2004 Mazda MPV Consumer Review: Transmission quirks

2004 Mazda MPV - Consumer Review

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By Dee A. on


2004 Mazda MPV LX 4dr Minivan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Van is excellent except for the transmission. It jerks shifting from 2nd to 3rd especially on a stop and go traffic. Brakes are noisy first thing in the morning, disappears after it warms up. Had the TCM reflashed 3 times to correct the transmission jerk to no avail until second dealer replaced it with a brand new TCM. Still jerks a little bit but not as pronounced. Have to learn to live with it. But will go back to Toyota or Honda next time.

Best Features

The overall size of the van is perfect for my family. Easy to maneuver, feels like a car.

Worst Features

Spend some more time improving the transmission. It is obvious that it is a manufacturer design problem.
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