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2002 Mazda MPV transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Mazda MPV Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 072003


  • miles


Gear shift detent at drive is too easy to miss when shifting from park - lever skips drive and goes into higher (less powerful) gear. When at rest and pulling into traffic, there is insufficient power to accelerate as expected, so oncoming traffic gets dangerously close before you realize the gear shift is not in drive. Need warning that car is not in lowest gear when shifting from park or reverse.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 202002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When shifting the indicator will intermittantly not show what gear vehicle is in. Overdrive light will begin to blink. Vehicle has been at dealer for a total of 9 days for testing. Problem is not remedied. Nlm

- Sudbury, MA, USA

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