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Mazda MPV Failed Cooling Fan Module May Cause Fan to Run Constantly or Not At All

Mazda MPV Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 108,554 mi (13,600 mi - 196,000 mi)


The cooling fan module can fail causing the fan to either run constantly, or not operate at all. If the fan runs continuously, the engine may not warm up properly, and if the fan does not run, the engine may overheat. Mazda has a voluntary recall on model years 2002-2003 to address this concern. Please click here to find a Mazda dealer near you.

  •  Rookie

    The fan continues to run even after the car is shut off and all the while it is running. This has drained the battery on many occasions. I figured out a trick to get it to shut off though. When turning the ignition off, if it stays running, just flick the ignition back on, but no so far as to start the car, and then back off. This usually does the trick. There is a recall I found, that may apply to your vehicle. Don't take no for an answer from your local Mazda dealer/repair center. This is a defect and should be taken care of by them.

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  • Visitor,

    Cooling fan stays on as soon as I start the engine and sounds very loud. I've seen a recall for this on Mazda MPV 2000-03, but not for my 2006 and it's the same problem!! Dealer said it's going to cost me $300 to fix.. They should have fixed this issue already if every year since 2000 been having the same problem!!!

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  • Visitor, , 184,000 mi

    My fan keeps on blowing as soon as i start my engine, and pretty much as long as my engine is running the fan keeps on blowing hard and when i turn my engine off sometimes the fan still running..

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  • Visitor, , 134,000 mi

    van starts to over hear with the ac on at idle

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  • Visitor, , 104,000 mi

    1-fan runs constantly even after the engine is turned off. Now it does not run at all
    2. Ceck engine light is on-sporadic
    3. clutch is failing or sounds like it

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    Fan ran constantly; local mechanic fixed fairly easily (approx. $130 as I recall)

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  •  Rookie

    Failed cooling fan module may cause fan to run constantly or not at all

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  • Visitor, , 117,300 mi

    cooling fan continuous running even the engine is off.

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  •  Enthusiast

    I get this PID code once in a while.

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  • Visitor, , 42,300 mi

    Fan runs from the turn of the key at erratic sppeds, mostly high, right until i shut the car. Car at the time has no a/c on or is in danger of overheating

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