2010 Mazda Mazda5 Mazda Mazda5 2010

We are 108,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2010 Mazda Mazda5 repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (39%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 124 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2010 Mazda Mazda5.

2010 Mazda Mazda5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (31%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 64 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 2010 Mazda Mazda5 repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2010 Mazda Mazda5

Engine not specified

Mazda Mazda5 in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

74400 mi

C $1057
Right Front Strut $366. Rear Trailing Arm Bushings $557. 

Return to top

2010 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

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

Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2015
Jun 2014

50000 mi

US $600
Suspension was noisy. Left rear shock was leaking fluid and needed to be replaced. Rear stabilizer bushings were lubricated. Rear A/C was not blowing out any air whatsoever. The rear A/C door actuator was replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

32000 mi
Windshield moulding separating from windshield and body and coming loose at upper left and right side of windshield. Dealer declined covering repair/out of warranty by age. Cosmetic not leaking but may. Est. repair $375. Body Flex? 
Mazda Mazda5 in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2010 - Dec 2016
Jan 2013

26391 mi

C $200
Belt Tensioner replacement. 
Dec 2013

32925 mi

C $200
Water pump leaking; replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Illinois, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2015
Dec 2013

42000 mi
Rear shock is leaking and needs replacing. Elected to wait for repair until spring. 
Jun 2014

49000 mi

US $100
Replaced shocks. Lubed bushings. 
Mar 2015

55000 mi

US $280
Check engine light. Cleaned throttle. 
Mazda Mazda5 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Dec 2016
Jan 2011

3900 mi
REAR SUSPENSION MAKES SQUEAK SOUND WHEN DRIVEN ON HUMPS. REPLACED BUSHING STILL MAKES THE SOUND 
Aug 2013

23560 mi
passenger side ocs (occupant classification sensor). replace seat track and 1 sensor. 
Dec 2014

34100 mi

C $1500
main 02 sensor fail rear shock leaking 
Oct 2015

39660 mi
check engine light. o2 sensor fail. just needed a software update 
Mazda Mazda5 in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
Jun 2013

24000 mi

US $1500
Transmission oil replaced oil burnt with only 26000 miles 
Mazda Mazda5 in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2016
Oct 2013

66300 mi
Replacement of shot swaybar bushings with dealer part by self vibration during braking. Pads and rotors replaced with Powerstop front rotor kit 
Nov 2013

67700 mi
Replace both low beams after one failed. 
Dec 2014

90000 mi
2nd replacement of driver's side low-beam this year. As I did the first time, BOTH bulbs replaced. These DEFINITELY take longer than 10 minutes to replace. Bad design of bulb retainer. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

13020 mi
Battery failed 
Mazda Mazda5 in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
Sep 2014

37820 mi

C $150
Chuck broke 
Mazda Mazda5 in Florida, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

29500 mi

US $1600
Condenser 
Mazda Mazda5 in Indiana, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

84000 mi
O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 2, slow response. Replaced. now getting p2096, lean mix after catalytic converter, which is addressed in a TSB from mazda as a malfunction of the PCU 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

114000 mi

US $2200
Car would act as though the battery was dead at times. Also the car went completely dead while driving. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Indiana, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

34000 mi

US $800
Brakes were worn and pads & rotors needed replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
Apr 2014 - May 2015
May 2015

86000 mi

US $240
At light went on 
Mazda Mazda5 in Missouri, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2014

190300 mi

US $80
Replaced worn out shocks 
Apr 2015

207300 mi

US $100
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors. Pads were worn, rotors took enough effort to remove that I went ahead and replaced 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

66000 mi
Rear suspension couldn't be aligned. Some banging still coming from rear when going over bumps. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Dec 2015
Apr 2013

48940 mi
Noise coming from rear of vehicle. Diagnosed as sway bar and spring bushings making the noise. Fixed under warranty. 
Apr 2014

66780 mi

C $40
Replace burned out headlight bulb Mud flap came loose 
Jun 2014

71300 mi

C $275
Replaced rear shock absorbers 
May 2015

88660 mi

C $30
Exhaust heat shield had become loose and was rattling upon cold start up. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Aug 2013
Jun 2013

8680 mi

C $290
Minor shake in the steering and front end at highway speeds. Issue persists since new. Got another set of tires, rims, alignment. Not fixed. 
Jul 2013

8680 mi
Dealer re-seated the engine on the mounts, the shake reduced slightly but is still present. Over two years now with this issue. 
Aug 2013

8680 mi
Shake in front end at highway speeds. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Vermont, United States
Jan 2012 - May 2016
Jun 2012

18000 mi
Sway bar bushings squeeking. Replaced under warranty. Right rear shock leaking 
Mazda Mazda5 in Illinois, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2016
Jun 2012

26000 mi
Intermittent squeak from rear suspension. Dealer service performed under warranty. Bushes in sway bar lubed, squeak eliminated. 
Nov 2014

61000 mi

US $150
Replaced pads and rotors front and rear. pads were due on the front and the rears could have gone another 25,000 miles, but took care of all at once. Bled and replaced brake fluid as preventative maintainence. 
Mazda Mazda5 in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2012
Aug 2011

28000 mi
Strap that releases folding rear bench has broken. Seat stuck in upright position. Repair part ordered but backordered. No estimate on delivery date. Transmission does not seem to be functioning efficiently...rough during acceleration and deceleration. Seems to take too long to shift when accelerating on highway. 
Sep 2011

30000 mi
Strap and locking mechanism for rear seat release replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2015
Jul 2011

23300 mi
Short in the daylight sensor caused both headlights to burn out. Daylight sensor fixed, bulbs replaced. All under warranty. 
Jul 2012

36300 mi
Replaced right rear shock, swaybar mount & bushings. 
Oct 2012

39700 mi

US $50
Lights in climate control went out. Requires replacement of entire circuit board. Headlights out again. 
Nov 2013

52000 mi

US $180
TPMS Sensors 
Sep 2014

56000 mi

US $500
Cleaned throttlebody 
Mazda Mazda5 in Illinois, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2017
Jun 2010

27000 mi

US $40
Headlights. 
Dec 2010

54000 mi

US $370
Rear shocks were leaking and had to be replaced. 
Oct 2012

106000 mi
Went 106,000 before having to replace brake pads for the first time. 
Nov 2014

165000 mi

US $385
Cracked motor mount had to be replaced. 
Jul 2015

190300 mi

US $750
Rear shocks replaced 
Sep 2016

237000 mi

US $500
Replaced serpentine belt, replaced sensor. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jan 2015
Jun 2011

14880 mi

C $200
Problem with rear bushings --> caused creaking over even minor road imperfections. Replaced under warranty, now no noise. 
Jul 2012

32080 mi
Lining around front windshield had come out; pushed back into place. 
Feb 2014

55600 mi
Broken HVAC fan emitted high pitched sound. 
Jan 2015

71920 mi
Unable to close pass side sliding door. Have gone to dealer 3x for this. No solution available. USA had a recall over this issue. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - May 2014
Jul 2012

18020 mi
Rear suspension noise, dealer replaced worn bushings under warranty 
Sep 2013

33480 mi
Rear sway bar and bushings replaced under warranty to address noisy suspension over bumps. Front rotors replaced under warranty due to warping. Apparently there is a TSB for this issue. 
Mazda Mazda5 in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2016
Apr 2012

45000 mi
Pollution control device under car had broken rubber mounts. Dealer replaced device and mounts. Rear electronic sensor valve stems defective. Leaking. 
Dec 2016

138000 mi

US $44
Replaced rear shocks. They were the originals. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2011 - Dec 2016
Jan 2013

12682 mi
Starter problem:on key selection to 'Start',starter would wind up, but not engage the engine's flywheel.Got it towed in morning, looked at in afternoon.Starter replaced and readied for 17h00.Cold weather conditions,colder tomorrow! 
Feb 2015

33480 mi

C $120
Battery change. Cause bitter cold temperatures in Central Quebec. 
Aug 2015

37820 mi

C $630
R/H front thump like vibration. Wheel bearing changed. Brake disk diagnosed 0.010 in. warped. Thumping noise while driving. Still there! 
Oct 2015

38440 mi
Thumping noise ended up coming from partly rusted brake disks. New ones installed. 
Mar 2016

44640 mi

C $600
R/H bearing change 
Nov 2016

57660 mi
Two rear shocks changed 

Return to top

2010 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda5 in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

26500 mi
Grinding gears when shifting to 2nd. 2nd gear and synchros replaced. Other smaller parts. Groaning rear suspension. both rear shocks blown 
Dec 2013

31000 mi
Rear sway bar bushings replaced. Front left strut replaced. 
Jan 2014

31500 mi
clunk on right side, dealer did not fix, could not replicate. rotors rubbing, grinding when slowing to stop, dealer blamed 'worn rotors' would not resurface /replace. 
Nov 2015

43000 mi

US $100
3rd brake light (CHMSL) dead. Confirmed voltage, then noted condensation inside assembly. 'Sealed' LED assembly, need to replace entire unit at $100. Should have been a $2 bulb. Seem to be a common issue. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Dec 2014

54000 mi

US $280
Replaced motor mount. Tightened up parking brake. Second time in 3 months. Shop thinks we are pulling it too hard. We disagree. Barely holds the car, which is important on a manual trans car without a Park gear. Still not right. Taking car elsewhere next time. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2011 - Oct 2013
Jul 2013

37800 mi
Rear left shock absorber 
Mazda Mazda5 in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2012
Feb 2011

3700 mi
Left rear tail light mounted crooked, not flush with bodywork. Dealer re-installed. Left wiper hit edge of windshield frame with a loud click on High speed. Dealer adjusted, but problem persists. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Oct 2016
Jan 2011

9920 mi
Rear shocks were found to be "bouncy" by dealership during routine maintenance visit. Replaced under warranty at no cost to owner. Poor fuel economy observed by owner. Dealer performed diagnostics and reflashed ECU, but said many Mazdas are still "breaking in" up until 20000-25000km and the fuel economy may remain poor. 
Aug 2011

12080 mi
Raised the issue again with dealer during routine oil change. Was told to keep logs and document fuel consumption. Dealer offered to take matter up with Mazda Canada if it persists. 
Dec 2014

32860 mi

C $750
Suspension was feeling very "unsettled" and handling was badly affected. Rear stabilizer bar bushings and rear struts all required replacement. 
Feb 2016

37820 mi

C $175
Battery was getting weak, required replacement 
Oct 2016

42160 mi

C $500
Oxygen sensor required replacement Car/phone pairing no longer works reliably 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jul 2014
Jul 2012

32700 mi

C $150
Warranty repair - sway bar links causing squeaking from rear when going over bumps 
Mazda Mazda5 in Missouri, United States
Jan 2010 - Aug 2014
Sep 2011

48000 mi
Climate control automated setting not working due to outside ambient temp sensor wire "broken" near front grille. Wire was re-attached, all fine. Presume road debris disconnected / damaged the sensor wire. Mazda extended warranty. 
Feb 2013

71300 mi
Replace sway bar bushings under extended warranty 
Mazda Mazda5 in Kentucky, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2013
Mar 2013

24000 mi
Car made rattle sound at bumps. Dealer replaced front loose bushings under warranty. No air coming out of rear ventilation grills. Dealer replaced failed rear vent motor under warranty. Owner noticed stench from trans. Dealer saw signs of worn clutch on manual trans, recommended replacing clutch. Perplexed owner driving manual for over 25 yrs, has never had a clutch fail, never heard of bad clutch after 2 yrs, 24k mi 
Oct 2013

29000 mi
Increasingly hard to press clutch. Made my foot sore after an hour of driving. Others report having the same problem on the Internet. Even technicians recommend getting an aftermarket clutch to avoid this problem. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jan 2012
Sep 2011

24800 mi
replace leaking rear shocks...know mazda5 problem. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2016
Sep 2014

31000 mi

US $200
Rear bushings got creaky, replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Jan 2016
Jun 2011

20000 mi
Replaced a leaking seal on transmission. 
Sep 2011

24000 mi
Replaced third brake light which failed due to water intrusion. 
Jul 2012

35000 mi
Driver side rear shock blown. Replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2012

37000 mi
Light bulb for ac controls fell out of the socket. New bulb installed. Old one was not recovered. 
Jun 2013

50000 mi

US $8
Put synthetic grease on the rear sway bar bushings to eliminate squeeking noise. 
Jan 2015

82700 mi

US $19
Replaced both headlight bulbs. One was bad, always replace in pairs. 
Jun 2015

91000 mi

US $60
Replaced blown passenger rear shock. Shocker. Pun intended. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2016
Jan 2013

68000 mi

US $5
Right outside mirror broke pivot lock (where it folds in) so it was swinging loose. Self-repaired by gluing. 
Jan 2015

132300 mi

US $1165
Replace front stabilizer bar (worn ends) Both front struts and both rear shocks replaced. Right front strut was empty of fluid and dead. Others were all fully worn. 
Oct 2015

156000 mi
A/C clutch failed 
Apr 2016

171000 mi

US $740
Continue diagnosis of A/C. Evac, dye, recharge. Alternator failed Both headlights replaced Replaced compressor 

Return to top

2010 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

144-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

28280 mi
rear passenger shock was leeking brake light above back door burnt out 
Dec 2015

49600 mi

C $80
Gear shift was loose.- did not stay in place when put into drive. 

Return to top

2010 Mazda Mazda5 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda Mazda5 in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

16700 mi
Symptoms included squeaky rear end - especially over bumps. Diagnosis was worn rear sway bar and worn passenger side rear spring seat rubber. Warranty work included replacing rear sway bar and passenger side spring sear rubber. 

Return to top

See TrueDelta's information for all Minivans
See TrueDelta's information for all Mazda models.

2010 Mazda Mazda5 Repair Histories

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 2010 Mazda Mazda5 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.