5th Generation (2001—2006) B2300 Problems

This generations ranks 12th out of 38 Mazda generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (42%), engine (28%), and the hvac (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Failure / Loss of Timing 1 complaints at an average of 71,261 miles in the 2006 Mazda B2300.
  2. Slapping Noise 1 complaints at an average of 150,000 miles in the 2002 Mazda B2300.
  3. Transmission Jerks and Slips 2 complaints at an average of 20,100 miles in the 2004 Mazda B2300.

What B2300 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mazda model years.

Watch out for the 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2006 2 0 0 2.69
2005 0 0 0 0.0
2004 2 0 0 0.59
2003 0 0 0 0.0
2002 2 0 0 1.05
2001 1 0 0 0.28

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