Tremendously practical, the Mazda5 has a wide range of attributes unmatched by any other vehicle on the market. Sliding side doors and seats for six make it an alternative for larger and more-expensive minivans and SUVs. Lots of windows provide a good view out and the tidy footprint aids maneuverability and parking. Nimble and agile handling means it doesn't sacrifice being fun-to-drive either.
    Alerts
    There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

    Reliability

    Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

    Overall Reliability
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    Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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    Owner Reported Trouble Spots

    The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Mazda 5 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

    Brakes

    Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

    What Owners Say

    Normal routine brake wear

    "Rear brakes made awful sound. Brake pads were worn and also needed new rotors"

    Anonymous, NY (2015 Mazda 5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
    Rotors

    "Needed to be replaced along with the brakes"

    Anonymous, NY (2015 Mazda 5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
    Squeaking

    "rock got stuck between the break pads and the rotor"

    Anonymous, QC (2015 Mazda 5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

    In-car Electronics

    CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

    What Owners Say

    Display screen goes blank

    "It reboots itself from 1 to 2 times. It does not do this all the time."

    Paul A., PA (2015 Mazda 5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
    Speakers

    "Stereo was damaged when we bought the car"

    Anonymous, CO (2015 Mazda 5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

    Electric System

    Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

    What Owners Say

    Horn

    "HORN STOPPED WORKING . WAS REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY"

    Anonymous, WI (2015 Mazda 5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
    Interior lights

    "The controls on the Mazda 5 are not like the Mazda 6 and are counter-intuitive. Learning was a difficult task and led to a few episodes of my battery going on me and needing road service to recharge at least in my own garage. Unfortunately, I was a slow learner. I couldn't figure out the problem on my own for quite some time and a few battery problems."

    Anonymous, MI (2015 Mazda 5 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

    Engine Minor

    Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

    What Owners Say

    Fuel leaks

    "The hoses were dry rot and caused leaks. It's an issue that happens if you don't drive your vehicle enough I was told."

    Anonymous, (2015 Mazda 5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

    Paint/Trim

    Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

    What Owners Say

    Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

    "Clear coat peeling off the hood. (It is possible the hood was repainted due to an accident. We bought it used.)"

    Anonymous, TX (2015 Mazda 5 Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

    Climate System

    Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

    What Owners Say

    Automatic climate control

    "The settings are difficult, and don't offer enough choices. I should be able to have the compressor on to eliminate humidity easier. none of the 'mode' choices line up with how we want given the function working. NOT user friendly"

    Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda 5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

    Body Integrity

    Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

    What Owners Say

    Wind noise

    "Design lacks good sound-proofing from road noise."

    Anonymous, VA (2015 Mazda 5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

    Body Hardware

    Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

    What Owners Say

    Tailgate, hatch or trunk

    "It was a recall for a bad seal on hatch back"

    Anonymous, KY (2015 Mazda 5 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

    Suspension

    Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

    What Owners Say

    Wheel bearings

    "Bearings leaking grease"

    Anonymous, CO (2015 Mazda 5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

    Engine Cooling

    Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

    Exhaust

    Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

    Transmission Minor

    Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

    Engine Major

    Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

    Power Equipment

    Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

    Drive System

    Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

    Fuel System

    Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

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    Recalls
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    Sep 06, 2016
    If the lift gate falls unexpectedly, it may hit the user, increasing their risk of injury.
    Summary:
    Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles manufactured November 18, 2008, to June 8, 2013, 2012-2015 Mazda5 vehicles manufactured October 26, 2010, to June 22, 2015, 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 26, 2015, and 2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured December 15, 2011, to December 26, 2015. On the affected vehicles, the lift gate support struts may corrode, possibly causing the struts to break and/or the lift gate to drop unexpectedly.
    What should you do:
    Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. The recall began April 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V644000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 580455
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