hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,993 miles

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2001 Mazda MPV exhaust system problems

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2001 Mazda MPV Owner Comments

problem #3

May 112009

MPV 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,954 miles


The contact owns 2001 Mazda MPV. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact noticed smoke or steam around the vehicle. The contact was able to exit the highway and contacted aaa to have the vehicle towed to the dealer. The contact did not know what caused the failure. The transmission and catalytic converter were replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 112,954. Updated 03/08/11 updated 05/24/11 updated 12/20/11

- Oxford, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 272004

(reported on)


  • 40,000 miles
Consumer complained about a catalytic converter problem. Catalytic converter was under warranty and was replaced twice within 1 year. Comsumer maintained that dealer was not doing what was needed to remedy the problem. Dealership asked consumer to return the rental car although the catalytic converter problem was not resolved.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 292001

MPV 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25 miles
Purchased the car, drove it up a hill had a terrible egg smell seems to be every time I go up a hill. Took it back to the dealer they said it was the gas I was using. Took it to another garage and they say it the catalytic converter needs to be replaced. The dealer won't do anything the smell is very embarrassing. We bought this for a family car now no one wants to ride in it. Maybe that's why it's a 2001 and only has 12,000 miles on it.

- Coraopolis, PA, USA

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