Mazda MPV Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mazda MPV

Mazda MPV Problems

Misfire and Check Engine Light Due to Failed Ignition Coil

Defective or worn out ignition coils can cause engine misfires and Check Engine Light illumination. If the problem is severe enough engine performance will suffer and the Check Engine light will flash on and off.

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

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.

Cranks but Won't Start, Was Running OK

If the engine cranks but won't start, the fault may be internal to the distributor. Diagnosis will show no spark and trouble codes for the crankshaft position sensor (CKP) or the camshaft position sensor (CMP). Our technicians recommend replacement of the complete distributor assembly if these conditions occur.

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Mazda MPV Questions

Shows code P0171 bank 1-Combustion too lean,P0420-catalyst eff. too low, P0174-combustion to low, what is the possible problems & costs? (1 answer)

1998 mazda mpv I replace the fuel pump and fuel filter and fuel pump relay, distributor and rotor , I have spark , BUT , just crank , no start and not noise from the fuel pump .... what is wrong ? (2 answers)

was running great after a 120 miles trip, I stop for shopping , engine run a little and stop . I code show me random misfire . I replace rotor , cap ,check for spark and replace fuel filter , fuel filter relay and pump , crank but no start .... noise in the pump relay BUT not fuel pump noise .......

The van will crank but it wont start (1 answer)

The van run out of gas and i went and got gas . Came back put almost a gallon in the tank and it turns over but it wont start

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Mazda MPV Recalls

Ignition Electrical Switch Overheats

The electrical portion of the ignition switch may lack proper grease at the contact points, leading to the points becoming conductive and overheating. Dealers will replace the ignition switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Saipan. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern. Note: this supersedes recall #14V-344.

Airbag Inflator Concern

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Mazda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

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Mazda MPV Reviews

We picked up our ES when it was 3 years old with 46,000 on it. I said I'd drive it into the ground and then replace it. 8 years later, it is currently at 208,000 with only minor repairs (one injector coil at 60k, water pump at 110k and again at 190k, idle control unit at 180k). At a local shop, the repairs have been ridiculously cheap as well. The size is perfect. In Asia, they sell the version...
this is a great van, I don't understand why they stop making this van. very low maintenance needed to this van if drive properly.
The brakes ware out to fast.it not roomy and with the sir on the back doesnt get cool off

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