2001 Mazda Millenia S MIller Cycle S from North America
Great luxurious look, but terrible drive
I purchased this 2001 Mazda Millena S in 2006 with 96,000 miles for $7800.
For the first few weeks it was great but after that the check engine light came back on. The dealer said to make sure the gas tank was closed properly LOL. So far this is all the problems that have occured/are occurring.
Smell of gas on rear of drivers side. TCS off blinks and causes car to lose acceleration at 40-45mph. Have to pull over, turn car off, then back on to reset.
AC unit smells at times like old coolant, had to replace passenger side ball joint, hold light on.
Had to replace transmission, as it wouldn't go past 1st and 2nd. $3500 for a rebuilt engine.
All 4 tires leak air; have to put air at least every 2 weeks.
Air bag light blinks from time to time.
Check engine light has been blinking for the last year; sometimes it's solid, but most of the times its blinking.
When I first purchased it, it drove great, acceleration was great. I guess I learned my lesson. I still have it but want a new car. grrr.
This car has a great luxurious look, but doesn't drive well and has lots of problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th May, 2008
I have the same problem I think about the TCS off light. My car refuses to accelerate when I sorta punch it from a dead start, or when I try to speed up at random times. I have to turn it off and on, but to me it seems to only do this when it's warmed up, cause for the first few minutes it runs like hell!! Then the problem occurs.
That is because because of the throttle body sensor.