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2002 Mazda MPV repairs by problem area

Engine (61%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (7%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (3%)

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2002 Mazda MPV repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (33%)

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Chart based on 55 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2002 Mazda MPV

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Mazda MPV in Botswana
Oct 2012 - Jun 2013
Jan 2013 temperature sensor no way to be found and when taking long trip it finishes water in engine. 
Mazda MPV in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

111600 mi
cv joint needed replacing when sold. 
Mazda MPV in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

155000 mi
O2 sensor. Will cost about $310, will probably replace it in February. 

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2002 Mazda MPV 4dr Minivan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Mazda MPV in Kansas, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2015
Feb 2013

98600 mi

US $300
drivers side power window motor replaced 
Sep 2013

103000 mi

US $300
Drivers power window controller replaced 
Mar 2015

129000 mi

US $900
Cylinder coil failure 
Mazda MPV in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2013
May 2013

219900 mi

US $3900
Engine was replaced Transmission was replaced ECU Replaced 
Mazda MPV in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2017
Jun 2013

114000 mi

US $50
Throttle body cleaning 
Jul 2013

114200 mi

US $350
Both front bearings replaced. 
Mar 2015

125000 mi

US $250
Check engine light. O2 sensor. 
Sep 2016

135000 mi

US $100
Leaky radiator. Had to replace. The radiator I order from Amazon, did not fit. So, we put some glue and put it back. I have to refill it once a month now instead of every 2 weeks :)  
Mazda MPV in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2017
Aug 2013

95000 mi

US $1500
Engine missing. Coils replaced. 
Dec 2013

101000 mi

US $200
Oxygen sensor replaced 
Apr 2014

104200 mi

US $980
Exhaust manifold cracked. Had to be replaced. 
Jun 2016

129000 mi

US $85
Left Rear wheel bearing became noisy. I replaced it 
Aug 2016

133000 mi

US $850
I replaced the rear shocks, front struts, ball joints and tie rod ends to correct slightly loose steering and road wander that had developed from many years of use. This was entirely optional, but made for better driving on trips. 
Jan 2017

101000 mi
The rack has a slight fluid leak 
Mazda MPV in Oregon, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

85000 mi
Leaking water pump was replaced. Engine was rinsed to reduce the residual coolant on the outside of the engine. 
Mazda MPV in Pennsylvania, United States
- Jul 2007
Jun 2002

2500 mi
OD light flashed, towed to dealer as recommended, replaced sensor covered under warranty 
Jul 2007

70030 mi

US $2800
Without warning, transmission has failed. Seems to be common problem when checking other sites like Edmunds. 1st gear and internal pump have caused total failure. Mazada will do nothing to admit they may have a problem here. 
Mazda MPV in Georgia, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

124000 mi

US $2500
Complete failure of transmission, which was replaced with low mileage used one (2 yr warranty) 
Mazda MPV in Ontario, Canada
- Feb 2009
Feb 2009

68200 mi
2 front wheel bearing is gone. Water pump leaking. Coolant pipe to the rear heater rust out about 700 labour & parts 
Mazda MPV in British Columbia, Canada
- Jan 2002
Jan 2002

48360 mi

C $1200
Mazda MPV in New Jersey, United States
- Dec 2007
Jan 2004

35000 mi
two coil replaced under warranty fan control module replaced under warranty AT reflash to cure rough shifting 
Oct 2005

54000 mi

US $100
Tranny dead, replaced under extended warranty 
Jul 2006

60000 mi

US $200
Two more coil replaced under extended warranty on two occasions 
Oct 2006

65000 mi

US $80
replaced 1 more coil (do-it-yourself) 
Jan 2007

83000 mi

US $100
oil pan leak fixed under extended warranty 
Jul 2007

90000 mi

US $80
last coil replaced (DIY) 
Aug 2007

92000 mi

US $25
fan control module replaced (DIY) 
Dec 2007

95000 mi

US $200
flexpipe leak, to be fixed for $200 (muffler shop estimate) 
Mazda MPV in Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
May 2011

135500 mi

US $250
Replaced faulty ignition coil bank. 
Sep 2012

145000 mi

US $140
Transmission failed 
Mazda MPV in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jul 2011
Mar 2011

62620 mi

C $500
Rear heater pipe rusted through; leaking coolant. Front heater piper was degraded, so replaced as a preventative measure. Flushed radiator as well. 
Mazda MPV in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

80000 mi

US $550
Replace gaskets to stop tranny leak and replace cv boots 
Apr 2010

83000 mi

US $650
replace hoses to repair air conditioning system 
Mazda MPV in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

174000 mi

US $300
Replaced Manifold Air Pressure Sensor with used parts. Replaced Liquid Purge Box with used parts. 
Mazda MPV in Washington, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

61000 mi

US $300
PCV line assembly replaced due to PCV fail. Mechanic says this is a known problem on Ford engines 
Mazda MPV in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2009 - Aug 2016
Oct 2010

171500 mi

US $40
Thought it was leaking oil, was slow leak in cooling system. Ship repaired gratis since they had done maintenance on cooling system earlier in the year. 
Jun 2012

195000 mi

US $1600
Radiator core failed. Hoses replaced. 
Feb 2013

203500 mi

US $1200
Vacuum leak, coil replacement, sensor cleaning. 
Aug 2013

207000 mi

US $350
PCV Valve replaced, hose rotting and air leaking giving a whistle sound. 
Apr 2015

210200 mi

US $450
Exhaust - left flex pipe came out, needed replacing. 
Mazda MPV in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2010
Mar 2010

102500 mi

US $200
Oxygen sensor, sway bar links, spark plugs Lower Control Arms - ball joints had failed 
Apr 2010

104000 mi

US $200
Replaced both lower control arms as the ball joints were worn. Royal pain to do it, but saved a ton of money. Front suspension is still squeaking - suspect manufacturer did not sufficiently lube ball joints on new control arms. 
May 2010

104200 mi

US $40
Front engine mount replacement 
Mazda MPV in Ohio, United States
Aug 2010 - Jan 2012
Mar 2011

139000 mi

US $900
OBD II Check Engine revealed Misfire Codes 
Nov 2011

157000 mi

US $100
Mazda MPV in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Dec 2014
Jul 2014

125540 mi
driver door not opening, this is the second time this car is having this issue 
Dec 2014

127100 mi
Shifter sticks while moving to Park. 
Mazda MPV in New York, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

68000 mi
The exhaust manifold was cracked. Too expensive to repair on a 10 year old car. 
Mazda MPV in Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

103000 mi

US $750
front suspension noisy. replaced parts of suspension 
Mazda MPV in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Feb 2014
Feb 2010

104900 mi

US $700
replace water pump and all 4 tires 
Jul 2012

129500 mi

US $1400
New catalytic converter + New oxygen sensor (part of exhaust system). AC recharge + New air filter (routine maint item) + New tires (routine maint item) 
Jul 2013

139000 mi

US $150
Broken so replace 
Feb 2014

140000 mi
Cylinder misfire 

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