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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,333 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.

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 engine problems

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2003 Mazda MPV Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 182004

MPV 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact states on two different occasions his wife was in a parking lot and the vehicle started accelerating, causing an accident both times. The last time car was in drive while she was putting foot on the brake to put it in drive she never touched the accelerator. The same thing had both times. The first time she hit a car and a tree and the second time she hit a tree in the same parking lot. The second accident happened on April 30, 2005.

- Bowell, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration when shifting from park into drive. Vehicle collided with brick building. Air bags did not deployed, also has problem with the passenger door locking and unlocking for no reason while driving.

- South Plainfield, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 142003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Throttle revved, but vehicle failed to accelerate when the gas pedal was depressed. Prior this to incident transmission abruptly shifted into gear. Dealership refused to repair the problem until the manufacturer decided on a remedy.

- Leander, TX, USA

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