2001 Mazda Millenia from North America - Comments

16th Jun 2008, 19:45

I bought my Millenia 6 months ago. Ever since I've had problems.

My car had 57,000 miles when I bought it. It now has 63,837 miles and I have had nothing but problems.

O2 senors replaced.

Now I need a new supercharger, vacuum t hose replaced, axle boots replaced, front stabilizer bar, EGR malfunctioning, timing belt; all which were just informed to me by a Mazda specialist today. Also which he stated where broke or bad before I bought the car. I BOUGHT A LEMON.

Just in parts they said it will cost $8,000.00. Not very happy since I only had the car six months. Other than that the car looks good.

17th Jun 2008, 12:57

I own a 2001 Mazda Millenia. Bought it 3 years ago with 40.000 miles, had a transmission problem shifting in lower gears, dealership took the car back within 30 days.

I bought another one same model year from them, thought it was a one time thing! Sadly now in the past year the transmission is malfunctioning again shifting in the lower gears, and for added fun, the O2 sensor needs to be replaced as many others stated on here. I love the look of the car, the way it drives overall. But I would NEVER buy another Mazda.

They are prone for trouble with the transmission.

Have the car in the shop right now, not sure of the repair cost, but approx. $ 3500 I was told.

And from reading other comments on here, I wonder if it will fix things for good, or if the check engine light comes back on too. Still did not get the O2 sensor fixed.

21st Jun 2008, 12:13

I own a 2001 Milly Miller Engine Model, and most of your concerns are all minor in the scheme of modern auto repair.

O2 sensors are common problems in 70% of todays vehicles. Especially after 100K. The problem exists in all brands. Also, very common in Fords that I have owned. Cars driven driven at high speeds frequently will experience O2 issues. Note this car recommends 91 fuel.

Many of you asked for a manual. Helm publications makes the shop book for the car, that's it. It is the same manual used in the dealerships. Plan on $130.00. Anywhere! You may as well buy from dealership, I did.

The TCS light is on because your traction control system needs to be checked. t=Turning the car off then on just resets it just for that moment. Instead, push the button on the console to turn it off. Note that this car is designed to be a luxury sport sedan. Not a sport car.

The miller engine has many praises by experts, and if maintained properly, is a great ride.

16th Jul 2008, 07:49

My daughter owns a 2001 Millenia with the standard engine. I am a mechanic by trade and I have never spent so much time working on a car than this one. It is a huge piece of crap. With a check engine light on for various reasons, oil leaks, its had two water pumps in the past 3 months and just today it left me on the side of the road for some crazy electrical problem. Do yourself a favor and leave this one in the dealers lot.

23rd Jul 2008, 14:38

I own a 2001 Mazda Millenia and which I still have the factory rims on... The problem is... one of them is bent (thanks to the Bank of America parking lot) and I am having lots of trouble finding the replacements. If anyone has any available or know where I can get them at a reasonable price PLEASE call me ASAP. 845-346-1231 (my name is Melissa. Please leave a message if no one answers.)

19th Aug 2008, 14:51

I have a Milly 96 S. Everything was running fine until I took it to a garage that specializes in Japanese engines, etc. Got it back idling rough, almost like it would stall and the check engine light was blinking and the TCS light stayed on. Took it to dealer and was told the check engine light has to do with the vacuum hoses being replaced incorrectly. TCS has to do with transmission. Your thoughts?

30th Aug 2008, 18:09

I have an 01 type s. It has like 115K and I have been through all the hoops with warranty and such. replaced two cats, 4 coils, all plugs twice, and timing belt. Turns out there is a vacuum "t" below the intake plenum that is sensitive to heat and becomes very brittle. When it breaks, you will get misfires, rough running, fouled plugs=bad coils, etc... I was handy enough to remove the intake myself (saving $700) and replacing the "t" myself ($1.50). Check engine light went out for a while. Now I have an issue with moisture. Everytime it rains, the engine misses. Same thing with heavy condensation. Do not buy this car unless you are handy enough to do a great deal of work yourself or be prepared to spend a great deal of $$$ at dealerships. Most shops don't like to even toch the Miller-Cycle and will price you out to the dealership anyway.

1st Sep 2008, 14:02

Damn, I'm scared to keep this car, I've had this car for 3 years, now had 54k when I first got it, now it's going on 97k... the check engine light was blinking but we took it to some dude and all he did was clear it (still don't know the reason to that)... now the airbag light keeps blinking all the time.. and I get horrible gas mileage... are the problems just gonna get worse when I get past 100k?

20th Sep 2008, 13:24

I have a 2002 Mazda Millenia, that I have had nothing but problems with.

At 70,000 miles the transmission was replaced. It cost me 3600.00 at the dealership. Had to have it replaced 2 times.

At 72,000 miles the catalytic converter had to be changed.

It's had 3 O2 sensors, check engine light never goes off, no matter what I do. A lot of other things had to be replaced as well.

The tilt steering wheel quit working at 60,000 miles.

The gas door doesn't open with remote and hasn't since 50,000 miles when I bought it; already didn't work. Now I cranked it up one morning 5 weeks ago now, and it stalled, and it hasn't cranked since. We have done a tune up, distributor cap, crank shaft sensor, nothing will make it crank. Also changed starter, still won't crank.

Please if anyone can help, please email me at angeleyes642004@gmail.com. I'm about to lose my mind over this car.

I will never ever buy another Mazda. I wouldn't take a free one, way too expensive to maintain. The sad thing is I still make payments on it and can't even find out what is wrong with it. Thanks for any help that I can get. Please if you don't own one, don't ever buy one.

7th Nov 2008, 19:04

IF you bought this car, be afraid, be VERY AFRAID.

I bought this car in 06. Dec. Or was it 07 Dec?

Anyways, was good for 1 year.

Now at 68K miles. I figured I get a timing belt done. On the 2.3 Liter I found out in Calif, timing belt should be replaced at 105K, not 60. It says that in the manual. This is in August of 2008.

Cost 500 bucks. Timing belt = 80 bucks. Two additional belts replaced at the same time 45$ each. Total 500.

Week later Engine light comes on. @$#$# I might as well change the sparks plugs.

Cost = 300 dollars!!!

Engine light still on, so I check it and it's a cylinder 3 misfire. Replace ignition coil at 250 bucks.

Lets see.

500 + 300 + 250 = 1050 in 2 months. Piece of crap.

So now in November. Engine light on again. Geeeesus. What now? I don't know yet but I drop over a 1000 in less than 3 months. I don't mind spending money on repairs but #$# spread the repairs out a little.

Piece of crap. I owned a 89 626 too. Not much better.

Mazda might not be the best car to get.