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2003 Mazda MPV repairs by problem area

Engine (72%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (1%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (12%)

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

Other (2%)

Chart based on 210 repairs.
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2003 Mazda MPV repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (38%)

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Chart based on 183 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2003 Mazda MPV

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Mazda MPV in Florida, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

85000 mi

US $1100
Engine gasket replacement with oil pan. 
Mazda MPV in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

68820 mi
No heat in mpv. Find heating hoses where they enter the firewall (around center). There is a plastic valve that was closed shut. Up is closed down is open. Was moved by mechanic when replacing pcv valve. Very easily moved. Heat nice and hot now. 
Mazda MPV in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

155000 mi
Remote stopped working, program failed, had to reprogram it. Check engine light went off, test say "Bank 1 collector full"(Oxygen) erased comp memo, have to drive on high octane fuel. 

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2003 Mazda MPV 4dr Minivan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Mazda MPV in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2013 - Mar 2014
Feb 2013

108580 mi

C $30
# 5 Coil Pack went bad (again) 
Mazda MPV in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2014
Feb 2013

214900 mi

US $350
Failed ignition coil on rear bank of cylinders which necessitated removing the intake plenum. This is the fifth or sixth time this has happened in the 11 years I have owned this vehicle. 
Feb 2014

235700 mi

US $250
Coolant leak from radiator system 
Jul 2014

247000 mi

US $300
The ignition coils went out again. The back three (under the intake manifold) were replaced even though only one was defective. I approved the additional work. The car began leaking coolant again. The leak was repaired. 
Aug 2014

247200 mi

US $70
One of the front ignition coils failed, causing hesitation and misfire on cylinder four. I replaced the coil myself. 
Mazda MPV in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2013
Nov 2011

85000 mi

US $1100
coolant leaked from the back of the car. no repair. too expensive 
Jan 2013

US $300
flex pipes on exhaust system were rusted out and wide open 
Mazda MPV in West Virginia, United States
Jan 2011 - Jul 2014
Jun 2011

117000 mi

US $44
Coil failure cyl 5 
Mazda MPV in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2011
Jul 2010

109000 mi

US $2500
One of the spark plug poped out while the car was still running. Latter we learned that the ciramic of the plug had melted & fallen into the cylinder, damaging the engine. I had no options but replace the engine.  
Aug 2010

110000 mi

US $2500
one of the cylinders lost compression 
Mazda MPV in Nevada, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2017
Aug 2011

96000 mi

US $1363
Shocks and Struts were bad. Replaced tires, shocks, struts, and alignment. 
Feb 2012

105700 mi

US $100
Oil pan gasket replaced 
Dec 2013

115000 mi

US $800
Motor Mounts had to be replaced Replaced front axels Replaced starter Rear Door Lock Actuator driver and passenger 
Mazda MPV in Maryland, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2016
Jan 2011

66000 mi
Oxygen sensor replaced. 
Feb 2013

76000 mi

US $400
Replace PCV vacuum lines and related parts; clean intake; reset cel 
Oct 2013

78000 mi

US $550
Replace water pump, disconnect rear heat (lines leaking) 
Aug 2014

84000 mi

US $120
Engine cooling fans running erratically. Replaced fan control module. (Note - common MPV repair; use the Mazda part and not the $50 aftermarket alternative. I went the cheap route first and ended up doing the job again a week later.) 
Jan 2015

79300 mi

US $250
Replace motor mount Replace front links Replace O2 sensor 
Feb 2016

89200 mi

US $500
Diagnose problem; replace rear wheel sensor 
Mazda MPV in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2010 - Nov 2014
Jul 2010

113500 mi

US $95
Replaced pads and rotors. I would have replaced the calipers as well if I had them on-hand.  
Apr 2011

123000 mi

US $1200
Noisy - had to replace expensive front pipes (one had integrated cat). Had tranny oil changed while there. 
Jul 2013

163000 mi

US $25
New outer passenger side tie rod end. 
Jul 2014

179200 mi

US $60
Replaced hood and drivers side door with same color hood/door from junk yard due to both being badly rusted out. Did a sheet metal/bondo/paint/clearcoat job on both rear wheel wells. Looks pretty good. 
Oct 2014

180000 mi
Exhaust leak at manifold. Snapped bolt. Estimaged repair cost $1000+. Will soon go to the junk yard. 
Nov 2014

180000 mi
Check engine light - multiple O2 sensor problems. Loud, running poorly. Took in for evaluation and was told that a bolt snapped off exhaust manifold - a very expensive repair + whatever else was wrong. 
Mazda MPV in Oregon, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

159000 mi

US $50
Right sliding door handle broke again. Replaced again with aftermarket handle. 
Mazda MPV in Virginia, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2014
Sep 2013

109000 mi

US $550
Strong smell of burnt oil from engine compartment, but nothing obvious seen under hood (smoke or actual oil) and nothing on the ground. 
Mazda MPV in California, United States
- Jan 2008
Jan 2008

105000 mi
Past repairs include replaced spark plug coils, replaced EGR hose 
Mazda MPV in California, United States
- Oct 2007
May 2004

17000 mi
sliding door motor replaced. 
Oct 2007

87000 mi

US $300
PCV hose replacemnt 
Mazda MPV in Hawaii, United States
Nov 2004 - Mar 2010
Mar 2004

14727 mi
Reflash transmission 
Nov 2005

38196 mi
Replaced ignition coil-cyl #3 
Mazda MPV in Alabama, United States
- Jan 2009
Jan 2009

107700 mi

US $28
Replace fan control module. 
Mazda MPV in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jan 2015 - Apr 2018
Jun 2017

109740 mi

C $300
Pads worn 
Apr 2018

117180 mi

C $385
Brake pads were worn causing noise when brakes were applied 
Mazda MPV in Indiana, United States
Oct 2005 - Jun 2008
Nov 2005

13500 mi
Re-programmed auto transmission for shift shock and engine control module (removed a false check engine indication). 
Mazda MPV in California, United States
- Apr 2006
Apr 2006

28152 mi
Transmission reflash and power door adjustments. 
Mazda MPV in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

98000 mi

US $350
problem with ignition coils 
Mazda MPV in Qatar
Nov 2013 - Dec 2017
Dec 2013

71300 mi

﷼22
partly burned-out high-mount brake lights Jerky downshifting, fuel thirsty 
Jul 2014

74600 mi

﷼40
Heater hoses cracked. Coolant leaked. 
Nov 2015

83580 mi

﷼99
The O2 sensor (aka B1S1 P0031) malfunctioned and had to replace. 
Apr 2017

91032740 mi

﷼4
drive belt tensioner bearing noise. bearing replaced and repaired. 
Nov 2017

94240 mi
fan control module is erratic. runs unnecessarily high most of the time. 
Mazda MPV in Virginia, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2017
Feb 2014

112200 mi

US $1122
Replace PCV Valve Engine Oil Pan gasket Timing Cover/Gasket + Outer cover gasket 
Apr 2014

113800 mi

US $1120
Replace valve cover gaskets 
Jul 2014

118800 mi

US $500
Replace L/F Door mirror. Exposure to ice and snow during a past trip to Wisconsin created a small crack in the mirror glass. Virginia state inspection required me to replace it. Replace front stabilizer bar control links. 
Jan 2015

127364 mi

US $264
Engine analysis. Replace cylinder #4 ignition coil. Engine analysis. Replace cylinder #4 ignition coil. 
Apr 2017

167000 mi

US $170
replace ignition coils Replace drive belt 
Mazda MPV in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

114000 mi

US $200
Severe vacuum vacuum leak and bad water pump 
Mazda MPV in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2009 - Jan 2012
Oct 2009

48000 mi

US $100
Temp sensor/t-stat/fan module 
Jul 2011

63000 mi

US $75
check engine light.(this is a yearly occurrence for something or other with this car @ about the same time frame). This time it was code p0031 ho2 sensor heater. Probably O2 sensor as heater is built into device. 
Nov 2011

71000 mi

US $75
O2 sensor bank1 sensor1. 
Mazda MPV in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2011
Jun 2010

87000 mi

US $240
Wouldn't start temp sensor 
Mazda MPV in California, United States
Oct 2007 - Sep 2017
Mar 2008

78000 mi

US $550
Ignition module/interconnect (related to lockout of electric sliding doors except when transmission is in "park". Malfunction caused audible warning to remain on constantly even when doors were closed. Electric doors failed to operate (electrically) ... 
Dec 2010

125000 mi

US $650
Engine light - diagnossis bad ingition coil. Coil replaced. Additionally replaced plugs. 
Aug 2012

155000 mi

US $550
Cooling System - Crack in radiator at upper hose connection. Starter developed grinding and no start problem. Started as random occurence, gradually increased frequency 
Jan 2014

181000 mi

US $200
Bad coil on number 3 cylinder 
May 2014

189100 mi

US $900
"Front" Engine seal replaced due to oil leak that dripped on exhaust pipe creating a very bad smell 
Oct 2014

198000 mi

US $125
Driver's (master) Power window switch would not operate rear windows at all. Not fixed. Passenger side window would only go up from driver's control. New switch fixed. 
Jun 2015

206000 mi

US $45
EVAP related CEL. Replaced purge valve and gas cap. 
Feb 2016

217000 mi

US $45
Window regulator failed (Plastic block that cleats the cable to slider) After a jerry-rigged repair attempt failed, two weeks later the entire assembly was replaced. 
Apr 2016

220300 mi

US $12
Gasket for IIAC valve (actuator) replaced 
Jul 2016

222700 mi

US $75
Emissions: O2 Sensor Bank 2, Sensor 1 
Mar 2017

232000 mi

US $50
Replaced Purge Valve, IIAC valve. Seemed to be fixed for a while, but engine light returned Took it to repair $$$hop. Replaced intake gaskets, PCV valve, air hose. Also performed smog check. A week later, same engine light / codes returned. Returned to repair shop, replaced purge valve (again) 
Sep 2017

235000 mi

US $175
Cooling fan running loud and erratic 
Mazda MPV in Virginia, United States
Oct 2007 - Oct 2017
Nov 2007

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. 
Jun 2011

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. 
Mazda MPV in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

117800 mi

C $60
The fan control module was going crazy. A twenty minute job lasted for hours. Had to take the battery and tray out to get access. Module replaced with new version. Now working normally. 
Apr 2009

119660 mi

C $600
Ignition coils, which cost CAN$90 each. Mechanic suggested replace the back three with new ones. Then take one of the three old good ones to replace the defective one in the front and save the two good ones in case the ones in the front misfired again. 
Jul 2009

124000 mi
Check engine light came on. Garage pulled and cleared the code. Oxygen sensor malfunction.($200)Garage will replace sensor if it is on again. No charge. 
Dec 2009

130200 mi

C $1000
Eventually one of the front 3 coils gone. Back 3 coils replaced earlier. Replaced the 3 coils with new ones($100@). 2 codes for 1 chk eng. replaced the PCV hose, $110. Mechanic said the hose is new design and should not crack. 
Jan 2010

136400 mi
P0421 Bank1 cat efficiency below threshold. Reset by disconnecting battery. Have to change cat. 
Apr 2010

14260 mi

C $224
check engine light on again. "fixed" by disconnecting battery. Plan to replace catalytic converter before next emission test. Part of the flex pipe on the exhaust had a hole in it. 
May 2010

145700 mi

C $70
In the shop to check suspension and brakes. Rear drum brake seized. Mechanic able to free it and lubed the drum and cable. Front struts leaking, not fixed. 
Jul 2010

148800 mi
Check engine light on again. Cleared by disconnecting negative terminal. I think it is the same catalytic converter problem. 
Mazda MPV in British Columbia, Canada
May 2008 - Nov 2014
Jun 2008

31000 mi

C $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 
Jul 2011

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. 
Jan 2012

66500 mi

C $300
Clunk sound when going over bumps. Sway bar's replaced. 
Aug 2012

67660 mi
Battery died. Replaced. 
Mazda MPV in New York, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2018
Jun 2011

68000 mi

US $248
Ignition Coil #4 failed causing a check engine light, loss of power, vibration in engine, misfire. Coil replaced and MPV runs like new. Not bad considering almost 68,000 miles and 8 years old. 
Sep 2011

70000 mi

US $1700
Engine had loss of power and increase exhaust noise. Mechanic discovered hairline crack in Orig front stainless steel Exhaust Manifold. Crack was in rusted out seam weld in the exhaust manifold. Driver LF top Orig Oxygen Sensor Bad. 
Mar 2012

72000 mi

US $245
Original Ignition Coil #5 failed and replaced. Also # 5 Original Spark Plug replaced. 
Jul 2012

75500 mi

US $340
Passenger Rear Shock had rusted and rotted away exposing piston rod. Both rear shocks were replaced. Original rear Oxygen Sensor went bad and was replaced. 
Sep 2012

77000 mi

US $395
ABS and Brake Light on. Replace Original Left Rear Wheel Sensor. 
Nov 2013

86100 mi

US $264
Engine misfire. Original Ignition coil #6 Along with Original Mazda Platinum spark plug replaced. Engine smooth and power restored. 
Jun 2014

90000 mi

US $605
Loss of power during acceleration and when A/C on. Replaced all original spark plugs and the original 3 ignition coils and spark plugs closest to the firewall even though coils were still good since the labor was the same without the coils. 
Sep 2014

91000 mi

US $327
Original Passenger Rear ABS Sensor Failed. Part replaced and warning light reset. 
Jan 2015

88300 mi

US $131
Original exhaust flex pipe on passenger side rusted and rotted causing a hole resulting in noise. New flex pipe was welded in. 
Jun 2015

96000 mi

US $48
Original Driver's Front Caliper had a frozen piston. A rebuilt caliper purhased at AutoZone for $47.99 and installed. 
Dec 2015

99000 mi

US $259
Both front original sway bar link bars wore out. Both were replaced $127.30 total plus $95.00 labor. 
Nov 2017

104000 mi

US $42
Front Brake pads wore out . Pads replaced for $42.03 for Bosch Premium Ceramic Pads.. 
Jan 2018

104871 mi

US $130
Battery went dead. New MT-35 Interstate Megatron 75 month battery installed. 
Mazda MPV in Alabama, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2012
Mar 2008

98000 mi

US $160
Broken stabilizer bar in the front right. 
Sep 2009

114000 mi

US $491
Exhaust leak. Had to change the flex pipe. 
Dec 2009

117000 mi

US $220
Replaced spark plugs and ignition coil 
Dec 2011

135000 mi

US $140
The rear door automatic opener was broken. Could not open the rear hatch. 
Mazda MPV in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2007 - Jul 2014
May 2009

73000 mi

US $79
Replaced burned out side marker bulb 
Sep 2011

100000 mi

US $3300
Rusted heater assy for rear HVAC replaced. Headlight replaced (broken by rock). 100K major service 
Jun 2012

108000 mi
One Catalytic converter & two O2 sensors failed, due to engine misfiring. 
Nov 2012

110400 mi

US $2500
coils failed & needed to be replaced with plugs 
Aug 2013

117700 mi

US $250
coil failed - again & CAT Convertor damaged. Will not pass inspection. Going to trade this thing in- I'm done sinking $$$ into it.... 
Jul 2014

126000 mi
Traded with toasted cats. 
Mazda MPV in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2017
Oct 2008

107000 mi

US $552
Replaced water pump. 
May 2009

117000 mi

US $330
Vehicle jerked when at stoplight. A hose was replaced that was leaking air. $90 for a rubber hose? Successful repair. 
Mazda MPV in Delaware, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2015
Mar 2007

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 
Dec 2007

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. 
Dec 2008

78000 mi

US $150
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. 
Jan 2009

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. 
Mar 2009

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. 
Dec 2009

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) 
Mar 2010

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. 
Jun 2011

100000 mi

US $600
Cooling system hose leaking; replaced 
Oct 2011

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. 
Sep 2013

125000 mi

US $300
Replaced CV joint on right side as inner and outer boots were both compromised 
Mar 2014

136000 mi

US $1400
Heater core leaking with odor of hot coolant inside vehicle. Very lengthy labor to access, thus high cost. 
Oct 2014

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. 
Jan 2015

138200 mi
Replaced one catalytic converter. 
Apr 2015

139000 mi

US $410
Brake master cylinder leaking fluid; replaced. 
Jun 2015

139000 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. 
Mazda MPV in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2004 - Mar 2016
Apr 2004 TSB for Temp Sensor 
Nov 2008

47000 mi

US $28
Fan control module was replaced. I noticed the fan running a couple of times after vehicle was shut down. This was replaced under warranty also in 2004. New upgraded part for the Mazda 6 was used.  
Oct 2010

61300 mi

US $340
Coolant crossover pipe cracked. Part was a Mazda only part and took a couple of days to get in. Not a bad leak and wanted it replaced before any major damage happened. 
Aug 2011

70000 mi

US $1000
New brakes, 5 coils and plugs. All original. 
Mazda MPV in New York, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Jun 2008

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$. 
Jul 2008

68000 mi

US $450
vacuum hose 
Feb 2010

85300 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. 
Jun 2010

87000 mi

US $70
Leak in the vacuum hose. 
Mazda MPV in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

85000 mi

US $225
Broken PCV hose. Had originally been replaced under recall. Refused to replace again. 
Nov 2008

90000 mi
Power sliding doors failed. This has happened several times - 3 times under warranty. Finally just dismantled the power door feature. 
Mazda MPV in Texas, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

147000 mi

US $250
Car was dragging no exhaust power also check engine flashing off and on. New coil pack putting in van. 
Mazda MPV in Colorado, United States
Feb 2009 - Aug 2016
Feb 2009

109000 mi

US $140
replaced engine oil pan gasket and fixed leak, replaced leaking ECT sensor, replaced worn front sway bar links 
Mar 2009

114000 mi

US $20
Replacement of PCV boot at engine manifold. 
Aug 2010

145000 mi

US $80
Replaced fan control module 
Jan 2011

149000 mi

US $1400
timing cover oil leak 
Mar 2011

150000 mi

US $300
Repaired oxygen sensor 
Jun 2013

183000 mi

US $28
replaced induction hose due to crack 
Jun 2014

198000 mi

US $400
Replaced radiator due to leak 
Aug 2014

200000 mi

US $200
replaced air bypass valve due to erratic idle 
Sep 2015

216000 mi

US $75
Replaced bad ignition coil 
Nov 2015

219000 mi

US $90
Replaced rear engine mount 
Dec 2015

222000 mi

US $180
Replaced rear bank ignition coils 
Mazda MPV in Illinois, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2011
May 2011

86900 mi

US $236
Could not remove key from ignition switch. I replaced the "change control lever assembly" myself following Bubba's procedure found on mpvclub.com. 
Jul 2011

89000 mi
Rust at door edges and other areas when sold. 
Mazda MPV in Texas, United States
Dec 2007 - Jan 2014
Mar 2008

67000 mi

US $300
Replaced pre-cat O2 sensor on right bank (cowl side) of V6 engine. Done by independent mechanic. 
Nov 2008

77000 mi

US $80
Replaced pre-cat O2 sensor on left bank (radiator side) of V6 engine. Cost includes special socket to remove O2 sensor. Added Lubegard Red to address minor (but growing) problem with shift "flare". It worked surprisingly well. Replaced pre-cat O2 sensor on left bank (radiator side) of V6 engine. Cost includes special socket to remove O2 sensor. Added Lubegard Red to address modest shift flare problem (The duplicate entries for these repairs listed in Jun 2009 are erroneous.) 
Dec 2008

78000 mi

US $75
Replaced collapsed, split PCV hose (causing the CEL) and incidentally all six plugs (which requires removing the intake manifold!). 
Dec 2009

89000 mi
I replaced the oil pan due to a very slow gasket leak. 
May 2010

97200 mi

US $5
OBD-II Code P0306: misfire in cyl 6 during a severe rain storm. Misfiring stopped after storm. I erased code and pulled plug wires and coils for cyls 4,5,6 and sprayed the coil, plug, and spring with wire dryer. 
Jan 2012

95000 mi
Minor vacuum leak in IMRC; sealed with RTV 
Dec 2012

135000 mi

US $30
MIL came on with P0174 code (vacuum leak). Found crack in air intake hose between MAF sensor and throttle body. Replaced the hose 
Jan 2014

120000 mi

US $60
Replaced the PCV hose yet again. 
Mazda MPV in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2011
Jun 2008

78000 mi

US $50
Replaced Coil #6. Check engine light would come on during rainy weather. Did repair myself after research on mpvclub.com. 
Nov 2008

82 mi

US $10
Replaced Front headlight bulb. 
Jun 2009

96000 mi

US $225
Replace the back 3 ignition coils. One was bad but replace all since had it apart. Known issue for this model for the earlier coil version to get moisture inside.  
May 2011

119000 mi

US $60
P0126 - ECT not reporting correct temp. Poor gas mileage plus minor coolant leak around the o-ring. Known issue with this car. 
Mazda MPV in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

76260 mi

C $1487
Noticed leak in oil pan – relaced oil pan gasket and crank seal. Engine runs rough on idle – replaced EGR valve, by-pass valve, gasket, A.c. sket, A.C. Hose, P.C.V SE, P.C.V. valve. Repair Vacuum hose near left strut tower. Replace leak detection pump. Replaced front stabilizer links. Replaced transmission range switch. 
Dec 2010

79360 mi

C $702
1 -Engine idles rough after warming up. Sometimes it is so rough that it is better to turn the car off and drive it later. Ignition Coils replaced and now the engine idles very well. 2 -Intermittent problem starting...replaced battery 
Mazda MPV in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jul 2018
Dec 2009

63000 mi

US $150
Needed to replace driver headlight. Very hard to access it, have to remove battery and airduct, so had a shop replace all of the front lights and also one brake light. 
Jun 2010

67000 mi
Engine oil pan gasket leaking. Didn't repair because will have to replace entire oil pan. 
Oct 2010

69300 mi

US $61
Changing light bulbs on Mazda no longer a DIY for this 65 yr old guy 
Nov 2010

70100 mi

US $400
Engine quit running. Replaced ignition module and cleaned fuel injector. 
Mar 2012

79000 mi

US $400
replace oxygen sensor 
Aug 2012

82600 mi
new front brakes, plugs, and coils along with bodywork due to a collision. 
Mar 2014

91000 mi

US $250
oxygen sensor replaced 
May 2014

92000 mi

US $122
Front end noise on going over large bumps for several years. Finally diagnosed. Replaced front stabilizer links. 
Jul 2014

93000 mi

US $82
Had to replace driver headlight again after having it replaced it perhaps 3 years ago. Labor: $34.50 bulb: $20.20 (also replaced air filter: part-$26.24; labor-$11.50) 
Jan 2015

81200 mi

US $110
Check engine light: code re cat converter. Dealer was able to get light off after some magic. Needs to be smog tested. Expensive repairs if it fails. 
Mar 2018

112000 mi

US $760
water pump and belt cooling fan module replaced replaced air intake breather hose 
Mazda MPV in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2008

70000 mi

US $380
Park select sensor in steering column had to be replaced. THis switch lets the main comuputer know that the car is in park. When it fails, you can't remove the key from the ignition. 
Dec 2009

95000 mi
Replaced worn front suspension lower control arms. 
Mazda MPV in Texas, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2011
Mar 2008

30000 mi

US $425
Replaced driver's window motor. This is the only repair we have made to the MPV. Great car! 
Feb 2011

57000 mi

US $200
The PCV hose assembly was replaced. 
Mazda MPV in Idaho, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2011
Apr 2009

79000 mi

US $50
Oil pan gasket and crankshaft seal replaced to fix oil leaks. 
Jul 2009

84000 mi

US $40
Fan control module replaced. A/C condenser fan now works. 
Jan 2010

95900 mi

US $300
Coil on cyl #3 failed, incompetent mechanic refused to replace coil. Instead he replaced spark plugs for $300. Problem came back in less than 100 miles. Previous incompetent mechanic did not reconnect IMCC harness, did not properly torque intake manifold causing vacuum leaks. Mechanic also did not replace faulty coil. Replaced coil. 
Feb 2010

91000 mi

US $100
Replaced remaining coils, all showed signs of severe wear. Visible corrosion. PCV valve also replaced, it had been removed and was no longer able to stay in engine block. Crankcase vapors leaking into HVAC system due to this. 
Jan 2011

90300 mi

US $45
Replaced the ECT. The O-ring on the original broke down and coolant started seeping past it eventually corroding the sensor causing it to underreport the coolant temperature.  
Aug 2011

99000 mi

US $100
leaking oil pan, replaced oil pan with updated style. 

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