5th Generation (2000—2003) B3000 Problems

This generations ranks 16th out of 38 Mazda generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (57%), engine (42%), and the transmission (42%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. O/d Light Blinking 1 complaints at an average of 39,000 miles in the 2002 Mazda B3000.
  2. Frame Crack Above Rear Wheel 1 complaints at an average of 42,700 miles in the 1999 Mazda B3000.
  3. Cross Members Rusted Out 1 complaints at an average of 44,744 miles in the 1999 Mazda B3000.

What B3000 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 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2003 2 0 0 0.16
2002 2 0 0 3.59
2001 2 0 0 0.21
2000 1 0 0 0.36
1999 9 0 0 2.27

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