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2006 Mazda Mazda5 repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (41%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (7%)

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2006 Mazda Mazda5

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Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

91000 mi

US $450
Rotors front and back replaced 

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2006 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

157-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Mar 2008 - Dec 2016
Jul 2008

1000 mi
Engine stumble at low speed- reflashed pcm 
Mazda Mazda5 in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2016
Oct 2010

73000 mi

US $200
Rear wheels out of alignment, tires worn on inside. The upper control arms were replaced with adjustable arms and a rear alignment was done. 
Jan 2013

115000 mi

US $34
bad thermostat 
Mar 2016

146000 mi

US $400
Both front ball joints were bad. Replaced struts and lower control arms on both sides. Did front brakes also. 
Jul 2016

150000 mi

US $12
Replaced right front motor mount 
Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Mar 2008 - Dec 2016
Jul 2008

19000 mi
15k maintenance + engine stumble while light acceleration (reflashed PCM) 
Sep 2009

26000 mi
actuators for right and left sliding rear doors would not fully open doors when key was pressed. They were replaced under warranty. There was a TSB for the problem. 
Jul 2015

59000 mi
front and rear shocks 
Mazda Mazda5 in Colorado, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2010
Jun 2008

35000 mi

US $350
Needed brake pads. Car was shaking upon braking 
Feb 2010

57000 mi

US $400
Thumping from front end. One rear shock, one front shock blown. Brother replaced rear and front shocks and struts for me, along with all of the bushings to eliminate a squeak. 
Aug 2010

62000 mi

US $1100
Air conditioner compressor and clutch bad and replaced 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Dec 2016
Jun 2008

22000 mi
Replace suspension bushings for creaking going over bumps. 
Sep 2008

24000 mi
Clunking noise from front suspension. Ordered parts to replace front sway bar bushings per TSB 02-001/08. Also upper rear spring perch coming out. Replaced front sway bar bushings and grinded upper spring perch per tsb 02-001/08 
Dec 2009

38000 mi
Creaking, squeaking noise from suspension, particularly bad over bumps, but sometimes even just driving straight, particularly with people in back. Partially repaired by changing suspension bushings. (Ordered new shocks for full repair.) Replaced shocks (I think just rear shocks), which seems to have fixed the problem. 
Mar 2010

39000 mi
Clunking, rattling noise from front left suspension 
Aug 2012

56300 mi

US $600
Rattling noise in front suspension. Replaced sway bar bushings (front & rear), front end links, and rear shocks. Rear shock mount was partially damaged before, and broke worse once car was on a lift, necessitating replacement. 
Mazda Mazda5 in District of Columbia, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2013
Aug 2013

51500 mi

US $410
front sway bar links replaced; front right bushing mount replaced 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2007 - Aug 2010
Jan 2009

39060 mi
Squeaky front suspension when temperatures below freezing (bushings replaced). 
Mar 2009

42160 mi
Squeaky suspension bushings, front and back. 
May 2009

43400 mi
Noisy rear shocks replaced 
Sep 2009

49600 mi
Engine mount replaced 
Mazda Mazda5 in Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2014
Oct 2012

67000 mi

US $100
replaced both sliding doors' actuators. 
Dec 2012

67000 mi

US $25
replaced a sway bar link. fixed annoying rear end noise 
Sep 2013

70000 mi

US $825
have got P0126 code after 3hrs of driving. Replaced a coolant temp. sensor, reset a computer. Seems to work fine now Car was making a lot of noise when driving over bumps.Strut mount(front) was broken. Replaced both strut mounts (left and right) and struts. Seems to be working fine now. 
Feb 2014

70000 mi

US $30
replaced sway links . tried to fix dreaded "knocking" sound from the front. 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2011
Sep 2009

41000 mi
Mazda navigation is out-of-sync. Periodically provides incorrect routes and plots vehicle several miles from actual location. Dealer could not replicate but I have photographed and videotaped problem and just need to find time to reschedule. Annoyed. 
Mar 2010

51000 mi
Rear wiper dropped out of alignment. Took to dealer and they readjusted on the spot. Also replaced defective ship knob. 
Sep 2011

66000 mi

US $350
Front brake pads + rotors 
Mazda Mazda5 in Arizona, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2016
Mar 2009

28000 mi
Bought car used - came with broken window switches in both rear doors. Replaced under warranty. Both door actuators had failed. TSB issued, and was discovered through owner-initiated research. Replaced under warranty. Rear suspension knocking over bumps. Owner-initiated research revealed a TSB. Repaired under warranty. 
Jun 2009

30000 mi
A/C not sufficiently cold, told w/i parameters 
Dec 2009

34000 mi
Tailgate visor on '06-'07 models tends to crack above hinges. Mazda offers free replacement of entire tailgate as part of warranty. Tailgate comes unpainted w/o glass, so paint shop needs vehicle to match paint before install. 
Apr 2010

36000 mi
Electric PS pump failing. Began loud constant whine in February, dealer ordered parts end of March. Replaced in April. 
Sep 2011

48000 mi

US $84
OE shocks/struts are POS. Replaced failed LR shock & failing RR shock in driveway. Also oil change at same time. 
Oct 2011

49000 mi

US $442
Replaced front struts, performed alignment. 
Dec 2012

58000 mi

US $50
2006 Mazda5 has legendary bad sway bushings. Front bushings been bad since 40,000 mi: evidenced by loud knocks when going over uneven surfaces. Neglect wore out end links. Replaced end links and sway bar bushings with aftermarket. All good. 
Mar 2013

60000 mi

US $30
Got CEL, diagnostic at the dealer said bad thermostat. Cheapest OEM Tstat $50+shipping, chose aftermarket part for $30. Part removal requires access to top and bottom of engine compartment, scrapes your forearms. 
Nov 2013

65000 mi

US $60
What is referred to as the #3 motor mount is located on the right side of the engine, by the belts. it is a common wear item, and lasts about 50,000 miles. It takes a jack & a couple of ratchets to change. 
Jan 2014

66300 mi

US $35
The heat shield between the firewall and exhaust is a very poor design of tin foil on fire-resistant fiber. Removed heat shield and used exhaust-wrap to wrap the exhaust from the O2 sensor to the all-metal heat shield below the body. 
Jun 2015

77000 mi

US $60
Replaced 2nd motor mount in under 20K miles. This would have been $300+ at the dealer. Required removal of all plastic parts, battery, ECU, air cleaner, and raising transmission. It was in 3 pieces. 
Jul 2015

78000 mi

US $300
Replaced 3rd & final mount in less than 77K mi. Mount broke from an engine stumble from OE software defect that dealer refused to cover. There was a hidden TSB for a PCM software fault that causes severe engine stumble at low rpms. This was severe enough to break a motor mount. Dealer and Mazda N. America refused to cover software download. 
Sep 2016

87000 mi

US $200
Rubber bushings on both front control arms disintegrated. Replaced with new control arms. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Michigan, United States
Nov 2008 - Dec 2015
Jan 2013

71000 mi

US $30
Headlight bulb required replacing. Problem was with retaining clip which was bent on removal and no longer holds bulb fast. 
Jun 2014

87000 mi

US $1100
Rear shock absorber replacement. Front brake pads and rotor replaced. 
Aug 2015

108000 mi

US $18
Sway bar bushings replaced front and back. Work performed by owner. Noticeably reduced suspension noise. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Utah, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2012
Mar 2012

53000 mi

US $427
AC compressor seized - replaced compressor. Front struts leaking - replaced both. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2013
Dec 2012

94000 mi

US $1500
replace blown shock, all 4 replaced 
Jan 2013

95000 mi

US $350
drivers side rear shock bracket broken, replaced. 
Jul 2013

98000 mi

US $500
muffler and connecting pipes 
Sep 2013

98000 mi

US $700
replaced all four tie rods. Left rear spring could be broken as well. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Dec 2013
Jun 2009

51460 mi

C $100
Drivers side Strut was replaced under extended warranty. 
Nov 2013

100900 mi

C $140
Exhaust repair 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Dec 2014
Nov 2010

81220 mi
knocking/clunking sound changing gears 1-2nd only 
Apr 2011

88660 mi

C $2000
Loose or worn torsion bar Replaced pads and rotors 
Dec 2014 Exhaust and brakes needed replacing. 
Mazda Mazda5 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

86800 mi

C $1200
Egr tubes blocked and showing code. tubes needed cleaning. front struts needed replacing. Front and rear sway bar bushings needed replacing. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2006 - Mar 2010
Nov 2006

4340 mi
Very squeaky suspension in cold weather. Bushings at every wheel replaced. 
Mar 2007

6820 mi
Squeaky suspension in cold weather (below 0 C). Lower suspension arms in front and rear stabilizer bushings replaced. Problem still exists. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2006 - Mar 2010
Aug 2006

4000 mi
Bad liftgate strut 
Mazda Mazda5 in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2006 - Jun 2011
Jan 2007

17050 mi
Changer mécanisme du siège conducteur 
Mar 2008

26846 mi

C $190
Oil change, wheel alignement, replace purge seleoide 
May 2008

28520 mi
Moteur semble couper 1 seconde en acceleration lors du démarage 
Mazda Mazda5 in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2006 - Jan 2009
Feb 2007

12000 mi
Sway bar and control arm bushings are defective and have been redesigned according to TSB. Bushings make loud creaking noises, especially during cold weather. Drivetrain makes a buzzing sound while decelerating in gear, usually between 2500-3500 RPM. Dealer inspected all heat shields and areas around engine and transmission and found nothing wrong, but admits that buzzing does exist. 
Apr 2007

15000 mi
Swaybar bushings replaced Drivetrain makes a buzzing sound while decelerating in gear, usually between 2500-3500 RPM. Dealer inspected all heat shields and areas around engine and transmission and found nothing wrong, but admits that buzzing does exist. Key fob remotes work intermittently. Asked for repair or replacement per Mazda TSB. Complaint was ignored by dealer and no repair was attempted. 
Apr 2008

21000 mi
Suspension rattles, knocks, and squeaks. Repaired according to TSB 02-001/008. Replaced F&R control arms, F&R end links, spring seat and front spring. Power door lock on rear passenger door stopped working - lock assembly & actuator replaced. Door lock remotes work intermittently. Reflashed PCM to newest program to increase fuel efficiency. When vehicle is at idle, turning the steering wheel causes a noticeable dimming of headlights and slowing of HVAC blower, appearing to indicate insufficient alternator output. Dealer claimed this operation was normal. 
May 2008

24000 mi
Rattles and pops from suspension over uneven surfaces, audible at speeds under 10 mph. 
Nov 2008

28000 mi
Same suspension noises as previous; this time the upper shock mounts were replaced. Noises are now different, but still present.  Power door lock on rear drivers door will not unlock after several presses of the remote button, especially when cold. Dealer could not replicate.  Loud clicking/tapping sound from front wheel area during right turns.  
Dec 2008

28000 mi
Popping and rattle sounds over bumps. New upper shock mount bolts ordered.  Upper shock mounts, bolts, and spacers replaced. Noises cleared.  
Mazda Mazda5 in Michigan, United States
Oct 2015 - Jan 2017
Nov 2015

108500 mi
Broken thermostat. 
Mar 2016

113000 mi

US $400
Shock mount rusted off. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2007 - Jul 2016
Mar 2007

4000 mi
A cold-weather clunking sound arose from the front suspension, which turned out to be covered under a TSB. The parts were ordered and replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2009

28000 mi
Leaking rear shocks. 
Dec 2010

37000 mi

US $50
door locks not unlocking automatically. Owner replaced power lock actuator successfully. 
Dec 2012

60000 mi

US $200
Engine mount said to have failed (liquid filled) during 60k inspection - replacement ordered and received independently, but have not yet installed. 
Jan 2013

60700 mi

US $500
Passenger-side motor mount (liquid-filled OEM) had failed as noted at dealer. Purchased solid rubber replacement and had installed at a non-dealer mechanic.  Also installed rear-camber adjustment tie-rods to resolve tire wear issue 
Dec 2014

80000 mi

US $500
Noisy front-end going over rough roads and noted weakened damping capabilities. Replaced front strut/shock assemblies when installing winter wheels/tires 
Mar 2016

94000 mi

US $30
Thermostat was sticking open, creating an occasional CEL when coming off-load, as in an off-ramp with high airflow. I replaced the thermostat without issue, but spent far too long just getting the belly-pan off for proper access. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Arkansas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

51000 mi

US $200
replaced motor mount 
Dec 2010

56000 mi

US $600
replaced front struts due to right front strut leaking 
Mazda Mazda5 in Idaho, United States
Oct 2006 - Nov 2010
Oct 2007

27000 mi
Though this was a recall item, we actually had the issue. The rear door latches get water in them and will freeze such that they will not latch shut. The car is not drivable when this happens (happened) because the rear doors will not latch closed. 
Mazda Mazda5 in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2007 - Sep 2012
Mar 2008

52080 mi
Shock absorber leaking fluid - replaced. 
Aug 2008

60760 mi
Passenger side slider doesn't unlock properly - attempted fix worked for a time and now is broken again. 
Sep 2008

62620 mi

C $200
Engine mount leaking fluid. 
Mar 2010

93620 mi

C $750
All four shock absorbers had to be replaced - even the one replaced under warranty 
Jan 2011

105400 mi

C $200
Front struts clunking badly 
Mazda Mazda5 in Michigan, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

113500 mi

US $400
Ball Joints, Tie Rod Ends, Front Struts & Strut Mounts 
Mar 2016

116000 mi

US $50
Replaced worn out AC clutch - friction material in original had degraded 
May 2016

118000 mi

US $180
Rear spring coil broke, necessitating replacement of both rear springs. Replaced rear sway bar links at the same time 

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2006 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

157-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda5 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

43400 mi

C $6986
Engine died.The cam-rod bearing went. I previously had it at a dealer and they did a 2 hour engine service, found nothing. The noise got progressively worse so took it back to another dealer and they told me your engine is going to die. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

146320 mi

C $100
Air Conditioner stopped working. Informed that replacement required. Chose not to proceed due to excessive cost. A while back: Complete engine failure, required replacement at 117,000 km. Mazda refused any action. 
Mar 2012

146320 mi
Transmission requires replacement. Opted to replace vehicle due to multiple problems with vehicle. 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
May 2006 - Apr 2015
May 2006

233 mi
Ignition coil replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2009

38971 mi
Replaced upper engine mount because of leak. Fixed under warranty.  
Dec 2009

41347 mi
Replaced front lower control arms and stabilizer bushings for front suspension noise. Replaced under warranty.  
Feb 2010

42422 mi
Brake lamp switch bad. Replaced under warranty 
Jun 2011

62000 mi
CEL came on. Have not pulled code yet. Checked fuel cap. Will wait 1 full tank to see if light goes out. 
Jul 2011

63000 mi
Got CEL. Pulled code - P0126 - Bad thermostat. Will order OEM part and attempt to replace myself.  
Sep 2013

89000 mi

US $450
Both front struts blown. Replaced both front struts along with new strut mounts. Wheel alignment done after install. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2013
Jan 2011

46000 mi

US $1300
rear shocks not working; replaced all 4 shocks 
May 2013

80000 mi

US $470
new brake pads and rotors all 4 wheels 
Mazda Mazda5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2014
Jul 2010

119640 mi

US $125
Weld exhaust system 
Sep 2010

120636 mi

US $760
Replace compressor 
Oct 2010

122353 mi

US $393
Replace two front struts and one rear (other rear was replaced at 110,000) 
Jul 2011

132000 mi

US $105
Rear liftgate latch/lock assembly failed. Liftgate would not stay closed. This is supplied as a complete assembly, fairly easily replaced through interior access panel. 
Jan 2012

138154 mi

US $14
Replace left low beam lamp 
Aug 2012

149680 mi

US $689
Replace exhaust system Rust repair around both rear wheels and on hood. Welded in new metal and refinished 
Dec 2012

154120 mi

US $1656
Multiple front and rear suspension components. Control arms, tie rod ends, bushings, etc. 
Feb 2013

155000 mi

US $389
Replace left axle/CV joint assembly Replace sway bar links and bushings 
Mar 2013

156000 mi

US $176
Replace right tie rod end Left and Right low beams replaced 
Sep 2013

163000 mi

US $2021
Replace rear wheel bearings Replace lower control arms Replace thermostat and coolant temperature sensor. Mechanic also had to take to Mazda dealer to have them update/reflash the PCM (this was part of a TSB, but Mazda still charged $150 for this!) Replace rear brake calipers, rotors, and pads 
Mazda Mazda5 in Puerto Rico
Apr 2013 - Sep 2014
Jan 2014

156700 mi
Radiator plastic tank cracked and was replaced along with the hoses, cap and coolant. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Utah, United States
Dec 2011 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

117000 mi

US $500
They said the rubber was old and cracking, and on one side (issue on both front sides of axle) had nearly fallen off entirely. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Jan 2015

84300 mi

US $60
Replaced rear shocks that were installed only 6 months prior. 
Jan 2016

99500 mi

US $50
One top rear shock mount broke. Replaced both. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2008 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

77000 mi
Muffler broken 
Mazda Mazda5 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Jan 2014

188000 mi

US $1057
Sway bar bushings replaced. All struts and shocks replaced. Broken rear shock mount. 
Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Aug 2006 - Dec 2016
Nov 2006

1113 mi
Everything else, repair 
Mar 2007

4876 mi
BATTERY DEAD. CAUSED BY INTERNAL SHORT. REPLACED BATTERY NO CHARGE 
Jun 2007

6611 mi
ROTATE TIRES 
Oct 2007

10794 mi

US $10
Electrical, other than above, repair NO START LEAKING BATTERY REPLACED..BROKEN BATTERY TRAY CRACKED PARTS ORDERED 
Nov 2007

10862 mi
REPLACE BATTERY TRAY 
Apr 2008

15333 mi
BATTERY DRAIN FROM DVD IN SLEEP MODE...DISCONNECT AND HELD FOR 4 DAYS PER FACTORY REP. REFERRED BY DISTRICT REP TINA SILVERMAN...T/OK 
Jun 2008

16022 mi
REWIRE SENSOR IN DVD PLAYER. PREVENT BATTERY DRAIN WHEN IN SLEEP MODE.  
Dec 2009

25492 mi
FRONT STABILIZER BUSHINGS...REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY 
Dec 2012

40000 mi

US $438
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON CAUSE:DTC P2407 CODE, TEST LDP FAILED. REPLACED LEK DETECTION PUMP REST PCM CLEAT CODES. T/OK PARTS $182.88 LABOR $220.00 TAX $35.25 TOTAL $438.13 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Dec 2013
May 2012

35640 mi

C $212
Rear door locks worked occasionally, and after reading about others having this problem, we finally had our independent mechanic replace the controller and actuator. Special order Mazda parts were used. 
Oct 2012

37400 mi

C $40
Passenger rear seat lever for back recline and seat tip forward was jammed down and almost inoperative. Parts were removed, straightened, and replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2011 - Jan 2015
Apr 2012

95000 mi

US $150
Altnernator replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ohio, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2014
Apr 2012

53000 mi

US $250
Rear brakes replaced and rotors turned. 
Oct 2012

60000 mi

US $75
Check engine light went on. Computer said we needed a new thermostat. 
Dec 2012

62000 mi

US $300
Control arm had to be replaced. The symptom was a loud clunking sound when a made left turns. There is still a clunking sound that comes from the right side of the car when I go over bumps. I'm taking it in this weekend to get that fixed. 
Oct 2013

65000 mi

US $230
The alternator stopped working. Had to replace. Ended up trading the car in on a lease. It was a lemon. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Missouri, United States
Jan 2008 - Oct 2016
Jul 2010

44300 mi
Rear suspension was "bottoming out". 
Sep 2010

45000 mi
Passenger sliding door would not - unlock ( at times ). 
Feb 2011

50500 mi

US $150
Passenger side sliding door would not lock. 
Mar 2011

52000 mi

US $150
Sliding doors would not lock / unlock. Replaced both sliding door actuators. 
Mar 2012

60000 mi

US $300
Replaced one engine mount which was leaking fluid. 
Feb 2016

83700 mi

US $508
Engine oil leak. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2008 - May 2011
Dec 2008

42160 mi
Key fob stopped functioning, and a new battery did not solve the problem, so I was given a new key fob. 
Aug 2009

53320 mi
Squeal in wet conditions is complained about for a second time but since there is no rain, the dealer cannot reproduce it. A complaint is logged with the dealer regarding the steering wheel audio controls, which are beginning to perform incorrect functions, such as volume changing track etc. I realize that the squeal happens when the AC is on, and suggest this to the dealer. They claim to have never checked that as a possibility, and find that it is indeed the culprit. The AC tensioner and belt are replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2009

56420 mi

C $275
Replaced both headlights myself. Very hard to access. Replaced right rear shock. Latest of many suspension problems. (Others before joined.) I had the right rear lock motor replaced, since it stopped working with the key fob and interior power switch. 
Dec 2009

58900 mi

C $820
Replaced both rear struts. Car was showing signs of rust on both rear wheel wells despite being rust proofed yearly, undercoated and paint-protected at the dealership. Mazda refused warranty coverage because it had not perforated the sheet metal! Dealer begrudgingly covered it 
Mar 2010

62000 mi
passenger side power door lock broken. 
Jan 2011

73160 mi
Right rear power door lock broken 
May 2011 Car is severely rusting, Mazda refuses to acknowledge the problem despite being rust proofed, undercoated and resprayed every two years at the dealership. Door lock motor and power widow motor. Transmission starting to slip. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Washington, United States
Oct 2006 - Dec 2016
Nov 2008

17000 mi
Broken manual driver seat height adjuster. Engine occasionally hesitates.  Squeaking belt with AC on. Squeak from rear of vehicle. 
Jul 2013

53300 mi

US $100
MIL with code P0126: Insufficient Coolant Temperature for Stable Operation. Replaced thermostat. 
May 2015

67000 mi

US $1010
Both rear shocks and both front struts were clunking. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2016
Dec 2008

23000 mi
Seat rail broke - you couldn't recline the front seat. 
Oct 2009

31000 mi
Issue with door locking/unlocking - remotes not working 
Sep 2011

44000 mi

US $85
A seat belt restraint broke 
Mar 2014

60000 mi

US $300
new struts and shocks 
Nov 2015

79000 mi

US $300
thermostat, sensor 
Mazda Mazda5 in Manitoba, Canada
Nov 2007 - Jul 2010
Mar 2007

9432 mi
replace front control arms 
Jan 2008

20162 mi
replaced rear sway bar bushings 
Jul 2008

26150 mi
L/R shock replaced 
Aug 2008

27999 mi
replaced both rear sway end links 
Sep 2008

29030 mi

C $413
replace both front brake rotors and brake pads: replace left front strut and link assembly 
Mar 2009

34100 mi
Loud squeak coming from windshield. They are aware of the problem but waiting for okay from district rep to replace. Sliding doors would not close after washing of vehicle. Ordered parts and replaced but now the door will not stay open on its catch assembly. 
Apr 2009

35340 mi
Loud squeaking noise from windshield in cold weather. 
Mazda Mazda5 in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2016
Oct 2010

29000 mi
Failure of electric power steering pump Squeaks, crunches on cold days - Removed hubs, greased all axles 
Jan 2014

43300 mi

US $778
Engine light came on. Included general maintenance 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2007 - Sep 2009
Apr 2008

22320 mi
Crunching problem when car goes over bumps. Control arm was replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Illinois, United States
Oct 2006 - Jan 2017
Mar 2008

6000 mi
Reflash 
Jun 2009

25000 mi
Resurface rotors 
Sep 2009

28000 mi
front stabilizer bushings 
Aug 2011

34000 mi

US $391
Replace rear shocks 
Aug 2012

37300 mi

US $600
brakes rotors 
May 2013

40000 mi

US $100
motor mount 
May 2014

47000 mi

US $850
rear brakes, rotors rear shock 
Jun 2014

47000 mi

US $135
a/c check and recharge 
Jun 2015

55000 mi

US $691
front struts 
Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Dec 2006 - Dec 2011
Sep 2007

40000 mi
leaking rear struts 
Oct 2007

43000 mi
Replaced rear struts. (MK) 
Mazda Mazda5 in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2006 - Jun 2011
Oct 2006 Front bushings replaced (both wheels) due to squeaking, problem fixed. 
Nov 2006 3rd row driver's side headrest locking clip replaced - never was functional and didn't keep headrest up 
Nov 2007

16080 mi
Rear bushings replaced due to squeaking (both wheels) 
Dec 2007

16740 mi
Rear springs squeaking - dealer ordered new bushings for front and rear springs and changed both (front had been changed a year earlier). 
Mar 2009

30380 mi

C $75
Front and rear bushings replaced on Mazda's replacement program for 06 M5's. Original repair in 2006 was before the model wide program - squeaks returned, replaced with better bushings this time. Transmission fluid flushed - dealer shop noticed it was dirty and needed replaced. There is no preset schedule, but this is surprisingly early for this fluid to need changed based on driver experience. 
Mazda Mazda5 in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2007 - Apr 2008
Dec 2007

16120 mi
Had a noisy rear sliding door looked at. The dealer to this day has not been able to pin point what the problem is, but the noise is pretty noticeable when going over bumps in the road. 
Mazda Mazda5 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2007 - Dec 2016
Jan 2008

13020 mi
Front and rear swaybar links replaced to repair creaking suspension over speed bumps. Machined front rotors to repair brake pulsation. 
Apr 2008

14880 mi
Engine oil pan leaking. 
Mar 2009

20460 mi
a/c belt squeel. Brake pulsation. 
Dec 2012

44020 mi

C $135
replaced front brake pads and rotors 
Sep 2013

49600 mi

C $130
RR shock leaking. Replaced both RR and LR 
Jun 2016

63240 mi

C $250
Brake pulsation. First rear brake job. 
Jul 2016

63240 mi

C $325
Right front strut leaking. Replaced both struts. 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
May 2009 - Jan 2016
Jun 2009

50000 mi

US $350
Right rear sliding door lock would not open dependably using remote. 
Feb 2010

55500 mi

US $180
Brake interlock solenoid broke. 
Jan 2011

64000 mi

US $282
Had car in for 60k mile service. Discovered defective cooling system temperature regulator. 
May 2011

66000 mi

US $1252
Both front struts had to be replaced 
Sep 2011

69000 mi

US $300
The driver's side sliding passenger door handle stopped working 
Nov 2011

69700 mi

US $177
damaged front sway bar bushings 
Nov 2012

77000 mi

US $150
Left rear passenger sliding door does not always unlock when using remote. 
Feb 2015

93000 mi

US $850
Alternator died. Towed to dealer. Said alternator, battery and drive belts need to be replaced. 
Dec 2015

96000 mi

US $135
battery died. replaced by AAA 
Mazda Mazda5 in Texas, United States
May 2008 - Apr 2012
Jun 2009

30000 mi
Rear driver side door lock failed, would not lock or unlock. Repaired under warranty. 
Oct 2009

35000 mi
Noisy suspension bushings were replaced under TSB. 
Apr 2010

39000 mi
Rear passenger side door lock failed. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Virginia, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2014
Jun 2010

70000 mi

US $820
Replaced struts front and rear. Replaced front passenger engine mount. 
May 2011

87000 mi

US $1200
AC was not cooling, compressor had failed. 
Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

86000 mi

US $110
failed door lock solenoid. 
Mar 2010

100000 mi

US $500
replace struts and shocks. 
Jun 2010

105000 mi

US $300
brake rotor warp - new installed. replaced sway bar bushings. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2007 - Oct 2013
Apr 2009 Oil leak in left-rear suspension fixed for free by dealer during regular service. 
Aug 2010

42980 mi

C $600
Driver side front suspension problem. The oil starts to leak in the morning and completely went out during day. The front suspension was replaced next day. 
Aug 2011

52080 mi

C $250
Left passenger door power lock starts work unstable. Sometimes it's not opening, the other times - not closing. Repaired by replacement of electric parts from door lock  
Nov 2011

53320 mi

C $380
One of rear shock absorbers leaked. Replaced both at the same time. 
Apr 2012

57660 mi

C $400
Rear brake discs are worn out. replaced pads also replaces 
Mazda Mazda5 in Illinois, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2013
Jul 2010

41000 mi
Creaking in suspension when temperature falls below freezing. Dealer replaced suspension control arms and problem is fixed. 
Dec 2011

58000 mi

US $250
Needed new front brakes and rotors 
Sep 2012

68000 mi

US $325
Needed new rear brakes and rotors. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Wisconsin, United States
May 2010 - Jan 2011
Sep 2010

40000 mi
worn bushings in rear, replacement part installed. Car was rough going over slight bumps in the road. 
Nov 2010

42000 mi

US $386
Driver side slider door intermittently did not unlock and once would not latch. Remote controller replaced. Two weeks later the passenger side slider now has the same problem. 
Dec 2010

43000 mi
Repeat trip both sliding doors occasionally will not unlock or latch when closed. If door does not latch repeated vibration from closing will correct the problem. If locked the door will unlock after several driving cycles. 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
Oct 2006 - Sep 2010
Dec 2006

20000 mi
ignition switch sometimes doesn't recogize that the key has been removed so it chimes at you. Replaced ignition switch 
Aug 2007

30000 mi
drivers window wouldn't roll down. They were unable to duplicate since it rolled down fine and they said they didn't do anything. passenger door lock doesn't always unlock. Shop couldn't duplicate so no fix was made. 
Dec 2007

38000 mi
actuator for the passenger side slider wasn't unlocking the door. 
Apr 2008

46000 mi
Flashed computer for a stumble at idle problem when cold. 
Sep 2008

48000 mi
Driver's door had wind noise. New weather stripping installed by dealer. 
Mazda Mazda5 in British Columbia, Canada
May 2008 - Dec 2016
Jun 2010

26660 mi
Mechanic found The oil pan was leaking. 
Mar 2012

37200 mi

C $250
Squeak caused by idler pully on Steering replaced the pully. extended warrenty paid half the costs. 
Jun 2012

36518 mi

C $500
Replaced shock mount on driver side rear 
Feb 2015

49380 mi

C $700
I did not feel the problem. Mazda replaced the C51334300 (lower control arm). 
Jun 2015

50840 mi

C $250
right side motor mount replaced 
Nov 2015

53320 mi

C $444
Engine light coming on. Replace thermistor in fuel flow. Bushings replaced as old ones were worn out. 
Nov 2016

56600 mi

C $212
Low Battery Replaced battery 
Mazda Mazda5 in Texas, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2012
Aug 2009

30000 mi
The suspension was a lot stiffer lately for all 4 wheels and were making noises. The dealer replaced 2 front struts so I guess I will have to go for 2 rear struts later in the year (the 2 rear were not "worn out" as bad as the 2 front struts. 
Feb 2011

44300 mi
Rear suspension was stiff and noisy. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2010
Mar 2010

78000 mi

US $455
Engine hesitation at low rpm, sometimes stalls.  Vibration at highway speed. Replaced No.3 engine mount. Driver-side front strut had a blown seal/oil leak. Replaced both front struts. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Hawaii, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

62000 mi

US $70
Replaced right rear shock. 
Aug 2009

74000 mi
Right rear shock blown. Replaced with KYB unit. 
Mazda Mazda5 in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2007 - Feb 2010
Jan 2007

24800 mi
warranty replace front bushings on suspension 
Oct 2009

52700 mi

C $400
Replace bad ignition coil and sparkplug. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Georgia, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2009
Feb 2009

54000 mi
Front suspension bushings replaced. 
May 2009

58000 mi
Front suspension bushings replaced. 
Jun 2009

60000 mi
Front suspension bushings lubed. 
Aug 2009

63000 mi
Front suspension bushings/control arms/sway bar and bushings replaced. They also swapped the R/F strut and both strut bearings and spring isolators. Problem finally fixed. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda5 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

15500 mi
Dealer (Ajax Mazda) replaced the lower control arms as they noticed the sqweak, done under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Feb 2007 - Feb 2008
Mar 2007

14000 mi
Suspension bushings noise in cold weather 

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2006 Mazda Mazda5 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda Mazda5 in Florida, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

41000 mi
Front sway bar bushing worn and making noise. Replaced sway bar bushing and noise is gone. Sway bar bushing replaced during trip 2. 

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2005.5 Mazda Mazda5

Engine not specified

Mazda Mazda5 in Singapore
Sep 2014 - Aug 2015
May 2015

146560 mi

$400
Starter coils died. 

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