Door Problems of Mazda MPV

Mazda MPV owners have reported 13 problems related to door (under the structure category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Mazda MPV based on all problems reported for the MPV.

car image   Door problem of the 2005 Mazda MPV 1
Failure Date: 05/29/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Mazda Mpv. The contact stated that the front passenger and driver side doors failed to open from the inside. The contact had to open the windows to open the doors from the outside handle. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic or dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

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car image   Door problem of the 2005 Mazda MPV 2
Failure Date: 02/28/2008

The driver's side power sliding door rarely works. Typically it opens 1-3 inches then stops and beeps. If I manually open it a few more inches then press the button again it works on occasion, other times I must turn off the power to move it at all. It is a 2005 Mpv with only 22,500 miles. Also, on occasion the rear latch of the sliding door cycles, like it's trying to secure the door, while driving. I only recently purchased it so I don't know if this only occurs in winter (in WI) or not. I have not yet taken it to the dealer. However, my next door neighbor has the identical van (except his has 35,000 miles and is an lx, rather than my ES). He has had his for two years and has problems with both power doors, especially in winter. His has been to the dealer three times with them claiming the can not correct the problem. He has problems many times even opening the doors manually (with power option off) in winter. Both of us have three kids and this is tremendously irritating needing to load three children through the front doors, climb over the driver's buckets to the rear and buckle the kid's in, climb back over the buckets and drop them off at school repeating the whole process. Other than the "sliding" doors we love our vans.

car image   Door problem of the 2004 Mazda MPV 3
Failure Date: 09/03/2005

Over the past 3 months, passenger-side power sliding door on a 2004 Mpv, intermittently would: 1) not close. Door will attempt to close, but bounces open at the end. Door power has to be turned off at the drivers control, so that the door can be manually closed. 2) door would not open. Several occasion, the door would appear to be stuck and cannot be open with any of the controls and not manually either. Door button will "beep" but door would not open. Door usually "recovers" after driving the vehicle for a short trip. 3) door will make motor whinning sound. . . Like it's trying to open while vehicle is in motion, and once it did open on its own while vehicle was traveling at low speed. Reported to Mazda of roswell dealer, they could not reproduce problem and cannot offer much help.

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car image   Door problem of the 2000 Mazda MPV 4
Failure Date: 05/01/2005

On my Mazda Mpv, the driver's side sliding door exterior handle detached from the back connection to the door and then completely came off in my hand on the following opening. Now the entire exterior door handle is missing. To correct this issue, I went to the original dealer. I was told this was a part that was not even stocked at the dealer and would need special order. It was recommended to me to search for the part myself. In doing so, I have found that hundreds of others are also searching for exterior door handles to the sliding doors on the Mazda Mpv van. This is a manufacturing error, not a consumer error.

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car image   Door problem of the 2004 Mazda MPV 5
Failure Date: 02/01/2005

Passenger sliding van door;when it rains, allows water to enter track space of vehicle; over time may cause rust;already took Mpv in once, Mazda did not fix correctly, made the leak worse and now the window has problems rolling up and down; taking vehicle in again to Mazda for a 2nd time???.

car image   Door problem of the 2003 Mazda MPV 6
Failure Date: 10/18/2004

For over 6 months, my 2003 Mazda Mpv's driver's side back seat passenger door has been opening spontaneously and has not been closing correctly. It has been brought back to be repaired twice, and the same problem persists. The dealership has replaced the locking mechanism, but that has not corrected it. With children in the backseat, this posses a great danger as it happens nearly every time that door is opened.

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car image   Door problem of the 2003 Mazda MPV 7
Failure Date: 07/16/2004

Consumer's vehicle wasi nvolved in a collision, and the dealer repaired the door, but damaged the side body molding. Service manager refused to repair what was damaged, and asked consumer not to return. Also, vehicle was in for a tire rotation. Consumer wanted to know how they gained access to the interior of the vehicle without having the keys. Consumer was very angry because it was a former employee who did this. The service manager denied the incident, and asked consumer again not to return to this dealership.

car image   Door problem of the 2003 Mazda MPV 8
Failure Date: 11/21/2003

Mazda Mpv 2003 purchased in Feb 03. Since then, have had several problems with passenger power sliding door not operating properly. It has been to the dealership 4 times for repair. Each time, dealer claims it's "fixed. " symptoms include: door will not shut properly, will not open at all or does not close flush with van. Initiated steps to claim va lemon law on Nov 21, 2003.

car image   Door problem of the 2001 Mazda MPV 9
Failure Date: 11/05/2003

Intermittently the sliding door opened while driving the vehicle with three children inside. Consumer took vehicle to dealership, but the problem had not been resolved.

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car image   Door problem of the 2000 Mazda MPV 10
Failure Date: 05/09/2003

The manual sliding door contained a vertical line of approximately 10 magnets. A metal bracelet came in contact with the magnets which caused burns to the child's hand. In less than a month, the motor and regulator on the driver side window had blown.

car image   Door problem of the 2002 Mazda MPV 11
Failure Date: 08/25/2002

While exiting the vehicle, consumer's stainless steel wristwatch touched the three prongs that protruded from the door opening at the point where the automatic side doors close. Consumer was electrocuted and later realized her wrist had burned. Consumer is concerned that a small child with metal in their hand or an aged person with a heart condition might find themselves injured in the same way. Dealership was notified of incident.

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car image   Door problem of the 2000 Mazda MPV 12
Failure Date: 01/10/2002

The contact owns a 2000 Mazda Mpv. Upon purchasing the vehicle, the contact noticed that it was not leveled and was leaning towards the passenger side. The vehicle would also pull towards the right while driving more than 25 mph. Between 60-70 mph, the vehicle would vibrate violently and could be felt when holding the steering wheel. In addition, the passenger side door, cd player, and lighter all failed. The rearview mirror became foggy and needed to be replaced, as well as the lower ball bearings. The liftgate failed and the trunk would fall down on top of her. The manufacturer was notified, but there were no recalls for her VIN that pertained to the failures. The contact found several technical service bulletins regarding these failures; however, the manufacturer would not take any responsibility for repairing the vehicle. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 53,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2000 Mazda MPV 13

Consumer states while vehicle was parked with the emergency parking brake on, the vehicle started to move forward. The gear shift would stick in park or move by itself, the right rear door would open while the vehicle was in motion and failed to close properly, and one of the seat belts was installed backwards.

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