really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,760 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2003 Mazda MPV:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2003 Mazda MPV Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 272016


  • 147,950 miles


Car was stationary and in park. Upon turning key in ignition, the passenger side air bag deployed. Mazda service agent could find no mechanical cause. It is not normal wear and tear. Resulting airbags cannot be turned on, leaving us with a vehicle with no airbag protection. Mazda declined our request to replace the faulty airbag system, and only offered us a 500 credit toward the purchase of another vehicle. This offer does not equal the book value of the car, and certainly the real value of a paid for reliable vehicle in great condition.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 132014


  • 129,850 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Mazda MPV. While driving 60 mph on a highway, the front passenger side air bag exploded and made a loud sound without warning. The contact sustained injuries and received medical attention due to the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 129,850.

- Guilford, CT, USA

problem #3

Oct 072007

MPV 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
We were going thru an intersection when another person decided to turn left too early. We were already 1/2 way through, could not stop, traveling around 20 mph. We hit the passenger side front tire area of his vehicle with the front end of our van. Our van totally lost the front bumper, the front is totally smashed, my husbands knees hit the dash so hard he dented the dash. My glasses flew off. My daughter who was in the rear driver side had scrapes and bruises from the seatbelt constraint kicking in. All this and neither air bag went off. Insurance is working on estimates to repair or total the van?

- Uniontown, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 182007

MPV 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
- the contact was driving a Mazda MPV with an odometer reading of 75000 miles, in foggy conditions on a two lane highway, her vehicle was hit from behind causing her to hit the vehicle in front of her. The contact stated that the traffic had stopped, and she was slowing down. At the time of the impact, the vehicle was traveling at approximately 20 mph. The second vehicle behind her did not stop and struck her vehicle at approximately 40 mph, according to the police. The airbags did not deploy. The seat belt failed and the front passenger was injured. There were a total of three passengers in the vehicle, all of the passengers were belted and all sustained minor injuries. The vehicle sustained both front & rear end damage and had to be towed away. The contact has a police report and pictures of the vehicle.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #1

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

Not what you are looking for?