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Mazda CX-5 Transmission Problems

271 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Mazda CX-5. 18 of these members (6.6%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 25 transmission repairs to Mazda CX-5s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Mazda CX-5 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Mazda CX-5 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 148 repairs.

Mazda CX-5 transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Mazda CX-5 repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

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

2320 mi   engaging into drive after 5 seconds 
6000   Car de-accelerated on the road. Had to pull over and restart car. 

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2013 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

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

7500 mi   Stomp the gas at highway speed and you can hear very loud clunk that vibrates the entire vehicle. 
21000   Transmission shock on shifting from park, and some increased shock when downshifting at highway speeds (automatic transmission) 
27000   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. 

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2013 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

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

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   Minor leak was discovered on differential case. Differential was replaced under warranty. 
7000   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   6 Speed Automatic Transmission -- 3 issues (could not fit details in this text box) Cruise Control – inaccurate at highway speeds 

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