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2012 Mazda Mazda5 repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 66 repairs.
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2012 Mazda Mazda5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (47%)

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Chart based on 58 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

157-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Nov 2017
Jul 2017

52700 mi

C $1200
Front brakes. Rotors separated in two and the inside part had to be hammered off. Fins corroded through and through. Calipers had to be hammered off too. Very corroded and almost welded to their mounts 
Aug 2017

52700 mi

C $500
Because of corrosion again, an engine mount and a transmission mount,  as well as rear suspension links had to be replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2018
May 2013

8200 mi
CEL and evap leak code 0455. Dealer replaced solenoid. 
Jun 2014

27000 mi
Noise when releasing clutch in 1st & 2nd gear. 
Aug 2014

32000 mi
Dealer replaced motor mount, which had failed 
Feb 2016

58600 mi
Fuel filler neck vent valve defective, splashes fuel on fill-up 
Apr 2016

60800 mi

US $350
Shifter mechanism replaced - reverse lock-out broken 
May 2017

80000 mi

US $1200
ABS controller failed. Soft brake pedal, extended stopping distances. Replacement part acquired from Canada, 20% off service coupon used, otherwise $1600 repair 
Feb 2018

95000 mi

US $500
Replaced brake rotors and pads 
Jul 2018

100000 mi

US $400
Replaced shifter mechanism 
Aug 2018

106000 mi

US $500
Difficult to shift from 3-4 shifter gate into 5-6 shifter gate. Thought it was mechanism but new one behaves the same. Had shifter cables repalced but problem persists. Will seek transmission repair within a few months. 1 leaking rear shock - had both rear shocks replaced. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Aug 2014
Mar 2014

36000 mi
Sqeaky engine mount. Was repaired under a TSB with an insert to stiffen the mount. Problem solved. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Maine, United States
Feb 2011 - Jan 2020
Mar 2018

105000 mi

US $500
Replaced worn ball joint/control arm assy 
Jul 2018

110000 mi

US $1500
The clutch started slipping. A clutch kit was ordered, and once disassembled the flywheel was also found to need replacement. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

79360 mi

C $375
NOTE: Repair cost is in Canadian $: Replaced left rear wheel bearing/hub assembly 
Mazda Mazda5 in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2018
Oct 2016

84000 mi

US $320
replaced 2 sensors to get Check Engine Light to go off 
Nov 2017

91000 mi

US $270
Routine front brake job, rotors and pads 
Mazda Mazda5 in Florida, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2013
Jul 2011

8000 mi
The horn had stopped working. The dealer replaced the horn at no cost under warranty. 

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2012 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

157-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda5 in Georgia, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

81000 mi

US $250
time to replace the pads and rotors. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Florida, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

64000 mi

US $200
The tire pressure monitoring system in one tire needed to be replaced (the battery inside cannot be replaced or recharged; the entire system in that tire must be swapped for a new one). 
Mar 2018

70716 mi

US $2000
CV boot and side axle assembly replaced; was worn and spraying lubricant Two motor mounts replaced 
Mazda Mazda5 in Florida, United States
Nov 2016 - Jan 2018
Mar 2017

87000 mi

US $275
Replaced rear struts and tires 
Sep 2017

89000 mi

US $650
Periodic replacement of drums and rotors. Replaced battery 
Jan 2018

96000 mi

US $80
Repair of bent rim 
Mazda Mazda5 in Vermont, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

38000 mi

US $200
The heat shield was vibrating causing noise under the car. The supports had rusted. The heat shield and supports were replaced 
Mazda Mazda5 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2020
Oct 2017

43000 mi

US $200
Continual vibration with brake pads, also issues with cracked and dis-formed wheel. This vehicle seems to be very easily damaged by poor roads. Brakes, suspension...now wheels, all seem to be surprisingly fragile on Northern Va. roads. 
Feb 2018

47000 mi
Engine would not start multiple times. Dealer conducted electronic diagnosis and was unable to replicate the problem. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2018

75640 mi

C $700
Mazda Mazda5 in Utah, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

89871 mi

US $350
Door lock actuator. 
Mazda Mazda5 in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

55800 mi

C $150
Replaced rear shocks. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Virginia, United States
Jan 2011 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

76500 mi

US $95
Front rotors and pads not worn but rotors were warped causing a shimmy during high speed braking. Had identical issue repaired under factory warranty years earlier. Shop said rotors were under warranty so they only charged 1 hour labor to replace rotors and pads. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Florida, United States
Dec 2014 - Feb 2018
Feb 2018

141000 mi

US $1200
Washer pump failed 
Mazda Mazda5 in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2019
May 2017

86000 mi

US $400
New front brakes and rotors and brake fluid flush 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2016 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

58580 mi

C $235
Evap leak - gas tank vent valve broken 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jan 2017
Jan 2015

52700 mi
Split oil plug leaking oil 
Jun 2016

81840 mi

C $20
Repaired heat shield 
Mazda Mazda5 in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2015
Jul 2012

6200 mi
Water leak due to debris inside front windshield cowl 
Mazda Mazda5 in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - May 2014
Nov 2013

25800 mi
Engine light came on while driving on highway, dealer diagnosed solenoid evac valve not working, replaced under warranty, 90 minutes for diagnostic and one hour for repair 
Mazda Mazda5 in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

25000 mi

US $30
Windows were no longer functional 
Mar 2018

43000 mi

US $75
Leak in front passenger axle. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Indiana, United States
Mar 2011 - Aug 2015
Oct 2011

12500 mi
Fuel tank would overflow when filled all the way up. Diagnosed as a faulty return valve. New fuel tank ordered and installed under warranty. 
Jan 2012

20000 mi
Exterior passenger door handle, driver's side of vehicle, ripped off in cold, icy conditions. Replaced at dealership. Covered by insurance. 
Apr 2012

23000 mi
All ext. glass surfaces affected by orange peel. Have tried cleaning using Invisible Glass, vinegar, Bon Ami, alcohol, GooGone, Zaino glass polish; no effect. Local, then regional tech called in, then sent national. Awaiting next step. 
Jun 2012

30000 mi
Creaking/knocking from sliding doors and rear hatch. Diagnosed as "stiction" by dealer tech. All doors and hatch lubricated. Mazda National technicians diagnosed the glass issue as "caused by exterior influences", therefore would not speculate as to the solution. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Quebec, Canada
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

13020 mi

C $100
Battery replacement at 21000 km /2.5 years old. 
Jun 2016

22940 mi

C $140
Battery was weak, installed a new battery, an after market because it has a better warranty than the one from the Mazda dealer. 
Jun 2017

29760 mi
Gas evap valve/sensor have been replaced. Engine light turn on. Covered under the extended waranty. 
Jul 2017

30690 mi
Noise , knock /rattle sound coming from the front of the car. Dealer said everything is fine , no safety issue. But the noise/ratlte is still there. No repair done by the dealer. 
Jun 2018

37200 mi

C $800
Driver side lower control arm have been replace becaude of a worn bushing. Convered under the waranty Driver side CV boots, no crack but little grease leak. 
Mazda Mazda5 in California, United States
May 2012 - May 2014
Nov 2013

20700 mi
Both sliding doors went out of adjustment and we're no longer flush to the exterior of the vehicle. Smell of coolant randomly, signs of coolant leaking around radiator cap. 
May 2014

25000 mi
The ac didn't work right. Took forever to cool down, and the techs only ever said it was working right and there was nothing they could do. It worked amazing for the first year, and hasn't worked anywhere near as well for at least 6 months. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Ohio, United States
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

73000 mi

US $300
The car has repeatedly had an electrical system issue. It stalled out twice after going through a small puddle two weeks in a row. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Missouri, United States
Jan 2017 - Sep 2018
Feb 2017

74000 mi

US $700
SiriusXM module failed; replaced 
Mazda Mazda5 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

58000 mi
Steering fluid gone. Leakage? Will need to return to dealer in ~ 1 month to fix leakage. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

9000 mi
Bad TPMS sensor. 
Mazda Mazda5 in Missouri, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
Apr 2013

5200 mi
Right side mirror glass had a dark spot in it and the dealer replaced it under warranty 
Mazda Mazda5 in Rhode Island, United States
Mar 2016 - Jul 2018
Jan 2017

105 mi

US $350
New brakes 
Mar 2018

78000 mi

US $500
Fuel Valve replacement for emissions 
Jul 2018

79000 mi

US $103
Hole in exhaust 

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