1st Generation (1992—1999) MPV Problems

MPV owners with a 1992—1999 model year have the most problems with the engine (57%), electrical (14%), and the transmission (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Car Overheated 1 complaints at an average of 189,000 miles in the 1992 Mazda MPV.
  2. Misfiring, Some Cylinders Are Not Getting Fuel 1 complaints at an average of 159,000 miles in the 1992 Mazda MPV.
  3. Clicking Noise From Engine 2 complaints at an average of 156,948 miles in the 1992 Mazda MPV.

What MPV 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 1992 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1999 0 0 22 0.0
1998 1 1 37 0.16
1997 2 1 44 0.46
1996 0 1 26 0.0
1995 0 1 22 0.0
1994 2 1 23 0.4
1993 4 1 23 0.94
1992 5 1 24 1.98

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