While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and shut off. The contact was driving approximately 50 mph when the check engine warning light illuminated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. Over the course of the past 60 days, the service I have received has been unsatisfactory and I have been lead to believe that the dealer may not have addressed the safety recall issues.
At 100,000 miles the 5th engine went out and Mazda would not replace the engine. The failure mileage was 82,000. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle failed to remain in position. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated.
The failure mileage was 111,000. One week later, the dealer stated that the contact could retrieve the vehicle, but then diagnosed that the compressor failed and it would only last approximately two more years. The failure mileage was 32,000 and current mileage was 43,000. Fortunately, I have escaped serious injury and serious damage to this point. The failure recurred multiple times intermittently. The gear that I hold and shift just warms up all the time it feels like it might fire up.
The vehicle was stalling in traffic and was taking multiple times to try to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the engine needed to be replaced. The rear driver's side exterior lighting needed to be replaced due to the water entry. The vehicle restarted after multiple attempts, but the failure recurred multiple times. Car loses power after it heats up.
The contact stated that the ignition cylinder on the vehicle malfunctioned. However, that has not been the case with this car, due to a combination of Mazda's bad faith method of replacing faulty engines, and the potentially fatal airbag issue. The dealer stated that raw gas was being dumped into the catalytic converter which caused a fire to occur in the wiring harness. Finally, the front passenger side wheel bearing failed, which almost caused the tire to separate from the vehicle. At 102K Mazda refused to replace another engine that had gone out. Takata recall after responding to numerous notices regarding this recall and the deadly danger of the airbags, Mazda still insists that I drive the vehicle an hour away and in heavy city traffic to have the service done to correct the airbag issue. The fire department extinguished the flames.
The clutch pedal bracket cracked and popped off due to poor quality and bad engineering, in my opinion. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure.
The engine warning light illuminated while driving approximately 55 mph and the vehicle stalled. Was required to buy new engine. The dealer advised that the shutter valve would need replacing. The contact stated that the vehicle sporadically stalled without warning. This visit lasted 10 days. However, I am certain that should this problem continue, as it surely will, that I will not continue to be so fortunate. Mazda replaced engine 4 times using original style engine that loses combustion, and extended warranty to 100,000 miles.
The contact was driving approximately 10 mph and smelled gasoline fuel coming from the vehicle. And apparently I need to buy new engine and transmission. I really cannot put a specific date on when the issues occurred, other than the service records for engine replacements up until the 100K mark. The vehicle was not repaired. The engine was completely replaced.
Also, only 9K miles have been put on the car in that time frame. Updated 020209 the right front wheel bearing was worn. The vehicle was not repaired and was towed to the contact's residence. Certified Mazda mechanic determined the issue was due to engine failure due to faulty apex seals. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and was informed that they would repair the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure.
The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but did not offer any further assistance. The vehicle was then taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 74,800 and the current mileage was 74,820. The check engine light illuminated. In addition, for years the engine had compression issues and I found out that after replacing the engine 4 times under warranty, Mazda was replacing the engine with the same engine that has compression issues after a time. Because of this the car immediately lost engine power and could not be driven. The contact had to continuously maneuver the steering wheel in order to make the vehicle remain in position.