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2013 Mazda CX-5 repairs by problem area

Engine (5%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (34%)

Other (14%)

Chart based on 145 repairs.
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2013 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

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

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 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 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 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 British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Mar 2015
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. 
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 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 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 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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2013 Mazda CX-5 Repair Histories

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