2nd Generation (2000—2006) MPV Problems

MPV owners with a 2000—2006 model year have the most problems with the engine (53%), electrical (11%), and the exhaust (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Died 2 complaints at an average of 79,500 miles in the 2002 Mazda MPV.
  2. Misfire 1 complaints at an average of 90,000 miles in the 2003 Mazda MPV.
  3. Exhaust Manifold Cracked 1 complaints at an average of 90,000 miles in the 2000 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 2000 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2006 2 4 35 0.44
2005 8 5 43 0.81
2004 11 6 62 2.99
2003 6 4 67 3.0
2002 9 4 71 3.87
2001 2 3 68 0.39
2000 14 5 83 4.48

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