Used Mazda MPV MPV 1999 - 2004 reliability

Category: MPV

It's spacious, but you can get better all-rounders for the same sort of money

Mazda MPV MPV (99 - 04)
  • Mazda MPV MPV (99 - 04)
  • Mazda MPV MPV (99 - 04)
Used Mazda MPV MPV 1999 - 2004 review
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Steve Huntingford
Published01 January 2006

What should I look for in a used Mazda MPV MPV?

Information on the MPV is limited because it sold in such small numbers, but it's still encouraging that no major problems have been reported. In addition, Mazda has consistently finished at or near the top of our reliability surveys.

Any minor concerns? Well, a recall was issued in 2003 because there was a chance the front foglights could become detached from their mountings and burn a hole in the bumper. It's worth checking that this work has been carried out.

Cars produced between March and October 2003 also needed a potential problem with the water pump fixed, while concerns that a seal on the cylinder head could fail and cause heavy oil consumption saw cars built between August and November 2003 recalled.

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