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2009 Mazda Mazda5 repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (49%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 160 repairs.
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2009 Mazda Mazda5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (42%)

Chart based on 125 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Mazda Mazda5

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Mazda Mazda5 in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2015
Jun 2015

157000 mi

US $261
Ambient temperature sensor Shift cable adjustment. spark plug wire replaced. Timing adjusted. Alternator replaced Fuel system tune. 
Oct 2015

165000 mi

US $50
Left engine motor mount was loose causing the car to shake violently. 
Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2011
Mar 2011

33000 mi
Radio malfunction: dealer refused to acknowledge problem and attributed it to poor reception (however, radio worked when purchased) 

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2009 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda5 in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2014
Jul 2012

51700 mi

US $200
Gas cap leaking emissions; replaced gas cap and reprogrammed system 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2011

44640 mi

C $1000
bad strut and bushings bad front engine mount 
Apr 2012

45040 mi

C $800
creaking suspension, loose bushings, bad/leaking struts 
Aug 2012

48220 mi

C $300
replaced rear rubber bushings, making creaking noises 
Mar 2013

54560 mi
a/c middle switch doesnt light up at night. car is beginning to show rust issues. discovered rust bubbles on roof , a cluster of bubbles in the front and in the back. wheel wells are ok. car is rust proofed ever year. 
Apr 2013

54760 mi
Back center console a/c motor not working. Theres no air blowing from the back center vent. 
Sep 2014

66960 mi

C $200
alternator belt was squeeking 
Nov 2014

69440 mi
one back light led is out , the other four are ok. 
Nov 2015

79340 mi
third back led brake light stopped working. 
Dec 2016

88660 mi
thump noise when going into reverse on starts. dealer did a diagnostic, faulty tranny needs replacement. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Texas, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2015
Aug 2014

75000 mi

US $50
Positive battery terminal connector severely corroded. Replaced with re-designed, corrosion resistant OEM part. 
Feb 2015

78000 mi

US $100
Oil cooler to oil filter adapter gasket failed, allowing continuous leak of oil. Drained oil & coolant, replaced failed part with aftermarket. OEM assembly has been redesigned to address flaw, failed part is not available at dealer. 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

72000 mi

US $300
Rattles while driving at low speed. Metal-to-metal noise when hitting the breaks 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2017
Feb 2015

89000 mi

US $125
Engine mount on the front passenger side that was rattling like a tiny Jack hammer. Apparently a commom problem with Mazda vehicles. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2014
Sep 2012

59000 mi

US $65
Tire valve stem corroded and caused flat tire. Had to replace TPMS sensor as well. 2nd to go in 6 months. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

34000 mi
Front right and left struts and strut mounts replaced under warranty 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2016
Mar 2011

10000 mi
Power steering pump replaced. 
May 2012

17500 mi

US $250
Oil leak from passenger rear shock resulted in both rear shocks being replaced 3mos after warranty expiration (despite only 17k miles). Shop owner noted early shock failures seem to be a common problem with Mazdas, but no TSB. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Washington, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2017
Sep 2011

32000 mi

US $25
noise from rear axle, squeaking going over bumps. 
Oct 2011

32200 mi
We were told the engine was leaking oil and the head gasket was also leaking. 
Aug 2016

61000 mi

US $250
I had the oil changed at an oil changing place, and they didn't put the oil filter in right, so the oil leaked out on a road trip. Car had to have the engine replaced. Some other work was done at the same time but I can't remember what they did. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2011

28000 mi
Last May, I told them the light for the heated, leather driver seat was not working. They said the heat wasn't working either and ordering the switch, which they installed in June. The light and heat now work. Late May, with 26K something miles on the car, I noticed an oily residue under my driver's side rear tire. When I drove it, it was very obvious that the oil came from the shock absorber as the ride & handling was bad. Dealer replaced. 
Mar 2012

35000 mi
My other rear shock was leaking oil for a couple of weeks. Replaced under warranty, as was the other rear last June. 
Oct 2012

38000 mi

US $110
Dlr chrgd $110,said I needed one front strut/one rear shock & that they need to be replaced in pairs. Est.: $1,000! Took to mechanic who does side jobs, didn't charge to diagnose, said it needed one strut mount and rear bushings. Did not fix 
Mazda Mazda5 in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2011 - Nov 2011
Nov 2011

24955 mi
Rear dampers leaked at the same time. Major problem area. Fixed by dealer, no charge, took a few hours, no questions asked.  Rear dampers leaked at the same time. Major problem area. Fixed by dealer, no charge, took a few hours, no questions asked.  
Mazda Mazda5 in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2012 - Aug 2014
Aug 2012

19180 mi
Noise from rear suspension. Repaired by dealer. 
Sep 2013

27900 mi

C $230
Leaking and noisy left rear shock. 
May 2014

32860 mi

C $83
Fix noisy bushings in the rear 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - Sep 2015
Jul 2015

91120 mi

C $700
Suspension...Worn shock absorbers. Serviced joints 
Mazda Mazda5 in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2017
Sep 2016

63000 mi

US $500
Replaced rear shocks for a second time. 
Mar 2017

71000 mi

US $1200
Replaced rear brakes 
Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2017
Mar 2016

102000 mi

US $80
TMPS sensors corroded and leaking air. Removed and replaced with regular rubber stems. 
Nov 2016

116300 mi

US $10
Replaced front sway bar bushings. 
Mar 2017

122000 mi

US $860
AC compressor had failed, needed to be replaced full vac and refill the system with refrigerant. 
May 2017

125000 mi

US $250
Front struts and rear shocks 
Jun 2017

126000 mi

US $460
Resonator pipe rusted with holes, leaking 
Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2016
Apr 2010

9501 mi
Power steering pump failed. Replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2016

73000 mi

US $100
Exhaust had two rust holes. 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
May 2015 - Apr 2017
Jan 2017

136900 mi

US $200
Oil leak from oil cooler gasket- had "fixed", car was returned to me with larger leak, my husband then took apart the cylinder and used sealant in all its nooks and crannies and the leak was gone. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ohio, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Dec 2014

127000 mi

US $300
Replaced resistor which controls blower. Airbag light flashing 
Mazda Mazda5 in Texas, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2017
Mar 2015

92000 mi

US $95
One headlight out. 
Sep 2015

98000 mi

US $130
MIL (check engine light) appeared. Cleaned MAF (air intake sensor) and throttle body. 
Nov 2015

100600 mi

US $1000
Replacement of rear shocks to repair knocking noise. 
Apr 2016

107300 mi

US $20
Replaced a headlight bulb for the second time. 
Dec 2016

116000 mi

US $940
Replacement of failed front struts with alignment to correct severe tire wear. Vehicle shifted down on freeway into transmission "limp-home" mode. Thereafter it shuddered as transmission went in and out of limp-home mode. Shop diagnosed and replaced bad TCM (transmission computer). 
Apr 2017

120000 mi

US $26
Replaced passenger side headlight. 2nd time in 2 years, 3rd headlight in 3 years. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Indiana, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
May 2015

79000 mi

US $75
Blown shock absorber 
Sep 2017

95000 mi

US $970
Tie rod end so bad that the flange on the control arm was damaged. 2 new control arm kits 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

75000 mi

US $1800
Bad transmisssion controller leaking oil cooler 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

58900 mi

C $900
Rear shocks needed replacing 
Mazda Mazda5 in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Oct 2015

116000 mi

US $201
AC belt broke. 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
Apr 2009 - May 2017
Mar 2011

23000 mi
Mazda 3/5 power steering pump and line recall for intermittent power steering shutdown. Driver did notice problem before recall. Parts & installation done for free under recall. Problem seems fixed. Power Steering pump and lines replaced under recall. We had noticed problems with the power steering prior to the recall and are hopeful they will not recur after replacement. 
Dec 2013

51000 mi
Cracked oil pan. The transmission has slipped a few times and the fluid was very dark. Dealer said they could not reproduce slipping, and computer code did not show that it had been slipping. They did a transmission fluid flush. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Louisiana, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2017
Apr 2013

67000 mi

US $500
Had to change both struts at about 68,000 miles. Also changed brake pads and turned rotors but brakes squeal. Brakes from Napa. This car has been problematic. Ride is terrible and extremely loud. Getting rid of it ASAP. Wheel bearing on driver's side needs replacement. Requires nearly complete teardown of all links and CV joint just to get to the bearing. Poor design and very costly in labor. Previous strut and brakes change, now this. Getting rid of it. 
Feb 2014

77000 mi
Suspension on this car has always been an issue. Changed struts at about 50K miles. Always had clunkly, loose noise from suspension, even after changing struts. Can't wait to get rid of this car. 
Jul 2014

83200 mi

US $130
Rattle from rear suspension. Changed shocks. 
Oct 2016

181000 mi

US $600
Electrical short in engine wire harness. Caused Engine bus bar #1 to pop fuse repeatedly after changing several sensors/parts. Still can't dind 
Feb 2017

189000 mi

US $2500
After changing the entire engine and body harness, I discovered the culprit was the purge valve connector behind the fuel tank and charcoal canister. It was shorted causing the eng #1 fuse to pop. After 7 months and $2500, I finally got the car to run but probably needs a new body control module but don't know which one to get: the Mazda base or Mazda GT. The harness came from a base but I own a GT? After changing entire engine harness and body harness, some systems don't work properly. For example, the body control module likely needs to be replaced. The power steering, cruise control, heated seats, and sunroof don't work. No connectors for the heated seat switches, the ABS seat connector doesn't match the airbag under seat wiring. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Manitoba, Canada
May 2009 - Jun 2012
Jan 2012 One rear shock was worn out. 
Mazda Mazda5 in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2015
Jan 2011

62200 mi
Power steering recall, but started leaking after fix. 
Jun 2013

89000 mi

US $170
New shocks 
Jan 2015

116000 mi

US $3100
had to replace the oil cooler seal failed, had to rebuild entire transmission 
Mar 2015

116000 mi

US $2700
seal failed, transmission fluid dumped. cause was transmission problem that ruined the seal 
Mazda Mazda5 in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2017
May 2011

35000 mi

US $165
Car made knocking/rattling sound. Found out that the rear right strut had leaked and damaged. New strut was installed. 
Jan 2014

67800 mi

US $300
Check engine light came on, changed the Air Mass Flow sensor. Check engine lite still on, went back 3 more times, finally went to different mechanic who told us that the AMF sensor has to be a true Mazda part, so change the part again. 
Feb 2014

61100 mi

US $800
Check engine light was on, took the car to 2 different mechanics with no results, so took it to the dealership, still no result. Car still have check engine light. 
Dec 2016

90000 mi

US $100
Change head light 
Mazda Mazda5 in Washington, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2017
Jul 2012

23700 mi

US $70
Toe in at rear wearing inside tread of tires. Negative camber also wears inner tread, but is not adjustable. Others report Mazda 5 eats tires. 
Feb 2013

29700 mi
Asked Mech to diagnose clunking at front right suspension. Thought sway bar bushings or strut mount. Mech could not hear problem. Determined that noise goes away if ambient temp is above 65 F. Have not pursued. 
Sep 2014

42000 mi

US $150
Noise caused by left rear OEM shock failure. Replaced rear shocks. 
Mazda Mazda5 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2011
Sep 2010

39000 mi

US $450
vibration at speed. Dealer couldn't replicate. Owner discovered rear shock locked up, which unevenly wore out rear tires. Replaced rear shocks and all 4 tires to cure problem. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Texas, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

84000 mi

US $300
Sway bar bushings were shot 
May 2015

108000 mi
Emissions Leak Detection Pump failure 
Oct 2015

113800 mi

US $1500
Engine oil cooler leaking, replaced rear stabilizer ends and bushing replaced. 
Mar 2016

123000 mi

US $750
Replaced blown out shock absorbers 
Mazda Mazda5 in Rhode Island, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2016
Jul 2010

17800 mi
Weatherstripping around front windshield loose. Visor clip broken. 
Jan 2011

25000 mi
fuel filler door would not stay closed. 
Feb 2013

65300 mi

US $178
Valve stem rotted apart. Had to replace stem and sensor. 
Sep 2015

98000 mi

US $200
Rust coming through around rear wheel wells. 
Dec 2015

108000 mi

US $900
Front struts and link pins needed replacing. 
Jul 2016

115000 mi
Rust coming through around rear wheel wells. 
Mazda Mazda5 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2010 - Jun 2017
Apr 2011

9920 mi

C $70
No charge warranty replacement of passenger side seatbelt receiver. No charge warranty replacement of passenger side seatbelt receiver 
Aug 2013

36480 mi

C $300
Right rear stock blown, leaking all over driveway. Replaced both rear shocks. Relatively simple job, but far too early to need this. 
Sep 2014

49600 mi
Diagnosis of left rear wheel bearing problem after tire replacement. 
Jan 2015

31580 mi

C $500
Replaced right rear wheel bearing. Replaced headlight and fog lamp. 
May 2016

67360 mi

C $700
Replaced rear calipers, pads and rotors, front hardware (clip missing). 
Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

40000 mi

US $200
Rear Struts Needed Replacement 
Mar 2016

84000 mi

US $650
Front struts and tie-rod ends 
Mazda Mazda5 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

73000 mi

US $500
bad oxygen sensor 
Mazda Mazda5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
May 2012

58600 mi

US $189
Drivers side rear shock replacement. 

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2009 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda5 in Michigan, United States
Apr 2009 - May 2011
Apr 2011

50000 mi

US $75
Rear shock went bad (leaking oil). Both rear shocks were replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010 Excessive vibration and strong smell of clutch burning in stop-and-go traffic 
Mar 2010

24000 mi
Blown left rear shock absorber 
Mazda Mazda5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

4000 mi
The gas cap would not release, I've found other reports of similar issues on these cars now that I've looked. This happened while low on gas and trying to fill up. Luckily, I had enough gas to make it to the dealer, where they replaced my gas cap. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2009 - Sep 2017
Jul 2010

9300 mi
Right rear shock and rear swaybar bushings replaced. 
May 2011

15040 mi
Squeaky rear suspension 
May 2017

72817 mi

C $1200
Failed wheel bearing replaced, ball joints replaced,  cv boot replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2015 - Jan 2017
Jun 2015

131000 mi

US $1500
Replace all 4 shocks, sway bar links, control arms 
Dec 2015

146000 mi

US $200
Spark plug point separated and fell down into cylinder #4. 
Jan 2017

US $50
Spark plug in #2 cylinder self destructed again. 
Mazda Mazda5 in North Carolina, United States
May 2009 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

85000 mi
Broken engine mount replaced 
Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2017
Jul 2016

63000 mi

US $300
Failed AC compressor, Replaced with aftermarket compressor. Failed again, replaced again with different manufacturer aftermarket. Success. This is the 5th AC compressor in the vehicle. 
Jun 2017

82000 mi

US $550
Replace failed A/C compressor---AGAIN. 6th replacement. This time Mazda factory compressor, not aftermarket. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

48360 mi
The rear right shock was gone, empty of oil, in the last day of the warranty. In a way I was lucky, I guess... 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Apr 2014
Nov 2009

3100 mi
Intake manifold control runners were getting stuck closed. Causing excessive noise and lack of power for first few minutes on cold starts in cold weather. Turned CEL on, and off after a day's driing. Dealer replaced entire intake manifol 
Aug 2010

11160 mi
Rear sway bar bushings made a terrible creaking noise over bumps on hot humid days. Dealer replaced bushings under warranty once noise was demonstrated to them. 
Apr 2011

19220 mi
Power steering pump and lines replaced as per recall, had one power steering failure in a praking lot days prior to scheduled replacement Rear stabalizer bushings were making terrible creaking noise during any motion or bump, this is the second time in two years the same part has failed Rear driver side strut blew and leaked all hydraulic oil while we were away for a week, dealer replaced under warranty 
Sep 2012

35340 mi
Secondary O2 sensor failed, needed replacement. Caused check engine light 
Apr 2014

55800 mi

C $400
During oil change, dealer noticed that front left wheel bearing needed replacement (was sliding). Charged $380+tax 
Mazda Mazda5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2011 - Oct 2015
Mar 2011

25000 mi
Replaced passenger side rear Shock. 
Sep 2013

52000 mi

US $90
Right rear shock absorber blown (2nd time in 5 years...this is a problem on these cars. 1st time was covered under warranty. This time we replaced it with a better Kayaba one...also replaced the left rear shock too. 
Sep 2014

68000 mi

US $50
loud screeching sound when starting car..sometimes engine doesn't start. Mechanic said starter is going bad, gave me a price of $500 to replace. Waiting until starter fails completely to replace. 
May 2015

74000 mi

US $300
Loud clunking noise from front end. Left front sway bar link replaced. Both sway bar bushings replaced. Noise gone. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Dec 2013
Mar 2012

16740 mi
squeak when going over bumps 
Jun 2013

29760 mi
Check engine light went on, and they said it was the manifold intake causing the valves to trigger the engine light. It would cost $600 so we waited and the light hasn't gone on again since the check up. So we haven't done anything. 
Dec 2013

34720 mi

C $820
Front and black shocks and springs. Also the other stuff that goes with it. 
Mazda Mazda5 in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2014
Apr 2011

23000 mi
recall to replace power steering pump, which has "cut out" twice. Design of gas-cap threads would cause gas cap to cross-thread and jam. squeak and knock from rear suspension. dealer replaced struts; knock resolved but squeak remains. 
May 2011

24000 mi
rear suspension squeal; repaired w/ new sway bar bushings power steering pump replaced in recall (part finally arrived at dealer after long wait). 
Mar 2012

33000 mi

US $120
remove/replace blown rear shock. replace other rear shock as precautionary measure due to weakness of OEM part. 
Sep 2014

66000 mi
Rear sway bar bushings needed lubrication and/or replacement. Seems to be needed every ~30k miles. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2016
Sep 2011

33000 mi
Rear shocks and bushings were replaced under original warranty. 
Jul 2015

82700 mi

US $35
Replaced motor mount 
Nov 2015

87100 mi

US $600
Tie-rod end had a play and was replaced 
Feb 2016

90000 mi

US $258
One of the rear wheel bearings had to be replaced 
Mazda Mazda5 in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2010 - Mar 2014
Aug 2010

22320 mi

C $100
I was hearing noise from rear right. When car was lifted up for maintenance, oil from suspension leaked revealing the problem. 
Feb 2014

71780 mi

C $600
Cable problem. Was hard to diagnose. had to replace all cables as they could not pinpoint exactly which one was the problem. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2013
May 2011

19600 mi
Squeaky rear suspension parts. 
May 2013

49000 mi

US $250
Replaced both rear shocks. 

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2009 Mazda Mazda5 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mazda Mazda5 in Virginia, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2013
Jan 2010

7500 mi
Pulled up to a stop sign and car wouldn't go into gear. Dealership said it looked like I drove with foot on clutch, which I didn't. 
Jan 2012

34000 mi
Intermittent doors won't lock chime sounds. Dealer couldn't reproduce couldn't fix. 

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