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2004 MPV LX ignition problem ... bad coils. Should all the coils be replaced or only to the cylinders that are not firing correctly? Is this a problem that should have been addressed by a factory recall? Replacement of two coils covered by extended warranty ... warranty will expire in six months any suggestions. Thank You...

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  • kyotogolfdad Nov 29, 2008

    I should have provided that although the van will five years old in six months it has only has 32,270 miles. It has a  5 year/60,000 mile extended warranty.  It has been serviced by Mazda dealer  ten times since purchase (approximately every 3,000 miles) and had a complete 30,000 mile service six months ago NO problems noted. It is in other wise excellent condition, very clean and has always been garaged.  It was my intention to drive it for another two years minimum and trade prior to 50,000 miles.  However, if this recent development is going to be a major problem resulting in large repair bills and/or inconvenience, I will reconsider.  Look forward to your response(s) to assist me in the decision process.  Thank You ...   kyotogolfdad 

  • kyotogolfdad Nov 29, 2008

    See additional comments added that probably were not available prior to rendering of Solution #1. What I really want to know is that considering the age and mileage can this problem be expected to be resolved in short order or is it going to be a draw out ... creating considerable inconvenience and expense??? Thank You ... kyotogolfdad

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Welcome to the MPV ignition problem club...I'm a member too.
I've had this problem for the past year. I've had the PCV recall (TSB # 2204H) issue fixed. http://mazdaforum.com/recalls-and-tsbs/make_MAZDA/model_MPV/year_2003/id_2204H/TSB.htm . Then the German Mazda dealer maintenance said it was the Ignition Coils so I replaced all the Spark plugs and all 6 Ignition Coils and I still had the problem. In another posted Tech Service Bulletin it specifically addressed this concern. TSB # 01-023/05 , Engine Misfire Detection Procedure http://www.mpvclub.com/tsb.php?id=172 . Basically, the Mazda maintenance crew has to scan it for Misfires and then if this is the problem, fix it in accordance with the Mazda Workshop Manual (section 01-03 No. 11). I'm statoned in Germany, so it's been a real pain and I'm still trying to get this problem fixed. Hopefully this should be easier to rectify stateside. Hope this helps.

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Hello,

I would replace all the coils as some of the coils have already failed so you are only going to have the same problem down the road (fix it once and fix it right the first time). If the company has already issued a recall for faulty ignition coil then yes they should fix all problems related to the recall, however I checked on this and a recall has not been sent out. Having the problem fixed is a more viable solution and a less expensive one and a smarter one in the log run. The car is in otherwise excellent shape, only 32k miles and has been well maintained. If you trade it in at 50k you will have lost more money in the long run. This vehicle should run well into the 140k mile range with just oil changes and regular scheduled maintenance. Keep the vehicle and take the money you are not going to lose trading it in and buy yourself a "I made a smart decision" gift for yourself!

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I owned an MPV and after 6 trips to the shop all of the packs were finally replaced before all was right. They tried to replace piecemeal to save THEIR money but after all was said and done all units had to be done. There was no recall at the time but I talked to a district warranty rep. and he got things done. That is probably what you should do also.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

You can replace the defective coil only as that would solve your immediate concern. But like in most paired devices/components (like sparkplugs, injectors) it would be to your advantage to replace simultaneously as the aging would be the same and future maintenance could be more predictable.

Incidentally, to my knowledge, there was no recall based on this fault but there was a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) informing dealer technicians and mechanics on how to deal with a particular problem.

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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    Hi again,

    Here is to hoping you were referring to my posting.

    Based on the mileage, I would suggest dealer repair, i.e. replacement of both coil packs. As it is, their is already a "downtime" deciding on the repair now would be to your advantage as in a day or two, the vehicle would be functional again. If you were to dispose of it now (as it is) then the value would be considerably lower, hence your losses would be higher. On the other hand, a repaired/functional vehicle would buy you time and your losses would be minimal (repairs). You can defer sale/trade, have still use of a vehicle while considering the possible replacement (with no hurry).

    Of course, we cannot discount Murphy's Law, but at least one thing that can go wrong has been addressed even before it happened.

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