2002 Mazda MPV Consumer Discussions

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Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

Re: 2002 MPX ES transmission failure [tw47]

Written by: duchi on Apr 25, 2013 5:25:35 PM

Well,I have the same problem ,I just bough a mazda mpv 2002 with a 90’000 miles and I have problems I think by changing small parts I rebuilded the whole engine,I. still having the same problem,if any body have suggestion I will appreciated

2002 MPX ES transmission failure

Written by: tw47 on Oct 16, 2012 7:48:01 PM

Our 2002 MPV ES transmission failed Friday at 107,000 miles. Local quotes are +$3,000 for rebuilding the unit, but after reading all the posts for similar failures, I will probably scrap the van. We live in a rural area and the van hasn’t been subjected to stop-and-go traffic, carrying lot of weight, or pulling a trailer.

After seeing all the complaints, and experiencing a similar problem, I would not consider purchasing. Read More

Transmission Bust!

Written by: jeanettios on Oct 7, 2012 9:56:00 AM

So after reading many of these posts on this forum, I’ve come to realize that there are a lot of people with the same transmission problem and all starting at roughly the same mileage. I too have a 2002 Mazda MPV at 103,000 miles and I need a new or rebuilt transmission. I think there is enough people just on this forum to start a class act suit or at least. Read More

Should I buy another (used) Mazda MPV?

Should I buy another (used) Mazda MPV?

Written by: grrldriver on Sep 16, 2011 8:27:51 AM

I am an MPV owner — a reasonably happy one. My 2001 MPV LX ran well with few repairs. until this year.

But now it is 10 years old, 103K on the odometer, and has had some predictable problems — rust in the rear wheel wells, the usual rotted out rear heating hose, a few rust spots on the hood, etc. I bought it used in 2005, with 27K on the odometer. Read More

Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

Re: changedtheir mind..not transmission [brown26]

Written by: corkster on Sep 6, 2011 7:04:34 PM

If an MPV bucks at idle, it is very likely due to a major vacuum leak in the PCV hose that attaches the back of the intake manifold under the cowl. The hose makes a right angle bend (down toward the ground) immediately after exiting the intake manifold. The hose is a common point of value in all 2000-2006 Mazdas but the OE hose in 2002-2003 MPVs was particularly prone to. Read More

2002 MPV transmission failed at 95K

Written by: peter100 on Feb 23, 2011 2:16:54 PM

My 2002 MPV ES with automatic transmission failed at 95000 miles. Dealer gave me two options, $2300 for another used one or $5500 for a rebuilt one from Mazda Canada. The van isn’t worth $5500.

It is a shame because I liked the vehicle. Once I started using Google to do some research and realized that this was a common problem, I contacted Mazda and was told there is no known. Read More

Minivans – Domestic or Foreign

Re: Looking to buy a used minivan for $6-7K [ateixeira]

Written by: gs451 on Dec 22, 2010 10:34:04 AM

Thanks for the responses guys. I had thought that the First Generation Sienna had some type of issue with sludging and tranny issues. My dad had the 2002 Odyssey and Honda was gracious enough to fix his issues for free as they extended the warranty for him. But I should not look at anything earlier than 2003?

With regards to two kids, I should have specified, I have two kids but. Read More

Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

2002 Original Owner Experience

Written by: jle6481334 on Sep 26, 2010 10:03:49 AM

2002 MPV original owner. I’ve had all the usual MPV problems. After all these years and problems I still like this van. It still has that certain style and plenty of ZOOM ZOOM.

Here is my ownership experience. 2002 LX, rear air, roof rack, 6 disc cd, motorized driver seat, sage green exterior, tan interior, 16 alloy wheels, tinted glass, 4 speed auto w/overdrive. 3 year, 50,000 mile bumper to bumper. Read More

Mazda above 100K Miles

Mazda MPV – extended warranty?

Written by: scapjm on Aug 1, 2010 8:26:21 PM

Hi. I found your post because I just purchased a very nicely kept 2002 MPV with only 53000 miles but have read so much about the transmission problems. So, I am considering buying an extended warranty – either the one from the dealer or go on my own. But.

I’ve also read stories about these warranties not being worth it for the big stuff. Please tell me, if you. Read More

Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

Transmission Problems After Battery Replacement

Mazda MPV Electrical System/Lights

Re: I need help. [dtownfb]

Written by: shahidc on May 29, 2010 6:42:13 PM

I have MAZDA MPV 2002 LX and engine light is keep coming back on for misfire on Cylinder #4. Recently I have changed all plugs and all new ignition coils. I had also used Lucas brand concentrated Fuel Injector cleaner few times. Any more idea anybody has.

Thank you much.

Re: I need help. [dtownfb]

Written by: shahidc on May 10, 2010 8:22:34 AM

Dear fellows, I have a quick question. I have MAZDA MPV 2002 with 83K on it and I need service plan on it. I never had warranty on it and the van is in excelent shape for last five years and I want to keep it but I need protection for unforseen expenses. Do you know any company or dealer who offers service or maintenace plan for it.

I will be. Read More

Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

One more with tranny problems. Good epair info!

Written by: donatedit on Mar 26, 2010 4:13:56 PM

A tale of two Mazda’s: 1991, 323, MANUAL 5 speed, 4 cylinder. My brother bought it as a salvaged vehicle in the mid 90’s. Gave it to me (free) in 2004.

It is still rolling on at 19-1/2 years with 180,000 miles. 2002 MPV AUTOMATIC 5 speed, V-6. Paid $24,000 out the door. Dead transmission and being donated at 8 years with 108,000 miles.

Speaks for itself doesn’t it. Sadly this. Read More

Mazda MPV Electrical System/Lights

All Dashboard warning lights are on

Written by: mitch65 on Nov 11, 2009 2:54:45 PM

After my mechanic fixed a couple of things related to a check engine light, some sensor problem I believe, all the warning lights on the dash stay on continuously now. He said it was probably that the computer needed to be reset and said it would probably be $100 to have Mazda do it. Does this sound right? Anyway I can do something about it myself?

Is it fuse related? It’s. Read More

Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

Re: transmission replacement [pkersey]

Written by: namberl on Aug 29, 2009 2:22:41 PM

I have a 2002 MAzda MPV that initially got 20mpg and gradually increased to 23mpg over 80,000. In May while away from home the transmission went kaput and would not stay in gear. I had it towed to a garage that I knew nothing about and was at their mercy. The owner determined that the hydrolic pump failed and would not hold the trans in gear.

My options were a new. Read More

Mazda MPV

Re: Key – Ignition problem [tcc21]

Written by: aa0526 on Aug 3, 2009 8:11:13 AM

I HAD the same exact symptoms on my 2002 Mazda MPV back at 112K miles. I brought it to two different mechanics. The problem with OBDII codes is — they don’t really describe the root cause. They describe the problem / general area. which is a good starting point.

But it is up to the mechanic to further do investigations. Anyway – the first mechanic replaced all the plugs, did a. Read More

Key – Ignition problem

Re: MPV [tcc21]

Written by: jipster on May 2, 2009 8:54:31 AM

but it’s had a terrible track record going back to 2002 That’s not true. The MPV had a great track record up until late 2004 or 2005. It was one of Consumer Reports top recommended minivans, and reliability was listed as one of the best. The transmission shift shock issue hurt it’s reliability rating, but that was a minor problem that was corrected with having the TCM reflashed.

I’ve only heard. Read More

Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

Internal Transmission Failure

Written by: carolc3 on Mar 9, 2009 9:28:47 AM

I have a 2002 Mazda MPV automatic with about 73,000 miles. It had some issues before but the warranty always covered it and the dealers (even when out of town) handled things well. Loved it. until now. Stopped at a stop light the other day and when I went to accelerate, the first and second shifts did just fine.

But, that was it. It wouldn’t go into the next shift. I could. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Transmission Range Switch [sammy127]

Written by: jipster on Mar 6, 2009 5:26:11 AM

Well, the part was functioning properly the first 50,000 miles and now it isn’t. So, I would say even though it’s not broke, it is certainly defective and not functioning the way it should (even with a poor design). Sounds like the cheap S.O.B’s are just trying to get out of paying a claim. Stay on them. Be firm, yet polite.

May get better results to show up in person than. Read More

2002 Mazda MPV Transmission Range Switch

Written by: sammy127 on Mar 5, 2009 6:36:00 PM

Hi, I have a 2002 MPV with 50,000 miles. It still has 6 months left on the 7 year, 70,000 mile extended warranty that was purchased from the MAZDA dealer that sold the car to me. The transmission started having problems.

Erratic shifting, etc. I took it to the dealer, and they pulled the codes and it came back with a code indicating a fault with the Transmission Range Switch. It’s. Read More

Mazda MPV Starting/Stalling Problems

Re: Check engine light goes on in the rain [jipster]

Written by: backy on Sep 12, 2008 2:19:31 PM

I think the PCV hose recall was in August 2003. If it was never replaced under recall, then the hose replacement should be free now. If it WAS replaced under warranty.

Mazda is under no obligation to fix it again for free, unless it failes under the 1 year/12k replacement parts warranty, but they want happy customers. I called Mazda customer service after paying about $170 to have the PCV hose. Read More

Re: Check engine light goes on in the rain [bartonb]

Written by: jipster on Sep 12, 2008 1:33:21 PM

1) The shop told us they had to remove the plenham (manifold) gaskets on the engine in order to be able to get to the PCV valve to replace it and so those gaskets were replaced. Is that correct? (If not, I have a major bone to pick with them ’cause it cost more to replace those than the pcv hose) 2) Given how long it has been since the warranty. Read More

Re: Check engine light goes on in the rain [jipster]

jipster (or anyone else who knows), We just had our lower PCV hose replaced on our 2002 MPV LX. We bought the van used in late ’03/early ’04 with low mileage, but it is now of course no longer under warranty. We did not get any notification about a recall (although we did have something else replaced as a recall a good while back).

So 2 questions: 1) The shop told. Read More

2002 MPV Trans @ 49k

Mazda MPV

Farewell

Written by: backy on Sep 1, 2008 1:14:08 PM

I bid a sad good-bye to my 2002 MPV today. I traded it in on a 2007 Chrysler TC that I got a really good price on (and a good trade-in on the MPV), plus it has a powertrain warranty good for about 8 years and 50k miles. I really liked my MPV. I thought it was the ideal combination of space and size, and handled well for a minivan.

But. Read More

Mazda above 100K Miles

Re: Mazda above 100K Miles [pcherian]

Mazda above 100K Miles

Mazda MPV: Tires Wheels

Spare tire cable problem

Written by: backy on May 23, 2008 11:22:47 AM

Just got back from the Mazda dealer. My wife picked up a huge nail on our 2002 MPV a few days ago, so I popped the spare on and took it to the tire place, since the tires have a fix/replace warranty. The tire place fixed the flat, and I didn’t think any more of it.

Then my wife told me last night that something was dragging on the ground under. Read More

Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

Re: Transmission failure [steinpr]

Written by: backy on Oct 9, 2007 9:39:24 AM

I can see why you’d never set foot in Manhattan Mazda again, but why shun the entire brand because of the actions of one dealer? It was up to the dealer to take care of the rental car that they promised you, and they didn’t do it. How far up the chain did you take this matter with the dealer?

To the owner? To the BBB (the dealer is probably a. Read More

Re: Are there serious transmission problems with 05 or 06 MPVs? [musicar]

Written by: embark on May 22, 2008 2:53:23 PM

I just went my first round with Mazda on mine. Some rep I had emailed said that they could do nothing for me as my 2002 MPV with only 71,000 miles on it was tremendously out of time of it’s warranty. I’m trying again, sending a letter to another place.

Re: Transmission failure [bookwormri]

Written by: steinpr on Oct 9, 2007 9:12:24 AM

I bought a 2002 mpv I brought it in to 2 different dealers 2 times (total 4) after 18,500 miles my transmission needed to be replaced (on a Friday evening) Manhattan Mazda was the closest dealer, they kept the car for 3 weeks, they authorized a free rental car. 2 months later the rental car company billed my credit card $600, I contacted Manhattan Mazda, I was reassured it would be. Read More

Re: Are there serious transmission problems with 05 or 06 MPVs? [musicar]

Written by: shelle7796 on May 20, 2008 7:19:08 AM

I did my research by typing in 2002 Mazda MPV transmission failure. Change the model year and try the same. If you are seriously considering buying this vehicle, I would have the transmission fluid checked immediately for any shavings-ask to see the fluid.

In my van, the rpm’s went really high and the van lurched as well. I do love my MPV; I obviously was disappointed that the transmission went out. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [jimhopf]

Written by: dblchin on Sep 10, 2007 8:55:48 AM

Mazda did replace my transmission

Re: 2003 MPV LX Transmission Question [benjamindlewis]

Written by: dblchin on Sep 10, 2007 8:53:06 AM

If you had a 2002, I would tell you you coils need to be replaced. The kicks or jerking is a sympton. Better let the local Mazda dealer take a look at it ASAP.

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [jimhopf]

Written by: dblchin on Aug 28, 2007 2:14:10 PM

Mazda covered the transmission replacement on my car. I had always used the same Mazda dealership and they helped me plead my case. I would contact your local Mazda dealer or Mazda America and see what they can do for you.

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [annaa]

Written by: jimhopf on Aug 20, 2007 12:44:30 PM

What ever happened with this? Did you get Mazda to cover more than just the transmission? My ’02 trans is on the verge of dying and I only have 42k on it. Thanks.

Mazda MPV 2002 Transmission Failure

My transmission has gone out @ 67,000; looking at repair costs of $3300+. Had car in several times to have checked; told could find no problems. Transmission went out in my 1991 Mazda MPV at about 130,000 miles; had replaced and got 250,000 miles out of vehicle.

Loved the vehicle so much that we bought another one. Have gone round and round with Mazda over this. Has anyone had luck with. Read More

Front End Noise

Mazda MPV: Error Codes/TSBs/Recalls

PO174 and PO171 Codes

Written by: aa0526 on Jan 5, 2008 7:46:25 PM

I have a 2002 Mazda MPV, 105K – new spark plugs, new wires and new air filter. But I have these 2 codes showing up (with the following options/hypothesis) PO174 and PO171: PO171 – Fuel system for bank 1 is too lean, Oxygen sensor recognized a rich or lean condition on one engine bank only 1- Suspect fuel pressure or Mass Air Flow sensor 2- Oxygen sensor defective 3- Ignition misfire-repair. Read More

Mazda MPV: Tires Wheels

Try keeping them at about 32 psi

Written by: blackhawk_t on Nov 25, 2007 9:20:03 PM

I have a 2002 Mazda MPV LX and found that when the psi was at 30, it tended to shimmy a bit a higher speeds. Around 70 or so. 35 psi makes the ride a bit rougher, but after messing around from 30-35, I found that 32 works the best.

This also depends on how full the van is. If it’s just a couple passengers, 32 is great, but if your. Read More

Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

Re: Transmission failure

Written by: wildwillie on Nov 10, 2007 5:17:43 AM

Is the reflash of the automatic transmission something only a Mazda dealer can do, or can the independents (such as AAMCO) do it? I have a 2002 MPV with classic downshift clunk.

This must be an epidemic – Another 2002 MPV Tranny Dead

Written by: zrx1100 on Aug 13, 2007 3:28:40 PM

After driving 650 km with my family on vacation, my transmission failed with no warning – although I did notice some hard shifts from 4th to 3rd on a few mountain passes. My van is a 2002 with 64,000 km on the odometer. Luckily, we had already reached our destination and it happened in my friend’s driveway.

No reverse, no forward – just the engine spinning and a feeling like the. Read More

Another bites the dust, I filed a compliant

Written by: jsperl on Aug 7, 2007 12:29:59 PM

I like so many others had a failure of the transmission in my 2002 MPV ES at 70030 miles on 7/28/2007 Of course this happened without warning at 65 mph on an interstate carrying wife and three kids under 8. Coasted to an exit ramp but with construction had no place to pull off. So 45 miles from home I needed to find someone to pick up the kids and get. Read More

Re: changedtheir mind..not transmission [vamom1001]

Written by: robinl1 on Jun 30, 2007 8:14:52 AM

I replaced my transmission and water pump on my 2002 Mazda MPV at 58,000 miles. I was driving in rush hour traffic and it just died. Luckily, I pulled into a turn lane to get out of all the traffic. Just 2 months later I took it back in because my car was very shaky.

I would sit at lights and it would bounce constantly. When I was driving, it would. Read More

Mazda MPV

2002 Mazda mpv a $25,000 Misstake

Written by: steinpr on Oct 9, 2007 10:19:32 AM

I bought my 2002 mpv brand new, I brought in the 2 different mazda dealers to check the transmission and gas mileage, I once burnt my hand, i was holding my coffee and the car gave a jerk that spilled my coffee on my hand. the dealers could not find anything wrong. of course at 18,500 miles while driving with the family doing 65, the car just stalls I lost all. Read More

Mazda MPV Gas Mileage

Re: 2001 MPV [suendarrell]

Written by: steinpr on Oct 9, 2007 9:35:04 AM

2002 mpv 11.5 city 16-18 hwy. Since i bought it i was complaining, but Mazda Suck so will never buy another Mazda. new tranny after 18.5 k ($600 in rental car that was supposed to be covered) car died on hwy with kids in the car doing 65, we all almost died, no brakes no steering. It just died again this time 52k doing 50. no kids in the car thank. Read More

Mazda MPV Electrical System/Lights

Mazda engine light blue P0037 P02404 P0706 P0421.

Written by: mazda2 on Sep 24, 2007 9:09:02 AM

I’m little confused about how many parts are connected to the engine light? I have a 2002 mazda mpv and already changed and fixed the sensor, coil, converter, cylinder 2, 3, gasket, and other little parts. The light is on and now we a jolt when the gas paddle is press hard.

We also fail the inspection, due to code P0037 (emission problem will be cover by Mazda)but the dealership is. Read More

Mazda MPV

Re: Electrical problems and bucking [ekn95]

Bad ignition coil

Mazda MPV: Care Maintenance

60k service

Written by: backy on Jul 2, 2007 4:05:20 PM

My 2002 MPV just turned 5 and is nearing its 60k service interval. I know this is the Biggie but on the MPV it doesn’t seem to be as major as on some cars, e.g. no timing belt replacement needed and not even a transmission flush is mentioned in the maintenance schedule. So my question is, what services other than the Mazda recommended services should I do at 60k? Should I. Read More

Mazda MPV

DESPERATE FOR HELP WITH STARTING PROBLEMS.

Written by: elie on May 18, 2007 3:24:53 PM

Our 2002 Mazda MPV ES has only about 40K miles, but it has acquired a problem that has our mechanic MYSTIFIED! It will start right away, but then the engine will cut out as soon as you let off the gas pedal! Then you will have to sit with it, giving steady gas for about 15-20 minutes, until it will finally let you take your foot off the gas pedal.

Although. Read More

Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

Re: Transmission problem [jipster]

Written by: bookwormri on Apr 5, 2007 2:12:12 PM

Well, another one bites the dust. My 2002 MPV, 59,000 miles, tranny blew on the highway a month ago. After many phone calls and one episode of standing in a showroom looking angry until someone answered my questions I ended up paying $700 for the replacement. The transmission company paid for the parts and MAZDA USA and the dealer paid for a portion of the labor.

Although my experience was with. Read More

Re: Transmission problem [louis7]

Written by: sidiggie on Apr 4, 2007 5:09:54 PM

I had my 2002 MPV tranny done for $3,500. Mazda wanted $3,500 to pop in a new remanufactured unit. My local transmission shop did some research and supposedly it is common for that the transmission pump to fail which causes all the clutches in the automatic transmission to burn out. They supposedly installed the upgraded pump that came out in 2004 or 2005. They were shocked at the cost themselves.

They. Read More

Re: transmission replacement [vamom1001]

Written by: pkersey on Feb 19, 2007 5:45:02 PM

We also have a 2002 Mazda MPV with the automatic transmission. We are now getting the transmission replaced for the second time at less than 95,000K. First time was at 73,000, re-flashed computer at 65,000. Lucky we purchased extended warranty for 8 years/160,000k. Started both times with hard shifting, second time also had flashing O/D off light.

Other than these major repairs, we are generally quite happy with the vehicle.

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [dblchin]

Written by: wyman1 on Jan 2, 2007 6:02:54 PM

Thanks for the advice. I worked mainly with the dealer’s service department who acted as a middle-man with Mazda USA. Mazda USA offered to split the cost of the new transmission (parts and labor). The warranty had expired and I think the previous history of Mazda dealer service, along with the recent transmission flush, was key in getting Mazda USA to make such an offer.

I plan to take one last. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [wyman1]

Written by: dblchin on Jan 2, 2007 10:11:37 AM

My suggestion is to contact the area VP who overses the Mazda dealership you use. They will go over the records and hopefully recommend a replacement at no charge to you. I would really press the issue of your recent transmission fluid change and no problems found by the Mazda dealership.

Good Luck!

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [annaa]

Written by: wyman1 on Jan 1, 2007 5:57:18 PM

Please help. 2002 MPV with 47,000 miles – transmission just went out on the PA Turnpike yesterday. The transmission was jumping when going up steep hills and ultimately it failed completely.

Like someone else on this thread, I was lucky just to get the van to the side of the road without getting killed. My van is now waiting outside a Mazda Service Center in PA. I have no history/relationship with. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [annaa]

Written by: dblchin on Dec 30, 2006 6:47:34 AM

I have a 2002 and had about 47000 miles when the transmission went out. I had other problems which were all handled by my Mazda dealer, so there was a history of care and service for my car. Since your transmission went out after the 50000 warranty, getting a new transmission, incuring the labor costs, omly, sounds fair.

I have been a loyal customer of Mazda since owming an R-100, but. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [annaa]

Written by: subearu on Dec 30, 2006 6:17:01 AM

Sounds like Mazda is working with you on it. You’re getting the tranny replaced OUT of warrant and you just need to pay the labor. You should be glad they’re going in on it rather than making you pay the whole thing. You’d find similar results at other manufacturers as well when you’re out of warranty. -Brian

Mazda MPV Prices Paid and Buying Experience

Re: Madza MPV: Prices Paid Buying Experience [annaa]

Written by: jfritsch on Dec 30, 2006 4:56:34 AM

Oh god help you, you can go over to the Honda Oddessy forum and listen to their complaints about transmissions. (One guy put 3 in in 100000 miles,2 under warranty, and paid labor for the 3rd) They have tranny complaints galore. (although a small percentage of the total sold) Really folks, things happen to machines. They are mechanical after all. My neighbor has a Ford Windstar (generally considered a mediocre van). Read More

Re: Madza MPV: Prices Paid Buying Experience [steve_]

Written by: annaa on Dec 29, 2006 9:56:59 PM

Don’t buy it. Our transmission just went out and we had the car serviced by the local Mazda dealer since day 1. We have now found out that the 2002 MPV has problems w/ the transmission. Mazda USA is not acknowledging a problem.

If we could go back in time, we would have spent a little more and bought a Honda. See nhts.gov for consumer complaints.

Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [dblchin]

Written by: annaa on Dec 29, 2006 9:38:34 PM

Our transmission went out on us yesterday, suddenly and without warning! We contacted Mazda USA and they will only pay for the transmission, not the labor. How did you get them to pay for it all? Is it still under warranty? What year and how many miles?

Our’s is 2002 with 57,000 miles. We couldn’t even get the district service manager to call us back. Mazda claims it’s their policy!

Mazda MPV Starting/Stalling Problems

Re: 1996 mazda mpv no spark [wcarnes]

Avoid the MPV

Written by: sidiggie on Oct 28, 2006 5:23:13 PM

My 2002 MPV’s tranny just went at 68,000 miles. Repair estimate is $3,500. Yes that is correct, $3,500. I called Mazda for help. They indicated car was over warranty and they would not help.

Had a $500 repair at 60,000 miles and a $500 repair at 55,000 miles ( plugs and coils). I would avoid this vehicle at all costs.

Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

Transmission failure

Mazda MPV

Written by: sidiggie on Oct 24, 2006 7:47:28 PM

My 2002 MPV with 68,000 miles started having problems with the transmission slipping into neutral. I took it to the local dealer who and service manager indicated there was an internal failure in the transmission and repair cost would be $3,500. They would order a rebuilt transmission from Mazda and install it. A transmission failure at this low mileage is not acceptable.

My first and last Mazda! I’d strongly advise any. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [lynton]

Written by: dblchin on Oct 13, 2006 9:22:17 PM

I contacted Mazda USA and they contacted the Mazda service dept that I always use. I believe because the low mileage and that I always used Madza to service my car, that they replaced the transmission at no cost to me.

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [dblchin]

Written by: lynton on Oct 12, 2006 1:43:39 PM

How did you go about this? Did they replace it because of your low mileage?

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [mpv4cheap]

Written by: ksaid2002mpv on Oct 9, 2006 9:06:22 PM

Update – I just traded my Mazda MPV in on a 2006 Toyota Sienna! I just didn’t have the time or energy to fight Mazda anymore. I KNOW in my heart head that if I would have stuck it out I could have won but I have a FAMILY A JOB!

I was spending so many hours doing research, etc. So – took the easy way out. They only. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]

Written by: mpv4cheap on Oct 9, 2006 4:58:19 PM

you need to be going between 20-25 mph, before the tranny shifts into (3rd–I think). let off the gas. for a few. then try to accelerate. think about the speed in which you would make a turn. where you would have to slow down. then accelerate. that is what worked for me.

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mp [alenabubs]

Written by: dblchin on Sep 28, 2006 12:20:26 PM

I contacted Mazda USA and they are replacing the transmission at no expense to me! I am impressed!

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [mpv4cheap]

Written by: ksaid2002mpv on Sep 28, 2006 6:33:38 AM

Hi – How did you recreate it? I can’t figure out what the common link is. Is it after it has been driven awhile in stop and go traffic? When I am going up and down hills?

Sometimes it happens at the first stop light of the morning. HELP. The lemon law lawyers WILL NOT take my case any further because they said since I had 80,000 miles on it – I. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]

Written by: lynton on Sep 26, 2006 2:36:05 PM

Yes, I had the same problem, my 2002 MPV transmission failed at 79000 miles. I took it to the dealer when the problems were first evident and they said it was operating as designed. Cost me 4000 dollars in repairs when it failed completely on the highway.

Your transmission is going break, it may be very dangerous to drive your car. Mine literally lost all power on the highway thank Goodness. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]

Written by: davehenry on Sep 26, 2006 1:53:00 PM

Hi: I filed a lemon law request in New Jersey for my 2003 MPV which had 60,000+ miles at the time when the transmission failed in 2005. I believe the cause was shock-shift even though I took it New Jersey denied my claim, Madza, Mazda’s District Mgr and Ford were useless and it cost me $3,500. I will never buy a Mazda again.

Ford is wondering what how to get people. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]

Written by: mpv4cheap on Sep 26, 2006 8:41:54 AM

Figure out how YOU can recreate the problem consistently. then take them for a ride. that was the ONLY way they would listen. I took the district mgr from Mazda for a ride and that was the only way I got any where with them. I finally told the Mazda guy. that we could drive all day and consistently have it buck. it was up to him. he chose to go. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [jipster]

Written by: mpv4cheap on Sep 26, 2006 8:38:00 AM

I had a similar issues with my 2002 mpv. the controller was replaced multiple time. FINALLY Mazda replaced the transmission. after fighting with them for 4 yrs. good luck. you will need a very supportive Service Mgr.

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [bpratt]

Written by: ksaid2002mpv on Sep 25, 2006 6:09:26 PM

Thank you for the information. That is how I got hooked up with my lemon law attorney. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed but if this doesn’t work I don’t know what I’ll do because I don’t think I’ll be able to get much for my van if I try to sell it. Thanks again you give me hope.

I wish there was a way that I could find out how. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]

Written by: bpratt on Sep 24, 2006 3:08:36 PM

Hi I just got on the pc under lemon law for the state of Pa. and typed in my problems from the day I bought that van. I had a reply in about a half hour that they was sure I had a case. My transmission was slamming from 2nd to 3rd. I was lucky to make it to work a couple of times.

The one day coming home it got. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [bpratt]

Written by: ksaid2002mpv on Sep 24, 2006 9:23:31 AM

Hi – Thanks for responding. Can I get more information from you regarding your law suit? I just got notification that Mazda denied the initial demand letter so now we are talking about taking it to court. How did you get them to replace the transmission? What was it doing and how bad did it get?

My problem is I can recreate it on demand. Did the 2nd and 3rd transmissions do. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]

Written by: bpratt on Sep 24, 2006 7:53:00 AM

I had a Mazda MPV also had 3 transmissions put in. Went with the Lemon Law. I won my case. It didn’t cost me anything.

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Re: MPV has been a Quality Vehicle

Written by: sebr0d1e on Sep 22, 2006 1:16:04 PM

My wife and I have a 2002 MPV we’ve had for a few yrs now. I’ve been in the competition (Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Kia. ). I’m not impressed. That’s not to say they aren’t good mind you, but they are NOT head/shoulders above the MPV in any area, except maybe features offered, girth and weight; but that’s to be expected since the MPV has soldiered on with the knowledge and intent. Read More

Mazda MPV Transmission Problems

2002 MPV transmission problem

Written by: dblchin on Sep 18, 2006 9:51:09 PM

At 48,120 miles, my 2002 Madza MPV automatic transmission needs to be replaced. I am upset that this has happened with such low mileage. I have owned an R-100, RX-3 and 323 with virtually only maintenance costs to pay.

This $3900 failure seems unreasonable. Did anyone have a simliar problem? Did Mazda USA assist in the repairs?

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mp [alenabubs]

Mazda MPV Electrical System/Lights

I need help.

Written by: questionmark on Aug 16, 2006 3:36:47 PM

Hi, i’m new here. I just want to ask a question I bought a 2002 Mazda MPV LX. The previous owner drives around 3000 miles per month, so the van has very high milage (146000 miles) I found out the check engine alert is light. I talked to the mechanic and I was told it was just the sensor’s problem, no big deal.

Can anyone tell me is it true? How. Read More

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Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mp

Written by: alenabubs on Aug 16, 2006 12:35:52 PM

Let us know how it works out. I’m composing a letter with my husband tonight and we’re going to send via registered mail to the Mazda customer service in CT. I almost feel like we’re wasting our time, but I’m upset by all the problems we’ve experienced with our 2003 MPV. Oh and the district manager finally called, but left a message for me at home without a callback number!

She. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [jipster]

Written by: ksaid2002mpv on Aug 16, 2006 11:21:57 AM

I am not sure if they ever replaced the transmission control module or not. But they had 10+ times the chance to do it. Now the attorney is dealing with them! Wish me Luck. 😉

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]

Written by: jipster on Aug 15, 2006 12:21:35 PM

Did Mazda mechanics ever replace the transmission control module? I recall reading this helped in circumstances similar to yours.

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]

Written by: criledo on Aug 15, 2006 6:16:40 AM

Transmission gear slamming on MPV’s is a very well known flaw. It is by no means new and many, many people have complained about it. I had it happen to us on our ’03 LX. According to dealer, the the tranny de-configures it’s software and has to be re-programmed.

Ours was covered under warranty. Teh rpoblem with mazda is that they don’t have a recall on it, they view it as. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [backy]

Written by: ksaid2002mpv on Aug 14, 2006 9:20:30 PM

Yes – it is at the current version of the software N. I checked that first after reading all the other complaints but it seemed like even after they had their transmissions reflashed – they still had problems! The attorney is going to file a demand letter this week. I’m keeping my fingers crossed because now that I know this – I’d have to disclose it to a potential buyer or. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]

Written by: backy on Aug 11, 2006 8:48:18 PM

Did you try the transmission re-flash? There are lots of posts about that in this discussion back in early 2004; you can search on flash to get in the neighborhood of those posts.

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [backy]

Written by: ksaid2002mpv on Aug 11, 2006 9:06:18 AM

Thanks for responding. Yes, I have taken it up the Mazda chain I wrote to corporate and got a form letter back saying working as designed. I went into my Mazda dealership yesterday to talk to my mechanic – I always request the same guy and he is GREAT – and he’d LOVE to replace the transmission but his hands are tied because he doesn’t have the Mazda blessing.

So while. Read More

Re: 2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit? [ksaid2002mpv]

Written by: backy on Aug 11, 2006 6:30:30 AM

It is NOT operating as designed. I have a 2002 MPV with 47k and have no such problems. No jerkiness, very smooth operation in all gears. Have you taken it up the chain at Mazda?

Also, have you suggested to the service manager that you go for a ride in another MPV with about the same miles, back to back with yours, to see how the transmissions compare? Wasn’t there a. Read More

2002 Mazda MPV Shift Shock – Should I file Lemon Law Suit?

Written by: ksaid2002mpv on Aug 10, 2006 9:47:51 PM

I thought I was going CRAZY until I found this forum today! I have a 2002 Mazda MPV and have had numerous problems with the transmission. I’ve had hard shifting from 2nd to 1st at a stop – Sometimes so strong it feels like we were hit from behind!

I’ve have felt the transmission gets confused sometimes and jerks between gears. I have had it in 5 times from 22,000 -. Read More

Mazda MPV Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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Re: buying advice 2006 Mazda MPV [once_for_all]

Written by: subearu on May 30, 2006 8:31:00 AM

The TSB for the shift jolt includes 2002 models, fwiw. -Brian

Re: buying advice 2006 Mazda MPV [subearu]

Written by: once_for_all on May 29, 2006 9:03:58 PM

actually very few of the 2002 Japco 5 speeds had issues. It wasn’t until they tried to tune it for better mileage in 2003 that the issues came up. We have 43k trouble free miles on a 2002 LX. Battery went out on remote, had to reprogram it.

We just put in a new 7 year battery in also, wifey was worried that it might die and leave her stranded. John. Read More

Re: buying advice 2006 Mazda MPV [carsx3]

Written by: subearu on May 28, 2006 6:21:12 PM

2002-2004 MPV’s had an issue with the transmisssion programming which gave some jolty shifts. A reflash came out that seems to address it. IIRC, the ’05 and ’06 aren’t affected by it as they’ve changed software and some internals. Programming of electronic transmissions has affected other makes as well. -Brian

Mazda MPV: Problems Solutions

Re: Any problems to report? [criledo]

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Re: Also. [jchan2]

Written by: jipster on Apr 17, 2006 5:45:06 PM

When did Mazda redesign it(the MPV) In 2000 the MPV made its debut after a one year hiatus. It came out with the 200hp/5 speed transmission in 2002 after complaints of lack of power in the 2000 and 2001 models(160hp). In 2004 it was redesigned inside and out. with a sportier and more stylish appearance.

The 2005 and 2006 models have changed very little from the 04. The all spanking new 2007. Read More

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