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Mazda MPV Engine Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer Mazda MPV problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Mazda MPV repairs by problem area

64% of the Mazda MPV repairs were to the engine, 3% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 12% to the suspension, 13% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 354 repairs.

Mazda MPV engine repair cost distribution

Of the Mazda MPV engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 52% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 12% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 151 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2003 Mazda MPV 4dr Minivan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Mazda MPV in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 29760    
31000 100 Replaced Idle Air control valve at 50040. Stalling after hard acceleration when releasing the gas. Found the solution here: http://mazdaforum.com/m_49352/tm.htm 
58280 120 PCV hose failed. In 2004 Mazda issued a recall which our van had applied. Hose failed again. Replaced and it's all good not. Part number AJ51-13-89YB. 
Mazda MPV in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 84000    
85000 225 Broken PCV hose. Had originally been replaced under recall. Refused to replace again. 
Mazda MPV in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 64000    
65000 340 Engine was idling rough. It turns out the PCV hose had a hole in it (again). This was repaired a couple of years ago under recall but failed again. 
100000 359 Car was losing lots of coolant while driving. No puddles. Noticed coolant residue around water pump. Pressure test performed - no leaking hoses. Water pump was shot and they replaced it and all the coolant. Works great. 
Mazda MPV in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 66000    
67000 350 Coil #5 broke down. To replace it it required all the upper part of the engine to be removed in order to gain access. Therefore although the part itself was about 70$ the cost of labor caused the price to be 350$. 
68000 450 vacuum hose 
85000 110 Another ignition coil had to be replaced due to a misfire. DIY to avoid paying labor, $75 for the part. Also replaced air control module, $35 for the part. 
87000 70 Leak in the vacuum hose. 
Mazda MPV in Delaware, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
360 Ignition coil for one cylinder failed, causing rough running in wet weather and CEL to stay on. Required two trips to shop: two hours' diagnosis, which was unsuccessful, but shop swapped ignition wires around so that when problem reappeared, they were abl 
64000 310 Oil pan gasket leaked engine leaked oil. Necessary to remove part of exhaust to access oil pan, adding to cost of replacing gasket. 
78000 320 PCV tubing leaked, causing lean-burn fault code. Part not available due to holidays, but car was drivable in interim Parts received and installed to repair PCV tubing. 
80000 230 Rough running and stalling caused by faulty coolant temp sensor, causing CEL light to come on. Could not drive car except very short distance with cold engine. 
81000 600 Abrupt shifting, particulary 1 to 2 at low road speed, diagnosed as due to failed ring sensor in transmission. Sensor replaced. 
88000 500 For 3rd time, an ignition coil failed, causing short in wet weather; misfiring on 1 cylinder. Extensive labor to access rear cylinder bank. Replcd coil & rmng 3 originals. Also replcd plugs to avoid repeat of labor later (addl $ not included) 
90000 300 Coolant leaking. Replaced water pump. Rear heater not working; plugged line or valve possible, but will be evaluated at a later time. 
100000 600 Cooling system hose leaking; replaced 
107000 800 Piping to rear heater corroded and leaking coolant. Replaced with new parts - past extended warranty that Mazda has reportedly added for this problem. 
136000 1400 Heater core leaking with odor of hot coolant inside vehicle. Very lengthy labor to access, thus high cost. 

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2000 Mazda MPV 4dr Minivan

170-horsepower 2.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Mazda MPV in Queensland, Australia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 107260    
111600 100 Cooling system overflow bottle leaking. 
119660 250 Engine ignition coil failing have replaced HT leads, waiting for coil. 
120280 0 Replaced ignition leads with OEM brand from Top gun and turned out didnt require the coil at all. 
122760 50 Coolant leak from top radiator hose. System pressurised to find leak. Hose clamps replaced. 
123380 450 Connecting hose to thermostat/engine/water pump failed. Water pump required replacement (original waterpump lasted almost 200,000km). 
132360 900 Radiator was repaired just over three years ago, but has consistently been failing as the car has been overheating up major hills etc. 
157480 200 High tension leads 

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2000 Mazda MPV 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda MPV in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 79000    
80000 0 replace catalytic converter 

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