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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,941 miles

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2002 Mazda 626 transmission problems

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2002 Mazda 626 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #16

Oct 012005

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41 miles

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

My 2002 Mazda 626 gave out on me while I was driving on the highway going 70 mph. Had to stop and pull over. Have the car towed over 60 miles home to have it towed to Mazda for them to charge $170 to tow and check the car to tell me it was my transmission and my warranty was up a week before. Would not give me the warranty to cover the transmission.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #15

Jan 072004

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The automatic transmission on my 2002 Mazda 626 I4 failed and had to be replaced by Mazda service in mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

- Mississauga, 00, USA

problem #14

Aug 012005

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
2002 Mazda 626, 4 cylinder automatic car drove fine until 2 days ago when it started stuttering on takeoff. Took it to a maintenance shop who said 1st gear is pretty much gone and the transmission will need to be replaced. Researching on the web has indicated that this ia common problem for the 4 cylinder Mazda 626 automatics.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #13

Jun 012004

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

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

My Mazda 626 has a failed transmission due to overheating at 82,000 miles. The O/D off light started flashing and the car would not accelerate pass 45 mi an hr. The mechanic at the Mazda dealership states it is normal wear and tear and that transmissions over heat and fail.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #12

May 242005

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,900 miles
Caller had transmission worked on in Feb. 2003 because of noise she heard and now without warning the transmission broke down again while she was pulling out of a parking lot.the car can't be driven. Dealer said he has had problems with the tramsmission in other cars. Manufacturer has not been called yet.

- Orange, MA, USA

problem #11

Mar 182005

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,250 miles
1) there was no warning of impending failure on the transmission on this vehicle. It simply ceased to function in forward speeds in a mattler of less than half an hour. 2) it was parked on street for about two hours after having been driven 20 miles on the freeway. After starting the car, I shifted into drive and found there was no drive gear. Shifting down, there was second and first available. As I was less than 10 miles from my home, I drove there on back streets, using second gear. Within a mile of my home, second gear failed and first gear barely engaged. I had to have it pushed from a busy intersection to the side of the road. Subsequently, it was towed to a service facility for an estimate. 3) as of today, I have not had it repaired. After an external investigation turned up no answers, I was told that the only way to approach the repair would be to open up and examine it. An initial "guesstimate" was $900 to $2800.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #10

Apr 192005

626

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Heard noise and bad vibration from front left, it got worse and louder when making turns. Took vehicle to dealer, who stated that front wheel bearing was bad. Around two weeks before the same thing happened, heard loud noise on front right, got louder when turning. Took vehicle to dealer, who replaced front right bearing. Car always serviced at dealer, two weeks before took car to dealer for pulling to the right. Dealer stated it needed an alignment and balancing. Did that next day and same thing happened within the past month. I had new front brakes, new tires, new right and left bearings, and several attempts to balance and rotate tires. Also having problems with transmission, but dealer insisted that nothing was wrong, sometimes the car will not change gears like it should when going over speed bumps. Vehicle stalled several times. Also, had to replace coolant bottle three times, and once car overheated. It was a manufacturing defect.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #9

Mar 302005

626 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
My 2002 Mazda 626 had a major transmition failure at 45000 miles. I took it to the Mazda dealer at the fist sign of this problem while it was still under warranty. I was told that all the problems I was having was normal. Warranty ran out on December 31, 2004. It cost me $3100 to fix the problem. I took it in for burnt transmition fluid. The dealer just changed fluid, and said that it was normal for the fluid to be like that.

- Lenoir City, TN, USA

problem #8

Apr 092005

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at about 40 mph vehicle hesitated to accelerate. Vehicle was taken into a shop for repairs, and results showed that the vehicle needed a new transmission.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 132005

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,983 miles
Purchased a 2002 Mazda 626 LX 4 cylinder in Nov 2001.first transmission failure @ 30,000 miles. Replaced defective transmission with a new one. Econd transmission failure @ 59,000 miles. The car is used for office commute only. Proper maintenance works are done at the dealer's service center at regular intervals. All the service history is documented.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #6

Feb 072005

626 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While shifting vibration came from the front of the vehicle. Also, driver noticed that the transmission would down shift on its own. Driver took vehicle to the dealer, but mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Logan, UT, USA

problem #5

Oct 232004

626

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My transmission jerks when you put in gear and when you brake and hit the gas. The transmission acts like something is wrong. I took it to the dealer, senator Mazda on florin rd in sac. And they told me it was the motor mounds that needed replacing but when I took it to another car repair place they said that nothing was wrong with the mounds or the transmission that the 626 has a jerky transmission and to watch it in the future.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 282004

626

  • miles
Transmission on my 2002 Mazda 626. It will not go forward. My mechanic has informed me that Mazda is aware of this and has choose not to do anything. Are they waiting for someone to loose their life before they will step up to the plate and correct their problem.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #3

Nov 222003

626

  • miles
While driving, speed not estimated, the over drive light illuminated on the dashboard. The driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer. The mechanic informed the owner that the transmission failed.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 212003

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Major transmission failure again with my Mazda 626. Second time since purchase of the car. Original transmission failed at 5,000 miles and a rebuilt transmission was installed. Second major failure came just the other day.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 062003

626 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Mazda 626 LX, transmission is jerky, brought to 3 different dealerships, told me that it is a characteristic of 626's. very worried that something might happen soon if something isn't done. Going to contact Mazda today.

- Naples, FL, USA

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