Mazda 626 owners have reported 30 problems related to transmission not go into gear (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Mazda 626 based on all problems reported for the 626.
My car was driving fine and then one day as I was leaving work my car started acting as though it wanted to shut off. I made it all the way home and was going to go to the store and my car would not shift into gear I tried to add transmission fluids but it sounds not move.
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Failure of transmission, 2002 Mazda 626, twice in last 6 months. Car lurches, stalls, will not shift into gears, have been stuck on busy freeway. Also fuel pump just cuts off and car will not start.
1998 Mazda 626 automatic transmission car will not go into gear, forward or reverse. The problem just started while driving at about 45 miles an hour on a smooth highway. The car had to be towed back home.
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This will be the second time that I have replaced the transmission on my 626. The first time was August of 2006. It started with the o/d light flashing the smoking and finally going out completely. The car left me stranded on the freeway in the middle of no-where. I had to wait for a tow truck for 3 hours and $200. 00 to get it towed to a shop near my house. I was able to find a used transmission from a junk yard and had it replaced for a total cost of $1200. 00. Cheap compared to what everyone else has paid. The second time was just recent 12/7/07. The transmission started jumping between gears (2nd and 3rd) then it stayed stuck on 2nd gear. Finally it went out and would not engage any gear including reverse. So far I have not found another (reasonably priced) transmission. The cheapest I found with a 30 day warranty is $1000. 00. This does not include the labor which is about $400. 00.
My 2000 Mazda 626 4-cyl transmission fail to shift any gear. And left me 2 hours on the highway.
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I bought the vehicle in January of 2004 with 36,000 miles on it. The transmission stopped shifting into 1st and 2nd gears. The transmission was replaced in Feb of 2005 with a rebuilt transmission by the dealer. Recently the car had the o/d light flash and it will not shift into gear. It will not engage in reverse. With 85,000 miles on the vehicle the transmission now needs to be rebuilt again after less than 3 years.
After there were repeated times of bad gear shifting, delayed, not at all, etc. My automatic transmissions failed. Will turn over but, not shift into to gear.
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2002 Mazda 626 gear shift cable clip broke, vehicle would not change gears. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair facility which was familiar with the failure. The tech stated that the clip that holds the cable is made of plastic and over time the plastic becomes thin and breaks. The technician used a metal clip when he replaced it.
Mazda 626 2002 total transmission failure. Car 58k miles. The incident made driving the car very difficult and dangerous (especially for merging into high speed traffic). The transmission would just spin and not switch gears properly. There was little warning for this condition to occur. The dealer has replaced the transmission to correct the problem at the owners cost. Note that the transmission used was a Ford model cd4e transmission, designed for lighters cars and put it on the Mazda 626. Mazda knows about the problem and has issued a technical service bulletin to correct the problem but the method of communication through the dealerships was ineffective since there are many other owners with a similar problem (per the articles that I have read on the internet).
Typical drive home. Car will not go into gear. Taking to the shop tomorrow.
No specific event lead to this, just parking the car normally running an errand and trying to drive home. The first time this happened (about 9 months ago) my daughter was stuck at 11pm the car would not move into any gear. The tow truck driver told us the cable underneath probably disengaged. We towed it to our repair shop and they replaced the cable. Since then when the car is in reverse it intermittently seems to stick causing it to delay moving or jerking back. We brought it back to the shop and insisted they put on a new cable . Last week (approx Aug 24th) my daughter once again called that the car would not move out of the parking space, it wouldn't go into any gear. The tow truck again towed us to the shop where they reported that the cable was fine etc and they couldn't locate the problem. This costs me money and time everytime I have to leave work, get it towed and spend repair fees. Not to mention the added stress of the car being unreliable. I decided to look for recalls and known defects out here. I cannot believe that with the number of problems reported Mazda/Ford is not helping those of us who are loyal to Mazda. I purchased 2(used) from hertz and a 2005 Mazda 6 a few months ago. With 3 Mazdas sitting in my driveway im especially interested to see what's being done about this problem. Why hasn't Mazda/Ford paid for the transmission problem ??? maybe we should start a class action suit>I expect at the least repair to my vehicle whether or not it means a new transmission, not a used or rebuilt one. Im still making payments on this car! the funny thing is a few years back I had a Ford taurus that jerked forward so badly it caused me to have an accident, I wish I had known about this problem before. In addition weve already had the axles replaced, and several brake jobs but the brakes continue to squeak like they need new brakes.
Automatic trans. Will not go into gear,or will engage park. Trans. Rebuilt. After 18 months same problem returned!.
See all problems of the 2001 Mazda 626.
Heard noise and bad vibration from front left , it got worse and louder when making turns. Took vehicle to dealer, who stated that front wheel bearing was bad. Around two weeks before the same thing happened, heard loud noise on front right, got louder when turning. Took vehicle to dealer, who replaced front right bearing. Car always serviced at dealer, two weeks before took car to dealer for pulling to the right. Dealer stated it needed an alignment and balancing. Did that next day and same thing happened within the past month. I had new front brakes, new tires, new right and left bearings, and several attempts to balance and rotate tires. Also having problems with transmission, but dealer insisted that nothing was wrong, sometimes the car will not change gears like it should when going over speed bumps. Vehicle stalled several times. Also, had to replace coolant bottle three times, and once car overheated. It was a manufacturing defect.
1) there was no warning of impending failure on the transmission on this vehicle. It simply ceased to function in forward speeds in a mattler of less than half an hour. 2) it was parked on street for about two hours after having been driven 20 miles on the freeway. After starting the car, I shifted into drive and found there was no drive gear. Shifting down, there was second and first available. As I was less than 10 miles from my home, I drove there on back streets, using second gear. Within a mile of my home, second gear failed and first gear barely engaged. I had to have it pushed from a busy intersection to the side of the road. Subsequently, it was towed to a service facility for an estimate. 3) as of today, I have not had it repaired. After an external investigation turned up no answers, I was told that the only way to approach the repair would be to open up and examine it. An initial "guesstimate" was $900 to $2800.
Transmission failure. Was on my way home and the car just stop at an intersection and would not shift into gear. The only operable gear was reverse. I was lucky, no accidents. Towed car to a mechanic, the transmission is completely gone. Mazda charges $2500 for a new one, when they are aware of their transmission problems.
Car rpm's are high on start, car idles rough, over drive light blinks, car is very dangerous and when od light blinks car cannot change gears correctly and makes it dangerous on turns. Had close calls almost being hit, as transmission and engine does not work properly. I have had to change all spark plugs and wires, had a rebuilt engine out in as old one was destroyed due to a spring in the timing belt breaking. New 02 sensors, and maf. Current issues are with the od light blinking and causing the car to hesitate and stall. Turning car off and on seems to fix it for a while, then problem happens again after a few hours. Seems to be a computer problem or something, also there is a whining noise when rpm's are over 4000. This car is a lemon and I have read how Mazda refuses to admit the transmission problems they have.
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Mazda 626 1999. O/d light flashing on and off and check engine light coming on while driving making car chug and slow down not shifting gears correctly and tugging when at a stop with engine going like it wants to keep going or as if someone is tapping you in the back of car. Have seen hundreds of the same complaints of this year and older and newer Mazdas , is there something going on? any advice on this car? please investigate not fair to have to pay for a problem that shouldnt be in the first place.
1. Transmission would not go into gear. 2. Had vehicle towed to residence. 3. Told that transmission has to be replaced. Cost about $2500.
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Transmission failure. The od light started blinking and when I stopped the car, it would not shift into drive. I let the car sit a few minutes and tried again. It seemed to go but took a lot more engine power to make the car drive. The next day the car started to pop out of gear while driving and would not go back into gear. Stopped the car and had it towed to a transmission shop who stated that the transmission had failed and needed to be rebuilt. 130000 miles on the car.
1999 Mazda 626, with 39022 miles is having transmission problems. Od/ light came on transmission fluid spewing all over engine. Vehicle will not shift into gear, stalls and sputters.
Vehicle will not go into gear properly. Dealer has been contacted. Please provide any further information.
While drving overdrive light illuminates, indicating a malfunction. Shortly after vehicle shifts from drive into another gear, cause unknown. Please provide any further information.
About a year ago my engine check light came on. I took it to the Mazda dealer and they said the catalytic converter was bad. It was replace because it was still under warranty. Two months ago my check engine light came on again. I was again told that my catalytic conver was bad and it was again replaced. Today I was driving on the highway at about 75 miles per hour when my o/d light began to flash on and off. Five minutes later my car started to lose power. After pulling over to the side of the road my car would not change gears. It would not go forward or in reverse. I had it towed to the Mazda dealer and I was told that the transmission was bad and that it would take $2500. 00 to be replaced.
Intermittently the overdrive and check engine lights illuminate, when this happens the transmission does not change gears. Feel free to provide further information.
When consumer started up car itcould not be put in gear. Took to dealer, and they adjusted the problem. Consumer felt that there still was a problem because it happened again. But, consumer was able to put in gear. Mechanic said problem was caused by putting hand on top of gear shift lever. Consumer felt this did not make sense.
After driving about 50 miles at 70-75mph, the transmission would sometimes downshift for no apparent reason. Sometimes the o/d light came on, and upon pulling off to stop, the car would not engage 1st gear until the car cooled down (the o/d light reset to off whenever the car was shut off and restarted. Towards the end of an 900 mile trip to port charlotte, FL, the transmission started slipping on top of the other problems and would not maintain a constant speed (the rpm's varied severely during this time). Had to eventually pull off, call a tow truck and have the transmission rebuilt. After about 3 and 1/2 weeks I got the car back and upon driving it home the o/d light came on twice during the 93 mile trip home and the same problem occured with the car not wanting to start in first gear again. I talked to the aadco transmission repair facility in tifton, GA again and they imformed me that the problem was probably electrical!!!!, I. E. The computer. After disconnecting the battery to reset the computer, it seemed to drive better, but still jerky or slipping at times. I haven't driven it at highway speeds yet, I'll be going about 190 miles this weekend, I hope. 1. What should I do next? 2. Is the computer the most likely failed component and is it expensive to repair? 3. Is Mazda recalling any of these vehicles due to these type of problems? 4. Are there any other actions that I may take to recover any past or future expenses?.
Vehicle would not shift gears, it would jerk and knock while driving.
While driving about 45mph, vehicle stopped for no reason. Was unable to shift into another gear. Had vehicle towed home. Notified dealership & service manager said transmission & not the engine. Not under warranty for repairs.
Automatic transmission has to be rebuilt due to it not shifting gears.
While traveling vehicle would not change gears. Please provide further information.
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|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Overdrive Light On problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Automatic Transmission Cooler problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||