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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,240 miles

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2002 Mazda MPV drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Mazda MPV Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 072014

MPV 6-cyl

  • 49,079 miles

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

Transmission failed, completely disengaged. No warning. Had to be towed. Required a $2500 complete overhaul. Very low miles on this vehicle, always properly maintained.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #6

Aug 222012

MPV 6-cyl

  • 87,600 miles
Driving on highway with my family when my MPV wouldn't shift so I could pass a truck. Then it started to lose speed. Would depress gas pedal and the engine would rev but no speed. Had to pull over to breakdown lane which became a very dangerous situation. We are lucky we didn't cause an accident. MPV would not work in drive, reverse, 3 or 2 gears. We were stranded on the highway and had to be towed back home. Diagnosis: Transmission gone. This is a common problem with the MPV and should be addressed. Have had shift problems in the past where dealer just resets the codes. I won't have it fixed. I have lost confidence in this manufacturer.

- Salem, NH, USA

problem #5

Jul 012008

MPV

  • 120,000 miles
Transmission failed in 2008, had it replaced and it failed again in two weeks. Van drove fine until summer 2011, when I noticed transmission problems again. Took the van to a dealership to have it fixed again, but was told there was nothing wrong with it. Finally, on 14 March 2012, the transmission stopped pulling and will not engage past 2nd gear. This is the third transmission at a cost of $2700 each, puts a big strain on a family. This issue needs to be recalled and Mazda needs to be held accountable.

- Laurinburg, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 042010

MPV

  • 39,000 miles

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

2002 Mazda MPV with 39,000 miles. Transmission totally failed on US55 halfway between bloomington, il and Chicago. Had to have car towed back to Chicago. Transmission has to be replaced. This is my second one. When I bought car in 2002 transmission failed in 1st week of ownership and had to be replaced.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 102009

MPV

  • miles
This complaint is about part design defects for 2002 Mazda MPV. Over years, I was struggling to solve engine light-on which took place every once while. Recently, the thing got worse - engine idle rough, engine lack of power, jerking at low RPM. After long time struggle, I've finally found the problem, which was caused by a PCV hose failure. I've never thought it was a PCV hose problem, because the original PCV hose (part # AJ51-13-89) has been recalled by Mazda and replaced by new one (part # AJ51-13-89ya, it looks like revision a) back to years ago. I've thought Mazda has solved the problem. Obviously, it"S not yet. This time the PCV hose has failed again, and it's so weak that the hose collapsed again under vacuum pressure. To fix the problem, I ordered a new hose, part # AJ51-13-89yb. If you look at the part # carefully, you can infer that Mazda has realized that their revision a hose didn't?T work, which was used to replace the original under recall # 2204H, because they have re--designed revision B hose. It?S clearly that the original hose and revision a had design defects. However, they haven?T issue a recall to replace revision a yet this time. Mazda should really recall this PCV hose again. The thing is even bad to customers. Because the design defects and uncertainty of the part make the hose really special, no retail stores carry this hose. The only place you can find it is at Mazda dealership, and it costs $67, much more expensive. It?S just a rubber hose, usually a couple of dollars. I called the Mazda usa, they told me since the original recall was performed on my van, I have to pay for this repair. I did some research on this issue, lot of Mazda owners have this problem, and I don't know how many owners reporting this issue.forum.mpvclub.com/viewtopic.php"T=17546.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

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problem #2

Jun 032008

MPV

  • miles
This complaint may not be about a safety issue of my 2002 Mazda MPV van. However, it's definitely about part design defects. Over years, I was struggling to solve engine light-on which took place every once while. Recently, the thing got worse - engine idle rough, engine lack of power, jerking at speed higher than 40 mph or at up-slope. After long time struggle, I've finally found the problem, which was caused by a PCV hose failure. I've never thought it was a PCV hose problem, because the original PCV hose (part # AJ51-13-89) has been recalled by Mazda and replaced by new one (part # AJ51-13-89ya, it looks like revision a) back to years ago. I've thought Mazda has solved the problem. Obviously, it"S not yet. This time the PCV hose has failed again, and it's so weak that the hose collapsed again under vacuum pressure. To fix the problem, I ordered a new hose, part # AJ51-13-89yb. If you look at the part # carefully, you can infer that Mazda has realized that their revision a hose didn?T work, which was used to replace the original under recall # 2204H, because they have re--designed revision B hose. It?S clearly that the original hose and revision a had design defects. However, they haven?T issue a recall to replace revision a yet this time. Mazda should really recall this PCV hose again. The thing is even bad to customers. Because the design defects and uncertainty of the part make the hose really special, no retail stores carry this hose. The only place you can find it is at Mazda dealership, and it costs $67, much more expensive. It"S just a rubber hose, usually a couple of dollars.

- Swedesboro, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 022007

MPV

  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mazda MPV. As soon as the warranty expired, the contact experienced failures with her vehicle. The dealer stated that the vehicle had major engine failure. Since the summer of 2007, the entire vehicle vibrates when driving 40-50 mph and stalls when approaching a stop. The vehicle is able to be restarted. The dealer stated that cylinder three was misfiring and informed the contact that newer models have been upgraded. When the vehicle stalled, the check engine light illuminated, but there was no brake or steering failure. The contact also smelled rotten eggs in the passenger compartment. The transmission was repaired and the catalytic converter was replaced, in addition to other small failures. The vehicle began rusting within the first year of being purchased. The VIN, purchase date, engine size, number of cylinders, transmission type, powertrain, and fuel system were unknown. The current mileage was 67,000 and failure mileage was 7,000.

- Fredonia, NY, USA

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