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2018 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

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

Mazda CX-5 in West Virginia, United States
May 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

195 mi
Infotainment system locked up. Rebooted by unhooking negative battery terminal, then installed the most current version. Seems to have corrected the problem 

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2017 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mazda CX-5 in South Australia, Australia
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

6200 mi
Intermittent tripping of emergency brake system. Reload front camera software. Issue has not returned. However i have noticed the camera is more sensitive to speed signs and will regularly pick up speed changes that are not relevant. 

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2017 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

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

Mazda CX-5 in Florida, United States
Mar 2017 - Jul 2018
May 2017

1100 mi
Steering wheel vibration at 50-70mph where wheel would physically vibrate/shake. Dealer road forced balanced tires. Steering wheel vibration at 50-70mph where wheel would physically vibrate/shake. Previous road force balance unsuccessful. Dealer replaced all four wheels and tires from another unit on the lot. 
Jun 2017

1250 mi
Steering wheel vibration at 50-70mph where wheel would physically vibrate/shake. Previous two attempts (road force balance and wheel/tire replacement) were unsuccessful. Dealer drove another new unit on the lot which exhibited similar symptoms. Dealer contacted Mazda technical help line to get an answer and was told symptoms are normal. Steering wheel still visibly shaking when driving in a straight line at a steady speed. 
Jul 2017

2900 mi
Filed lemon law claim regarding wheel vibration. Mazda Corporate inspected vehicle and determined the issue was still being caused by improperly balanced wheels. Rebalanced tires again and mostly resolved the issue however slight vibration still exists. 
Mar 2018

13000 mi
Dealer replaced lower control arm bushings per TSB due to knocking noise. 
Jul 2018

19000 mi
Suspension still making clunking/popping after sealer replaced lower control arm bushings. Replaced bushings again and performed a steering tsb 
Mazda CX-5 in Florida, United States
May 2017 - Mar 2018
Jul 2017

1000 mi
smart brake assist system not working. service shop could not find problem without actual crash so i left without help 

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2017 Mazda CX-5 4dr SUV

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

Mazda CX-5 in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

5000 mi
Check engine light 
Mazda CX-5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

2000 mi
Poss vacuum leak 
Mazda CX-5 in West Virginia, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

1000 mi
steering wheel as a little off center while driving in a straight line. Mechanic had me sit in the car and hold wheel where I wanted it, and made the slight adjustment. Probably wouldn't bother most people, but bothered me. 
Mazda CX-5 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2017 - Mar 2018
Sep 2017

1240 mi
Technology safety system is totally dependent on the upper factory installed windshield camera. If it's view is obscured in any manner the rest of the safety features such as collision avoidance, smart braking, lane assist will no longer function. In section 4 page 148 of the owner's manual this is stated, but the sales people don't mention this during the buying process. So during a snowstorm, heavy rain, fog, morning dew or some bird poops on the windshield some of your "special" safety features of the technology package will not work, and Mazda doesn't consider this to be a defect. The 19 inch tires that come with the vehicle are suppose to be top end tires. After 2,500 Kms they are developing "flat" spots. Let the car sit over night and when you start out in the morning you have a thump, thump, thump for about 10 Kms until the tires warm up. 
Dec 2017

1671 mi
Loose front linkage 
Mar 2018

4464 mi
Windshield-mounted automatic brake sensor defective, had to be replaced. 
Mazda CX-5 in Queensland, Australia
May 2017 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

8680 mi
Replace cracked windscreen that had been damaged on a road trip to Melbourne. 

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