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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,957 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.

2005 Mazda MPV engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Mazda MPV Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 102008


  • 70,000 miles


My Mazda 2005 MPV van engine shuts down completely when slowing down, slowing around corners and sitting at red lights. There does not seem to any spuddering or anything engine runs great. Loss of steering is the biggest issue when engine cuts off. I have seen a bunch of other complaints about the same problem on the same model van im sure there's lots more.

- Bristol , NH, USA

problem #3

May 062010


  • 47,828 miles
We own a 2005 Mazda MPV. Two years after purchasing the vehicle it started to shake and jerk as if it wanted to turn off, after taking it to the dealership it turns out the engine was misfiring due an ignition coil giving out. Nine months later it happens again. This time they replaced all 6 six ignition coils. Two years after replacing all six coils it happens again. This time they replaced the #3 coil. While at the dealership the service lady told us that this is a consistent problem with this vehicle and that we would have this problem with the coils for as long as we own the van. All three times that this has happened the car shakes and acts as if the engine wants to shut off. After vigorous research online we found out that we are not the only ones dealing with this problem. After complaining to Mazda via email all they had to say was since the car was under warranty and all the coils where fix that they would not be able to help us in the future once our extended warranty runs out.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 162008


  • 38,000 miles
At 38,000 miles, the van started to have intermittent hesitations that randomly occurred. I needed to replace all ignition coils at a cost in excess of $600.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 082008


  • 60,000 miles
After 60K miles, my van started stalling when slowing down or speeding up. Not every time but often enough to concern my safety and the safety of my children. It happened twice today within 10 miles from each incident.

- Venus, TX, USA

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