bad coils and transmission issues with there MPV and any other vehicle's that were produce from 02-04 it seems.
#74 of 191 Re: 03 MPV Bad Coil [zangara01]
Aug 14, 2007 (6:31 pm)
I'd find another dealership if your's couldn't diagnose a bad coil within 10 months. From what I've read it's the first thing they should have looked at.
#75 of 191 Re: need new tran w/ 42k
Aug 20, 2007 (3:56 am)
My '02 MPV trans is dying, an Aamco dealer wants to replace to the tune of $4400, one certified dealer can't replicate the problem. My MPV is definitely slipping out of gear at highway speeds when I attempt to pass or climb a hill. Not sure what I'm going to do, the certified dealer recommended a full trans flush. Looks like a definitely need to do something seeing all the troubles in this chain.
#76 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [annaa]
Aug 20, 2007 (11:44 am)
What ever happened with this? Did you get Mazda to cover more than just the transmission? My '02 trans is on the verge of dying and I only have 42k on it. Thanks.
#77 of 191 Re: Transmission failure [carrfamilynj]
Aug 28, 2007 (8:03 am)
I have a 2005 MPV, the first day I had it I could feel some weirdness in the shifting around 35-40 mph.. sort of a knock or slip or combination of the two. I have had this car for two years and the transmission has not failed, and I have felt the knock/slip thing several times (especially before the car is warmed-up) though I suspect it may fail around 50,000 miles- that seems to be a recuring number (also why the warranty covers 5 years or 50,000 miles). I do not believe the problem has been addressed in the 2005's I can't speak for later models.
#78 of 191 Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock - Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [jimhopf]
Aug 28, 2007 (1:14 pm)
Mazda covered the transmission replacement on my car. I had always used the same Mazda dealership and they helped me plead my case. I would contact your local Mazda dealer or Mazda America and see what they can do for you.
#79 of 191 Great Customer Service From Mazda - '02 MPV
Sep 06, 2007 (4:30 pm)
I just took my '02 MPV back to Putnam Mazda in Burlingame, CA due to the 4 and 5 coils going bad. Mazda replaced 1,2 and 3 about a year ago at no charge and now the District Service Manager is replacing 4,5 and 6 at no cost also! I just turned 60K miles! As I said in earlier messages, Mazda replaced my Transmission when it went out with 48K miles and a little over 3 years old. I will probably trade this in for the CX-9 in another year, before anything else goes wrong. But I do applaud Mazda for outstanding customer service!
#80 of 191 2003 MPV LX Transmission Question
Sep 09, 2007 (8:13 pm)
I have an '03 LX with 69k on it, and I just flushed the transmission fluid. Now I'm feeling seemingly random jerks, little "kicks" when the van is in reverse, drive, and I thought I felt one in park the other day.
1) Can anyone describe the symptoms of a transmission going south?
2) Do we know if there is an official line from Mazda? Do you think I should start talking to them now even though it still drives?
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
#81 of 191 Re: 2003 MPV LX Transmission Question [benjamindlewis]
Sep 10, 2007 (7:53 am)
If you had a 2002, I would tell you you coils need to be replaced. The "kicks" or jerking is a sympton. Better let the local Mazda dealer take a look at it ASAP.