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Mazda CX-5 repairs by problem area

Engine (7%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (30%)

Other (11%)

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Mazda CX-5 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (25%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (50%)

Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

1000 mi At 772 miles, car would not engage in drive then would slam into gear. When trying to accelerate would start slipping badly. Warning lights: TPMS, TCS then AT & engine. Transmission replaced, was told Sports Mode was causing internal failure 
1000 mi Transmission died @ 400 miles.; engine would rev up and suddenly slam in when stopped at a light, stop sign, etc. Dealer replaced w/new (supposedly) transmission. 1000+ miles now, and so far so good. 

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2015 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

3480 mi Both trans axles replaced 

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2014 Mazda CX-5

Engine not specified

3300 mi I have a manual transmission that was popping out of third gear. The transmission was replaced under warranty. 

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2014 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

8000 mi Front shock rubber boots torn - both sides 
38000 mi Transmission required replacement. 
29000 mi Oil leak from transfer case. Fixed under warranty. 
6000 mi Car de-accelerated on the road. Had to pull over and restart car. 
2320 mi engaging into drive after 5 seconds 
11248 mi

US $3000
This was a diagnosis and attempted repair. The differential assembly was replaced. 
12000 mi Previous replacement of differential did not fix vibration problem. Transfer case was replaced during this visit. Road forced balanced wheels and tires. Previous replacement of differential assembly and transfer case did not solve vibration problem, nor did this road force balance. 
34100 mi Unbalanced/debalanced right front wheel cardan. c 

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2014 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

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

13082 mi Dealer replaced entire rear differential unit. All covered under warranty. Have not heard clunking noise since repair. 

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2014 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

9000 mi Transmission jumps out of third gear. Dealer unable to replicate and therefore did not fix. Problem still exists. 

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2013 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

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

53000 mi Car was taking a time going into gear from Reverse to Drive - Transmission replaced. 
21000 mi Transmission shock on shifting from park, and some increased shock when downshifting at highway speeds (automatic transmission) 
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. 
37300 mi Transmission Fluid pressure sensor failed 
7500 mi Stomp the gas at highway speed and you can hear very loud clunk that vibrates the entire vehicle. 

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2013 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

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

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 
16120 mi Axle seal failure 
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. 
17000 mi Minor leak was discovered on differential case. Differential was replaced under warranty. 
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. 
35000 mi

US $115
Shifter would stick in manual mode when returning from an upshift. 
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. 
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 
20096 mi 6 Speed Automatic Transmission -- 3 issues (could not fit details in this text box) Cruise Control – inaccurate at highway speeds 
9700 mi Dealer had to re-program the trans control module. 
25000 mi Going at slow speeds, car would suddenly fall out of gear; still had power but would not engage in gear 

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Mazda CX-5 Transmission Problems

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