fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

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2003 Mazda MPV transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Mazda MPV Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 262007

MPV 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mazda MPV. The contact stated that the engine failed four times. The vehicle had to be towed each time. The dealer installed another engine in the vehicle. The contact stated that the check engine light continued to illuminate and the coil ignition had to be replaced twice. The dealer installed new spark plugs in the vehicle on March 13, 2007; however, they failed a year later and had to be replaced. The dealer also installed a wiring harness. The battery was dying, there was a coolant leak, and the radiator core, catalytic converter, manifold studs, and PCM all failed and needed to be replaced. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 48,000 and failure mileage was 36,000.

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 282004


  • miles
1) transmission has very hard shift from 2nd to 3rd gear. Problem is intermittent. 2) occurred at least once a day and mostly in local traffic. 3) took it to the long beach Mazda dealer to reprogram the tcm but the problem still occurring.

- Hawthorne, CA, USA

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