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Mazda Mazda5 repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (42%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

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

Other (4%)

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Mazda Mazda5 electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (49%)

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Chart based on 160 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

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

46347 mi

US $55
Driver’s side brake light wasn’t working due to bad connection. 

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2014 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

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

22000 mi The airbag system idiot light was flickering - turned out the seat sensor had worked its way unplugged. 
12000 mi Horn died and had to be replaced (under warranty) 

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2012 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

157-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

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

89000 mi

US $650
Replaced battery 
9000 mi Bad TPMS sensor. 
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). 
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. 
74000 mi

US $700
SiriusXM module failed; replaced 
13020 mi

C $100
Battery replacement at 21000 km /2.5 years old. 
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. 
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. 
25000 mi

US $30
Windows were no longer functional 
141000 mi

US $1200
Washer pump failed 
89871 mi

US $350
Door lock actuator. 

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2010 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

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

55200 mi Broken HVAC fan emitted high pitched sound. 
61000 mi

US $150
Low beam out, driver's side 
27000 mi

US $40
65580 mi

C $40
Replace burned out headlight bulb 
23560 mi passenger side ocs (occupant classification sensor). replace seat track and 1 sensor. 
19460 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! 
33480 mi

C $120
Battery change. Cause bitter cold temperatures in Central Quebec. 
68100 mi Replace both low beams after one failed. 
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. 
139000 mi

US $105
High mounted third brake light failure. Caused by rust from inadequate sealing of connector. Prongs in connector rust and break, or the LED assembly IN the housing breaks as well (reported in forums). For me, the prong in the connector rusted and broke. I chose to buy a replacement lamp which was $98.10 plus with shipping. Had to buy some additional connectors, cut and splice additional wire, add the connectors and now working again. 
145000 mi

US $36
Mazda 5 lightbulb change ..a PITH on the headlight designer of this car 
29300 mi

US $1600
173432 mi

US $1103
Air conditioning motor was broken so there was no cold air. Needed to replace the entire system. 
22700 mi Short in the daylight sensor caused both headlights to burn out. Daylight sensor fixed, bulbs replaced. All under warranty. 
39500 mi

US $50
Lights in climate control went out. Requires replacement of entire circuit board. Headlights out again. 
50900 mi

US $180
TPMS Sensors 
115800 mi

US $2200
Car would act as though the battery was dead at times. Also the car went completely dead while driving. Update Nov 2017: diagnosed as a loose alternator cable and weak battery. This diagnosis was incorrect. 
125000 mi

US $350
Low voltage output - replaced with new alternator 
78120 mi

C $2977
AC condenser leakage; replaced condenser, added refrigerant oil 
89000 mi

US $1550
Compressor failure. Complete replacement of compressor with kit. 
50000 mi

US $600
Rear A/C was not blowing out any air whatsoever. The rear A/C door actuator was replaced. 
13020 mi Battery failed 

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2010 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

37820 mi

C $175
Battery was getting weak, required replacement 
42260 mi

C $500
Car/phone pairing no longer works reliably 
43710 mi

C $60
Car will not crank/start intermittently, seems to be related to colder temperatures. Left me stranded twice. Brought to dealer where they charged $60 to run diagnostics, but said no problems were discovered. Offered to continue troubleshooting, at additional cost to me for additional diagnostics at $135/hr. I suspect a slow leak somewhere in the electrical system, but dealer is dismissive of my concerns unless I'm willing to pay $135/hr 
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. 
62000 mi

US $530
Driver door lock actuator stopped working. Could not unlock door from inside or outside. New part installed by independant mechanic. 
24000 mi No air coming out of rear ventilation grills. Dealer replaced failed rear vent motor under warranty. 
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. 
154500 mi A/C clutch failed 
170000 mi

US $740
Continue diagnosis of A/C. Evac, dye, recharge. Alternator failed Both headlights replaced Replaced compressor 
36700 mi Light bulb for ac controls fell out of the socket. New bulb installed. Old one was not recovered. 
36800 mi

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

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2010 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

144-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

27780 mi brake light above back door burnt out 

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2009 Mazda Mazda5

Engine not specified

157000 mi

US $904
Ambient temperature sensor Alternator replaced 
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

90000 mi

US $100
Change head light 
189000 mi

US $2500
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. 
97599 mi

US $89
repair of TMPS 
31580 mi

C $500
Replaced headlight and fog lamp. 
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. 
92000 mi

US $95
One headlight out. 
107300 mi

US $20
Replaced a headlight bulb for the second time. 
120000 mi

US $26
Replaced passenger side headlight. 2nd time in 2 years, 3rd headlight in 3 years. 
101000 mi

US $450
Replaced starter 
54560 mi a/c middle switch doesnt light up at night. 
54760 mi Back center console a/c motor not working. Theres no air blowing from the back center vent. 
69440 mi one back light led is out , the other four are ok. 
79340 mi third back led brake light stopped working. 
96720 mi

C $400
a/c dial led out/  
122000 mi

US $860
AC compressor had failed, needed to be replaced full vac and refill the system with refrigerant. 
127000 mi

US $300
Replaced resistor which controls blower. Airbag light flashing 

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2009 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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. 
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. 
82000 mi

US $550
Replace failed A/C compressor---AGAIN. 6th replacement. This time Mazda factory compressor, not aftermarket. 
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. 

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2009 Mazda Mazda5 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

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

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2008 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

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

138000 mi

US $100
A/C started running weak. Local shop diagnosed as low refrigerant. Refil and filter. 
20500 mi Replace driver side electric window switch controlling passenger side window. Warranty repair at no cost. 
40000 mi

US $100
Brake light switch failure at brake pedal. (Car will not go into gear if brake electrical circuit does not complete.) 
3720 mi Fix power window module in left passenger sliding door 
44000 mi Rear defroster was not working. Rear glass replaced. However, it leaked after repair, so repair was done agan. 
42700 mi

US $65
Replacing headlights on this car is difficult for the amateur. I had to take the car to a shop to have the bulbs replaced. They are held in with small clips and an inexperienced person will take a long time to get the job done. 
53000 mi Replace Battery 
50 mi Clockspring circuit failed within 2 hours of leaving dealership, causing horn to sound until it burned out. It was repaired under warranty, of course. From what I can tell, this is an extremely rare occurrence, but was very disappointing to say the least. 
86700 mi passenger window wouldnt go up. removed driver and passenger switches,disassembled,cleaned, fine now. 
119000 mi

US $900
AC compressor 
15300 mi TPMS sensor was damaged by Walmart tire shop during flat tire repair. Dealer has replaced the sensor, Walmart payed for that ($130). 
21000 mi AM portion of the radio/CD system stopped working. FM reception was fine, as was CD playback. Only the AM reception stopped (no stations could be tuned in). 
119000 mi

US $10
Low beam bulb replaced 
96100 mi

C $600
AC quit working - this shop doesn't fix AC units. 
19000 mi

US $50
Headlight bulb, replacement took 45 minutes. 
21000 mi Repeated failure of left headlight (3 times within 2 months). Suspected lamp socket problem. Socket replaced. 
18000 mi Factory remote start began malfunctioning, vehicle would not stay running and would restart multiple times. Tach sensing signal for remote start adjusted. no problems since. 

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2008 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

120000 mi

US $800
The air conditioning compressor was not working and was replaced. 
121520 mi

C $1300
Compressor died. New a/c compressor bought and installed; then another electrical problem appeared and shop had to work on the system for another day to resolve. 
93500 mi

US $773
Replace alternator and battery 
108000 mi

US $937
Replaced A/C compressor. 
120391 mi

US $635
Replaced air conditioner seals at the evaporator. 

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2007 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

83000 mi

US $100
6 disc changer stopped working. Got one from a salvage yard and replaced it myself. 
84000 mi

US $20
Had to change the three LED bulbs that light up the HVAC controls when the headlights are on. 
61920 mi

C $118
Replaced original battery as the original would no longer hold a full charge.Vehicle was left for 8 days and battery went dead ( < 7.3 V) 
27000 mi

US $48
Headlight would only work intermittently due to poor electrical contact at bulb. Needed new bulb socket, but dealer would not honor warranty because an "aftermarket" bulb had been used. (Bulb was same wattage as OEM) 
74400 mi

US $500
Alternator replaced & serpentine belt replaced 
66340 mi

C $1200
Air conditioner failure. Replaced. 
96100 mi

C $100
Sliding door soft-close motor bangs/jumps when temperatures go below freezing, occasionally causing sliding door to latch improperly. The Mazda dealer could not identify a cause. The only "solution" offered was an expensive door motor replacement with no guarantee it would fix the problem and they suggested I try a body shop instead. Since the problem goes away above freezing and spring has come it is no longer possible to reproduce the problem for anyone else. I will have to wait until the return of below freezing temperatures in the fall when the problem will return, as it did last year. 
98580 mi

C $100
Brake light switch failed (no brake lights when brakes applied). Replaced. 

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2007 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

145000 mi

US $200
Clock Spring needed replacing for the Air Bag 
58000 mi 6 CD Player got stuck 
69900 mi

US $1500
Airbag light 
27000 mi

US $500
failure of sliding door lock cylinder required replacement last week 
36000 mi

US $160
both low-beam headlamps blew out at same time. Shop ran diagnostics but could find no reason for the problem. Replaced both headlamps 
129000 mi

US $500
reverse lights were operating as tail/brake lights 
36000 mi

US $150
Brake on/off switch broke preventing car moving out of Park 
99000 mi

US $2348
Replaced alternator and battery. 
73300 mi

US $60
Headlights on the Mazda 5 are too difficult for me to change and I have to take the vehicle to the dealer. The lights seem to only last about 18 months before requiring replacement. 
97000 mi Replaced left low beam headlamp. 
51960 mi

C $50
Low beam blub burned out. 
33000 mi

US $53
Right regular headlight went out. A real bear to change yourself. I don't have the bulb seated in the gasket correctly, will need to have the mechanic do it. But it is working! 
106000 mi

US $700
Alternator stopped working. 
138000 mi

US $35
AC Coil stopped working. replaced Coil, Pulley with bearing and Clutch plate. 

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2007 Mazda Mazda5 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

68200 mi Only front seat passengers can barely feel the air conditioning. One of the windows does not work. 
77500 mi

R 1600
Airbags light remains on, it never goes off. Front passenger seat belt light flashes when no one is sitting on the seat 

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2006 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

157-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

53000 mi

US $427
AC compressor seized - replaced compressor. 
41000 mi Mazda navigation is out-of-sync. Periodically provides incorrect routes and plots vehicle several miles from actual location. Dealer could not replicate but I have photographed and videotaped problem and just need to find time to reschedule. Annoyed. 
15000 mi Key fob remotes work intermittently. Asked for repair or replacement per Mazda TSB. Complaint was ignored by dealer and no repair was attempted. 
21000 mi Power door lock on rear passenger door stopped working - lock assembly & actuator replaced. Door lock remotes work intermittently. When vehicle is at idle, turning the steering wheel causes a noticeable dimming of headlights and slowing of HVAC blower, appearing to indicate insufficient alternator output. Dealer claimed this operation was normal. 
116000 mi

US $50
Replaced worn out AC clutch - friction material in original had degraded 
37000 mi

US $50
door locks not unlocking automatically. Owner replaced power lock actuator successfully. 
28000 mi Bought car used - came with broken window switches in both rear doors. Replaced under warranty. Both door actuators had failed. TSB issued, and was discovered through owner-initiated research. Replaced under warranty. 
30000 mi A/C not sufficiently cold, told w/i parameters 
87300 mi

US $30
Headlight bulb required replacing. Problem was with retaining clip which was bent on removal and no longer holds bulb fast. 
26000 mi actuators for right and left sliding rear doors would not fully open doors when key was pressed. They were replaced under warranty. There was a TSB for the problem. 
67000 mi

US $100
replaced both sliding doors' actuators. 
62000 mi

US $1100
Air conditioner compressor and clutch bad and replaced 

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2006 Mazda Mazda5 4dr Minivan

157-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

20000 mi ignition switch sometimes doesn't recogize that the key has been removed so it chimes at you. Replaced ignition switch 
30000 mi drivers window wouldn't roll down. They were unable to duplicate since it rolled down fine and they said they didn't do anything. passenger door lock doesn't always unlock. Shop couldn't duplicate so no fix was made. 
38000 mi actuator for the passenger side slider wasn't unlocking the door. 
30000 mi Rear driver side door lock failed, would not lock or unlock. Repaired under warranty. 
39000 mi Rear passenger side door lock failed. 
45000 mi Passenger sliding door would not - unlock ( at times ). 
49700 mi

US $150
Passenger side sliding door would not lock. 
52000 mi

US $150
Sliding doors would not lock / unlock. Replaced both sliding door actuators. 
87000 mi

US $1200
AC was not cooling, compressor had failed. 
31000 mi Issue with door locking/unlocking - remotes not working 
65000 mi

US $230
The alternator stopped working. Had to replace. Ended up trading the car in on a lease. It was a lemon. 
42422 mi Brake lamp switch bad. Replaced under warranty 
146320 mi

C $100
Air Conditioner stopped working. Informed that replacement required. Chose not to proceed due to excessive cost. A while back: Complete engine failure, required replacement at 117,000 km. Mazda refused any action. 
86000 mi

US $110
failed door lock solenoid. 
10794 mi

US $10
53000 mi Sensors fail for remote key entry. Clean contacts 
120636 mi

US $760
Replace compressor 
138154 mi

US $14
Replace left low beam lamp 
156000 mi

US $32
Left and Right low beams replaced 
20460 mi a/c belt squeel. 
65100 mi

C $100
Recharged ac unit refrigerant. 
66340 mi

C $50
Couldn't find source of refrigerant leak. Recharged again. 
47000 mi

US $135
a/c check and recharge 
50000 mi

US $350
Right rear sliding door lock would not open dependably using remote. 
77200 mi

US $150
Left rear passenger sliding door does not always unlock when using remote. 
93000 mi

US $850
Alternator died. Towed to dealer. Said alternator, battery and drive belts need to be replaced. 
96000 mi

US $135
battery died. replaced by AAA 
52080 mi

C $250
Left passenger door power lock starts work unstable. Sometimes it's not opening, the other times - not closing. Repaired by replacement of electric parts from door lock  
42000 mi

US $386
Driver side slider door intermittently did not unlock and once would not latch. Remote controller replaced. Two weeks later the passenger side slider now has the same problem. 
42160 mi Key fob stopped functioning, and a new battery did not solve the problem, so I was given a new key fob. 
53320 mi A complaint is logged with the dealer regarding the steering wheel audio controls, which are beginning to perform incorrect functions, such as volume changing track etc. 
56420 mi Replaced both headlights myself. Very hard to access. I had the right rear lock motor replaced, since it stopped working with the key fob and interior power switch. 
62000 mi passenger side power door lock broken. 
55180 mi Right rear power door lock broken 
39680 mi Door lock motor and power widow motor. 
35640 mi

C $212
Rear door locks worked occasionally, and after reading about others having this problem, we finally had our independent mechanic replace the controller and actuator. Special order Mazda parts were used. 
56300 mi

C $212
Low Battery Replaced battery 
96700 mi

US $150
Alternator replaced. 

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2005.5 Mazda Mazda5

Engine not specified

145360 mi

Starter coils died. 

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