Transmission Sensor Problems of Mazda 626

Mazda 626 owners have reported 2 problems related to transmission sensor (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.

car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 2001 Mazda 626 1
Failure Date: 09/17/2005

I have a 2001 Mazda 626 that had a transmission failure at less than 60k miles. My problems began when I started noticing a jerking motion when I accelerated out of a full stop. Then, the transmission would sometimes delay engaging in reverse or drive. I had multiple mechanics look at the car, all of whom recommended a replacement transmission. I spoke with even more mechanics about the situation, including three at Mazda dealerships, and all fully and openly acknowledged widespread problems with Mazda transmissions. One service manager at a Mazda dealership recommended I get rid of the car altogether. Another independent mechanic, a transmission specialist, refused to work on Mazdas at all. To add insult to injury, Mazda is also charging exorbitant prices for replacement transmissions (perhaps because they're in such demand?): just under $3000 for the part itself, not to mention labor. I paid over $3700 for the transmission to be replaced at a Mazda dealership. Even then, I had to return the car twice to the mechanic because the transmission wasn't engaging properly when I shifted gears from park to drive, for example. Finally, the dealership determined that the transmission range sensor on my brand-new transmission needed to be replaced. I strongly urge NHTSA to take action to begin a recall of Mazda transmissions. On this site, the 2001 Mazda 626 has 10 times the transmission complaints than 2001 Honda and nearly 12 times more than the 2001 camry.

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car image   Transmission Sensor problem of the 1997 Mazda 626 2
Failure Date: 03/31/2005

1997 Mazda 626lx 2. 0l. Had the o/d light come on twice. Then about a year later the vehicle started to shift hard/slip. Inspected valve body of the transmission & fluid, everything was ok. Did a transmission flush anyway. Did not have any codes in the system until 6 months down the line. Was for the transmission range sensor. Installed a new one & vehicle operated normal. Since I put a new range sensor in the vehicle, o/d light has come on about 5 times but no abnormal driving condition yet. Only notice it when driving on the highway with cruise control engage. Also have the vehicle rough idling. Found no vacuum leaks, pcv valve is new, spark plugs & wire set new. Fuel additive added every 6 months. Fuel injectors are operating. Ticking noise occurs every once & awhile from engine. Do know that the transmission in these cars are not capable of handle the engine. The fact that a Ford probe small transmission was put into the Mazda. It needs an transmission oil cooler to be install but was not a recall issue, only a bulletin that must be paid for by the customer. Exact day this started to happen is unknown. A new proper transmission should be introduce as a recall for these cars.

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