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Small SUVs tend to be boring boxes, short on driving enjoyment or verve. But for enthusiast drivers looking for the versatility of a small SUV in a sporty-handling package, the CX-5 may be just what they're seeking. Very good fuel economy, agile handling, a roomy interior and a generous array of features put the Mazda CX-5 in the top tier of small SUVs, though a few lapses in refinement may annoy some buyers.
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There are 4 recalls 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.

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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 about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 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 CX-5 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Backup or other camera/sensors

“The Blind spot Monitoring system give false positives when near guard rails. I contacted Mazda as well as returning to dealer. Problem never resolved. I know one other CX5 owner with the same issue”

S S., NY (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Lense is fogged and the entire camera will have to be replaced”

William H., KY (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“part and parcel of the problem accessing music on ipod”

Walter O., TX (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“When playing from a Bluetooth device (in this case a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone) the Mazda screen either does not display the current program content or displays info from previously played content. Playback must be controlled by phone because the radi”

Robert B., OR (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“Does not support iPhone 5 or newer (lightning cable) for USB music playback Does not support shuffling for bluetooth music playback Does not support Bose Centerpoint ($800 option) for Bluetooth or Aux playback”

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

“system will not properly access music on ipod”

Walter O., TX (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The entire system. Does not function properly. I had a 2013 CX-5 and that system was seamless. The 2015 is a nightmare that the dealer is unable to fix”

David B., CA (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“he message display was not working and the ipod function was not working correctly. Problem because of poorly designed bluetooth module that was replaced with a software upgraded model”

William D., NJ (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Has USB port but the system takes far too long to recognize an added drive/device or read files on it. Also does not keep the last played track when interrupted - defaults to first track on device every time”

Robert B., OR (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Useless USB iPhone (iP) support. Each engine power cycle, long ~5sec nav start-up to get Blue-tooth (BT). Then USB iP connect attempt that never ends. Only way to get iP music is BT, but amps too low for charging. Siri nav silent when using SiriusXM”

Timothy S., OR (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“TERRIBLE, iPod connection restarts, every time the car restarts, it takes at least 5 minutes to initialize the system and the browsing is extremely complicated, especially while driving. Just terrible and unUSble system. Currently connecting AUX”

Diego M., ON (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

“The USB does not work with many phones (I have tried HTC one M7, HTC one M8, Samsung Galaxy S4)”

Steve B., MI (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“My phone would not pair AND there were problems playing music from a USB stick. The problems were related to the same circuit board, and the part was replaced by the dealer under warranty”

Joseph S., FL (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Does not work with my IPOD. Useless”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“This is the Worst GPS system I have ever used. Despite having the system updated, there are major errors in addresses, directions, and listings. The listings of businesses and attractions or so limited as to be completely useless (and perhaps they ar”

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

“Gps was lost - telling me I had arrived when I was still a quarter mile away. The traffic never works - on a recent trip to San diego the Gps estimated travel time at 2.2 hours the actual time was 4.5 hours”

David B., CA (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“the GPS is from Tom Tom. It gets you from point A-B but does not take you on a direct route as requested. It takes you off a highway and puts you on, runs you through a neighborhood then back onto a main road. It is extremely poor”

Julian K., OR (2015 Mazda CX-5 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The vehicle would not start on 2ocassions...with new batteries ,we had a CAA connect in the vehicle mazda HO techs felt it was drawing juice from the battery ...a little bizarre ,they had it for a wk ,gave it back to us all has been fine for the last”

B H., ON (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Has trouble with initial GPS connect. Looses/drops GPS signal. Mislocates car”

Anonymous, CT (2015 Mazda CX-5 Unsure Unsure)

“Screen grayed out. Needed to replace system under warranty”

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

“The system does not work. We need to get to the dealer, but have not had the time”

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

“looking for street in one state showing street in another state”

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

“Gps freezes”

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

“Continuously loses signal and when it does have a signal, it often doesn't know where it is. It will sometimes tell me to turn around for no reason or indicate that I am on a differing road”

Eric I., MI (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The directions would mostly get your there but many times it would take you on a very circuitous route. This was not all the time. Mazda dealer would tell you to contact the TomTom provider, who would come up with all kinds of excuses. However, they have improved but they now know that Mazda is not using them any more and I am hoping this will not degrade the service to my car”

Julian K., OR (2015 Mazda CX-5 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The GPS malfunctions. It picks odd routes and loses track of settings”

Robert P., ON (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Does not understand commands and is difficult to use”

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

“the Bluetooth module had a failure and needed to be replaced. It would not show the options to pair with phone”

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

“Maxda messaging pairing with an Apple 6. has not been fixed”

Morton A., CA (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The bluetooth tells me when I have a text message, but gives an error to download whenever I try to get it to read the message to me, or display it on the screen. Bluetooth also takes about 20 seconds to connect every time I start the car”

Steve B., MI (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I cannot shuffle my music when I pair my iPhone 6 with the bluetooth. The car just organizes the music alphabetically and disables any repeat or shuffle options. It also randomly goes into phone call mode when I attempt to play music. I have to d”

Leah P., NC (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Bluetooth module had to be replaced”

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

“Pairing is difficult for new phones”

William H., KY (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“My phone would not pair AND there were problems playing music from a USB stick. The problems were related to the same circuit board, and the part was replaced by the dealer under warranty”

Joseph S., FL (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Voice recognition is piece of junk. Takes tons of efforts to say the same name over and over again before the software can recognize the correct name. I consider it a driving hazard. My wife has the same problem. Also the interface can use better optimization to use button as a backup when voice recognition failed or a combination of voice recognition and button so the driver is not stuck with a failed voice recognition loop”

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

“Clicks back and forth between the phone and the vehicle. Drives me crazy. Dealer blames it on Apple”

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

“amplifier needed to be replaced”

Althea B., MD (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

“The sound goes loud, then soft, then loud,etc. without touching anything or hitting a bump or any discernible cause”

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

“Sorry this was to do with Blue Tooth, not the GPS module”

Julian K., OR (2015 Mazda CX-5 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Giving directional commands has been a problem. While driving to Detroit last week, I tried to tell it multiple times to drive to an address on Woodward and it didn't recognize the street. Had to manually enter the info”

Eric I., MI (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The commands you give to get the system to dial the number from your downloaded address book is just impossible. First, every time you turn off the car, the address book is lost. Every time you get into the car it has to download it from the cell phone. When you say the command phone, call and the name, many times it won't recognize it and offers several alternatives. Then you have to start again. Many times you just have to give up. Going through the systems with the above and the respon”

Julian K., OR (2015 Mazda CX-5 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“This has never really work correctly from delivery”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

“Screen went black. Dealer repaired by resetting or upgraded the software”

James A., TN (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.0-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

Clock

“can not see most of the time!”

Donald M., TX (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

“in sunlight gauges, with sunglasses on are hard to see!”

Donald M., TX (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

“The front running light beam on drivers side failed in less than 2000 miles”

Roger P., IA (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Signal light failed shortly after purchase”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Mazda CX-5 Unsure Unsure)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“Electrical problems caused the security systems in the vehicle to disable the vehicle”

Joe L., IN (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

“doesn't always work. Battery in remote new and has full voltage”

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

“Eats through batteries or does not register that the key is near for push button start”

Anonymous, WA (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

“Warning lights stay on after engine shut off”

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

“temperature light, comes on when cold”

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

“warning light come on and off all the time and the Start buttons flash : as per mechanic it is rust wire in the door causing mist information in the computer. repair the wire in the door and reboot the computer with new program it is ok now”

Anonymous, QC (2015 Mazda CX-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

“On heavy rain or car wash, trunk was full of water. Dealership didn't find a issue on first few complains and had to proof them an issue. I used garden hose and after pointing water to back door window, trunk filled with water. Technician get into the trunk and found out that central stop light assembly was not properly installed by factory and was gap between light housing and insert hole in the rear window glass”

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

“Back door hinges were loose and they squeaked until fixed”

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

“some rattles inside the car”

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

“The car sounds like its falling apart. It makes it seem poorly built and unsafe”

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

“The dealer "diagnosed" the problem as coming from the glove box. That was not correct and I will need to bring the car in again to diagnose and fix”

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

“Wind Noise overall at high speeds on the interstate...one in particular on the drivers side dash/windshield area...will be investigated at my next oil change”

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

“The CX5 was not a quite ride, not insulated, much wind noise and noise from outside, such as noise from other vehicles. Sometimes I thought one of my windows was down because there was so much noise from loud vehicles”

Gregory B., FL (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Between the rattles and the wind noise, the car is unpleasant to drive on long and medium trips”

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

“This is ongoing issue. Car has unusually laud wind noise around door seals. Rattling of dashboard is another annoying issue. Dealership can't recreate it, typical answer”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Mazda CX-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

Mirrors

“Outside rear view mirrors were replaced due to excessive vibration while driving”

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

“The driver's side view mirror shakes so much at highway speeds that the images in the mirror are blurry and shake too. They need to replace the whole mirror, including the casing”

Anonymous, CT (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

“The mechanisms under the seats are dangerous.There is a great deal of exposed metal with sharp edges I cut my hand on this and needed stitches.To date Mazda has not addressed the problem properly.The CX5 should not be a top safety pick plus”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Lock mechanism did not engage properly, causing the sensor to indicate that the doors were not locked, thereby not allowing the remote starter to work. Issue was resolved after two visits; the entire assembly was removed and lubricant replaced”

Lahn J., AB (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Hatch didn't close in extreme cold”

Katrina E., MN (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall on the lift gate;waiting on lift gate stay dampers”

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

“Received safety recall notice for lift gate stay dampers may fail and drop lift gate suddenly in Oct 2016. Six months later have not received notice that replacement parts are available. Therefore, still not repaired”

William C., CA (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand 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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Saw loose rubber molding around rear wheel well. Corrected in 5 min by dealer”

Laura M., FL (2015 Mazda CX-5 Sport Unsure)

“Exterior panel is "popping out" and needs to be pushed and snapped back in”

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

“Fender molding popped loose in winter”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Mazda CX-5 Unsure Unsure)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“Interior panel near gas pedal keeps coming loose. Will be taking it in for warranty work”

Bernie Z., PA (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The trim around the infotainment center is peeling back from the edges. This is the 2nd time this has happened. I have had the trim ring replaced once already”

Robert P., ON (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Black paint easily scratches when washing or with any flying debris during normal driving”

Scott P., MD (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

“One occurrence. I was driving and the transmission went into neutral. Didn't hit the shift lever, just went into neutral even though the selector said D. I tried shifting to 1 and 2 on the gear shift but nothing happened. I pulled over and shut it of”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Mazda CX-5 Unsure Unsure)

“Unit replaced under warranty”

Kevin S., NJ (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“New software was installed and it messed up the shift points. A new body was order with old software and problem was solved”

Ken M., TX (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

“Problem just started. Having to tow I to the dealership and then wait for diagnosis from dealer”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Unsure)
Transmission computer

“transmission revved high and car would not accelerate. Shifting had no effect. Had to pull over and stop then restart car. Dealer reprogrammed TCM”

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

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Started making a humming noise about a month after purchase”

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

“Faulty unit replaced by Mazda under warranty”

Kevin S., NJ (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“It just started making funny noises and not shifting right. Brought back to dealer from which it was purchased and they diagnosed. They replaced transmission with new one that has a 12 month warranty. We had purchased extended with the auto, so it was all covered with only a $100 deductible”

Jason I., MN (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission failed and we were unable to drive the car”

Anonymous, IL (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Unsure)

“Bearings out - replaced entire transaxel under warranty”

Anonymous, KY (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 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

Blower (fan) motor

“Very weak blower and poorly positioned vent for driver's feet heating”

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

“Resistor failed, causing the fan to constantly be blowing at "full blast." Issue was resolved at dealership under warranty”

Lahn J., AB (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Do not get hot enough. Extremely slow to warm. Take 20 minutes to stat to warm. Seat heat control always set on maximum. I have had many cars with heated seats in Wisconsin. The amount of seat heat is pathetic”

Tom L., WI (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

“Feet heater on drivers side is very limited. The heater is located past the pedals instead of in front of the pedals to actually warm the driver's feet”

Anonymous, NH (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 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

Steering wheel vibration

“There is a vibration that comes from the passengers side with every right turn. It has been taken to two shops, including one Mazda dealer, and the problem can't be found”

Leah P., NC (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

“The wheel bearing make a noise when turning the car. They were replaced under warranty but still have not been corrected. Undergoing repairs”

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

“Both ball joints failed at about the same time. Replaced under warranty”

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

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

“After a long drive, brief stop, got 4 dashboard errors - check engine, Traction, Tire, ABS. The last 3 cleared on their own before I could get to dealer next day. They ran diag. no issues. cleared ck engine. no recurrence”

Laura M., FL (2015 Mazda CX-5 Sport Unsure)

“Powertrain Control Module failed. From the failure of subsystems such as Tire Pressure Monitoring, Emergency Braking System, etc., it was determined to be the PCM. It took several weeks for the needed replacement part”

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

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.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Check engine light indicated a problem on 2 occasions within the first 6 months of purchase. Problem was identified as related to oxygen intake sensor? Not sure”

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

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“One spring braked and cause mayor damage to two pistons. Mazda replace the 50% of the engine. This repair take 2 months”

Anonymous, PR (2015 Mazda CX-5 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Rotors

“rotors and brakes had to be replaced at 45,000 KMs”

Ken A., NB (2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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.

Exhaust

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

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE
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
STEERING
Apr 11 2016
If the steering knuckle separates from the strut assembly, it can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 2, 2015, 2013-2014 Mazda2 vehicles manufactured July 3, 2013, to August 8, 2014, 2014-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured January 19, 2013, to December 2, 2015, and 2013-2015 CX-9 vehicles manufactured December 6, 2012, to July 31, 2015. The lower mounting nuts and bolts that attach the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle may loosen, allowing the steering knuckle to separate.
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower mounting nuts and bolts that secure the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle. If the bolts are loose, they will be replaced and then correctly tightened, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 20, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9316D.
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: 16V203000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 578
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
Feb 03 2016
A rupture of the fuel filler pipe may result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5 vehicles manufactured June 27, 2013, to February 2, 2016. The affected vehicles have a fuel filler pipe that may rupture in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."
What should you do:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will alter the attachment between the fuel filler pipe and the left rear side of the bracket of the fuel filler pipe, free of charge. The recall began on February 25, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 6. Mazda's number for this recall is 9216B.
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: 16V064000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 268799
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
Jan 19 2016
If the bracket loosens or detaches from the windshield, the safety features of the Smart City Brake Support system may be disabled and therefore increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Pilkington North America, Inc. (Pilkington) is recalling certain replacement windshields, model FW04026 GTY, manufactured November 23, 2015, to December 16, 2015 for use in Mazda CX-5 vehicles that are equipped with the Smart City Brake Support system. The affected windshields have a bracket mounted on the inside to hold a laser sensor or LIDAR device for the Smart City Brake Support system. These brackets were improperly affixed with only tape instead of tape and urethane and therefore may loosen.
What should you do:
Pilkington will contact the wholesalers and retailers that purchased the windshields to try to identify the affected customers. The affected windshields will be replaced, free of charge. This recall began on February 15, 2016. Owners may contact Pilkington at 1-844-278-7230.
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: 16E002000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 193
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