379 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Mazda MPV. 122 of these members
(32.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 326 engine repairs to Mazda MPVs--an average of 0.9 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Chart based on 190 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
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
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.
Broken PCV hose. Had originally been replaced under recall. Refused to replace again.
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.
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.
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$.
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.
Leak in the vacuum hose.
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
Oil pan gasket leaked engine leaked oil. Necessary to remove part of exhaust to access oil pan, adding to cost of replacing gasket.
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.
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.
Abrupt shifting, particulary 1 to 2 at low road speed, diagnosed as due to failed ring sensor in transmission. Sensor replaced.
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)
Coolant leaking. Replaced water pump. Rear heater not working; plugged line or valve possible, but will be evaluated at a later time.
Cooling system hose leaking; replaced
Piping to rear heater corroded and leaking coolant. Replaced with new parts - past extended warranty that Mazda has reportedly added for this problem.
Heater core leaking with odor of hot coolant inside vehicle. Very lengthy labor to access, thus high cost.
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.