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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,251 miles

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2001 Mazda MPV engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mazda MPV Owner Comments

problem #3

May 112009


  • 112,954 miles


Dealer installed a rebuilt G4ael transmission and a rebuilt catalytic converter in a 2001 Mazda MPV LX van on February 5, 2008. I purchased this van on March 26, 2008. I was not informed of the installation of the used parts in a van only seven years old. On May 11, 2009, the van broke down while traveling. Two of the parts that need to be replaced again are the transmission and catalytic converter. The additional repairs needed is a used motor and headgasket. Major repairs which I can not have done on a car that lasted one year and fifteen days. The consumer reports notified me that the engine was underpowered until the 2002 upgrade to a 3.0 liter V-6 and a live-speed automatic. Now, the Mazda MPV LX van was discontinued after the 2006 model year. I am without a car and my money. Mazda usa and the dealer have not helped me get transportation.

- Oxford, NC, USA

problem #2

May 012008

MPV 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Mazda MPV with check engine light on. Consumer states that the mechanic stated that the coolant was leaking, oil filter and oil were changed. The dealership informed the consumer there was a crack in the engine block and the only fix was a new engine. The consumer stated the vehicle was maintained exclusively by the dealership from date of purchase. The consumer was told the crack was caused by overheating, but the temperature gauge needle never moved beyond halfway point to indicate there was a problem and the engine light never gave an overheating read out.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 012002

MPV 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,798 miles
I am experiencing a malfunctioning number 1 spark plug for my 2001 Mazda MPV dx. Prior to the check engine light illuminating, the vehicle experiences serious hesitation when speeding up. I live near many railroad crossings and the hesitation is serious enough for me to question whether the vehicle will stop altogether. I have had the check engine light serviced three times. Each time the dealer claims that the number 1 spark plug is cracked. The spark plug is covered by the standard warranty, so the dealer replaces it without question. I am concerned with the situation when my warranty runs out, soon, whether this problem will continue. Replacing the spark plug is not a trivial task. I currently have 39,000 miles on the vehicle and have owned it for 2.5 years. The standard warranty is 3yrs/50,000miles. I would like a permanent solution to this problem, whether it be replacing the engine or vehicle itself. Thank you. Sincerely, robert plata

- Salem, OR, USA

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