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5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,310 miles

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2002 Mazda MPV exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Mazda MPV Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 272007

MPV 6-cyl

  • 66,815 miles

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

Loud tapping noise existed for several months, sounded like a valve tapping. Problem was a cracked exhaust manifold. Dealer found cracked manifold and a stripped attaching bolt. Both were replaced. Manufacturer subsequently repaid me for cost of parts. I paid labor.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #8

Jan 202007

MPV 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,691 miles
- the contact owns a 2002 Mazda MPV. The contact stated that the elbow fitting connected to the intake manifold developed a tear which caused a vacuum leak in the engine and made the brakes lose vacuum assist. The contact had the vehicle taken to the dealer where he found that there was a recall for this part that was good up to 70000 miles. The contact stated he was not notified of the recall.

- Holiday, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 152002

MPV

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I bought this car for 6 months, the engine light on twice, didn't fix it first time, the advisor said the gas tank cap is not close tight enought. Couple of days later, the engine light is one again, this time they found control system incorrect flow, small leak, hose off of purge valve at air cleaner housing. Car pulls to left on highway and right on local street. Brought in 4 time, admit alignment on the 3rd time and fix it, but still pull. Brought in again the fourth time, said found no pulling problem. We complaint that the car occasionally jerk when press gas paddle, the jerk feeling simliar to the way the car got hit in behind. They found no code for it. The car beep, they can't find any code for it. There are many problem we found in the car, but they said they can't find the code. One advisor think that the car's pulling because the car is too high. Also, it happen 3 times since I bought the car that after I placed the gear to reverse, then place it back to drive, the car won't go but the engine run. To fix it, then I place the gear back to park and to drive, then the car back to normal run. I'm very regretful to have bought this car. It has so many problem and the dealear doesn't seem to want to fix the problem either. I'm, the consumer have to paid financially, and mentally for this car. It is a disaster.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 312002

MPV 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34 miles

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

The transmission "bucks" when shifting out of first gear. This happens mainly after accelerating, letting your foot off the gas, and then re-accelerating. The car has been in several times for the same issue, and it continures to occur. The dealership does not consider this a warranty issue, though we have had the same problem with the car since we the 2nd week we owned the vehicle. It should be noted that there have been a number of transmission "updates" that the vehicle has gone through as part of service. In addition there is a sulfur smell emitted by the exhaust system. We were told to change to "good gas" which we did and we continue to have the smell. We were then told that Mazda would not look at this problem again until the vehicle had 10K miles on.

- Delaware, OH, USA

problem #5

Apr 102003

MPV

  • miles
A strong chemical fume entered inside the vehicle. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Beaver Creek, OH, USA

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problem #4

Feb 092003

MPV 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Rotten egg smell coming from exhaust system. Vehicle has 13,000 miles on and odor seems to be getting worse.

- Plover, WI, USA

problem #3

Feb 192003

(reported on)

MPV

  • miles

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

The exhaust system emitted bad fumes.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012002

MPV 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
The exhaust system released a bad odor. The dealer and manufacturer recommended the consumer change the type of gas which was being used, however the odor still existed.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012002

MPV

  • 200 miles
Consumer noticed a "rotten egg" odor in cabin. Dealer has not been able to determine cause. The manufacturer sent consumer a letter stating that several models exhibit the odor. Consumer believes vehicle has an exhaust leak into cabin which includes carbon monoxide. Consumer has exhibited symptoms of breathing those particular fumes.

- Miami, FL, USA

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