Last post on Aug 31, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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#16 of 25 Re: Mazda above 100K Miles [pcherian]
Apr 04, 2010 (8:52 pm)
I have an 03 with 116K. Bought it 5 years ago with 34K. It has been a great van. The tranny is a bit balky in the winter. The engine has had some work done a few years ago which cost about $1000. Overall, its been a great van. I'm trying to decide whether to replace it. Going on a 1200 mile trip to Georgia this summer with two toddlers. A bit worried about reliability with 116K on it. Has been great thus far.
#17 of 25 mazda over 100k miles
May 16, 2010 (5:48 am)
I have a 98 allsport with 115k miles on it and i havent had to even change the factory brake pads yet!! This is with out a doubt the most dependable vehicle we have ever owned. Kudos to mazda!
#18 of 25 Re: My Mazda MPV 118K Miles - Issues [tcc21]
Jul 23, 2010 (11:11 am)
I have a 97 Mazda MPV purchased it used and it too leaks oil and trouble with the catalytic converter. I am due for inspection soon and don't went to put a lot of money into the car. My husband wants to put a hole in and try and drain or something crazy like that. Please help if you have any ideas. My engine light is on with the same code (catalytic converter) I tried some gas treatment - didn't work.
Anyway - thanks for your help
#19 of 25 Re: My Mazda MPV 118K Miles - Issues [jmommy]
Jul 24, 2010 (6:40 am)
Mazda must have a common problem with catalytic converters. Mine is a 2003 with 140K on it. The check engine light has come on periodically for years. I changed two of the sparkplug coils on it and that seemed to take care of the problem. I know that there are many others that have posted on here over the years about it. I know your's is the older model...but still the same problem persists. The function of my vehicle never changed when the light was on. Mileage and power maintained just fine. A new converter is not cheap so I have danced around that issue for years. Good luck.
#20 of 25 Mazda MPV - extended warranty?
Aug 01, 2010 (8:26 pm)
I found your post because I just purchased a very nicely kept 2002 MPV with only 53000 miles but have read so much about the transmission problems. So, I am considering buying an extended warranty - either the one from the dealer or go on my own. But , I've also read stories about these warranties not being worth it for the big stuff. Please tell me, if you remember or have the info - what is the name of the company and the name of the policy coverage that you bought.
thank you very much.
Also, if anyone out there has had a good experience with having to utilize an extended warranty, please tell me your companies.
#21 of 25 not enough power starting from a full stop
Dec 01, 2010 (10:36 am)
I just got this 2000 MVP LX used for $4000.00 and the engine comes on and of but what bugs me is that at 55MPH I hear noises as though the engine is over working and the tachometer goes to 5000. Please help I bought it as is with a 1 year warranty I have no clue I saved forever to purchase and to think the worse is to come really scares me. Have any of you had a similar problem? If so, What should I do I spoke to warranty co. and they say that if the problem is long standing and was there bef. I bought it then it may be on me to pay for repairs HELP!!!!!!
#22 of 25 Re: Mazda MPV - extended warranty? [scapjm]
Dec 01, 2010 (6:17 pm)
I had an extended warranty on my 2003 MPV thru Mazda. It was worth every penny! They fixed a tie rod, numerous bushings. Rotted real antifreeze lines and much more. Make sure that the people with the warranty are reputable and will cover the items. Check Angie's List on them. Get references. Good luck. I'm living on the edge now with my MPV having 146K on it. Holding it together with TLC right now.
#23 of 25 Re: not enough power starting from a full stop [katiuska1120]
Dec 01, 2010 (6:21 pm)
I have a 2003 MPV with 146K miles on it. My check engine light comes on due to a catalytic sensor that kicks it on. They check it clear it and it has not affected the running of the engine....yet. Mazda wants me to replace the converter! That is a 1500 proposition. The issue has been off and on for a couple years now!
Sounds like you may have at true catalytic issue with loss of power or you have the coil issues that can be from water getting into the spark plug wells and shorting out. New coils/caps do not have the pooling problem of water on the top as the originals had. They can crack and water seeps into the plug wells. Good luck! They are a problem riddled unit and have been for most the 2000-2004 years. Things improved from 2004-06.
#24 of 25 Re: not enough power starting from a full stop [katiuska1120]
Dec 02, 2010 (2:05 am)
Is it a diesel engine.
I has had a problem with my Mazda MPV 2002 diesel, that the engine stopped when I was driving, I have change the "magnet ventil" on the oil pump, and now
it is OK. It is easy to change, you can do it self.
#25 of 25 Re: not enough power starting from a full stop [katiuska1120]
Aug 31, 2011 (12:35 pm)
Maybe you are not in overdrive, click the button on the very tip of the shift lever to go in & out of overdrive. Nutdriver.