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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
130,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Mazda MPV engine problems

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2002 Mazda MPV Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 302014


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Mazda MPV. The contact stated that upon inspection, it was found that the actuator cable needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 04V234000 (vehicle speed control). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Astoria, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 102012

MPV 6-cyl

  • 169,000 miles
Was driving down the street with cruise control on and set. Coming up to red light. Hit cancel on cruise lever and it did not disengage. The turned it off with the button. Light went off but was still engaged. I also was applying the brakes in a panic.....still not disengaging. Put car in neutral.....engine rpms went to redline...I then turned ignition off before crashing into the cars stopped at the light......very very scary. Saw recall and other people with exact same problem. Called Mazda and was told my vehicle was manufactured 3 months after the dates on the recall....therefore not their problem. How can they say vehicles made 3 months before are unsafe but other ones are not.....isn't is possible they got the dates of manufacture wrong" I a persons life not worth fixing this know issue??"

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 282010


  • 72,000 miles
My wife was driving Mazda MPV van which is 2002 model. She was driving at about 20-25 mph and tried to apply the brakes when she saw another car approaching the road; the brakes did not engage and she started hearing some heavy sound coming from engine. The van continued to accelerate and she had to take wide turn to go right on another road. My wife tried to apply brakes several times but van was still accelerating and reached about 35-40 mph or higher. She had to crash the van in the trees which were there in the middle divider section of the road. Two to three trees got broken before the van got stuck in one of the trees and then stopped. During this crash, front tires got burst, front of the van got total damage, middle section of the van also got damaged and my wife got neck and back injuries. The van is currently located in the Liberty mutual insurance company warehouse in sacramento.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

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