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2013 Mazda CX-5 repairs by problem area

Engine (6%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (33%)

Other (13%)

Chart based on 152 repairs.
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2013 Mazda CX-5

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Mazda CX-5 in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

41000 mi

US $105
Rear brake pads and rotors completely worn out. Parts covered under warr only paid labor. 
Mazda CX-5 in Nevada, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2014
Jun 2013

4000 mi
The driver's seat keeps reclining. Mazda created a fix for it and it will be installed this week. 

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2013 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda CX-5 in Great Britain
Mar 2013 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

12000 mi
Exhaust oxygen pressure sensor 
Jun 2015

30000 mi
Sat nav software update 

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2013 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda CX-5 in New Brunswick, Canada
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2013

16740 mi

C $340
Heated driver seat malfunction. Overheating. After a complaint to the dealer it was inspected and was reported to be ok by the tech. Later after picking the vehicle up, it overheated again and a burn hole was discovered in the seat. Short in driver seat( heater). Replaced. 
Sep 2014

27900 mi
Door hinge passenger side, safety hinge, replaced. Making clicking noise. Still making noise. 
Oct 2014

27900 mi
Passenger door hinge replaced . No charge 
Mazda CX-5 in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2016
Dec 2013

16000 mi
GPS malfunction - unit was reset by dealer 
Mazda CX-5 in Georgia, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2015
Apr 2012 Tire pressure light had to be reset as it was reading a problem that was not there, tires were at proper pressure 
Mazda CX-5 in Virginia, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2016
Mar 2013

4000 mi

US $250
Windshield was replaced because of stress crack. 
Sep 2013

15000 mi
Keyfob would drain a new battery every 2-3 months, also had intermittent start problem. 
Mazda CX-5 in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2016
Dec 2013

12000 mi
Brake over throttle fails when holding brake with left foot and right foot slightly on throttle. Car can surge forward violently. 
Mazda CX-5 in Maryland, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
Feb 2014

32000 mi
Mirror vibration 
Mazda CX-5 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

53000 mi
Car was taking a time going into gear from Reverse to Drive - Transmission replaced. 
Mazda CX-5 in Hawaii, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

37000 mi
Rear passenger window. Not working 
Nov 2015

38000 mi
Rear passenger window was inoperable 
Mazda CX-5 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2016
Oct 2014

34000 mi

US $300
Navigation system was not working properly. 
Sep 2015

51000 mi

US $175
Replaced rear brakes 
Mazda CX-5 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Apr 2015
Jul 2014

31000 mi
Rear brakes, pads and rotors replaced under warranty. No pad material left, metal grooves cut into rotors. 
Mazda CX-5 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2016
Aug 2014

27000 mi
Steering wheel vibration under braking. Front rotors replaced. 
Jan 2015

37300 mi
Transmission Fluid pressure sensor failed 
Mazda CX-5 in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2016
Feb 2013

4300 mi
Rattle in the center dash. Asked dealer about it during an oil change. Some bolt were tightened and it hasn't rattled in about a month. 
Feb 2016

34700 mi

US $275
MAF sensor 
Mazda CX-5 in Alabama, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
Jul 2013

21000 mi
Driver seat was loose and needed seat tracks replaced. Tires showing uneven wear, verified alignment and that stock tires are not good tires. Transmission shock on shifting from park, and some increased shock when downshifting at highway speeds (automatic transmission) Dash rattles, and windows rattle when cracked open, TSB fix was to remove windshield to fix dash rattle. Dealer had less invasive solution that has seemed to work. 
Oct 2013

27000 mi
Transmission was blowing downshift from 5th to 4th, articulated problem to dealer with conditions that caused issue. Dealer referred to Mazda hotline. Mazda replaced transmission in entirety. 
Sep 2015

62000 mi

US $750
Bose amp went out, no nav voice, no Bluetooth, no front stereo 
Mazda CX-5 in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2013
Sep 2012

2000 mi
Rattle noise coming from center of dash when car is cold. Instrument panel was removed - Center bracket was missing foam padding. Factory defect. 
Nov 2012

4000 mi
Seat covers are coming loose. Repaired per TSB 09-035112 
Dec 2012

5000 mi
Glove box dampener replaced due to rattle noise 
Mar 2013

7000 mi
Driver side mirror vibrating at highway speeds. Fixed per TSB 09-002/13. Many other rattles the dealer couldn't pinpoint. Traded for a 2014. 
Mazda CX-5 in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Feb 2013

7500 mi
hood tightened up. No more vibration. Stomp the gas at highway speed and you can hear very loud clunk that vibrates the entire vehicle. 
Mazda CX-5 in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2012 - Mar 2016
Nov 2012

1220 mi
buzzing sound from A pillars 
Feb 2013

2480 mi
when window is part open, small rattle noise heard. Fixed by the dealer. 
Sep 2013

6820 mi
Small squeaks from front window when opened surfaced again but dealer applied TSB and fixed.  Also vibrating driver's side mirror is fixed under TSB. 
Nov 2013

8060 mi
small buzz re-developed again on passenger side when window is partially opened. Dealer found the cause and fixed. 
Jan 2014

8680 mi
Noise from bottom of windsheild, per TSB fixed. 
Apr 2014

10720 mi
Tire pressure monitoring system does not reset. Had to do complete reset to get rid of TPM light. 
Feb 2015

17360 mi
TPMS lights came out after proper tire adjustment, reset the system at dealer. 
May 2015

20460 mi
suspension squeaks, TSB applied. 
Jul 2015

22320 mi
tsb applied for leaking ac condenser. 
Mazda CX-5 in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

18000 mi
rattle in the dash, tightened bolts under cowl as per TSB posted online. Fixed rattle. rattle at upper front of doors. partially removed door panel and found anchor point padding insufficient and had moved allowing plastic to metal direct contact. Added padding. hood was slightly loose when closed. Catch side of latch was adjusted down. 
Mazda CX-5 in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2014
Jun 2012

6000 mi
Hood flutters at highway speed near windshield. Tech confirmed issue and adjusted and tightened hood. 
Jun 2013

21000 mi
Driver's seat rail was replaced due to clunking and slight rocking motion. 

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2013 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mazda CX-5 in Iowa, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2014
Nov 2012

7413 mi
Service bulletin issued for A-pilar, resulting in noises from dashboard. 
May 2013

15746 mi
Replaced two power lock actuators. 
May 2014

40000 mi

US $20
Front left bearing noise. Shop blamed cupped tires. Will wait untill it really fails to take it there again. 
Oct 2014

54000 mi
It turned out that the noise was actually coming from the rear. Both rear wheel bearings required replacement. 
Mazda CX-5 in British Columbia, Canada
May 2014 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

15500 mi

C $269
TPMS and Traction control light coming on. Manual mode indicator not iluminating. Rough shifting. Restart car all is fine. Happened twice. Mazda diagnosed with code U0401 - Invalid Data received from PCM and TSB#09-14-25. Brakes/Air filter 
Dec 2014

20460 mi
Plastic cover on rear seat falls off. Dealer determined that there was a TSB but the part was actually broken. New part on order, not yet replaced. Cost not known at this time. 
Mazda CX-5 in Ohio, United States
Jul 2012 - Feb 2015
Mar 2014

5000 mi

US $50
Ignition coil misfired. 
Jun 2014

6000 mi
Driver seat recliner not working properly. 
Mazda CX-5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

17000 mi
Rattles behind glovebox, middle dash speaker area and side windows. TSB fix reduced side window rattle. Dealer added padding behind glovebox but still rattles. 
Dec 2014

29000 mi
Nut came loose from bolt and was rattling between headliner and roof near overhead lights panel. Dealer still looking for bolt missing a nut. 
Oct 2015

33000 mi

US $200
Two bolts that connect hatch dampers to car body rusted very badly. No other bolts in area appear rusted, just those two bolts. No explanation, no unusual exposure conditions. 
Mazda CX-5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2012 Driver side mirror vibrated when driving. Dealership said no fix yet. Wait until Nov. 1st. This is a common issue. 
Jan 2013

4000 mi

US $10
Replaced defective mirror with one that also had a problem. Mazda notified, waiting for a response. 
Mar 2013

6000 mi
Service Bulletin for mirror vibration was done. It is better but not completely fixed to my satisfaction. Just a little bothersome, I am just giving up. Not worth my time. 
Mazda CX-5 in California, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2016
Feb 2014

35000 mi

US $115
Shifter would stick in manual mode when returning from an upshift. 
Mazda CX-5 in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2012 - Feb 2016
Jul 2014

34900 mi
Rear brakes were unevenly worn out. Repair done under warranty. 
Dec 2015

50840 mi
Premature wear on rear brakes. Previously completely changed (pads and rotors) at 55000km, needed replacement again at 80000km. Dealer replaced without charge. A TSB is available for this issue/model year. 
Mazda CX-5 in Illinois, United States
Nov 2013 - Apr 2016
Feb 2014

9700 mi
Dealer had to re-program the trans control module. 
Mazda CX-5 in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Mar 2016
Oct 2012

9300 mi
Rear cargo cover would rattle when going over uneven terrain. Steering wheel cover have excess clearance on windshield wiper stalk, intermittently produces rattles going over uneven terrain 
Dec 2012

11780 mi
Rear passenger seat latch had excess clearance with latch lock. Used electrical tape to reduce clearance between latch and latch lock. Noise has been gone since DIY repair. 
Jun 2014

35960 mi
When transmission is cold, after shifting from Reverse to Drive, engine revs to near 3000RPM. Vehicle would lunge forward. When transmission is at normal operating temperature, rough shifting and clunking when switch from R to D. 
Aug 2015

51080 mi
Transmission slips and launches car erratically from R to D on cold start. Once transmission is warm, rough shift from P to D 
Mazda CX-5 in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2016
Aug 2015

54500 mi

US $400
The air sensor had to be replaced. 
Mazda CX-5 in Idaho, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

13850 mi
bad battery 
Mazda CX-5 in Michigan, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2016
Sep 2014

32000 mi
Tailgate latch sticking, key fob would not unlock. Factory applies too much grease, causes sticking, dealer removed excess grease. 
Feb 2015

38300 mi
Lumbar adjusting rod in drivers seat broke, could not adjust lumbar support. Rod replaced under warranty. Car had just broken over 36,000 miles, but dealer still got Mazda to ok warranty claim. 
Mazda CX-5 in Indiana, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2015
Oct 2014

34000 mi
Recall on Nav 
Mazda CX-5 in Ohio, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2016
Feb 2014

19998 mi
Replaced entire transmission. The car was left with the dealer on January 15 and was picked up on February 12. It took 2.5 weeks to ship a new transmission from Japan. 
Mazda CX-5 in Illinois, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2014
Aug 2012

5000 mi
There was a rattle coming from the right front of the vehicle. Some cowl bolts needed to be tightened. There is a TSB for this. Supposed to be a permanent fix. No problems since. 
Mar 2014

25000 mi
Trim piece (rubber/weatherstripping) that runs under the driver and rear passenger door was coming loose at the front. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Mazda CX-5 in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
Feb 2014

25000 mi
Going at slow speeds, car would suddenly fall out of gear; still had power but would not engage in gear 
Mazda CX-5 in Washington, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2015
Dec 2012

5000 mi
Replaced shaking side mirrors (on both doors). Reported issue in Sept. 2012 and a TSB came out a few months later. 
Mazda CX-5 in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2012 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

7440 mi
navigation was off. they couldn't fix it, instead they had to send emails to get the fix. the fix was rebooting and updating the software 
Mazda CX-5 in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2012 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

30000 mi
Air flow sensor malfunction, it was replaced and fee covered under 3 year warranty. 
Mazda CX-5 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012 - Sep 2013
Apr 2013

10100 mi
Driver side mirror vibrating was replaced 
Mazda CX-5 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2013 - Dec 2014
May 2013

2840 mi
Rattle/vibration noise coming from the passenger side - when I sat in the passenger seat heard it from the centre console drivers mirror vibrates at higher speeds - when reported to the dealer they told me there was a service bulletin so they had a fix but they have to order the parts 
Jul 2013

5540 mi
There is still a rattle that seems to come from the passenger door when I am driving but when I sit in the passenger seat, it seems to be more in the dash. navigation maps sometimes appear upside down, navigation often loses satellite and navigation often shows me in a place where I am not. 
Aug 2013

6840 mi
still has a rattle noise from the dash and/or passenger door area - dealer will check again still have navigation problems, GPS freezes up and sometimes appear sideways 
Sep 2014

24800 mi
in rain when stopped car, radio stayed on and doors would not lock. found many complaints online but no solutions worked. finally disconnected battery, seemed to reset electronics but lost saved information problem resurfaces when wet out 
Mazda CX-5 in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2012 - Sep 2014
Feb 2013

9760 mi
Driver's left Mirror and front Hood were shaking at 100km/h 
Mazda CX-5 in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2012 - Apr 2015
Apr 2013

6180 mi
Got back from 45min shopping and car didnt want to start. 
May 2013

6820 mi
The transmission died during a uphill. It would rev. but no acceleration at all. Pull over on the side shut the car for 30 second and it work fine after that. 
Mazda CX-5 in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2014
Dec 2012

17000 mi
Minor leak was discovered on differential case. Differential was replaced under warranty. 
Mazda CX-5 in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

11700 mi
rear brakes wore out at 11,000 miles and rotors were extremely grooved. mazda has heard of only one other cx5 that this has happened to and that was at 7000 miles. rear brake pads and rotors were replaced at no charge to me. 
Oct 2015

38000 mi
rear brakes replaced for the 2nd time. first time was at 11k miles. 
Feb 2016

43300 mi

US $500
front brakes 
Mazda CX-5 in Maryland, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2016
Oct 2013

10700 mi

US $6
Re-attached sunroof air deflector to support arm. Mazda uses an overly flimsy material. Dealer initially attempted a repair with glue. 
Apr 2014

14900 mi

US $3
Installed a rivet to secure moonroof air deflector to "driver side" spring loaded retraction arm. 
Mazda CX-5 in Ohio, United States
Nov 2012 - Nov 2013
Dec 2012

7000 mi
Mazda installed a data recorder to capture transmission (mis)behavior (first reported 5/22/12). Data recorder caused car to malfunction, Mazda NA impounded for 3 days to diagnose. NHTSA OID 10488066. http://goo.gl/BNpnJ 
Feb 2013

8500 mi
Problems with port-installed remote starter. Dealer claimed they received a TSB that week on error A4 on Mazda starter remote. Dealer updated software, determined start/stop module needs to be replaced. 
Mar 2013

9000 mi
Remote starter and smart key 
Oct 2013

20096 mi
6 Speed Automatic Transmission -- 3 issues (could not fit details in this text box) Cruise Control – inaccurate at highway speeds Smart Key – Multiple problems, primarily the “walk away lock” feature, which fails frequently. TomTom NB1 navigation system. 
Mazda CX-5 in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2012 - Feb 2014
Nov 2013

16120 mi
Axle seal failure Back up camera sealing issue 
Mazda CX-5 in Oregon, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2014
Dec 2012

1000 mi
engine wasnt coming up to running temp.told was bad T-stat. replaced and was sent on my way. Cel came on again,checked code and same issue.waiting to hear from mazda NA to get it repaired again. repeat CEL with not coming to running temp. 
Feb 2013

3000 mi
reflash of comp due to mil on from engine not coming to proper heat range 
Mazda CX-5 in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2016
Dec 2012

6000 mi
A wire harness came loose behind the glovebox and was rattling around. The dealer quickly repaired and reattached it. 
Mar 2013

14000 mi
Rear seat would not latch - seat back was replaced Drivers mirror vibrated badly at highway speeds - replaced mirror glass and added bracket Nav voice command would not work - error every time the car was started. Dealer updated software and haven't had any problems since. 
Mazda CX-5 in Maryland, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2016
Nov 2013

11500 mi

US $75
Original battery is one month out of warrantee and new one is prorated based on three years. Left car for 20 days and would not start when I returned. Had Mazda road service jump twice and tested it at 2 cells working. Dealer replacing. Dealer is still testing battery after 3 hrs, says that Mazda requires full test in order to replace under warranty. This is totally unacceptable and I will be filing a complaint directly to Mazda. 
Mazda CX-5 in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
Sep 2012

100 mi
replaced defective sirius antenna 
Oct 2012

80 mi
Sirius satellite radio not working. Dealer diagnosed defective antenna. Dealer had to order new antenna as one was not in stock. 
Dec 2013

15000 mi
leather drivers seatback started to separate at a seam--dealer opted to replace entire leather seatback cover instead of repairing the seam 

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2013 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda CX-5 in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2015
Feb 2013

5300 mi
The CD player works erratically. 
Nov 2013

20000 mi
Buzzing rattle in the overhead console, CD player plays erratically. 
Jun 2014

33000 mi
Remote door locking system replaced. dashboard rattle at driver's side stereo speaker. 
Aug 2014

34300 mi
Stereo was replaced after it wouldn't release a CD. Had had problems with the player before in repeating CD tracks whenever the player turned off and back on, but dealer couldn't get it to repeat that problem. 
Mazda CX-5 in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

8000 mi
Driver's side mirror had known issue of excessive vibration at highway speeds. Had dealer replace as per Mazda TSB. 
Mazda CX-5 in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2014
Aug 2012 Driver side mirror shakes above ~35 mph (rearview and passenger side mirror are solid). They inspected it and said there was no issue. It still shakes. Update: it stopped bothering me. Not sure if it went away or I just got used to it. 
Mazda CX-5 in Illinois, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2013
Sep 2012

3000 mi
Rattle under the dashboard when riding over bumps. Left side of lower seat (where your butt is) was ripped upwards off the base. Lower seat trim cloth had to be replaced. Driver side mirror vibrates at 50+ MPH 
Oct 2012

4300 mi
Seat cover replaced. 
Dec 2012

7000 mi
Rattle from dashboard, especially from the passenger side. 
Jul 2013

16000 mi
Symmetrical dents due to body fatigue on both sides by the hatch. Those are symmetric and look very similar on both sides. Left side dented more than right side. 
Aug 2013

16000 mi
Driver side seat cover ripped out again from left side. New one installed. This was 2nd repair for this same problem. Driver side mirror shake at HWY speeds ~50MPH and over. Per Service Manager, special bracket was installed to remedy this. 

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2012.5 Mazda CX-5 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda CX-5 in Israel
May 2013 - Oct 2014
Jan 2014

24800 mi
rear right shock absorber needed replacement. 
Oct 2014

34100 mi
had to replace the front left head light due to water congestion inside 

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