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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,491 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Mazda MPV electrical problems

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2003 Mazda MPV Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 272007

MPV 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,800 miles


Vehicle stutters and dies in traffic. Dealer replaced ignition coil #4. paid $220 since was warranty was up by 4,000 miles. On 4-3-06, same problems replaced coils #1 and #3. filed complaint ODI#10204560. Research shows that this is a major defect on Mazda MPV vans manufactured from 2002-2006. See the following ODI #'s 10187564,10127104,10200067,10196342,10196846,10200818,10172841, 10188280. NHTSA should force Mazda to recall these coils before someone stalls in heavy traffic and gets hurt.

- Huntington Beach , CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 032006

MPV 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,673 miles
Check engine light comes on. Vehicle stutters and sometimes dies. Dealer replaced ignition coils ##1 and #3. big safety issue when dies in heavy traffic. Vehicle miles 27673. Several complaints from 2002-2006 MPV owners about the ignition coils going bad.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 252007

MPV 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Browsing the complaints 2002 - 2006 for the Mazda MPV, I think you will find many of the same complaints regarding the ignition coils. I have a 2003 MPV and had 3 coils and all 6 plugs replaced in the spring at a cost of $700. I now have one or more coils failing again and am faced with a similar charge. This should definitely be a recall issue as it is an obvious design flaw.

- Liverpool, NY, USA

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