MAZDA 626 | MAZDA CORP. | PHILADELPHIA,TN | 1995

MAZDA CORP. DENIES KNOWLEDGE OF ANY PROBLEMS WITH TRANSMISSIONS. MAZDA DEALERSHIP ACKNOWLEDGES 626’S HAVE TRANSMISSION FAULTS DUE TO RADIATORS BEING TOO SMALL AND CAUSING TRANSMISSION TO OVERHEAT., BUT DENIES ANY RESPONSIBILITY. ADVISED EXTERNAL COOLANT SHOULD BE ATTACHED AFTER REPAIR. VIA THIS WEBSITE, NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS EXIST. DOES MAZDA NOT READ THIS WEBSITE? CUSTOMER VERY DISSATISFIED WITH MAZDA . WENT OUT ON INTERSTATE. INDEPENDENT MECHANIC ALSO AWARE OF 626’S TRANSMISSION’S REPUTATION. MAZDA HAS BEEN NOTIFIED, BUT SAYS NOTHING WILL BE DONE TO RECALL TRANSMISSIONS. TO-DATE THIS IS THE 274TH COMPLAINT FILED ON THIS WEBSITE. WHEN WILL ACTION BE TAKEN; AND NOT THE CONSUMER BE TAKEN!!!*AK Date Reported:Oct 01, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1YVGE22C8S5. Car problem was reported in PHILADELPHIA, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE | NOTE: RENTAL CAR. | WOBURN,MA | 2000

NOTE: RENTAL CAR. PARKED VEHICLE AFTER BACKING UP MODERATELY INCLINED DRIVEWAY. SET TRANSMISSION IN PARK. DID NOT SET PARKING BRAKE NOR CHOCK WHEELS. VEHICLE WAS STABLE FOR SEVERAL MINUTES (BROUGHT ONE CHILD INTO HOUSE) BUT THEN BEGAN TO ROLL DOWN HILL. WAS NOT SLIPPING ON PAVEMENT; WAS NOT DRIVING ENGINE (AS WITH STANDARD SHIFT.) COULD NOT STOP VEHICLE BY HOLDING BACK. TRANSMISSION WAS STILL IN PARK, NOT DISLODGED (CONFIRMED THIS FACT). PULLED PARKING BRAKE AND VEHICLE STOPPED (NO HARM NO FOUL.) BUT DID NOT EXPECT VEHICLE WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SET IN PARK TO BE MOBILE AT ALL. DID REPORT THIS TO RENTAL AGENT WHEN RETURNING VEHICLE.*AK Date Reported:Jan 14, 2001. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1J4GW58N7YC. Car problem was reported in WOBURN, MA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 MPH.

PLYMOUTH VOYAGER | WHILE TAKING OFF FROM A STOP SIGN THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ROLL IN ANY DIRECTION AND ENDED UP HAVING TO BE TOWED TO THE DEALER. | LAGO VISTA,TX | 1999

WHILE TAKING OFF FROM A STOP SIGN THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ROLL IN ANY DIRECTION AND ENDED UP HAVING TO BE TOWED TO THE DEALER. THIS IS A POTENTIAL SAFETY PROBLEM BECAUSE IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IN A BUSY INTERSECTION. CHRYSLER REFUSES TO ADMIT THAT THE PROBLEM IS A DEFECT EVEN THOUGH DOZENS OF CASES ARE DOCUMENTED ON THE INTERNET AND THE GUIDEBOOK LEMONAID LISTS THE TRANSMISSIONS AS HAVING PROBLEMS FOR THESE VEHICLES. *AK Date Reported:Jan 07, 2001. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2P4FP25B6XR. Car problem was reported in LAGO VISTA, TX. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 MPH.

DODGE 2500 | SECOND TRANSMISSION FOR CONSUMER TO REPLACE, 2 TRANSMISSIONS REPLACED BY PREVIOUS OWNER. | LAKE STATION,IN | 1995

SECOND TRANSMISSION FOR CONSUMER TO REPLACE, 2 TRANSMISSIONS REPLACED BY PREVIOUS OWNER. TRANSMISION SHOP SAID THEY WILL NOT WARRANTY TRANSMISSION. IT WOULD NOT LAST MORE THAN 12000 MILES. CONSUMER CONTACTED DODGE, WHO AFTER FIRST PHONE CALL “RED FLAGGED” CONSUMER AND SAID HIS CASE WAS CLOSED. *AK Date Reported:Jan 21, 2001. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B6HB21YXSK. Car problem was reported in LAKE STATION, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

SATURN SC2 | THE TRANSMISSION FAILED PREMATURELY AND THE CONSUMER IS REQUESTING REPLACEMENT BE COMPENSATED, THE MANUFACTURER WOULD NOT ALLOW FOR ANOTHER MECHANIC TO PERFORM THE REPLACEMENT OTHER THAN A SATURN DEALERSHIP OR THE WARRANTY WOULD NOT BE WARRANTED, CONSUMER REQUESTING REIMBURSEMENT FOR WARRANTY REPAIR OF THE TRANSMISSION. | WEYMOUTH,MA | 1998

THE TRANSMISSION FAILED PREMATURELY AND THE CONSUMER IS REQUESTING REPLACEMENT BE COMPENSATED, THE MANUFACTURER WOULD NOT ALLOW FOR ANOTHER MECHANIC TO PERFORM THE REPLACEMENT OTHER THAN A SATURN DEALERSHIP OR THE WARRANTY WOULD NOT BE WARRANTED, CONSUMER REQUESTING REIMBURSEMENT FOR WARRANTY REPAIR OF THE TRANSMISSION. *MJS Date Reported:Oct 12, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1G83H1272WZ. Car problem was reported in WEYMOUTH, MA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

FORD ESCAPE | WHEN TRANSMISSION GEAR IS SHIFTED FROM NEUTRAL INTO REVERSE NOTHING HAPPENS, ENGINE REVVS, BUT VEHICLE DOES NOT MOVE. | JAMESBURG,NJ | 2001

WHEN TRANSMISSION GEAR IS SHIFTED FROM NEUTRAL INTO REVERSE NOTHING HAPPENS, ENGINE REVVS, BUT VEHICLE DOES NOT MOVE. CONSUMER HAS TO SHIFT BACK AND FORTH UNTIL VEHICLE IS FINALLY IN GEAR. TOOK VEHICLE TO DEALER 3 TIMES, CANNOT REMEDY PROBLEM. *AK THE PROBLEM ALSO OCCURS FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE. THE GEAR INDICATOR LIGHT GOES OFF TOO. *YH Date Reported:Nov 20, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU03101K. Car problem was reported in JAMESBURG, NJ. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20001107. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

FORD TAURUS | THE CONSUMER REBUILT THE TRANSMISSION DUE TO A FAULTY INPUT PISTON, THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THIS WAS A COMMON FAILURE IN THE TRANSMISSION DESIGN AND REPLACED THE ALUMINUM PISTON WHICH WAS TOO WEAK WITH A STEEL PISTON, CONSUMER IS REQUESTING A RECALL BE ISSUED DUE TO THE DEFECTIVE PISTON. | ENFIELD,CT | 1994

THE CONSUMER REBUILT THE TRANSMISSION DUE TO A FAULTY INPUT PISTON, THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THIS WAS A COMMON FAILURE IN THE TRANSMISSION DESIGN AND REPLACED THE ALUMINUM PISTON WHICH WAS TOO WEAK WITH A STEEL PISTON, CONSUMER IS REQUESTING A RECALL BE ISSUED DUE TO THE DEFECTIVE PISTON. *MJS Date Reported:Oct 10, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP5244RA. Car problem was reported in ENFIELD, CT. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

FORD TAURUS | THE VEHICLE HAS EXPERIENCED TRANSMISSION FAILURE, CONSUMER IS REQUESTING FORD TO REPAIR DUE TO FORD HAVING KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRANSMISSION DEFECT, HOWEVER FORD WILL NOT REIMBURSE DUE TO THE MODEL YEAR OF THE VEHICLE ONLY 1994 AND 1995 MODEL YEARS ARE COVERED UNDER THE WARRANTY. | ANNANDALE,MN | 1996

THE VEHICLE HAS EXPERIENCED TRANSMISSION FAILURE, CONSUMER IS REQUESTING FORD TO REPAIR DUE TO FORD HAVING KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRANSMISSION DEFECT, HOWEVER FORD WILL NOT REIMBURSE DUE TO THE MODEL YEAR OF THE VEHICLE ONLY 1994 AND 1995 MODEL YEARS ARE COVERED UNDER THE WARRANTY. *MJS Date Reported:Mar 17, 2000. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP53S1TG. Car problem was reported in ANNANDALE, MN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

VOLKSWAGEN JETTA | VEHICLE RUNS OUT OF OIL EVERY 1500 MILES, AND THE TRANSMISSION IS VERY JERKY. | CARSON,CA | 1999

VEHICLE RUNS OUT OF OIL EVERY 1500 MILES, AND THE TRANSMISSION IS VERY JERKY. *AK WINDSHIELD WIPERS WERE STREAKING BECAUSE WIPERS WERE SEPARATING. INSTRUMENT PANEL CUP HOLDER LOOSE ON TIGHT SIDE. THE STICK SHIFT VIBRATES IN 3RD GEAR DUE TO SELECTOR SHAFT FAILURE. *YH Date Reported:Jan 22, 2001. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWSC29M6XM. Car problem was reported in CARSON, CA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990414. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

GMC SONOMA | TRANSMISSION SOMETIMES WILL ACCELERATE WITHOUT A PRIOR WARNING, AND SOMETIMES WILL NOT WORK WHILE STEPPING ON FUEL PEDAL. | SALEM,MA | 2000

TRANSMISSION SOMETIMES WILL ACCELERATE WITHOUT A PRIOR WARNING, AND SOMETIMES WILL NOT WORK WHILE STEPPING ON FUEL PEDAL.*AK THE CAUSE FOR THE TRANSMISSION MALFUNCTIONING WAS FOUND TO BE THE MAIN BOLT THAT HOLDS TRANSMISSION DOWN WHICH WAS LOOSE. *YH Date Reported:Jan 22, 2001. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GTCS19W0Y8. Car problem was reported in SALEM, MA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000926. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 MPH.