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2004 Mazda MPV Problems and Repair Histories

67 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Mazda MPV. 28 of these members (41.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 102 repairs to 2004 Mazda MPVs--an average of 1.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2004 Mazda MPV problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2004 Mazda MPV problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2004 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 2004 Mazda MPV repairs by problem area

58% of the 2004 Mazda MPV repairs were to the engine, 3% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 11% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 1% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 102 repairs.

2004 Mazda MPV repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Mazda MPV repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 5% cost less than $100, 61% between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, and 7% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 57 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.

2004 Mazda MPV

Engine not specified

Mazda MPV in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 41000    
43000 225 Ongoing problem with brakes - very sharp handbrake and brakes generally vey noisy - squeaking. 

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2004 Mazda MPV 4dr Minivan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Mazda MPV in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Performed minor interior warranty work-fixed screw, fixed floor mat holder. Also, warranty work on back bumper-replace plastic cover 
0 Check squeak in rear brakes when backing up. Mazda ordered and replaced part to repair brakes under warranty. 
690 Replaced defective mass air flow sensor; replaced coolant temperature sensor 
665 Replaced idle air control valve for stalling issue. Replace left turn signal-front bulb; To resolve oil leak-replaced oil pan gasket and front crank seal. 
100000 1215 After we arrived at our vacation destination, car began running roughly and after a short while, engine light came up. Drove about 1 hour to dealership. Required replacement of all 6 ignition coils. All-day repair job. 
109000 205 coolant temp sensor replaced Completed Induction service / induction cleaning to correct problem 
124000 220 Replaced 2 sway bar links($155) as advised by repair shop and dealer. Also, replaced waterpump belt ($65) at same time. 
Mazda MPV in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 65000    
74000 10 Replaced a headlight Replaced a broken interior trim clip 
77300 40 Replaced IAC valve 
84000 515 replaced the O2 sensor Sway bar link replaced Replaced the front brakes (including rotors) 
89000 1100 Ball joint and control arm replaced Transmission oil cooler had a hole and needed to be replaced 
101000 0 Replaced rear shock absorbers Replaced cooling fan control module 
102300 0 One of the ignition coils replaced. Luckily - one of the front ones... 
105700 375 Ball joint and control arm were replaced 
Mazda MPV in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Left rear door motor went out. Replaced under warranty. 
32000 53 Misfire when accelerator pressed. 
32000 150 Coil bad in cylinder 4. No code on computer. Just started at cyl 4 and problem cleared. Went ahead and replaced coils/plugs for cylinders 5 & 6. MPV forum and all the good members saved me $$ and time. Thanks.  
37000 0 Had replaced coil packs 4-6 last year or so and started noticing slight hesitation going up a hill.Had previously bought 6 coil packs and replaced the ones for cyl 1-3. Problem was solved but there still seems to be a slight problem. 
58000 25 PCV hose leak. Replaced rubber elbow. 
Mazda MPV in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 55000    
55000 300 #3 coil failed and the pcv hose failed, replaced at the dealer 
Mazda MPV in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 85000    
86000 120 Ignition coil began to fail intermittently. This was the second time a coil had started to fail within the last 18 months. Replaced all six coils. Problem seems fairly prevalent among 2004 MPVs. 
Mazda MPV in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Brakes squealing when backing up in reverse. Replaced rear brake shims 
0 CEL flashing diagnosis code P0303 cylinder 3 misfire Replaced cyclinder 3 ignition coil (AJ51-18-100A) & spark plug (AJ09-18-110) 
0 1)Driver side power window does not function. Replaced driver's side window motor and window regulator 2) No heat at idle heat only when driving. Heater valve was closed. opened heater valve 
0 CEL flashing diagnostic code P0303 cylinder 3 misfire. Fuel system check and replaced cylinder 3 ignition coil (AJ51-18-100A) 
0 CEL flashing diagnostic code P0304 cylinder 4 misfire Replaced cylinder 4 ignition coil (AJ51-18-100A) 
0 CEL flashing diagnostic code P0306 cylinder 6 misfire Replaced cylinder 6 ignition coil (AJ51-18-100A) 
142 Car stalling. idle would drop to zero when reving engine in park or when driving and taking foot of gas pedal. Replaced IAC. No charge for installation. IAC replaced by me 
418 CEL flashing diagnostic code P0302 cylinder 2 misfire. Replaced all spark plugs (ZZC2-18-110A) and cylinder 2 ignition coil (AJ51-18-100A) 
88 CEL flashing diagnostic code P0305 cylinder 5 misfire. Replaced cyclinder 5 ignition coil (AJ51-18-100A) myself 
385 CEL flashing diagnostic code P0301 cylinder 1 misfire. Replaced all spark plugs (ZZC2-18-110A) and cylinder 1 ignition coil (AJ51-18-100A) 
124580 170 coolant dripping on driveway from water pump area. Soon after, squealing noise was coming from engine area. suspected water pump. removed belt temporarily and noise stopped. Ordered part, drained coolant, installed new pump & added coolant. Drivers side power window stopped functionng. buzzing sound when button for front left window pushed. Replaced power window modulator myself 
129000 878 Replaced PCV hose, Idle Air Control Valve, EGR Boost Sensor & EGR Boost sensor solenoid Rough idle, car would lag when gas pedal pressed down for quick acceleration. Engine codes showed lean bank 1. Car taken to dealer for diagnostics. paid for diagnostic. PCV hose collapsed, EGR Boost sensor & solenoid found to be the problem 
147840 300 Squeaking noise from drivers side believed to be suspension related. Driver side sway bar link had excessive play, and passenger side also had some. Replaced both links. 
152100 351 Driver side front lower ball joint out of spec. Ball Joint replaced. 
179560 199 Inspection found excessive play in right lower ball joint. Contributing to reported problem (clunking from front end suspension/sterring when driving). 
181660 100 Fan motor for air conditioner cycling on and off rapidly. Replaced fan control module 
182860 217 Right (passenger side) axle boot split. Found at oil change during 30 point inspection. 
186580 412 Re-Re right lower control arm 
195300 131 Water pump belt cracked. Belt replaced Clunking noise from front right. Front right lower ball joint replaced. 
Mazda MPV in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 66000    
67000 80 Vehicle was running very roughly and CEL was flashing. 
91000 60 Replaced bad spark plug coil. Same cylinder as previously replaced. 
Mazda MPV in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 111000    
114000 100 Engine misfiring. Had previously replaced two coils. Replaced 4 remaining coils. Also replaced engine coolant, changed air filter. Replaced front brake pads and turned rotors. 
Mazda MPV in Moscow Oblast, Russia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 84940    
85560 250  

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