2nd Gen (2000 – 2006) Mazda MPV Problems

The 2nd generation of the MPV has a cumulative PainRank™ of 2.28. That can be compared against other Mazda generations. Shopping for a Mazda? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2000–2006 MPV model years have sent in 52 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (53%) followed by the electrical (11%) and the exhaust (9%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2006 2
0.44
2005 8
0.81
2004 11
2.99
2003 6
3.0
2002 9
3.87
2001 2
0.39
2000 14
4.48

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