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2012 Mazda Mazda5 repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (30%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 40 repairs.
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2012 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

157-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda5 in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Aug 2014
Mar 2014

36000 mi
Sqeaky engine mount. Was repaired under a TSB with an insert to stiffen the mount. Problem solved. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Florida, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2013
Jul 2011

8000 mi
The horn had stopped working. The dealer replaced the horn at no cost under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda5 in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
May 2013

9000 mi
CEL and evap leak code 0455. Dealer replaced solenoid. 
Jun 2014

27000 mi
Noise when releasing clutch in 1st & 2nd gear. 
Aug 2014

32000 mi
Dealer replaced motor mount, which had failed 
Feb 2016

58700 mi
Fuel filler neck vent valve defective, splashes fuel on fill-up 
Apr 2016

61000 mi

US $350
Shifter mechanism replaced - reverse lock-out broken 
Mazda Mazda5 in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2011 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

84000 mi

US $320
replaced 2 sensors to get Check Engine Light to go off 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

79360 mi

C $375
NOTE: Repair cost is in Canadian $: Replaced left rear wheel bearing/hub assembly 

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2012 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

157-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda5 in Vermont, United States
Sep 2015 - Jan 2017
Nov 2015

30000 mi

US $900
New rotors and pads - front and rear 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ohio, United States
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

73000 mi

US $300
The car has repeatedly had an electrical system issue. It stalled out twice after going through a small puddle two weeks in a row. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

58000 mi
Steering fluid gone. Leakage? Will need to return to dealer in ~ 1 month to fix leakage. 
Mazda Mazda5 in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

25000 mi

US $30
Windows were no longer functional 
Mazda Mazda5 in Florida, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

84000 mi

US $500
Rotors replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

41000 mi
front and rear brakes 
Mazda Mazda5 in Quebec, Canada
May 2012 - Dec 2016
Feb 2015

13020 mi

C $100
Battery replacement at 21000 km /2.5 years old. 
Jun 2016

22940 mi

C $140
Battery was weak, installed a new battery, an after market because it has a better warranty than the one from the Mazda dealer. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

46500 mi

C $700
Brake rotors rusted and pads worn down 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

58880 mi

C $235
Evap leak - gas tank vent valve broken 
Mazda Mazda5 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2014

24000 mi

US $650
warped front disc brake rotors. Detected during oil/rotation. Shop recco take to dealer. Symptoms exactly match OEM recall, but VIN was outside of identified production run. Mazda refused to replace/repair under warranty 
Mar 2015

26000 mi
Continual problems with front disc brakes, including excessive vibration, even after resurfacing and replacement. Dealer refuses to do any repair work, even though TSB perfectly describes this problem. 
May 2016

35500 mi
Continual sqeaking, screeching and grinding. Several times taken back to repair shop. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Missouri, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
Apr 2013

5300 mi
Right side mirror glass had a dark spot in it and the dealer replaced it under warranty 
Mazda Mazda5 in Virginia, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2016
Mar 2013

25000 mi
Rotors were warped causing steering wheel shimmy when braking. There was a TSB for the rotor replacement, and brake pads were not replaced as they only had 25 percent wear according to the dealer. 
Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2015
Jul 2012

6300 mi
Water leak due to debris inside front windshield cowl 
Mazda Mazda5 in Indiana, United States
Mar 2011 - Aug 2015
Oct 2011

13300 mi
Fuel tank would overflow when filled all the way up. Diagnosed as a faulty return valve. New fuel tank ordered and installed under warranty. 
Jan 2012

20000 mi
Exterior passenger door handle, driver's side of vehicle, ripped off in cold, icy conditions. Replaced at dealership. Covered by insurance. 
Apr 2012

23000 mi
All ext. glass surfaces affected by orange peel. Have tried cleaning using Invisible Glass, vinegar, Bon Ami, alcohol, GooGone, Zaino glass polish; no effect. Local, then regional tech called in, then sent national. Awaiting next step. 
Jun 2012

30000 mi
Creaking/knocking from sliding doors and rear hatch. Diagnosed as "stiction" by dealer tech. All doors and hatch lubricated. Mazda National technicians diagnosed the glass issue as "caused by exterior influences", therefore would not speculate as to the solution. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

9000 mi
Bad TPMS sensor. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - May 2014
Nov 2013

26000 mi
Engine light came on while driving on highway, dealer diagnosed solenoid evac valve not working, replaced under warranty, 90 minutes for diagnostic and one hour for repair 
Mazda Mazda5 in Florida, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2017
Dec 2014

76000 mi

US $450
Required new brake pads and full alignment 
Mazda Mazda5 in Texas, United States
Jul 2011 - Jan 2016
Sep 2014

36000 mi

US $300
New pads. Rotors re- machined 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
May 2012 - May 2014
Nov 2013

21000 mi
Both sliding doors went out of adjustment and we're no longer flush to the exterior of the vehicle. Smell of coolant randomly, signs of coolant leaking around radiator cap. 
May 2014

25000 mi
The ac didn't work right. Took forever to cool down, and the techs only ever said it was working right and there was nothing they could do. It worked amazing for the first year, and hasn't worked anywhere near as well for at least 6 months. 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2014
Sep 2013

16000 mi
Warped front rotors. Turned the rotors. Fixed issue. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jan 2017
Dec 2014

51460 mi

C $450
Replace front pads and rotors 
Jun 2016

81840 mi

C $20
Repaired heat shield 

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