Mazda MPV owners have reported 16problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).The most recently reported issues are listed below.Also please check out thestatistics and reliability analysis of Mazda MPV based on all problems reported for the MPV.

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My vehicle has les than 84,000 miles on it and all of a sudden the check engine light came on while I was driving and a technician later told me that there is a problem in the spark plug system. I also had a windshield wiper pop off while in use going down the highway. See all problems of the 2006 Mazda MPV🔎.

Vehicle is manifesting rough idle when turned-on with check engine light on and/or flashing. Engine and vehicle is jerking intermittently when driving at any speed. The vehicle was repaired last year through dealership but this kept happening for the third time within a year. Dealership indicated engine misfiring due to burnt engine coil. If this keeps happening even after being repaired for several times within a year, something is terribly wrong with Mazda engineering. This is a tremendous safety issue specially for my family and other motorists, and this type of vehicle should be subject for recall. See all problems of the 2005 Mazda MPV🔎.

At approx. 50,000 miles my 2004 Mazda Mpv"s "check engine light" went on. When I brought the car in for service I was told an ignition coil had to be replaced. At approx. 60,000 miles, the same thing taken place . . . The car"s check engine light " came on and, again, an ignition coil had to be replaced. I have since learned from web postings that this ignition coil problem may be a fairly common repair on 2004 Mazda Mini-vans and I"m wondering if this is a design defect that should be addressed through a recall and repair by Mazda. Were I on a highway when the light came ~ above . . . The car lost acceleration capacity and became very difficult to journey . . . I could have been in a serious accident. I am now concerned that this ignition coil problem may continue to re-occur in the future.

The idle air control valve on these vans is seriously flawed and is prone to failure which stalls the engine and puts occupants in peril at high rates of speed without power braking or steering. Once stalled, the engine can often fail to restart, leaving the driver unprepared and paralyzed to react. Background - approximately six months after purchasing our van used (2-3 yrs old / 30k miles), we began to experience significant issues with the vehicle stalling randomly after 6 months of owning. Unfortunately, the engine stalling was not a result of not maintaining an idle well on a regular basis. It was random and often followed by the engine running extremely rough, once the driver was able to restart (but then would go away completely undetected). I cannot stress how unpredictable the engine was over the year we experienced this intermittent stalling. Every 1-3 weeks it would stall and sometimes we"d be stranded 1-30 minutes before starting and running normally (no check engine light after engine sat and restarted. Light would come on when problems started and would cycle off once engine ran and computer checked sensors. Why the contact to the NHTSA? real issue I have with here is that the van would randomly fail to idle and stall the motor when at freeway speeds over the year (6/2009 - 6/2010) this went unidentified. As a primary means of transportation in our household for four children (as most vans are), my wife refused to drive the vehicle starting in beginning of 2010 because of her experiences and subsequent fears after many close calls in which she couldn"t steer or brake in a safe or reliable manner. The driver must shift to neutral (while at 70+ mph), and attempt to turn the engine over, to gain control again. Take action on this as it is far too common and dangerous to ignore. Mazda must be held accountable for the safe operation of these vehicles.

The contact owns a 2003 Mazda Mpv. The contact stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated when starting the vehicle. While driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle would jerk when shifting from first to second gear. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where one of the O2 sensors was replaced. Throughout the following year, the check engine light would intermittently illuminate on the dashboard before independently turning off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer several times where they were unable to diagnose the failure because the check engine light would no longer be illuminated. The vehicle then began to jerk when shifting gears at any speed. After conducting his own research, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where all of the engine coils were replaced. The contact stated that approximately one month later, the check engine light had re-illuminated. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 89,566. See all problems of the 2003 Mazda MPV🔎.

2004 Mazda Mpv with 63k miles. Has broken down 5 times with same problem affecting one of two different coils. Engine light comes on. Van hesitates/shakes. No loss of life, but plenty of lost wages etc and Mazda rep not cooperative. $400 and average 3 days in shop each time to repair. Mechanic guessed problem before I even told him. States that they see this all the time with the Mpv"s.

The contact owns a 2003 Mazda Mpv. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle would begin to jerk and it would not respond to the accelerator pedal. The failure recurred while driving at various speeds and the check engine light would also illuminate on the instrument panel during the failures. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where the ignition coil for the sixth cylinder was replaced. Approximately three years later the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the authorized dealer where the ignition coil for the first cylinder was replaced. The failure mileage was 52,500 and the current mileage was 90,600.

With our Mazda 2004 Mpv, we have had four separate incidents in 2 1/4 years from Mar 2008 through June 2010 where the check engine light has come on to indicate an engine problem. In each incident, the vehicle runs very rough and very slow. Each incident resulted in us taking the vehicle to the Mazda dealership where some or all of the ignition coils were replaced. For some of the incidents, the vehicle was out of warranty but in each incident all or some of the costs were covered by Mazda. In 2 of the incidents, we were out of town and it was dark. In another incident, we were leaving town, and the other, we were in town. Now, we will not take the vehicle out of town for fear of completely breaking down at night or in unsafe conditions. On the internet, I find very many similar incidents for the Mazda Mpv.

The contact owns a 2004 Mazda Mpv. Every time it rains, the engine misses and the check engine light illuminates. The contact took the vehicle to the mechanic and was informed that moisture enters the engine and fouls the cylinder when it rains. The failure causes the vehicle to run roughly and travel only at low speeds. The vehicle has not been taken to the Mazda dealer, but the manufacturer stated that there was no recall. The current and failure mileages were 80,000.

The contact owns a 2002 Mazda Mpv. As soon as the warranty expired, the contact experienced failures with her vehicle. The dealer stated that the vehicle had major engine failure. Since the summer of 2007, the entire vehicle vibrates when driving 40-50 mph and stalls when approaching a stop. The vehicle is able to be restarted. The dealer stated that cylinder three was misfiring and informed the contact that newer models have been upgraded. When the vehicle stalled, the check engine light illuminated, but there was no brake or steering failure. The contact also smelled rotten eggs in the passenger compartment. The transmission was repaired and the catalytic converter was replaced, in addition to other small failures. The vehicle began rusting within the first year of being purchased. The VIN, purchase date, engine size, number of cylinders, transmission type, powertrain, and fuel system were unknown. The current mileage was 67,000 and failure mileage was 7,000. See all problems of the 2002 Mazda MPV🔎.

2004 Mazda Mpv. Engine went out without warning while cruising at 65 mph on the highway. Check engine light on. The car had only 3000 miles on it at that time. Got towed by Mazda roadside assistance to the closest dealer, who had no time to work on it for more than a week (!). Therefore the car was towed at Mazda"s expense to the dealership I had bought it from. There they did not find anything wrong with it and therefore concluded that the ecu must be faulty. A new ecu was installed and the problem has so far not recurred. The car now has about 14000 miles on it.

While driving at any speed, the gears in the vehicle seem to be slipping. The gears didn"t change at the proper intervals. There were times when the consumer would be at a stop light and the vehicle would lurch front , as if struck from behind. The check engine light came on and stayed on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who reprogrammed the pcm module in the transmission. The reprogramming did not stop the engine from slipping, but it did cause the check engine light to go out. The vehicle has been in the shop for the engine slipping three times, and the problem still persists. The manufacturer has been informed of the problem.

Coil failures on 2003 Mazda Mpv. The failures are widely reported. Causes vehicle stalling and loss of power in traffic. Generates cel (check engine light).

I am experiencing a malfunctioning number 1 spark plug for my 2001 Mazda Mpv dx. Prior to the check engine light illuminating, the vehicle experiences serious hesitation when speeding up. I live near many railroad crossings and the hesitation is serious enough for me to question whether the vehicle will stop altogether. I have had the check engine light serviced three times. Each time the dealer claims that the number 1 spark plug is cracked. The spark plug is covered by the standard warranty, so the dealer replaces it without question. I am concerned with the situation when my warranty runs out, soon, whether this problem will continue. Replacing the spark plug is not a trivial task. I currently have 39,000 miles on the vehicle and have owned it for 2. 5 years. The standard warranty is 3yrs/50,000miles. I would like a permanent solution to this problem, whether it be replacing the engine or vehicle itself. Thank you. Sincerely,robert plata. See all problems of the 2001 Mazda MPV🔎.

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Consumer stated that while driving, the engine light will come on unexpectedly where had contact dealer then fixed. Nlm.

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