really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,000 miles

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problem #2

Jan 282010


  • 72,000 miles
My wife was driving Mazda MPV van which is 2002 model. She was driving at about 20-25 mph and tried to apply the brakes when she saw another car approaching the road; the brakes did not engage and she started hearing some heavy sound coming from engine. The van continued to accelerate and she had to take wide turn to go right on another road. My wife tried to apply brakes several times but van was still accelerating and reached about 35-40 mph or higher. She had to crash the van in the trees which were there in the middle divider section of the road. Two to three trees got broken before the van got stuck in one of the trees and then stopped. During this crash, front tires got burst, front of the van got total damage, middle section of the van also got damaged and my wife got neck and back injuries. The van is currently located in the Liberty mutual insurance company warehouse in sacramento.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I bought this car for 6 months, the engine light on twice, didn't fix it first time, the advisor said the gas tank cap is not close tight enought. Couple of days later, the engine light is one again, this time they found control system incorrect flow, small leak, hose off of purge valve at air cleaner housing. Car pulls to left on highway and right on local street. Brought in 4 time, admit alignment on the 3rd time and fix it, but still pull. Brought in again the fourth time, said found no pulling problem. We complaint that the car occasionally jerk when press gas paddle, the jerk feeling simliar to the way the car got hit in behind. They found no code for it. The car beep, they can't find any code for it. There are many problem we found in the car, but they said they can't find the code. One advisor think that the car's pulling because the car is too high. Also, it happen 3 times since I bought the car that after I placed the gear to reverse, then place it back to drive, the car won't go but the engine run. To fix it, then I place the gear back to park and to drive, then the car back to normal run. I'm very regretful to have bought this car. It has so many problem and the dealear doesn't seem to want to fix the problem either. I'm, the consumer have to paid financially, and mentally for this car. It is a disaster.

- Columbus, OH, USA