January, 14, 2006 AT 9:39 PM

I have a problem, with my wife's car a 1995 Mazda Millennia. Some times when you turn on the ignition key the " HOLD" light comes on and the car will not start. The " HOLD" light is the one that is activated at the automatic transmission shift lever that down shifts one gear when you drive. If I turn the ignition key on / off several times the " HOLD" light goes off and the car starts and runs fine. This happens about 2 or 3 times a week. Is this a known problem with Mazda? I am concerned that this problem may some day leave my wife stranded.
Thanks for your assistants

3 Answers



January, 15, 2006 AT 5:01 PM

My Mazda has a reset next to the gear shift. Check to see if yours has one it is just a little slider doesnt even look like a switch but it will slide forward or back. Try that next time it wont start. I would definitely have it checked out by a certified mechanic. I would hate to have my wife and stranded somewhere cause it usually happens at the worst of times.



January, 15, 2006 AT 7:25 PM

Thanks for your response, however,
the only switch I have is on the shift lever. The car starts fine if the Hold light does not come on and the button on the shift lever turns the Hold on and off. However wen I turn the ignition on and the Hold light is blinking there is nothing I can due except turn the ignition key off and on x times and hope the Hold light goes off, once it does everything works. I called the Mazda dealer and was told the Transmission needs to be overhauled, which I don't believe.



January, 15, 2006 AT 8:12 PM

Well it might not be a matter of 'calling'.I would go get it checked out by a Mazda dealer. It sounds like there is either an internal problem in the transmission OR a wiring harness issue with the car. Either way, get it to a dealer.

Cosmo. Mazda tech

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