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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Mazda 626 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 122016

626

  • 214,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My car was driving fine and then one day as I was leaving work my car started acting as though it wanted to shut off. I made it all the way home and was going to go to the store and my car would not shift into gear I tried to add transmission fluids but it sounds not move.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 252016

626

  • miles
Transmission jerks-hard kicking from first to second gear automatic transmision/defective transmision on this model no matter what I do to try to fix the problem.(fluid filter speed sensor etc)still has the same problem...this problem is well known on all the Mazda vehicles with this type of transmission

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 132010

626 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Transmission failed while on highway. Transmission failed at approximately 45,000 miles. Repair ended up costing approximately $3,000 for a rebuilt transmission. I had owned the car for about 2 years at time of transmission failure and had put less than 10,000 miles on it personally. Car was purchased used but in good condition.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #5

Jul 152014

626 4-cyl

  • 129,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My car will move fine until it warms up but then slips out of all gears and wont move until the next day.

- Greenfield, IN, USA

problem #4

Sep 132012

626

  • 110,000 miles
Transmission making popping noises and lagging when making turns sounds horrible took to a mechanic he says he can fix it for $1700 the transmission is bad. At a little over a 100 thousand miles it shouldn't need replaced. Ford should have to fix it.

- Morgantown, IN, USA

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problem #3

Nov 262012

626

  • 148,000 miles
On acceleration from being stopped the transmission would make a series of popping sounds. I took it to a mechanic and it was diagnosed to be a stretched drive chain in the transmission. Instances of high torque would cause the chain to skip past teeth, causing the popping noise. Due to the significant amount if problems that plague the cd4E transmission the entire unit was replaced.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 012010

626

  • 120,000 miles
Had transmission replaced in 2010 after hard shifting and skipping gears, same problem again started in September 2012. Should not be replacing a transmission every two years.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 292007

626

  • miles
Complete and utter transmission failure.

- Orange City, FL, USA

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