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Mazda MPV repairs by problem area

Engine (63%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 535 repairs.

Mazda MPV engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 198 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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2003 Mazda MPV 4dr Minivan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

31000 mi

C $100
Replaced Idle Air control valve at 50040. Stalling after hard acceleration when releasing the gas. Found the solution here: 
58280 mi

C $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. 
85000 mi

US $225
Broken PCV hose. Had originally been replaced under recall. Refused to replace again. 
65000 mi

US $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 mi

US $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. 
67000 mi

US $350
Coil #5 broke down. To replace it it required all the upper part of the engine to be removed in order to gain access. Therefore although the part itself was about 70$ the cost of labor caused the price to be 350$. 
68000 mi

US $450
vacuum hose 
85000 mi

US $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 mi

US $70
Leak in the vacuum hose. 
53000 mi

US $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 mi

US $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 mi

US $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 mi

US $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 mi

US $600
Abrupt shifting, particulary 1 to 2 at low road speed, diagnosed as due to failed ring sensor in transmission. Sensor replaced. 
88000 mi

US $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 mi

US $300
Coolant leaking. Replaced water pump. Rear heater not working; plugged line or valve possible, but will be evaluated at a later time. 
100000 mi

US $600
Cooling system hose leaking; replaced 
107000 mi

US $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 mi

US $1400
Heater core leaking with odor of hot coolant inside vehicle. Very lengthy labor to access, thus high cost. 
138000 mi

US $1600
Oil leak had been noted on a prior maintenance visit - burning oil smell now apparent. Timing chain cover gasket leaked oil onto exhaust manifold. Extensive labor expense. Timing chains, tensioners, guides found to be very clean. 
138300 mi Replaced one catalytic converter. 
140000 mi Exhaust system extremely rusty and near end of life. Replaced one catalytic converter earlier in year; three more in system remained with unknown reliability. 

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2000 Mazda MPV 4dr Minivan

170-horsepower 2.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

111600 mi

A $100
Cooling system overflow bottle leaking. 
119660 mi

A $250
Engine ignition coil failing have replaced HT leads, waiting for coil. 
120280 mi Replaced ignition leads with OEM brand from Top gun and turned out didnt require the coil at all. 
122760 mi

A $50
Coolant leak from top radiator hose. System pressurised to find leak. Hose clamps replaced. 
123380 mi

A $450
Connecting hose to thermostat/engine/water pump failed. Water pump required replacement (original waterpump lasted almost 200,000km). 
132360 mi

A $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 mi

A $200
High tension leads 

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2000 Mazda MPV 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

80000 mi replace catalytic converter 

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