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.
Failed Cooling Fan Module May Cause Fan to Run Constantly or Not At All on Mazda MPV
Average mileage: 117,442 (13,600–203,000)
65 people reported this problem
39 people shared problem details
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, http://www.mpvclub.com/recalls.php?id=16 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.
2003 Mazda MPV184,000Visitor
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..
2006 Mazda MPVVisitor
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!!!
2002 Mazda MPV134,000Visitor
van starts to over hear with the ac on at idle
2005 Mazda MPV104,000Visitor
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
2003 Mazda MPV100,000Visitor
Fan ran constantly; local mechanic fixed fairly easily (approx. $130 as I recall)
Failed cooling fan module may cause fan to run constantly or not at all
2003 Mazda MPV156,000Visitor
My fan stays on after I cut my car off and it drains my battery. It sounds like a lawnmower it is so loud when it is running and goes from high speed to low speed over and over extremely loud. I called a dealership about it and they told me the recall was closed on the fan control module that was done in 07 but mine is still doing it.
2003 Mazda MPV117,300Visitor
cooling fan continuous running even the engine is off.
2002 Mazda MPV42,300Visitor
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
2006 Mazda MPV136,000Visitor
The fan on my 2006 Mazda6 does not stop running after I turn my engine off.
2002 Mazda MPV142,000Visitor
Not fixed yet
2002 Mazda MPV97,000Visitor
Fan continues to run after car is turned off. Switching the ignition back to the 'accessories' position then back off causes the fans to stop running.
2001 Mazda MPV203,000Visitor
The van is not working good overheat
2000 Mazda MPV187,000Visitor
Van overheats due to fan running when car is driving slow, when car is driving faster it cools down.
2003 Mazda MPV85,195Visitor
fan stays on after shutting engine off and turns on a lot while driving
2003 Mazda MPV89,899Visitor
Not fixed yet
2002 Mazda MPV155,191Visitor
My vehicle starts to overheat because the cooling fan fails to operate
2005 Mazda MPV176,000Visitor
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