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Mazda 121 – Common problems

Common problems for the Mazda 121

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Mazda 121, for which Mazda has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your Mazda 121. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your Mazda 121 have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.


Latest 121’s Issues in the EU

14 October 2016

Over the time, the contact points inside the ignition switch may become carbonized and become conductive to electricity. As a result … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Latest 121’s Issues in the UK

  • MAZDA 121 – CONTAMINATION OF BRAKING SYSTEM FLUID
    on 4 August 2018

    MAZDA 121 ( 01/01/1995 –  30/07/1996) DEFECT:  The clutch system hydraulic hoses on affected vehicles have been manufactured from a material ... . The post […]

  • MAZDA 121 – FIRE MAY OCCUR
    on 3 August 2018

    MAZDA 121 ( 01/01/1989 –  31/12/2002) DEFECT:  Carbonised grease may accumulate between the contact points in the ignition switch reducing the ... . The […]


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