Mazda
Mazda

Mazda

Mazda Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchū, Hiroshima, Japan. In 2015, Mazda produced 1.5 million vehicles for global sales, the majority of which were produced in the company's Japanese plants, with the remainder coming from a variety of other plants worldwide.





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Yes, my wife and I have gone through five Mazdas in the course of fifteen y
Yes, my wife and I have gone through five Mazdas in the course of fifteen years. We used to purchase European cars exclusively, but have since jumped off that ship! Quality control issues abounded with our European luxury cars. Anyhow, this is a Mazda review. First off, let me just say that people are most adamant about getting their voices heard when they are upset; it is human nature to complain. However, it isnt often that we will write home about positive experiences unless they were truly out of the ordinary.On that note, this has been my experience with Mazda in the past fifteen years. My wife and I purchased our 2001 Protege MP3 brand spanking new, off the lot, in late 2000 after our BMW 325s engine failed completely. We had the MP3 for about five years and clocked in 260,000 miles. In that amount of time, the trunk started to retain water after 50,000 miles. What did we do? We removed the plugs in the trunk to let water out; PROBLEM SOLVED. At around 100,000 miles, a clunk started to appear in the rear end of our MP3. As it turns out, the bushings were bad on the rear sway bar. We upgraded to polyurethane and problem was solved. At around 160,000 miles, the rubber intake hose developed a crack so we installed a cold air intake. PROBLEM SOLVED. In 2005, we were t-boned when a motorist failed to stop. Our poor yellow MP3 was totaled; it went to automotive heaven and was dearly missed. Overall experience with the MP3: smiles every time we drove the car. The MP3 did not have the best fit and finish, had a harder sport-tuned suspension, and had more road noise, but we felt so connected to the car each time we drove it. We decided to purchase a brand new 2006 Mazda6 S (V6 manual) off the lot after the death of the MP3. We loved the little 6, which was roomier than the MP3 and much more upscale. The double wishbone suspension made U-turns a hassle, but boy was it fun to take around twisties. In 2009, we decided to purchase another vehicle so we opted for the 2009 Mazda6 GT, which- unfortunately - was only offered in an automatic. The 2009 was certainly more of a blast in a straight line (much more hp than the 2006) but was somehow lacking in overall driving connection. Additionally, Mazdas decision to switch to MacPherson struts somehow made the car feel more tame.After clocking in 89,000 miles on the 2009 MZ6 we traded it in for a used 2007 Mazda5 (only 12,000 miles and a manual transmission! ) in the summer of 2012 because our family grew to a size of four (two more kids) overall. In the fall of 2013, the Mazda5s thermostat went out, so that was a $40 fix and 30 minutes of my life taken away. Afterwards, the throttle body on the MZ5 gave out on us in 2014 at 95,000 miles. It was a $180 purchase for a new OEM TB, plus $15 for new coolant and 20 minutes of my life. It was around this time that we decided to purchase a ‘14 Mazda3 Sport (manual) in February 2014 because my wife and I absolutely fell in love with the cars aesthetic. We drove the car out the lot at $21,500 with huge smiles on our faces.It is now February 2015 and we still have our 2006 Mazda6 S (128,300 miles), 2007 Mazda5 S (112,200 miles), and 2014 Mazda3 S (3,111 miles). In the years that we have owned the 06 Mazda6, we have only had to change the oil, brakes, tires, and coolant. NOTHING MECHANICAL BROKE DOWN. As for the Mazda5, the biggest issues were only the thermostat and throttle body, which set us back less than $300. The 14 Mazda3 is still too new, but no issues have arisen yet.Overall, our collective experiences with our Mazdas have been very pleasant. We conducted extensive reviews before our purchases and we had realistic expectations of Mazdas flaws in their cars (bumpy suspension, increased road noise, etc), so not once did we feel cheated by Mazda (or anyone else for that matter.) However, for every day that we drive our cars, we love the experience. Sure, they arent Porsches or Ferraris, but for the money, they were certainly a pleasure to drive. Plus, can you fit five people and 30 cubic feet of cargo in a Ferrari? I think not. This has been our experience with Mazda. Who knows, we might be outliers in Mazdas brand quality? We intend on getting the ND Miata soon as well. I hope this review was helpful.
Published: February 5, 2015
Lor of Eureka, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

New Mazda CX-5 2016. Transmission replacement at 4,000 miles. Has this happ
New Mazda CX-5 2016. Transmission replacement at 4,000 miles. Has this happened to anyone else? Will take 5-8 working days to deliver new transmissions. Counting holidays, I will be without my brand new car for 2 weeks :(. Never had this happen to a new car before.
Published: November 20, 2015
Zeta of Cuba, NY
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I bought my 2015 Mazda CX-5 from Fox Mazda in Grand Rapids, MI in February
I bought my 2015 Mazda CX-5 from Fox Mazda in Grand Rapids, MI in February of 2018. At the time it had 31,000 miles on it. Last week, I went to start my cart and the engine started and then sputtered and died. After getting a tow, the Mazda dealership in WI (where I now live) has informed me that my high-pressure fuel pump has failed. Between the tow, labor, and parts it is going to be over $1,000 to repair an item that should not be breaking on a car with less than 50,000 miles. On top of that, the part is apparently back-ordered and I was told that it could take anywhere from a week to a month for them to get the part in. So now, I am without a car for an indeterminate amount of time as a result of fuel pump failure on a relatively new car with low miles.
Published: February 8, 2019
Courtney of Milwaukee, WI
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I love this Mazda CX5. It is my third Mazda, with other cars in between. I
I love this Mazda CX5. It is my third Mazda, with other cars in between. I love the wide front windshield, the power seats- which can go up and down, and the comfort and the overall look. It is really a great SUV.
Published: December 5, 2019
Moira of Beverly, MA
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My wife and I were in the market for a vehicle the summer of 2011. We had a
My wife and I were in the market for a vehicle the summer of 2011. We had a check from our institution in the back pocket so we went searching. Our search starts with the Toyota Venza (new), and the Infiniti Q35 (pre-owned). We visited approximately 5 dealerships the weekend previous to July 4th, 2011 - a lot of test drives, a lot of negotiations which were close, but not as satisfactory.After not moving the needle as much as we had desired, my wife has an idea to check out the dealership of Mazda in Huntington Beach. We look at the Cx7 & Cx9 (new) and after test driving a few, she decides to look into the Cx7 as she was previously unfamiliar with the vehicle. After mulling options over (blank check was good for up to 40k in financing, 4.1 APR) she decides to purchase the Mazda (24,900). We select a model, which has 13 miles on it - and though others (Venza, Infinity) were her chief desire, she believes that the decision was a good, more economical one. We (she) purchases the vehicle July 4th, 2011.One month in, the front driver tire blows out on the 55 freeway in Costa Mesa. The car is driven to the dealer the next day - to have a tire placed on. The price was surely surprise surprise - $250.00. We push to know why the tire was so expensive, its because the size is new for this size vehicle and theres one maker of the tire. Bridgestone. We pay for it begrudgingly, and go about our way.Fast forward to February 6th, 2015, a shade over 3 years, 6 months of owning the vehicle. The vehicle history is good, maintenance is excellent (my wife is a therapist for children with autism so thats why vehicle choice was extremely important - traveling client to client in administering therapy sessions) and without warning, she cannot reverse. She can drive forward, yet is losing power when the automatic attempts to shift from 1st to 2nd gear, so it jumps from first to 3rd.We take the vehicle to Browning Mazda in Cerritos and we are advised that the transmission needs to be replaced (3,200). 3 years 6 months 64,262 miles, excellent maintenance history, & this vehicle needs a NEW transmission? This felt like a terrible joke. The power train warranty? 3y/60k. Expired just over 4,000 miles ago. If theres an engine issue, we usually receive a warning (ie - check engine light flashes on when the oil hits around 3,500) - yet for a failed transmission the vehicle took a dump without warning.We contact Mazda (corporate) & are advised later in the day that they would pay half of the ticketed amount. Thats still egregious as there wouldnt be a vehicle sold if most buyers knew that at such ridiculous low mileage, the transmission would fail them. We retrieve the vehicle and have it looked at for two more opinions and apparently there are no codes indicating the transmission is bad, not to mention the fact the transmission itself is indicating itself being bad simply by the test drive.One transmission mechanic wanted to advise us that Mazda contains many Ford parts, including the transmission and the parts itself. He opens a book, shows a Ford Escape transmission cover (as an example to start) & shows the transmission cover for a Mazda Cx7. Same shape. Same size. Same diameter. The only difference was the material each was made out of. He also advised us that Ford held a controlling stake in Mazda for a very long time and that Mazda in engine make up is similar to many Ford vehicles.Im thankful for such insight as now, my wife, shes back to square one. We will just take it on the chin, pay the dealer, trade it in and get into the vehicle she wanted to originally (Toyota Venza) as it has a powertrain of 7y/100k, and we have another blank check and a few we are willing to pay more of a premium for now as opposed to settling (which appears now, that we did).My advice, if you could help it remain in a Toyota (I drive a Lexus and plan to remain with Toyota) or Honda (my wife bought a Civic new in 2001, drove it to 2011 without issue, netting 170k miles before selling to a UCI college student, then purchasing this Mazda vehicle). If my story helps you even a little bit, I am definitely thankful. This experience feels completely underhanded and we feel hoodwinked.
Published: February 9, 2015
LaMont of Anaheim, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Last Monday June 11th I was involved in a car accident in my 2012 Mazda CX-
Last Monday June 11th I was involved in a car accident in my 2012 Mazda CX-9. I want to say THANK YOU! For building an great quality vehicle. This vehicle saved my 3 childrens life and mine. The curtain airbags deployed right on time to prevent us from injuring our heads. My kids and I were able to walk out that wreck with not even a scratch. Thank you for protecting my family.
Published: June 14, 2018
Jasmine of New Iberia, LA
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My 2008 Mazda CX-7 starts leaking oil. I am told that it needs a new Engine
My 2008 Mazda CX-7 starts leaking oil. I am told that it needs a new Engine Oil Cooler and it is not covered under power train warranty. However, this model has had problems so the new one has been improved to prevent this. You would think if they had to improve it because of this problem it would be a recall item. I went through every Mazda dealer in Arizona and they all told me the same thing. Yep, its a problem but not a recall.
Published: October 17, 2011
Cindy of Gilbert, AZ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I had plugs changed 3k ago on my Mazda Tribute and one blew out the other d
I had plugs changed 3k ago on my Mazda Tribute and one blew out the other day. It broke the coil off. Dealer is charging me $500 to drill out and install sleeve and new spark plug. They suggested that if it happens again, the head is bad and will have to be replaced for cost of $1500 or so. Apparently, this happens with Fords a lot and as I see here, Mazdas too. It is a commonly occurring quality issue that should be addressed by the manufacturer. Obviously, it weakens the threads when changed at 100k. I had no problems before that then change the plugs and 3k later, one blows.
Published: April 5, 2012
Christine of East Windsor, NJ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Back in June of 2015 we purchased a new 2016 Mazda CX5 from Fremont Mazda i
Back in June of 2015 we purchased a new 2016 Mazda CX5 from Fremont Mazda in Fremont CA. Once we agreed on the price, the car was delivered to us in poor condition, the paint felt like sandpaper (it was not prepped right) and we found cookie crumbs in the cup holder and candy wrappers under the drivers seat. By the time transaction was done it was late (about 9:30PM), but even with the poor outside lighting, we noticed defects in the paint on the hood of the vehicle. The dealer assured us they would take care of it. It was late, and even with all these issues we took the car home, trusting that all would be made right. I could look past the cookie crumbs and the candy wrappers, but in daylight the next day, multiple defects in the paint were very apparent.We took the car back to the dealer, they had a Mazda rep look at it. It was determine that the defects were under the clear coat of the paint, but they were severe enough to do anything about. The dealer offered after some complaining to repaint the hood (could not guarantee it would match) or get us a VISA gift card for $500. As I was pretty fed up with the dealer, we opted for the VISA gift card. It took about 6 weeks and lots of calls, but what finally arrived from Mazda was a Mazda gift card, good for only 1 year, but for Mazda mechanical repairs only. What good is $500 of credit for repairs on a brand new car that has a 3 year warranty? By the way repairs dont include painting the hood. So now I have a car with defects that came from the factory that no one will do anything about. After multiple complaints, the dealer said, Mazda will make the next 2 lease payments to make it up to us, nothing ever happened. Then the dealer said instead we would receive a $500 check from Mazda. That was at least 4 weeks ago, NOTHING!I wish I could say the story ends here, but it got worse quickly. A couple of weeks after buying the car, a piece of gravel hit the windshield and cracked it so badly - the car is not drivable as the crack is along the drivers side of the windshield and quite large. The insurance company authorized a replacement ASAP. This was in early July. Turns out Mazda does not have any replacement windshields anywhere in the US as the model is so new, yet they continue in production somehow. It is now almost 3 MONTHS later and still no windshields available, no date as to when it will be, and no offer of help from the dealer at all.We have made multiple payments on this car since early July, have not been able to drive it and have defects that are permanent in the paint before we even got it home. The dealer not only did not keep the commitment of compensation for the paint, but offered us no help when we found out the back ordered windshield could take months to come in (and it has). We even checked into aftermarket windshields, but were told, they are also not yet available.As a consumer, I believe there is an implied understanding when you buy a new car, that typical replacement parts will be available, clearly not the case with Mazda and the 2016 CX5. We will never look at another Mazda, not because of what happened, but rather because the company and the dealer offered no help. I called Mazda corporate helpline many times. They dont return phone calls and when you do finally get someone, they tell you, you need to be patient, and we value your business, right!
Published: September 29, 2015
Josh of Danville, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased a 2017 Mazda 6 Sport at Fremont Mazda. So far I absolutely love
I purchased a 2017 Mazda 6 Sport at Fremont Mazda. So far I absolutely love my car. My salesman was great in having everything ready when I came in to sign I because I had to get back to work by a certain time. My problem is with Mazdas finance department. A little background. The last time I purchased a new car from a dealership was 30 years ago. It was very simple. I was offered upgrades. I declined. No problem. This time around when I got home I Sat and looked over my contract and saw optional service contracts below was Mazda Maintenance $2,150.00. I recall the finance person mentioning oh and you have 5 years free maintenance at any Mazda Service Center in California. My thought is oh that must be the manufactures warranty.I contacted my salesman and Im told its for a optional service contract. I was never offered this optional item, no one said to me we can add this free maintenance service to your purchase for an extra $2,150.00. I was furious. My salesman contacted me. Said if I didnt want it they would remove it and write up a new contract. I went back to the dealership. Signed a new contract. My car payment is now $50.00 a month cheaper. That should have been the end of it but lo & behold I find another optional on my contract in the amount of $795.00 for Debt Cancellation Option Agreement which I googled and is GAP insurance which again I was not asked if I wanted this insurance added to my contract.Oh on the first issue I filed a complaint with the State Attorney Generals Office Consumer Complaints. Today Im waiting for The State Insurances Commissioners Office to call me back and advise me what I should. My real concern with all this is how many other people have been victims of the same and dont know where to ask for help or arent even aware optional items have been added to their contract without their consent!
Published: February 7, 2017
Olivia of San Jose, CA
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My brand new 2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring is a very lovable car. Great gas mil
My brand new 2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring is a very lovable car. Great gas mileage, comfortable seats, smooth ride & drop dead good looks. My issue is with the Bose Audio speakers. Specifically the rear speakers. While traveling with some friends, our friends mentioned that the rear speakers were not working. So I tried to adjust this through the menu on the infotainment system. Even after moving more of the audio to the rear, the sound was barely audible.I had the dealership look into this the next time I went for an oil change. They agreed that the sound level was very low. They said they checked similar Mazda6 vehicles on the lot and found them to be the same. The response was that the minimal sound from the rear was part of the Bose design, or at least that is the official Mazda reasoning. So I sent a letter to Bose and actually got a response, but still no fix. They said their engineers would look into the concern, but I have not heard back.I upgraded (spent more) to the Grand Touring to get the Bose system at significant expense. I am very disappointed with the performance and the sound emanating from the rear of this vehicle. In my opinion, Mazda has tried to reduce the weight of this car in so many areas, that they sacrificed a proper power amplifier to drive the rear speakers. I have had Bose systems before, and found them to be superior to this unit in my 2014 Mazda6. I wish Mazda would fess up and deal with this issue rather than point to Bose intended design as the scapegoat.
Published: December 6, 2014
glenn of Rockwell, NC
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I went to see and purchased a used car from Mazda of Palm Beach. Almost non
I went to see and purchased a used car from Mazda of Palm Beach. Almost none of the features on the carfax ad were correct. The dealer claims it is Carfax issue. I never would have paid the price I did had I known the complete options on the car.
Published: February 7, 2019
Julie of West Palm Beach, FL
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2012 Mazda 3 6 speed with Skyactiv Transmission problems - This car had 180
2012 Mazda 3 6 speed with Skyactiv Transmission problems - This car had 180 miles on it when I got it; it now has 2000. From day one, I have experienced problems shifting into 1st gear, where it just plain and simple will not go into gear. This happens whether the car is cold or warm. Also on 2nd gear and reverse. It sticks in almost every gear. It clunks loudly when putting the car into 1st gear initially and when going from 1st to 2nd. It also accelerates on its own when I am both shifting up and shifting down. I have almost hit someone at a stop light and while sitting in stop and go traffic because of this issue. It happens every day, intermittently. I feel very unsafe driving it. Mazda has said that they will contact the dealership and speak to them, because the dealership will not confirm nor deny that these things shouldn’t be happening, which is weird seeing as the car is brand new and no brand new car should ever refuse to go into gear nor drive on its own. I had a 2004 before this with zero problems and I regret buying up. I am very unhappy and in danger.
Published: December 9, 2012
Allyse of Puyallup, WA
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The day before Christmas Eve 2014, as we drove out of a parking lot, our we
The day before Christmas Eve 2014, as we drove out of a parking lot, our well-maintained 2006 Mazda3 started feeling bumpy. We stopped on the street, and my husband looked under the hood: the engine had fallen out of place! There was no warning. Our Christmas week involved tow-trucks, car rental, and inability to find anyone who could work on the car before the following week. We found out the motor mounts had failed, which seemed to be a common problem on Mazdas. Worst of all, as we saw online, it often happened again and again.Six months before, wed had the motor mounts replaced. Our mechanic found a crack in one of them and suggested replacing them all, with Mazda parts. Wed had no trouble with the car since then, and had only gone another 7000 miles. I spoke to the service manager at the Mazda dealer, who said hed never seen an engine fallout in the years hed been there. He said Id have to contact Mazdas corporate office; they made all decisions, and maybe theyd help with repairs. The corporate woman I spoke with wasnt overly encouraging. She only said wed have to have the car towed to them so their service dept could check it out.Merry Christmas? Customer service? Online comments made us doubtful that Mazda would ever help us, and I shuddered to think where wed be if the engine had fallen while we were on the freeway. We finally decided, instead of spending too much time and money on a car we could never really trust again, to buy a new car--NOT a Mazda. A photo of our good-looking Mazda3 convinced the dealer to take it as a trade-in, and have it towed to them. We only got 107,000 miles out of our Mazda3, the least weve ever had on a car. Needless to say, it will be the last Mazda well buy. Warning to other Mazda3 owners: every time you have your car serviced, have them check the motor mounts. It could save you all kinds of grief, and maybe your life.
Published: January 15, 2015
L.B. of Del Mar, CA
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Mazda MX-5 drain system design flaw. Mazda NA does not care. I had a very s
Mazda MX-5 drain system design flaw. Mazda NA does not care. I had a very similar experience to previous post by Daniel of Palo Alto, CA on Feb. 2, 2011. Mazda North America customer service seems happy to lose a lifetime of customer loyalty for a $10 parts and maybe $100 labor fix that was a known issue since mid-production year 2006-2007. I should have been notified or the quick fix should have been done at one of the many visits to the dealership I had between 2008 and 2010 (over $16k in invoices over those years). I cannot begin to speak how angering it was that customer service insisted the entire Mazda NA Operations does not have access to Technical Service Bulletins (TSB), and therefore it would be up to the dealership to cover the fix for a manufacturing design flaw if they desired. I told the rep that the dealership actually pointed the other way citing that Mazda NA has to decide to cover it free of charge since it is not the dealership that designed the drain system. I told the rep that I want to speak with another more experienced agent or a supervisor to confirm that. The rep flat out flipped the script citing, No. No other agent or supervisor can help you. I am sorry you do not understand that. I am sorry that you interpret what I said that way. I am sorry that no one here can help you. I am ending this call now. Are you serious?! Are they trying to hurt market share? I personally will not be buying a Mazda again unless I have disposable income for a disposable car. The damage to their reputation in North America has been done in my eyes.
Published: September 13, 2012
Andy of Dearborn, MI
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I own 2009 Mazda 5. It has 145,000 miles on it and still runs great! I boug
I own 2009 Mazda 5. It has 145,000 miles on it and still runs great! I bought it in 2010 and it was the best car purchase. No problems at all. Only changing oils, tires, and breaks. We needed second car and we decided to get another Mazda, this time CX5. I think I would never buy another brand. I would absolutely recommend to a family and friends.
Published: September 12, 2019
Al of Ellenton, FL
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First off these cars are priced well, very affordable. Bought a 2013 Mazda
First off these cars are priced well, very affordable. Bought a 2013 Mazda 5 van as my 1st new car. It got great gas mileage 22mpg city and 31 on highway. The 5 looked sporty and slick with pearl white paint. I was very gentle on the car to break in the drivetrain; I would start it and let it warm up for ~30secs. But after the 1st oil change at 2900 miles at the dealer of course the engine would shutter upon start. When putting the car in reverse the engine would rev up to 3000rpms without any input. When trying to pass on freeway the check engine light would appear. When the wife bumped a neighborhood street curb the van would drift to the right. Took it to the dealer and service manager was disrespectful and defensive. He literally pointed his finger at me and accused me of street racing!? Really guy in a van. He said the check engine light was due to WOT passes. Yeah right, tell me the code on scanner. No sir you would not understand. I informed him that I was a certified ASE tech and been working on cars for over 15 years. He later told me only techs he had specialized in Mazda. Now that I have brought in the van this early in ownership I could imagine the problems down the road. I dont know the driving routine in Japan but this brand is as fragile as an old Jaguar. So I traded it in for an Explorer and 0 problems yet.
Published: November 10, 2014
Juan of El Paso, TX
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I have a problem with my power steering pump. I had an accident last year a
I have a problem with my power steering pump. I had an accident last year and after the dealer had repaired my car, I started having problems with my power steering. When I asked if that problem could have been from the accident, he told me no, because the pump was in the back when actually, the pump is located just where my car got hit really bad. I couldnt even use it since the wheel was all bent.To make this easy, I had to pay to get the pump replaced and one year later, I have the same problem in the traffic and couldnt even get it to work again. I took my car back to a different Mazda dealer, but I was told that my pump looks great and if it happens again, they will look for a different problem. But I might have to pay again for a new pump! What a joke! I just hope I wont have an accident before someone from Mazda do something! And to top it all, Mazda had recalls on this problem and they told me it is safe to drive like this! Im waiting for a response soon!
Published: September 28, 2011
Mona of Morin-Heights, QC
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I purchased my Mazda Cx-7 in December 2009. Only one week after my purchas
I purchased my Mazda Cx-7 in December 2009. Only one week after my purchase, the engine light came on (12.17.09). I took my car to Sussman Mazda for service and they replaced a valve. Shortly after that, the engine light came on again (3.10). This time, a timing chain/belt was replaced. A couple of months later, the engine light came on again with the car now needing a transmission sensor replaced (10.10). On June 25, 2011, the engine light came on again. I took the car back and was told that the car could not be seen until June 28. I decided to keep the car there due to the driving condition while taking the car to the dealer. On June 28, I never received a phone call and had to call the dealer. I was informed that the machine that read the problems with Mazda cars was currently broke, and they had no idea when the machine would be fixed. While waiting, I rented a vehicle, which was not covered by my warranty because they were not able to state what was wrong with the car. I was told that I should now pay for a tow truck to have my car taken to another dealer. I expressed that when my car was dropped off on 6.25.11, the machine was not broken; therefore, I should not be responsible for towing the car. The dealer indicated that they would try to fix the machine in the meantime and get back to me. While waiting, I contacted the Mazda headquarters concerning this matter. They concluded that Sussman would pay for the rental car. My car stayed with Sussman for about two-and-a-half weeks. Sussman dealer stated that they wont have a new machine anytime soon and they agreed to transport my car to North Penn dealership, which concluded that my car needed a new turbo and possibly a new engine. Im very confused on how a car, which was purchased not even two years ago, would need so much work. I recently picked up my car on August 4, 2011. It is my understanding after completing some research that the Mazda Cx-7 has had several issues concerning the engine in the later models. I conclude this letter by stating that service at Sussman was horrible. This is my first experience with Mazda cars and based on this, I would never recommend this vehicle. I hope that you can shed some light on this matter concerning engine concerns. Also, until this day, Sussman has yet to phone me concerning the rental car fee, after copies of the receipts were sent for over $900 in payment. I look forward to hearing from someone in the near future.
Published: August 11, 2011
Jamila of Philadelphia, PA
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What I went through, I wish not on anybody. IPAC Mazda did an oil change an
What I went through, I wish not on anybody. IPAC Mazda did an oil change and gave us the OK on our Tribute. Three days later it wouldn’t start and we had it tolled in to discover it overheated. The vehicle gave no warning sign and Mazda okayed it with their full circle check, not to mention we purchase an extended. We have been mislead by numerous persons and our vehicle stayed there for 2 months with the same answer. We trying to have the extended IW pick up the charges on good faith. Not to mention this is the second Mazda we had a problem with. They’re a long history from day one with our RX8. If anybody wants to listen, Ill give the horrible service detail and lies. We pick up our vehicle and had to call an officer for instruction.The consequence is they kept our vehicle for 2 months with no phone calls or status what they’re doing. You dont find too many people purchasing 2 vehicles the same day and the RX8 shutting off on us for a 3 years period to finally replacing the engine. The Tribute is left for us to do the repair. All we are asking is for help and to get our point across so nobody has to spend their holidays driving around in an unsafe RX8, which me and my family relied on the Tribute.
Published: December 28, 2011
Roger of San Antonio, TX
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My 2005 Mazda Tribute 2.7L V-6 5 Door right rear shock mount separated from
My 2005 Mazda Tribute 2.7L V-6 5 Door right rear shock mount separated from the vehicle body. Basically the inner right rear wheel well arch house is rotting out from corrosion and the shock mount is unstable and detached from body. Since this is not uncommon, Im surprised there is not a recall on this between Ford Escape and Mazda Tributes. I also have an intermittent gear shift selector problem as in at most inopportune time the transmission will not allow you to shift out of park. Very frustrating, cannot pinpoint cause.
Published: December 29, 2014
Curt of Oronoco , MN
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I purchased my 2013 Mazda 2 from Daytona Mazda Mitsubishi back in November
I purchased my 2013 Mazda 2 from Daytona Mazda Mitsubishi back in November of 2015. I registered the vehicle with Mazda USA online since I live in Tennessee and the car was delivered to me by the dealership. I have been having significant issues with the steering and saw that there was a recall sent out by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration back in 2016. I have sent the dealership and Mazda several emails over two years. They have chosen to ignore.
Published: March 12, 2018
Christy of Apt 1110, TN
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I received a SSPA9 (Special Service Program) notice (gap between a instrume
I received a SSPA9 (Special Service Program) notice (gap between a instrument panel and information display) on October 2017. I called my local dealer (Scott Mazda of Allentown) three times and last call being on Feb.6 2018 and each time I was told that the parts are on backorder. I since forgot about it until today because I had to bring the car in for another common problem that a RECALL should be issued for (flickering lights while breaking) and asked about it again, but unfortunately I was informed that the SSPA9 has expired. I called Mazda customer service and was told that I shouldve brought the car to the dealer and gotten a work order to prove that I had the problem!. I wish someone had told me that the last time I called (Feb. 6 2018). Seems to me like a very convenient way to avoid paying for the repair!!!.
Published: January 13, 2020
W. of Whitehall, PA
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This car is extremely dangerous. It’s all touchscreen, and the numbers an
This car is extremely dangerous. It’s all touchscreen, and the numbers and letters for heat, music and air conditioning are so minute you can barely see them. Wtf??? Why not knobs. Are your engineers stupid, I have to date almost been in 2 very bad crashes due to trying to just turn on the air. I also hate the touchscreen for the Internet connection using my phone. This is ridiculous and so dangerous. I made a mistake buying this car.
Published: April 1, 2020
joni of Lynnwood, WA
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I want to report that I have issues with my CX-5 and I believe there is a d
I want to report that I have issues with my CX-5 and I believe there is a design flaw. In my first week of purchasing the vehicle, March; the windshield cracked (18+) from a rock chip. It was then replaced and nearly two months ago, Thanksgiving time, another rock chip caused the windshield to crack (18+) so it was then replaced. Then recently this past Friday, a rock chip also caused the windshield to crack (14+). This car is not even 1 year old & the windshield cracked 3 times. I believe there is a design flaw with the windshield, or the process for making the windshields is not correct. There are cars on the road for over 10 years old which get rock chips and do not crack. There is a problem here.
Published: January 11, 2015
Omar of Fremont, CA
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Two Mazda 3s 2010 - Revving from 1000 - 4000 when braking, struts, bearings
Two Mazda 3s 2010 - Revving from 1000 - 4000 when braking, struts, bearings, now car is rolling parked in 1st on a 25 degree incline. Ive driven standard (manual) all my life and this should not happen. Back to dealership.
Published: June 10, 2014
Donna of Toronto, ON
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I have trouble with my heater when it is minus 12 or more. It may take 10 m
I have trouble with my heater when it is minus 12 or more. It may take 10 miles for the blue (cold) light to go off and may come back on again. If colder may not heat at all.
Published: March 31, 2015
Ken of Alexandria, MN
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The Mazda 2 was on the Nissan dealership lot in Glendale. They took me thro
The Mazda 2 was on the Nissan dealership lot in Glendale. They took me through the ringer and $8000 car ended up being 20,000. Upon the free oil change they offered for year three of those changes. They put the wrong oil during routine. The most had multiple problems with the EGR valve malfunctioning, heart idling fuel injection malfunctioning interior begin to rip and tear fade out. I believe some of the problems were due to Glendale Nissan. What a horrendous collections people to represent a brand.
Published: April 27, 2018
Clinton of Long Beach, CA
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OK, the car drives and handles well so thats why it gets two stars but othe
OK, the car drives and handles well so thats why it gets two stars but otherwise owning it has been awful. The computer needs to update? Reboots in the middle of driving. No kidding, literally on the road, using the navigation I spent several hundred dollars for, the cars computer reboots. Not once, twice. I take it to the dealership, the guy says yeah, the computer needs to be updated, no big deal.Then there is the computer not recognizing my phone 9 times out of 10, including when I wanted to dial 911 to report an accident. So useful! Even when it does recognize the phone, want to play Pandora? Better have the phone on and Pandora open or else nope. Open phone and turn on Pandora after the car decides it cant find them? Nope. Not going to recognize Pandora until you turn the car off and back on again. Want to use the iPod that is literally plugged into it? Maybe. We might let you. Unless we refuse to recognize it until you reboot the iPod and turn off and on the car.Then the drivers seat ripped within a few months of purchase. I took it in, it took weeks to replace the seat. Then the plastic piece that protects the electronics under the drivers seat broke. I took it in, got it fixed, that took weeks because the part had to be ordered. It broke again. I got it fixed again. It just broke this evening, and I just dont even know what to do. I deeply regret purchasing this vehicle.
Published: August 18, 2021
Patricia of Durham, NC
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I bought my cx5 last jan 2014 here in the Philippines. I am already having
I bought my cx5 last jan 2014 here in the Philippines. I am already having trouble with my thermostat, with the aircon, with the bluetooth. They have poor after sales service. They want to tow my car without any replacement. I only have one car. I cant complain to anybody. Here they will make you feel its your fault you have flaky unit. They want to charge for the repairs. The is less than one year old. Still without warranty. I tried calling mazda Japan but they dont have contact number. Cant complaint to anybody. I should have bought German made car. POOR after sales. Not reliable. Have a back up car because mazda will break down anytime.
Published: January 5, 2015
Rona of Legazpi, Other
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We just discovered a leak on the passenger side floor area when the AC is o
We just discovered a leak on the passenger side floor area when the AC is on. Removed the mat and the carpet was soaked. Musty smell followed. The dealer said that he had never heard this complaint for this model but did list a number of other models where the AC drain was clogged and required unclogging. Fine. This should not be happening. It will cost their hourly rate to diagnose the problem. Sounds like a design issue. On the drivers side there has also been a leak that occurs after a big rain. The water is puddled on the mat. The passenger side trickles down and under the mat. Any feedback would be helpful.
Published: July 21, 2014
Joe of Toronto, ON
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Had Mazda CX 5 for two years. First two years the car worked fine. Third ye
Had Mazda CX 5 for two years. First two years the car worked fine. Third year had to be towed twice. Ended up replacing the battery & service cost me over $300. Now today again it did not start and it is ticking like a bomb even when I disconnected the battery. What a disappointment. Not to speak of missing my several work days including today.
Published: March 21, 2016
Arjmund of East Amherst, NY
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I have a 2008 Mazda B4000, 50600km. The warranty expired Sept 29 2011. When
I have a 2008 Mazda B4000, 50600km. The warranty expired Sept 29 2011. When winter tires were put on, I requested brake check. Both rear brake cylinders are leaking (for sometime, shoes soaked, needed replacement). They would not do work under warranty coverage unless Mazda head office agreed. They refused; the dealer thought because rather than doing good will repairs I could buy ext. warranty.
Published: October 29, 2011
Des of Aiyansh, BC
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My car front control arm had a total failure in which the ring holding the
My car front control arm had a total failure in which the ring holding the ball joint on the front passenger side snapped the approximately 1 inch solid metal, This happened while driving. My car slammed to a halt, my tire disconnected and rotated 90 degrees. I have owned many older Classic Vehicles, and this is the first time I have seen this without a full side on collision. I called Mazda Canada, and got told the Car was out of warranty. As a result of there not being a recall on this part I am on my own. Damaged caused was Control Arm, Ball Joint, Front and Rear Bushings as well as a new axle need. You have to love being taken advantage of. This was my first Mazda purchase, and my last.
Published: December 29, 2021
Derrick of Ottawa, Other
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I have a 2008 CX7 with 28,647 miles. On 7/7/13 the air conditioning began b
I have a 2008 CX7 with 28,647 miles. On 7/7/13 the air conditioning began blowing hot air. I contacted the dealership on 7/8 and was informed my warranty expired on 6/14 and I should contact the Mazda Customer Satisfaction number for filing a complaint to see if they would replace my compressor. I contacted 1-800-222-5500 and spoke with Stephanie ** who provided me a file number and informed I needed to have the dealership confirm the issue was the compressor. The dealership confirmed the compressor and belt need replaced. I contacted the Customer Satisfaction number back and the complaint process began. I was notified on 7/15 that Mazda will not provide any financial assistance as it is outside of my warranty period. Considering the low miles on my vehicle, the warranty JUST ran out and there are apparently issues with the air conditioning on my vehicle as there are SEVERAL complaints online, I was very disturbed that a corporation who is supposed to be reputable will not stand behind their vehicle.
Published: July 15, 2013
Melissa of Enola, PA
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First, I would like to say I have been satisfied with my Mazda product. I h
First, I would like to say I have been satisfied with my Mazda product. I have had my car now for 12 years and have had virtually no issues other than normal maintenance. However, my car has had several recalls, one of which came after I had already had and paid for the repair. That is where I have my problem with Mazda. The recall stated it takes 6-8 weeks to process a claim on repairs that have been recalled, o.k., I get it. I sent my recall reimbursement form and supporting documents registered mail, which was a smart move on my part, because they first tried to claim that they did not receive my recall repayment request. I told them that a representative had signed for the registered mail 4 days after I sent it. So they requested. I fax the form and supporting documents. I waited approximately 4 weeks to see what the status on my refund was. Mazda Recall Center told me they cant send a check because the repair was made with a credit payment (it was a debit card that was used for the payment on an account I had already closed). So they told me after a week later, when I called again, that they would have to get an approval to send a check. I waited 2 more weeks, called and was told that the check should be on the way 2-3 weeks. I waited 3 weeks to call back, and have now been told that it will take another 2-3 weeks to get the reimbursement. I feel as the Mazda is Hemming and Hawing with this issue for whatever reason and would like to know if anyone else has been having this type of issue with Mazda.
Published: March 28, 2017
MICHAEL of Marion, IN
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I leased a Mazda 3, hatchback in August 2016. At my 10k servicing at the de
I leased a Mazda 3, hatchback in August 2016. At my 10k servicing at the dealership, they indicated unusual wearing of tires. I asked for them to be replaced. They said no, it was a limited warranty on the tire. At 15k servicing, the same conversation. At 20k, the same conversation. Found out these tires on a new car, have no mileage warranty... at all. The dealership will not replace the tires. At 32 months of the lease and 22,700 miles they will do nothing. I like the car, but not the tires, and Mazda will do nothing, as the dealership watches a customer complain, and knows it is a problem. Others have complained about the same thing. I would not purchase or lease another auto from Mazda, or Groove Mazda, in Centennial. Really poor support of a customer. Not what anyone wants.
Published: May 10, 2019
Stephen of Englewood, CO
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Hi! I am a new owner of Mazda 2. I was shopping for a small car and it just
Hi! I am a new owner of Mazda 2. I was shopping for a small car and it just happened that Mazda Scarborough is on my way, so I drop in and check what they have and I like what I see on their display, so I closed the deal on a Mazda 2 DS yesterday. I got the car the next day, so I was amazed with the service, I have know nothing about the car, so I search about it and I am very disappointed when I saw the promo.Financed Pricing for new 2011 Mazda2 GX (B5XB51AA00) is $15,595 financed at 0.9% over 84 months equals bi-weekly payments of $88 with $0 down payment, cost of borrowing is $499 with a total obligation of $16,094. As shown, Offered Pricing for 2011 Mazda2 GS (B5SB51AA00) is $19,895 financed at 0.9% over 84 months and equaling bi-weekly payments of $113 with $0 down payment, the cost of borrowing is $637 with a total obligation of $20,532. All offers include freight, P.D.E. and fees. Offers exclude HST. Visit mazda.ca or see your dealer for complete details? Estimated fuel economy based on Natural Resources Canada Fuel Consumption Guide. Actual fuel consumption may vary.I felt Ive been robbed by this sales people. Im so disappointed because what they make me pay is $162.00 a month and that is with 3,000 down payment, so thats about $32,484 which is the ads said that the obligation is on $20,532 so thats a difference of 11,952. I dont think the tax and the extended warranty will cost that much. Until now, I dont know what to do. I just hope this thing doesnt happen to someone else. I meant the promotion is there why this people never mention it to their costumer because we are the costumer that will be coming back for service and more now I dont even know if I still go there for service. I just hope you guy could help me and can give me some answers. Thanks by the way, the manager I dealt with is Michael **.
Published: January 19, 2012
Wilfredo of Toronto, ON
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I grudgingly moved from a Jeep to my Madza CX-5....and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! T
I grudgingly moved from a Jeep to my Madza CX-5....and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The space is a little tighter than my Grand Cherokee but I haven’t really noticed. It’s very reliable and you can’t lock yourself out of the car, which is a huge bonus! It’s been a great car and I ask a lot of it! Oh, one other thing ~ I occasionally drive for Uber and a lot of times people will get in and ask me what car this is, as they are really impressed.
Published: December 10, 2019
Gina of Boise, ID
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I have a 2008 Mazda CX-9 with 139,000 miles on it. I bought the car because
I have a 2008 Mazda CX-9 with 139,000 miles on it. I bought the car because Motor Trend gave it import SUV of the year and due to its positive reviews on maintenance. So far weve had pretty good luck with this SUV until now. From the research Ive done and from whats been confirmed by both Mazda USA customer service and a local dealer service the transfer case out of the factory is in fact faulty and did in fact ruin the transmission. Ive done extensive research on this and this is absolutely a known issue that the transfer case is ruining these transmissions. Ive also discovered that the Mazda dealerships in my area are selling upwards of 4 transfer cases per week and often out of stock due to this replacement of the faulty transfer case coming out of the factory. I cannot understand why Mazda hasnt sent out a bulletin to its valued customers regarding this. I can only imagine the lack of transparency on this is due to the large financial impact it may have. I am contacting you to request that you take this issue to whomever can help resolve my case and provide significant financial assistance towards the replacement of my transmission and faulty transfer case. Ive been told that Mazda apparently has a software update that would fix this issue--but I find it impossible to believe as I have never received any notification of this being an issue or any software update to fix this faulty transfer case. I find it hard to believe that a software upgrade is going to fix a mechanical issue and cannot find any evidence of this software update being legitimate.Mazda supposedly makes a quality product and supposedly cares about customer loyalty and service. I would say that not telling your customers about a faulty part (known issue on factory transfer case) that DESTROYS the transmission and causes SIGNIFICANT financial hardship is not fair or reasonable customer service.
Published: January 20, 2016
Tom of Kensinton, NH
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I had happily owned 2 Mazda 6 2006 sedan and wagon and was considering anot
I had happily owned 2 Mazda 6 2006 sedan and wagon and was considering another when the diesel comes out. That was last week. This week, without warning, the clutch pedal went to the floor and made a loud bang grinding noise. The car has extended warranty from Mazda. We had told Mazda for over a year, it was hard to get into reverse and the 1-2 chatter noise but never got any resolution on this. I took the car in and the dealer said it would be a clutch, which was not covered. I was not happy but somewhat ok with that. It turned out that when the part failed (Throwout bearing), it destroyed the transmission and that is not covered (Mazda Customer service must know about the problem as they tell you it is not covered and basically hang up on you).Same with MEPP, which I paid a great deal of money for bumper to bumper extended total care, which is supposed to cover manual transmission but somehow does not. I’m getting rid of both cars and may have to junk my other car, which went from being worth 10k to 0 in an instant by a bearing which should be covered. Don’t buy Mazda. They dont stand behind their products. Always dealer serviced and just was serviced and passed MAZDA (Green light thing they give you every time its serviced making you feel like its all good, which is a lie). $3,000.00 to replace the clutch is insane. Its not a skyline GTR.
Published: February 9, 2013
John of Fullerton, CA
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Two years ago I had my VVT valve and timing chain replaced because of exten
Two years ago I had my VVT valve and timing chain replaced because of extended warranty. Now, the timing chain is making noise again and I believe the same problem has come back. The turbo has also had to be replaced. No help from Mazda.
Published: July 1, 2014
Pawel of Park Ridge, IL
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We have been waiting for a replacement back seat latch for a 2014 Mazda cx5
We have been waiting for a replacement back seat latch for a 2014 Mazda cx5 for over a month. Using mazdas site to send an email is a waste of time because they have designed a never ending loop so that no one can send them a message. I was merely trying to determine if the problem was with the supply end or the dealership service end. Our dealership is in las cruces new mexico (borman ford).
Published: July 14, 2014
glenn of Hatch, NM
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I have a Mazda 2012 that spontaneously stalls while decelerating. It also s
I have a Mazda 2012 that spontaneously stalls while decelerating. It also stalls predictably on an incline. Mazda corporation has stated, The stalling on an incline is a characteristic of all CX-9 Models and is not willing to fix it. They have informed me that stalling while decelerating in my car has not been able to be recreated by their tech so they are doing nothing about it. I have been in two near miss accidents. The car loses power steering and braking and the driver has little to no control when it stalls. Please advise future buyers of this very unsafe characteristic. When it stalls in my driveway, I cannot brake sharply or effectively enough to stop the car from drifting into the road.
Published: October 21, 2013
Michelle of Andover, NJ
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I own a Mazda CX-5, that I bought without a warranty because of the great r
I own a Mazda CX-5, that I bought without a warranty because of the great reviews about maintenance and service of the vehicle. Please do not make the same mistake! Mazda will not assist with any rare malfunctions that may happen to your vehicle! They will tell you the car is outside the warranty and anything is possible. They can not explain what caused your malfunction or why it’s possible other than its outside the warranty and anything is possible! The Mazda Corporate office will NOT accept responsibility for any malfunctions!
Published: February 4, 2019
Patrice of Cordova, TN
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I bought a 1998 626 LX 4 Cylinder with 76,000, and as I was driving off the
I bought a 1998 626 LX 4 Cylinder with 76,000, and as I was driving off the lot, the fuel pump went out. Luckily, the dealer replaced it at no cost even though I bought as is, but then 3 days later it went bad again. Two months later, the alternator belt snapped and to replace, you have to remove the wheel well and loosen the alternator to get on. It took about 6 hours only to have it snap again after 50 miles. I took it to the dealer and they replaced the belt again, but over torque the tension rod so now every about 1500 miles, I have to tighten it up or it loosens, squeals and smokes, and chunks of the belt come out. The transmission slips and shifts hard frequently. And now the coolant system is leaking and while I was attempting to isolate the leak, the window popped out of its roller. I understand every car has its problems, but I’ve only had this junk heap for a few years and am blown away by the frequency of problems. It would seem that all post Ford buyout Mazdas are lemons and I recommend avoiding them.
Published: December 26, 2011
Ian of Graham, WA
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To all owner of Mazda 2007-2013 Grand touring model. This car has around 62
To all owner of Mazda 2007-2013 Grand touring model. This car has around 62 K miles on it and solely serviced at Peterson Mazda dealer which I bought the car from, in Huntington Beach, California. About a month or so the car was serviced as scheduled and the inspection revealed nothing out of the ordinary. I was informed that eventually, I have to change the brake pads within 6 months or so. There was about 1/3 left on them. Without any warning of any kind, the brakes quit working and the car was not driveable. I thank God that my kids were not with me. The only way I came to a full stop was to downgrade to the 1st gear and apply the emergency brake. I recall I was on the freeway and the car had to be towed to my place. I replaced the disks, put new pads front and rear and the car still was not breaking. I took the car back to the dealer thinking that the master cylinder was defective and need replacing and I was ready to bit my tongue and pay for it since my warranty just expired at 60K. To my surprise I was told that there is a factory recall on the brake boosters and the replacement is free. I was outraged by the fact that we were not informed of this potentially dangerous issue, and I was told that it is on the need to know or repair basis and that the dealer is not liable since Mazda would not reimburse the cost of the repair, which averages $400 or so. Thanks a lot, Mazda. It is almost as bad as the exploding gas tank from the Ford Pinto back in the days. Do yourself a favor call your dealer and let them know about those boosters. Your life is at risk. For the record, I rarely write reviews but this time I felt obligated to inform the public about the shady dishonest behavior that Mazda is conducting and my life and kids life is worth more than your pathetic $400. Signed a teacher and very unhappy customer.
Published: March 20, 2019
Lamine of Huntington Beach, CA
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Purchased a 2007 cx-9 in 2009 from dealer with 19k miles. Great looking car
Purchased a 2007 cx-9 in 2009 from dealer with 19k miles. Great looking car. First problem was tire life. The original Bridgestone Duelers lasted 29k, and yes, proper inflation and rotation, and alignment. Subsequent sets met with only marginal improvement. Went with Perreli Scorpions, and Yokohamas. At 99k, last week, I foolishly purchased a new set of Michelins (60k warranty). My plan was to drive this thing until those tires were shot, and call it a day. Mind you, Ive met or exceeded all service schedules, to include flushing the tranny last spring. Heres a short list of the problems with the cx-9: Drivers door seal leaks creating excessive noise in cabin. AC controls are intermittent between front and rear compartment. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. Power doors refuse to lock as the indicator light states I have a door open. Both keyfobs failed, and dealer wanted in excess of 300 to replace and reprogram. I opted with using the hard key, but had to have that programmed. Passenger door window wont go all the way down. Dealer had two attempts to fix that, and its doing it again. Now for the biggies: 60K Pass side rear wheel bearing went, $500.00. Then, Huge clunking noises coming from somewhere in front end suspension. I replaced tie rod ends, and stabilizers with greasable Moog fittings. Still have the clunk noise. Learned this was due to failed lower ball joints on the control arm. I was heartened to hear that a recall was pending and made the appointment with the dealer after my tire installer confirmed my suspicion. Within one week of putting the tires on and Within days of scheduling my ball joint/control arm repair, my wife pulls up the driveway and the sound coming from the drive-train was like she was dragging a washing machine behind the car. I will limp it into the dealer tomorrow a.m. to find that at minimum, I will need a new transfer case. This is completely unacceptable! If you take care of your vehicle, as I have, this stuff should not happen! I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER MAZDA.... and shame on you Ford Motor Co for supplying the POS parts on this vehicle without proper vetting.
Published: September 28, 2015
D of Hinckley, OH
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Long story so bear with me. Youll be glad you did if you are having any tho
Long story so bear with me. Youll be glad you did if you are having any thoughts of buying a CX-7 or any of the other Mazdas with the same engine. I have a 2007 Mazda CX-7 with a little over 100,000 miles on it. This is the most expensive car we have ever bought and I babied it - had it serviced and oil changed every 3,000 miles even though others said every 5,000 was usually adequate.This summer (2013) I headed out on an 18 day/5,000+ miles road trip. Day two of the road trip (770 miles from home) my check engine light came on. Took it to AutoZone so they could pull the code. Code said coolant was low (it wasnt) and two other things that all checked out fine. Went to restart the car to leave... D.E.A.D! Replaced the battery, cleared the check engine light and went on our way. That evening 150 miles down the road, the check engine light came BACK on AGAIN. Just happened to be in Colorado Springs where I bought the car, so called that dealership to see if they could check it out for me the next day. Two full days and $2000 later, I had a new thermostat, a new seal on my transfer case, and the #3 engine mount which had collapsed (for no apparent reason) had been replaced. Should have turned around and gone home at this point!Two days and 425+ miles down the road in Rock Springs, Wyoming, my check engine light came on again. A local mechanic pulled the code for me and said it was either my timing chain or the variable valve timer - both major repairs. Called the friendly service manager in C. Springs to inform him of my dilemma and was told, Oh yes. Thats a KNOWN issue with your car, but sorry ... theres not much we can do for you from here. Apparently Mazda extended the warranty 10,000 miles (70,000 miles or 7 years - big deal) because of this known part failure. When questioned as to why this known defect was not even mentioned when they had my car in the shop for two days of my vacation, the friendly service manager turned into a complete ** and became very defensive and condescending. The Rock Springs mechanic suggested I rent a U-Haul and tow it home. With my only other option being to vacation in Rock Springs for a week until someone could even look at the car, I rented a U-Haul truck and trailer (you cant tow an all-wheel drive vehicle) and pulled the POS back to Cheyenne, where I had a place to stay and a known mechanic could hopefully fix the thing.A week and a half later and another $1,000 in car repairs, the car was supposedly ready to make the drive home road trip cancelled! I was lucky because the failure of the VVT had not damaged/destroyed the rods or valves of the engine in my case or so I was told. Less than a mile down the road, the check engine light came on again and the car started making a horrendous noise that it had not previously made. Back to the mechanic who told me I was just gun shy and that I needed to drive it around some more to get rid of the air pockets created by the repair work. Drive it I did out to the interstate where the check engine light started flashing at me and then promptly died, leaving me stranded once again. This time every light on the dash came on check engine, battery, oil you name it! The mechanic came to the exit ramp where it died with his tool kit apparently thinking he could fix it on the spot. He looked under the hood and called for yet another flatbed truck! He said the only explanation was that the NEW VVT received from Mazda had also failed and now my engine was destroyed valves and rods bent/broken kaput. When I went to clean my stuff out of the car the next day so we could return home in our only option - a rental car, I was told that even though the best mechanic in town had taken my engine apart and put it all back together again to confirm that my valves werent damaged from the first VVT failure, they actually WERE damaged and I am now looking at either a VERY costly total engine repair OR total replacement of the engine in a 7-year-old $36,000 car. Mazda claims that there is 100% occurrence of valve/engine damage when that known defective VVT part fails on their cars, yet there was no recall. My husband says recalls are usually only put into place when it involves safety. Call me crazy, but Im thinking that had that part failed in the middle of nowhere, that might have affected my safety. Bottom line here is: Mazda has a known defect on a part in thousands of their vehicles a defect that when that part fails, it results in the damage/destruction of the valves and rods in otherwise working engines in ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the cases (according to MAZDA). How can Mazda NOT be responsible for these repairs?!?!And just as an added incentive to run out and buy a Mazda (dripping sarcasm), this same beloved car was found to have a cracked/defective radiator at (I believe) just under 36,000 miles so just barely squeaked by under warranty, AND it had to have a whole new transmission at just under 60,000 so again barely squeaked by on the warranty on that one. Clearly my luck ran out. Oh and one more thing, my husbands 2001 Mazda Tribute that we owned until 2010 had an electrical panel in the engine that short-circuit while in the parking lot of his office and caught the car on fire one day a couple summers ago. Great cars!
Published: August 27, 2013
Rhonda of Bossier City, LA
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I sent my CX-9 car for maintenance at AL Khobar branch in Saudi Arabia beca
I sent my CX-9 car for maintenance at AL Khobar branch in Saudi Arabia because of an annoying noise while driving. The technician over there reported that the shock absorber was in need of being changed. However, after driving the car the same noisy sound existed. They promised to fix the car again and to tackle the source of this sound. My complaint hereby is regarding the quality of maintenance at the Mazda dealer in the Eastern Province of KSA that may destroy the image of this brand of cars especially with that behavior. I hope that you will be able to contact those people to solve my current problem that was not the first with that inefficient dealer.
Published: January 21, 2013
Nabih of Saudi Arabia, OTHER
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Mazda 5 2008 Electrical problem. First transmission going from drive to low
Mazda 5 2008 Electrical problem. First transmission going from drive to lower gear electronically - change out 3 computer and wiring harness. Now heater blower fuse blows and sometimes the lights & horn blow after shutting off the car.
Published: May 7, 2014
Glenn of Mississauga, ON
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Bought a used Mazda CX-7 July 2016. July 2017 the left front control arm br
Bought a used Mazda CX-7 July 2016. July 2017 the left front control arm broke while driving down the road. Had my mechanic make the repairs to the car. Sept 2017 I get notice that there is a recall on the issue that occurred. Had the car to Mazda dealer August 2018 and repairs were made as per the recall but now Mazda USA does not want to reimburse me for the repairs made by my mechanic in July 2017 since it was done after the August 10, 2016 date of the recall which I knew nothing about till Sept 2017 when I got the first notice of the recall. Finally got them to look at the info but now they are using the fact that I dont have a bank statement from July 2017 showing the repairs were paid with my Visa when the slip from the garage is clearly marked paid Visa. Big company just looking for any possible loophole to get out of owning up to their mistakes.
Published: August 10, 2018
Robert of Denver, PA
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So Mazda has kidnapped my mothers car for 3 weeks now. My mom is not very w
So Mazda has kidnapped my mothers car for 3 weeks now. My mom is not very well in English and sometimes gets taken advantage of and I feel like MAZDA HAS FULLY TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF MY MOM. We had my uncle call and my brother even called so this morning I have decided to call for her cause I wanted to know if she was EVER GETTING HER CAR BACK. She has to work so I called and asked for the person in charge of my mothers car and the little girl on the phone told me, Ok. Yes he’s in so she transfer me to the VOICEMAIL so NO HE WAS NOT IN (LIES). I left a voicemail for JASON and then calling back to Mazda the little girl picks up the phone and I tell her, Life is kinda hard right now for my mother and her and I don’t see eye to eye sometimes living together (I’m putting this nicely cause she really pissed me off) and that little girl had the nerve to tell me, You need to take care of your mom. Little girl you don’t have the right to tell ANY customers that about their family. You guys have had my mothers car for 3 weeks now with no answers. She bought her car in 2016 and how the hell does the transmission just mess up like that and then finding out they don’t even do an engine check in your car when you go and get an oil change. Stoney Trail Mazda has the worst service/callbacks and rude service people EVER. You guys need to work on your people skills and maybe get a new girl to pick up the phone for service cause she had no clue what’s she’s doing... One more thing my mother had to rent a car and pay it with her own money cause Mazda said that her plan didn’t cover it. They also said they would try there headrest to fix it and try to cover her car rental and NOPE that was another lie... Youre better off taking your car to another mechanic that!!!
Published: November 3, 2018
Am of Calgary, Canada
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I bought a new 2011 Mazda CX-9 in January 2011. A few weeks ago, the bottom
I bought a new 2011 Mazda CX-9 in January 2011. A few weeks ago, the bottom of my truck caught on fire after I heard a loud noise at a red light. Fast forward to today: it seems my transfer case blew, causing my transmission to blow and therefore causing the fire. There are no previous issues with the truck, no lights signaling an issue with the truck, nothing. Mazdas response? Well, Im under warranty, so its fully covered. Great, so can one get an explanation as to why a two-year-old vehicle would just catch on fire??? Nope, nothing, not from the dealership nor Mazda. In doing research, theres a nationwide reoccurring problem with transfer cases, and even a pending class action suit. Mazdas response? Nothing. Dodge my phone calls and emails, and dont even contact back my lawyer. Its disgusting how were the very people that gave them jobs, but the moment that a family is put in harm, they could care less. Most disgusting company I have ever come across. Mazda - you should be ashamed as to how you treat the very people that give you the opportunity to make a living. Simply disgusting!!!
Published: June 8, 2013
Mel of Marlboro, NJ
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I purchased my 2008 Mazda Tribute brand new. The first year (8 months after
I purchased my 2008 Mazda Tribute brand new. The first year (8 months after purchase), I noticed a sound in my car. I quickly took it to the dealer I purchased my car from. As soon as I pulled up to the dealership, the mechanic told me that it was a belt and was easy to fix at $150. He informed me that a lot of Tributes had been coming in with this issue, but not a big deal. I had it fixed. There were a few minor issues afterwards. Fast forward 2 years later, my car mysteriously would not start. I would have to catch a cab to work. When I called a mechanic to come out to take a look at my Mazda, it started (what!). This went on for about 6 months. I went on a trip to NY and once again it would not start. The dashboard cluster defaulted; cost to fix was $1000. I took it to a certified dealer and while fixing it, they informed me that I also had a transmission leak which would cost me $1500 to fix. At this time, a recall notice had been mailed and I was unaware of this issue. I needed my car being a single mother of 3; I had no choice. Fast forward to present day, 2013, about a week ago, my car started making loud noises. I took it back to the dealer I purchased my car from. Guess what! My transmission has to be replaced cost $3600 (really!) and I had to pay $100 for them to tell me that. Unfortunately, I was one of the millions hit with layoffs; no income. I called Mazda corporate and informed them that I was not aware of the recall notice sent out in 2011. The customer service rep informed me that there wasnt a recall and that I was misinformed. I informed her that I got the information off their website and from the dealership. She was not empathetic to my situation. I understand that my warranty expired. However, I feel that a recall should never expire. If you are aware that a defected part has been placed in your product, you have a responsibility to replace. I paid $17,000 for my car. With all the service issues, Im close to $7000 in repairs and towing fees - almost half the cost of the car. This is not fair to me and others, who work hard all our lives, especially when my car only has 75,000 miles and Im the only owner and now when money is nonexistent to me. Please do not purchase a Mazda. It’s a money pit.
Published: February 23, 2013
Eleisha of Charlotte, NC
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2005 Mazda 6 - Worst car ever! Inferior materials used for components, heat
2005 Mazda 6 - Worst car ever! Inferior materials used for components, heater hose tee actually crumbled! ALL engine mounts broke! Various other items always breaking or falling off this crappy car.
Published: August 23, 2011
Lee of Albuquerque, NM
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I have owned a Mazda since 1983. With different models, I call their produc
I have owned a Mazda since 1983. With different models, I call their products “chick vehicles”. All you ever had to do was change the oil. I own a 2007 Mazda Tribute. The driver door wasnt put on correctly. The headlight seals have all leaked. One was replaced under warranty and one not. After the warranty was up, I was told I have an oil leak. Its the major seal and will be about $1200.00 to pull the engine and transmission to replace it. When I made a comment at Lee Johnson Kirkland dealership where I bought the car, I was told all new cars are made cheap. The best is yet to come. I almost lost my hand. The hood came down on it and actually latched. I was trapped for about an hour until I finally broke off the wiper arm and pried my hand out. Its badly smashed and I have numbness in my hand but Im thankful to have my fingers. My car also has the recall for the sticking throttle. I got the recall letter in August. Its now the middle of November and Im told theres only parts for 04 models and older. They have made modifications to unlatch and open a trunk from the inside and outside but beware, if that hood latches close, there’s no way out except the release located in the driver’s side. Seriously, 26,000. I don’t think I will purchase another product from them ever again.
Published: November 16, 2012
Pamela of Lake Forest Park, WA
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I purchased a 2010 Mazda 6. The seat cover is changing, and is already show
I purchased a 2010 Mazda 6. The seat cover is changing, and is already showing signs of wear and tear. The car has 29,550 km. Mazda will not cover wear and tear. How is this, when the car is still new? It took me 7 months to actually have this done, and the dealer was not of much help, until I wrote a lot of e-mails to the management.Why is it that, in this day and age, warranty, or customer concerns are not dealt with properly. Mazda now tells me by email, that they are not responsible. Perhaps using substandard materials? They are now just duping their customers. Second problem is that my tires lose 0.5, to 3 lbs of pressure, within a two week period, per tire, but of course, Mazda is not responsible. The dealer had finally water tested, and found nothing. It is a slow leak. Doesnt any one offer customer service any more, or are they just passing the buck.I guess I have to do the leg work, and call Michelin. I also have to get the alloy rims checked. As far as the seat goes, well, I have to deal with it on my own, of course Im sure, they would have no problem selling me one. As a first time Mazda owner, take my advice, and do not buy this substandard garbage. GM Im coming back.
Published: November 29, 2011
Ken of Rosedale, BC
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Got the Mazda Tribute secondhand really cheap... runs really well... have n
Got the Mazda Tribute secondhand really cheap... runs really well... have not had any issues except flat tire and the key not wanting to come out of the ignition. Also, the gear shift sticks but I attribute that to the previous owner letting her kids accidentally spill a soda on it. It has grey color... spacious design... has cruise control that works great. I love any kind of SUV/Crossover... they have so much more room than even a large car... great for trips... modern and sleek design. But I wish it had better quality interior material and design. The car is secondhand and she had kids but they would not have been able to do the damage quite so easily otherwise.
Published: June 20, 2018
Crystal of San Diego, CA
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I recently bought a Mazda CX-5 (2 months ago). At the time of purchase I ha
I recently bought a Mazda CX-5 (2 months ago). At the time of purchase I had only a couple of criteria but they were very important to me since I put A LOT of mileage on my cars. (My last car was a 2007 and it had 380,000 km on it when I finally decided to buy a new car.) My criteria: The car needed to have XM/Sirius availability, a bluetooth that enabled true hands free use of my cell phone calls and an easy to use, straightforward navigation system. I was told the CX 5 I was purchasing had all three… WHAT A LIE!!!I paid an extra $1300 for the tech package to be installed into the car that would supposedly allow all three of above criteria. Immediately it was evident that something was wrong with the navigation (or so I thought). It took no less than 7 step to input any address into it. It was impossible to use on the fly and required not only pulling over to input info BUT it demanded 6 more levels of information before it would give me directions! Im serious. After returning to Budds dealership to attempt to gain further insight on how to correct this issue it became evident that NONE of the salespeople knew how to operate it! NONE! Not even the sales manager. We had to contact the Navigation system manufacturers in the state to find out what the problem was. Turns out, there was no problem. That was the crappy-ass cheap nav system that Mazda had ordered for their 2016 CX line of cars!!! Oh - by the way, the voice recognition is non-existent. Now I am back to driving around having to rely on my iPhone Google Maps to direct me on my travels. Nice to know Mazda has our backs (tongue firmly planted in check) helping its customers abide by the hands free driving rules now strictly in place in Canada and the US. There is no excuse for this type of 20th century technology in todays 21st century, seriously?? The XM was a joke, it does not actually show up on the in-dash display. It is provided exclusively by a tiny little remote that has push buttons. No scrolling capability, no visual feedback about what station you are on or listening to, unbelievable. By the way, I had the tech package removed and requested my $1300 back. My Bluetooth is another matter, cuts in and out on a regular basis. I have to reconnect my phone and the cars bluetooth at least 4 times a month. Again, as with the nav system, the voice recognition is non-existent.I HATE THIS CAR. $40,000 and 7 yrs of car payments for the privilege of driving a car with no nav system, XM/Sirius or bluetooth capability. So basically I am back driving around having to use my iPhone for cell calls and google maps. One more thing, the gas mileage sucks, the tank is the size of a football. I am filling up every second or third day AND it sounds like a diesel engine when you first start it up. I thought something was wrong with the muffler when I first started driving it. Turns out the loud engine and exhaust noise is the result of the skyactiv technology they use, another huge marketing BS story they try to sell you about why Mazda is so advanced. Did I mention HOW MUCH I HATE THIS CAR??
Published: September 11, 2015
Sue of Collingwood, ON
Source: consumeraffairs.com

08 Mazda cx9 - My transfer case has to be replaced and the dealer is saying
08 Mazda cx9 - My transfer case has to be replaced and the dealer is saying even though it is covered under warranty that I have to pay $1500 because my tires caused this problem... Never heard of this. Sounds like a manuf. defect and am I getting screwed? Has anyone had this problem and why does transfer case go? Talked to different service mech and I am being told that it has nothing to do with the tires? Calling corporate about this, any other suggestions?
Published: February 1, 2014
Heather of Secane, PA
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Recently, I had an issue with my vehicle when it wouldnt start. I had my ca
Recently, I had an issue with my vehicle when it wouldnt start. I had my car towed to my mechanic in Indialantic. He ran the diagnostic test on my car and found out that the ECM computer system had failed, and also fried 6 of my coils. My mechanic had given me a quote of $1,400 for repairs. In the meantime, I was calling around to see if I could find an ECM for a cheaper price. I came across an EPA federal warranty that stated: Any vehicle with less than 80,000 miles and less than 8 yrs. old is entitled to this EPA warranty on any specified major emission control components. The warranty states that all components are covered and the manufacturer will have to repair the components free of charge. I brought the warranty over to my mechanic to look it over. He stated that he would call Mazda and find out if they will honor this federal warranty. My mechanic spoke with a gentleman named Robert **. He approved the use of the warranty and told the mechanic to have us bring the vehicle over to Mazda. The next day, I paid to have the car towed to Mazda. Robert ** stated that he would call me before he started to give me a price on the repairs. When he called later that afternoon, he gave me a quote of $1,700. This was $300 more than my mechanic. He then called back again and stated that he would drop the cost to $1,345. It is costing me the same price with the warranty as it would have at my mechanics garage, without the warranty. I also had to pay to have the car towed to Mazda. I only brought it over to Mazda because the gentlemen stated he would honor the warranty, and he is charging me more. I feel belittled and taken advantage of.
Published: December 29, 2011
Cindy of Indialantic, FL
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On multiple occasions, I have been told the wait time for my vehicle will b
On multiple occasions, I have been told the wait time for my vehicle will be one hour or two hours, etc. I have been lied to by the service team. My vehicle usually takes twice as long as they tell me if not more. It is a great inconvenience for me waiting four hours for my car when I was told it would take one hour. This is not an exaggeration. I have been late for work and appointments because of the errors in judgement of this particular dealership.
Published: March 26, 2012
Kyle of Sturgeon County, AB
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Mazda 6 emergency brake caliper recall - I cant believe that I have been a
Mazda 6 emergency brake caliper recall - I cant believe that I have been a Mazda fan this long and am treated so badly. I have been swearing by their cars for years and now. I wont anymore. I got a recent recall (Ive had them in the past) and was treated poorly. Actually, they refused to send me a refund for work that was done prematurely because of a faulty part. I am upset because I really was one the 1st people to drive my 2014 Mazda6 in the ATLANTA AREA. Basically, the work I had done wouldnt have happened had they recalled the issue sooner; now they refuse to pay me back! It always kills me; how a company making millions of dollars refuses to pay loyal customers hundreds of dollars to keep them. Its OK. I will find a new car brand to stand behind next. File Number **.
Published: March 11, 2018
DOUGLAS of Lithonia, GA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The car itself is a cheaper version of a Toyota. Spend the few extra dollar
The car itself is a cheaper version of a Toyota. Spend the few extra dollars for the Toyota and get a manufacture that stands by their cars. Mazda is having a big issue with the CMU chips failing for the entertainment screen. My car was 3 months past the warranty coverage and even knowing that they are having problems with these they refused to do anything. Even the replacement motherboards are failing. Without the CMU chip you can’t play the radio. This is not something that should fail after 3 1/2 years. I had to spend $1500 so I could listen to the radio. You get what you pay for. Beware of Mazda.
Published: June 10, 2019
Mike of Beverly, NJ
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Purchased a new Mazda speed 6. At approximately 44K miles, the engine blew
Purchased a new Mazda speed 6. At approximately 44K miles, the engine blew (for lack of mechanical terms) at a repair cost of $8,600 not under warranty by 60 days but still under mileage (oh well). Was then told that new engine, turbo, etc. Would now be covered to an additional 100K miles. Now one year later, the car has a check engine light on. Took it to Mazda. They said it maybe a valve and would be $1200 to repair that. Somehow apparently not covered by the new warranty. On top of that, I had to pay $130 for the diagnostic that only gave a maybe result (apparently again not covered). Please contact me if there is going to be a class action suit against Mazda as it seems this happens a lot.
Published: December 9, 2011
Debbie of Vacaville , CA
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I have problems with my Mazda 2 Zoom-2012. The battery had to be changed by
I have problems with my Mazda 2 Zoom-2012. The battery had to be changed by the Distributor in Costa Rica as it died after 2 years. Now, after two months with the new battery, the car does not function.
Published: July 29, 2014
Dinorah of San Jose, Other
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My wife picked up my daughter from school one day in our 2004 Mazda Tribute
My wife picked up my daughter from school one day in our 2004 Mazda Tribute when the gas pedal just gotten stuck. I called customer service when to explain what just happened to my wife. I was told that there was a recall for that car that the gas pedal stay stuck. Well in the course of my wife almost getting into a serious accident, she had to put the car in park to avoid an accident. So because of her shifting it to park while the car was running at a high speed, well our transmission broke. So if calling dealing with that they would only cover the recall. If someone can help me, call me.
Published: March 22, 2013
Jorge of Cutler. Bay, FL
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I have had to replace my brakes and rotors twice on my 2009 Mazda 6. The fi
I have had to replace my brakes and rotors twice on my 2009 Mazda 6. The first time I replaced the brakes and rotors, the car had 23,180 miles. Mazda did not admit fault, but basically covered this up by good willing my rotors and only charging me an inflated price for the brake pads and rotors. I had to replace the brakes and rotors a second time at 68,012 miles (36,975 miles after the first time). I filed a formal complaint through Mazdas corporate headquarters and got nowhere. They say its normal. The mechanic who just replaced my brakes and rotors for the second time and has 20 years of experience completely disagrees. I have a string of emails between Mazdas corporate rep and myself that I can provide. Mazda is completely unwilling to do anything and refused to even pass my case along to a supervisor. I am concerned that I will have to continue to absorb the cost for a product defect that Mazda is not willing to admit it happening. I would like to pursue legal action.
Published: October 3, 2012
Jennipher of Santa Clara, CA
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We have seen a host of complaints on the internet, including the ** website
We have seen a host of complaints on the internet, including the ** website about reliability issues on relatively new Mazda SUVs. In our specific case, both the LED lights on our 2016 CX-5 went out in under 40K miles. They cost a whopping ~$1100 to replace... each! Mazda corporate replaced one, but when the second one went out at 40K, said its not a reliability issue. The entire cost of replacing just one assembly costs as much as 3 years of standard maintenance costs. Were done with Mazda. In contrast, Subaru fixed an engine issue (twice, both times well out of warranty) at their expense just to stand by their brand.
Published: September 25, 2018
S. of Hillsboro, OR
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Bought my Mazda brand new in 2008. From day one, until 37k miles, not a sin
Bought my Mazda brand new in 2008. From day one, until 37k miles, not a single hiccup or fault to be had. Then my power steering shut off one day and I called Mazda and they immediately issued a recall and had it replaced the next day. And at 70k miles, there was a recall for a faulty ground on the wiring harness for the windshield wiper motor. Ive never felt safer in a vehicle. This Mazda has been FANTASTIC and I honestly couldnt recommend a better car for the money.
Published: April 16, 2014
David of Knoxville, TN
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My 2017 Mazda CX-3 has rust problems on the roof and hatch panels within 4
My 2017 Mazda CX-3 has rust problems on the roof and hatch panels within 4 years. The smallest stone chips will lead to migration of rust under the paint causing bubbling. The underside and the inside of the hatch rusts even without stone chips. The bottom inside weld of the hatch rusts. This was not sprayed when I had the car rust proofed (so request it). Mazda declined my claim under the 7 year rust perforation warranty. They are still not choosing to design their cars for the North American rust belt. Similar complaints can be found on internet forums. Otherwise this is a good car.
Published: October 11, 2021
Wayne of Guelph, ON
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Within 40.000[sic] miles our bluetooth unit in our CX-9 broke. No warranty
Within 40.000[sic] miles our bluetooth unit in our CX-9 broke. No warranty and a $900 repair bill if we wanted to repair it. We opted out and are now using Bluetooth headset. Less than 60.000[sic] miles CD player goes out and we cannot load or take out the CDs and not even play the cds that are in there. Less than 80.000[sic] miles DVD player goes out. So basically we are back to good old radio only. Also one of the entry keys failed which is about $300 to replace. Sealing rubber on the driver window side is leaking and creates a lot of cabin noise. That said the car drives nice although it is a gas guzzler. So if you are looking to Zoom without any media and lots of wind noise the Mazda CX-9 is what you are looking for. Called the Mazda Experience line but they simply say you are out of warranty so regardless of what is wrong with your car you are paying.
Published: August 31, 2015
Bart of Walnut Creek, CA
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At around 4:30 PM just last October 2, while traveling south at 30-35mph on
At around 4:30 PM just last October 2, while traveling south at 30-35mph on Hunziker St. near Wall St. Tigard, OR. I had to center a piece of debris in the road and it struck and punctured the engine oil pan. This minor contact deployed both airbags which busted the windshield and knocked out my radio, vent louvers and rearview mirror.My research via the internet found this to be an issue with 95 Miatas. Please look into this issue to confirm if Mazda is responsible for the bags/glass/control module, sensors and switches. Understandably, the oil pan is my problem, and thank goodness I was not injured by the bags or fling glass and was able to maintain control of the vehicle.
Published: October 5, 2011
Thomas of Cornelius, OR
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Im contacting you in regards with my recent experiences with the Mazda deal
Im contacting you in regards with my recent experiences with the Mazda dealership in Peterborough Ont. I replaced a part on my car last winter after it fell off due to hitting a snow bank. A month or so later, the same part fell off my car for no reason. I did not hit anything. I took my car back to Mazda to have it replaced. After they looked at my car they then proceeded to tell that I owed them $30 or more because they looked at it and cut the piece off that had fallen off. They then gave me a quote for a new bumper and the piece that I had already replaced once. Which was over $1000. I refused to pay for a piece which I just replaced and told them I could not afford a new bumper. The lady at the service desk then told me that it looked like I had hit something with my bumper and thats why the piece had fallen off. I was insulted at the fact that she was trying to put blame on me when I had done nothing. The next day my father called and explained the situation to the manager and they then said that they would replace the part free of charge and for me to contact them to arrange an appointment. I gladly called them back and told them to order the part and that I needed to speak about finances with my dad about getting a new bumper, and that I would call them back. I called them back and set up an appointment to get the piece put on, but a few things came up and I wasnt able to go to the dealership. I cancelled the appointment, and the next thing I know Im receiving phone calls from blocked phone numbers that I have a new bumper waiting for me at the dealership and I need to come in and get it put on since I ordered it. They have called me numerous times and left what I would call rude messages on my cell phone an my home number. I called them three times on did not get an answer at the service desk. They have now informed me that they will be sending my bill to collections if I do not get the bumper put on. I refuse to pay for something that I did not order, and especially how Ive been treated. This is my first experience with buying a Mazda and dealing with them and I will never buy a Mazda again due to the experience. Im a good customer, I pay my bills, and never wanted this to go to this extent. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Published: November 10, 2011
Lindsey of Curve lake, ON
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I was driving to the city and suddenly I start hearing a faint tapping/knoc
I was driving to the city and suddenly I start hearing a faint tapping/knocking sound at low revolution per minute (rpm). I continued to drive to the city and took care of my business, and then came back home at the end of the day with no problems besides the fact that there was always that faint knocking sound at low rpm.The next day, I brought it to my local mechanic. He said the car is drivable, but I should bring it to Mazda because it is under warranty, and they should take care of it. I had the car towed to them because I didnt have the time to drive there, and I had free towing from Mazda since my vehicle is still under warranty.I called them every day until the third day they told me that there is a hole in my engine and oil was leaking out, and they wanted to see my oil change receipts. When I heard them tell me that, I said immediately that they must have the wrong car because my car came in running with no problems that they stated. There was no oil on the floor. I had checked the oil before it came to them, and it was perfect. My car was drivable. I obliged to their request because Mazda is a big corporation that must surely work honestly with their customers. I also figured that they were exaggerating when they said all of this. I sent them the information. After calling them repeatedly, they finally told me a week later that my receipts looked sketchy” and that Mazda Corporation wouldnt cover the warranty. I proceeded to tell them that their claim is totally false and impossible. I had the oil changed every 3-4 months, approximately 2500 miles (I drive locally and take the train to school).Then they proceeded to send it again to Mazda Corporation after I told them that there is a problem on their part. Again, they denied the warranty work. So, I went down to pick up the car after three weeks because I need my car. When I turned on the car, it sounded like a tractor and then would die on its own. I tried to start it up again and give it some gas, and the rpm fluctuated, then it dies. It was clearly not the condition that it was when I brought to them. The check engine light was on, and they said that I told them that it was knocking. My car was not drivable; it was in significantly worse shape and value than when I brought it to them. They gave me the runaround the whole time I was trying to correspond with them. The assistant manager, Jim, had a regular advisor deal with the situation, which is naive and lacking in responsibility on his part. This advisor just started two weeks prior and clearly didnt know anything. I asked him how this was possible. He kept on saying that he simply started two weeks ago, and he couldnt answer my questions. So, I said to him, “Can you get me someone who can get answers because you clearly cant help me.” He then raised his voice and made threats; so, I did the same. Then the manager came in and took over partially. He told me to call Mazda customer service, which I did right then and there. The customer service representative told me that I needed to deal with the dealership. After going back and forth between the dealership and the customer service, I left without my car because I didnt anticipate having to tow my car.The following week, I paid for a towing service to bring my vehicle to my local mechanic. I brought it to my mechanic locally, and after looking it over it, it looked like they drained the oil, and ran the engine at high rpm until the problem got worse enough for them to tell what the problem was. They obviously have done this many times and are professionals at this. They know exactly what to say, and what story to stick by. They also put a dent on my car that I know for a fact wasnt there when I gave it to them. I took pictures of it.
Published: September 22, 2011
Eran of Far rockaway, ny
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Mazda Toolbox has a sole purpose to update the Navigation Map. The implemen
Mazda Toolbox has a sole purpose to update the Navigation Map. The implementation is worst ive seen, an intern would not dare to present me such an implementation: 1. Everything takes it 20sec! 20sec to check the card, 20sec to fetch its version, 20sec to check the cloud version. Are they totally disconnected from modern applications? Do they know that google react to keystrokes as we type them?? 2. They could also show the current version and expected date of the new version to save the pain of using this application in the first place.3. They could send emails informing of a new release (they maintain accounts on the cloud with our emails). And yes you guessed it right to go to the cloud account and check something it is another 10 or 20 minutes per cloud interaction!
Published: December 3, 2019
Ron of San Diego, CA
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I purchased a 2016 Mazda CX5 in late 2015. By the end of March 2016 (less t
I purchased a 2016 Mazda CX5 in late 2015. By the end of March 2016 (less than 4 months) I had transmission problems. I took my brand new Mazda in and they told me that they would check it out. They called back and said that it was the transmission and they would file a report with Mazda. They also said that the machine that manufactures the transmission was not working properly during the time my transmission was being made. It was also stated that Mazda doesnt know what cars doesnt have the missing piece. My question is why didnt Mazda put out a recall if they knew there might be an issue with the CX5 or any car with a transmission made at that plant? I bought this car brand new, why wont Mazda replace the car with another new car that has been checked for this issue? Fixing the transmission is not the same as purchasing a new car without defects. Up until now I have been a loyal Honda customer. I researched this car and heard a lot of good things about it. However after having owned a Mazda CX5 and seeing how Mazda has a total disregard for their customers, I will NEVER purchase a Mazda again.
Published: April 5, 2016
Deborah of Indianapolis, IN
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I purchased a Mazda RX8 in 2004. Since the date of purchase, I have been ex
I purchased a Mazda RX8 in 2004. Since the date of purchase, I have been experiencing many problems with the vehicle. To this date, the vehicle only has 40,000 miles. If the vehicle remains idle for 3 days or more it has to be towed in for repairs. The dashboard panel goes blank. Now, the dealership is telling me the cause of the problem is the engine failing compression test and thats a cost for the consumer when I have complained about the vehicle since day of purchase. Records shows each time the vehicle been in the job. The vehicle is practically new.
Published: March 4, 2015
Shedrick of Madison, AL
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So for almost a year I’ve been receiving these pamphlets in the mail abou
So for almost a year I’ve been receiving these pamphlets in the mail about a recall for my airbag. And it always said it would take an hour to complete. I take the day off work and drive half an hour to my nearest Mazda dealer for my appointment. Apparently there’s 3 recalls that need to be done and it’s a 3-4 hour wait!!!! They should give me a new car for all of this bs. There’s less than a zero percent chance of me ever buying another Mazda. I get to spend my whole entire morning sitting in a Mazda dealership. I’m fuming right now!!
Published: January 22, 2020
Nya of Fleetwood, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I love my 2014 Mazda 6. Biggest thing I dont like is the center console sli
I love my 2014 Mazda 6. Biggest thing I dont like is the center console slides back and forth under my elbow. Dealer told me nothing can be done. Also sound system is nowhere as nice as my older VW Passat and I have the upgraded Bose.
Published: December 20, 2014
Gene of Bradenton, FL
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2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring - Parts in the transmission failed after only
2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring - Parts in the transmission failed after only 9 months and 16,000 miles. The car is at a Mazda Dealer for the third week. Mazda USA trying to get the parts to the dealer but way too much time has been taken.
Published: December 9, 2013
Steve of Brooklyn, NY
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The engine blew at 40000 miles! Of course, a refurbished engine was placed.
The engine blew at 40000 miles! Of course, a refurbished engine was placed. This was done along with a new clutch (good sales job from the dealer). Of course the new engine caused failure of all old parts such as coils, pumps, etc. None of this was covered. Ben from Complaints was programmed to be anything from helpful stating, Mazda is not responsible for any of the problems that occurred along with the engine replacement. Caveat emptor! Mazda/Ford does not care!
Published: April 17, 2013
Greg of Charleston, WV
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I purchased a 2010 Mazda MX-5 Sport model in June of 2010. This year, the c
I purchased a 2010 Mazda MX-5 Sport model in June of 2010. This year, the convertible top started tearing on the passenger side above the window. By the time I got to the Dealer, Beach Mazda in Myrtle Beach, SC, there was only one day left on the warranty. The car had less than 22000 miles on it so the three-year warranty should have been in effect. The service department took pictures of the tear and the odometer and sent them to Mazda. Mazda declined to warranty the repair. The service department again brought this to Mazdas attention when a Mazda representative was visiting the dealership. They again declined to warranty the repair. I sent a letter to the General Manager of Beach Mazda about this problem and I never received a response. I appealed the ruling to Mazda and they again declined to warranty the repair. I attempted to disputed this through the BBB Auto Line procedure but they wont help me because the car is now out of warranty. The top has now started tearing on the driver side in the exact same manner. Beach Mazda has given me a quote to replace the top and the cost is more than $1300 plus tax. Why would I buy a Mazda part if they wont warranty it? To top this off, Mazda is now trying to sell me an extended warranty.This is my FIRST and LAST Mazda. My wife and I have purchased 4 cars from Beach Automotive and I will think twice about buying another car there. The manager could have at least responded to the letter I sent!
Published: September 22, 2013
Tim of Murrells Inlet, SC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

This is my 3rd Mazda, if I ever have need to buy another car it will also b
This is my 3rd Mazda, if I ever have need to buy another car it will also be a Mazda, but my last one later 17 years so I may never need another one if this one lasts that long, too. I like that its strong, reliable, and has decent mileage. Its a great color, charcoal grey. I feel sexy driving this car. I feel like the brakes are completely reliable as well. But my model is a bit sporty for me. Id also like to sit a little higher and have better visibility especially the back window. Id love one of those backup cameras as well.
Published: June 28, 2018
Melinda of Tucson, AZ
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My engine light came on (cylinder 3 misfire). Took it to the dealer and I w
My engine light came on (cylinder 3 misfire). Took it to the dealer and I was told I needed new spark plugs and coils (4 of each). Price for parts approximately $70.00. Total bill $900.00 (freakin robbery - but I am a female so you know how it goes). I just wanted my car fixed. Drove not even two days the engine light came on again. This time it was a misfire from cylinder 2. Took it back and they looked at it. Who knows what they did. Drove it and the next more again misfire from cylinder 2. This happened two times as it relates to this cylinder. I was told by the service agent that my valve probably needs cleaning. Not sure but that would cost a lot ($1700+). I asked the guy could it be my fuel injector? I was told I can put some fuel clean in my tank and this might fix it (brother & ex-husband advised me). The service agent told me naw I dont think so. Well I told them I will get another opinion.Took it to the Mazda Dealership in Gaithersburg, MD. Ive had this car since 2008 and theyve always fixed my car and never once did I have to take it back because something failed again. I was told by Mazda in Gaithersburg, MD that one of my fuel injectors is bad. That whoever looked at my car previously should have been able to figure this out since the cylinder that kept misfiring is connected to this particular fuel injector. I had the fuel injector replaced. So far the car runs like new. So far its been a few weeks. Engine light has not come back on. Frederick Mazda... Did I really need 4 spark plugs and 4 coils. Probably not!
Published: February 22, 2016
Michele of Frederick, MD
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We bought new a 2011 Mazda and everything with it is great except for the a
We bought new a 2011 Mazda and everything with it is great except for the air condition always being clogged. So far to date, it seems that its been clogged 5 times and each time, its costing me money to get it unclogged. They told me that there is NO RECALL for it nor a repair except of the CONSTANT UNCLOGGING of the AC. I love my Mazda but I know this is a deal breaker for me to constantly get it repaired for the same problem over and over again. I just dont understand to why Mazda have designed this so poorly! We had a Toyota Corolla, a Mazda Accord and a Pontiac and we have never had any problem with their AC being clogged. This is so frustrating!
Published: August 10, 2015
DOROTHY of Chicago, IL
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I bought my 2004 RX-8 car and it has about 98,000 miles on it. I got it in
I bought my 2004 RX-8 car and it has about 98,000 miles on it. I got it in October 2011. I took very good care of the car. I let it warm up, worked the engine properly - all youre supposed to do to this special engine. Now, here it is on June, I am driving down the road, and the car, without a warning, just dies. I have a blown engine just like that. I am furious. If Mazda has known that this issue randomly happens with its cars, why isnt every single one that suffers from this defect gets replaced? I am now deep in debt, 104,000 miles and 9 months in a 5-year loan on a car thats virtually garbage. Please help someone.
Published: June 30, 2012
Candyce of Arden, NC
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I own a Mazda 6 2007 model. I have been very displeased with both quality a
I own a Mazda 6 2007 model. I have been very displeased with both quality and reliability of this automobile. The problems I have had: interior roof light fell out, clips on light broke, coil pack shorted, catalytic converter, A/C compressor, rod bearings (ruined engine). My family currently has 5 Hondas, 2 CR-Vs and 3 Civics and all bought new. Together they have over 600,000 miles and other than wear and tear items (tires,brakes,oil filter), have had zero problem. Honda also has excellent customer relationship department at every dealership I go to. Advice to everyone, when driving down the road, notice what brands you see the most (in parking lots, on the road) and go buy from them.
Published: January 11, 2015
stephen of Harrison, TN
Source: consumeraffairs.com

2010 Mazda 3 - Another one bites the dust. I work from the house, do mainly
2010 Mazda 3 - Another one bites the dust. I work from the house, do mainly highway driving and put about 100 miles a week if that on the car right now. I was driving on the highway and RPM started to rev up; I couldnt switch gears and clutch gave out from underneath me. Luckily, I was able to roll off the highway when I noticed the problem. Of course, one problem leads to another. The battery then died at the shop. I had to replace it as well. This comes not even a month after the rotors for brakes hit the fan. This has got to be one of the most problematic cars I have seen. A clutch dying in less than 3 years and the worst part is my car was due off its lease next month. I assume this to be a manufacturer defect, and maybe one day they will admit to a faulty clutch. As for customer service, its some of the worst I have ever seen. They review your concerns with an eraser or write with one. Horrible company and car!
Published: June 18, 2013
Samuel of Tustin, CA
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As a Mazda customer and owner, I feel like I am being treated unjustly in r
As a Mazda customer and owner, I feel like I am being treated unjustly in regards to the recent Special Service Program warranty extension for the Mazdaspeed 6. Additionally, I had the most inexcusable and appalling experience at one of your Mazda Dealership locations.Special Service Warranty: This January, Mazda released a Special Service Program to extend the warranty coverage for the specific repair of the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) noise and/or timing chain noise concern for my vehicle. However, the warranty coverage for the specific repair is extended to 7 years from the original warranty start date or 70,000 miles, whichever comes first. The letter was broadly dated January 2012. A customer service representative named Jason informed me that the letters were sent out 1/13/2011. However, I did not receive the letter until 1/21/12, and my mileage is now 72,800.The Special Service Program letter was not received until Saturday 1/21/12. In November of 2011 is when I first started hearing the rattling/ticking noise. In your letter you describe the problem as a loud ticking noise may be exhibited from the VVT when the engine is first started at cold condition After the engine warms up, some vehicles may exhibit a knocking/rattling type noise from the front timing cover and/or valve cover at engine speeds below 2,000 rpm, due to excessive stretching of the timing chain. Following is a warning that the warranty extension does not apply if the problem is caused by poor vehicle maintenance. However, I can assure you that I have kept up to date with oil changes (using the correct weight oil), I keep a maintenance log, purchase everything from the same pep boys, and am willing to provide proof of receipts if necessary.Since November, I have been trying to explain and pin point this issue to a family friend who happens to be my mechanic. If you were to repeat the above quote to any mechanic, 100% of them would say, I need to hear the noise first. Being that you do not hear the noise 100% of the time, it has been extremely difficult to identify the repair with my mechanic until this letter came, which clearly states the root of the problem. Back in November, the car was under the 70,000-mileage limit; in fact I was still under the limit though most of December. However, I drive about 90 miles a day during my commute to and from work. By the time the letter was received, and I was finally aware of the actual problem, I happened to be 2,800 miles over the limit. After some calculations based on driving 90 miles a day, I would have first breached the 70,000 mile limit 31 days ago, or roughly around December 20. According to Jason, one of your customer service representatives, he informed me these letters were sent out on January 13, 2012. If the letters were sent out just four weeks prior then I would have been under the 70,000-mile limit. I can understand if Mazda were to deny the warranty extension for drivers with say 90,000 miles at the time of the letter. But to deny Mazda owners who are over the limit by a mere few weeks is absolutely arbitrary and uncalled for.To recognize the problem at hand and issue a Special Service Program is a start but I urge you to look at the 70,000-mile limit as a gray line, and not such a black and white one. This will help instill faith back into Mazda Owners such as myself. Please be open to understand and accept extenuating circumstances. Thousands of Americans file wrongful lawsuits everyday out of greed. My only wish is to have Mazda bear the costs of the repair. I know I am not the only Mazdaspeed6 owner in this situation and I hope others will be as persistent as me to have their opinions on the matter heard. I have a file # on record for VIN# JM1GG12L171110311 if you wish to view at your convenience.
Published: February 4, 2012
Rich of Belmar, NJ
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My husband bought me a 1998 Mazda 626 in June. In July I took to car to get
My husband bought me a 1998 Mazda 626 in June. In July I took to car to get a tune up and to see why the check engine light was on. When they hooked the car up to the machine they told me that the the first spark plug was misfiring and that it showed up that the threads from that spark plug was crossed. I took the car back to the dealership and they told me that someone had glued the spark plug and all my mechanic had to do was to wipe the glue off and the do the tune up. So I said okay and took the car back to Mekinee here in Raleigh. Well, they said they werent going to touch the car so I called up the dealership and they said for me to bring the car to them, I said okay. While Im on my way to take them the car, all of sudden the car broke down along the side of the highway. They came and towed the car, so the following day my husband who is in the military came home and we went down to check on the car and thats when they told us that the transmission was gone on the car. This car only has around 100,000 miles on it , now I dont know what to do and the dealership has completely stopped having contact with me and my husband.
Published: September 26, 2011
Daniella of Raleigh, NC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a 2006 Mazda speed 6 in October of 2006. The car was in the shop m
I bought a 2006 Mazda speed 6 in October of 2006. The car was in the shop more than out. In August 2010, I took it to two dealerships for white exhaust smoke. They stated that it had to do with the turbo and the motor was shot. They would not cover it under warranty. I could not afford to fix the car as it would cost over $5000. I gave the car back to the bank even though I loved that car. Two days ago, I get a letter from Mazda saying that they are now covering this repair under the warranty. I was so mad that I gave up my car and now they are covering it. If they would have covered it back when I first brought it in, I would still have that car!
Published: January 24, 2012
Jeremy of Henderson, NV
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Mazda headquarters in Clermont Florida is terrible. I know many people who
Mazda headquarters in Clermont Florida is terrible. I know many people who worked there and lost their jobs for no reason. The managers of the store dont know how to sell a car and the customer service is horrible. Dont ever buy a car from here. Its not worth your time or money.
Published: October 4, 2016
Amber of Clermont, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I had an accident in my Mazda 6 on February 17, 2012. I was totally innocen
I had an accident in my Mazda 6 on February 17, 2012. I was totally innocent as someone drove up the back of me. My car was towed to a local crash repair. They ordered replacement parts from Mazda on 27/2/12. To date, they have still not received the parts from Mazda and hence I am still without my car. I contacted the customer support area to find out what the problem was and they advised that Mazda was moving warehouses and unfortunately they couldn’t locate the parts. I rang them back today, 17-4-12, only to find that some parts will still be at least 10-14 working days away. I have been without my car for 8 weeks and will not be getting it back in the near future. Mazda definitely do not live up to their value statement.
Published: April 18, 2012
Debbie of Australia, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

A word to the wise, if you have a mechanical problem check to see what issu
A word to the wise, if you have a mechanical problem check to see what issues Mazda may be extending warranty coverage. From experience, dealerships and Mazda provide no foreknowledge to a problem with faulty manufacturing issues that are covered under an extended warranty. On my daughters 2012 CX9 there was a factory problem with a brake line. Dealer quoted over $800 repair cost and never informed us that this problem was covered under extended warranty. I happened to find out by internet search, it was a warranty covered issue and we still fell within extended warranty time and mileage limits. She now is told the AWD is not functioning due to a faulty factory power transfer unit. There was and still is no indication by any warning light or anything that a problem with the AWD occurred. Unfortunately, the extended warranty time limit expired 6 months ago. We have no idea when the AWD failed and neither does Mazda dealership. I can see that this is going to be difficult to get this covered because no one can tell if it failed under the warranty limits (we are still within the mileage limit). This is a $1500 repair quote. I think if Mazda has knowledge of factory failures this information should be made more readily available to consumers. Or better yet MAKE YOUR DAMN CARS BETTER!!!
Published: June 26, 2019
J. S. of Bethlehem, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

On May 21, 2013, I bought a new Mazda 6 Sedan - full optional, including th
On May 21, 2013, I bought a new Mazda 6 Sedan - full optional, including the Red Soul extra paint. Just few miles away, I noticed 3 spots on the front hood. The paint is extremely thin and it is difficult to see the clear coat with a magnifier lens. I brought the car to the dealer and they said it is normal to get spots because of road sand. I washed the car and one more spot appeared. Because of my firm complaints, I was able to get an appointment with an inspector from Mazda and now Im waiting to see him. Paint quality is unacceptably cheap for that car standard. Should I expect the car surface to be pitting away day by day?
Published: June 25, 2013
Nick of Venezia, VT
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2007 Mazda Miata MX-5 manual transmission - I am in the market for a more p
2007 Mazda Miata MX-5 manual transmission - I am in the market for a more practical car so I have been reading reviews of the brands I am considering. Every brand seems to have issues and I just wanted to share my experiences with the Miata. I bought the car new in December 2006 and have been the sole driver since. It now has 110,000 miles and still going strong. The only mechanical repair I have had was needing to replace the thermostat around 80,000 miles. I just now had to get new brakes for the first time. The paint still looks brand new and I am constantly being asked if it is a new car. The only thing that has not held up well is the cloth upholstery on the drivers front seat but the aftermarket leather seat covers look fabulous. I LOVE THIS CAR! I have loved it since I drove off the dealership lot. I lament having to part with it for a larger car that is better in the snow and after reading the reviews, I am even more hesitant to replace it. If you are considering a Miata from the 2006-2015 generation, I can highly recommend one.
Published: May 19, 2018
Anne of Knoxville, TN
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I went in for an oil change and full circle inspection, but little did I kn
I went in for an oil change and full circle inspection, but little did I know that Ill be unhappy with service. About a week or so later, I actually took notice that a/c was not working as good as it did before serviced by Mazda, and as a normal routine of checking fluid levels, I also noticed that the oil was low. On 9/25/11, I called the Mazda service department and spoke to Lee. I informed him the exact information and he told me to bring my car in for service. So, I schedule an appointment for 9/27/11 at 2:15 pm.I went in just to be told that in order for Mazda to service the car, I would have to pay $129 for the a/c and that if oil was short, I would not have a problem unless it was below low. I did explain to him that my husband had to put in a quarter of oil because it was so low. He suggested that I bring it back for another oil change and they would deduct a quarter off the amount. He was not willing to consider by chance that air was leaked out of the car by Mazda technician and not enough oil was put in the car by Mazda. He never stated over the phone about paying for them to check a/c or anything. I drove from another city just for poor service once again.
Published: September 26, 2011
Monica of Riverdale, GA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We purchased a new Mazda 6 and were being pushed in finance to purchase an
We purchased a new Mazda 6 and were being pushed in finance to purchase an alarm system for $350. My husband asked if the car already had an alarm system from manufacturer and we were told no. My husband thought it was odd so he asked again and the answer was still no! We then decided to purchase and later realized we have 2 alarms because it already has one. On top of this our dealer quit the next day and no one told us, so we continued to try to contact him and the rest of the staff seemed bothered when we had questions. Finally I call the manager (Mike **) about several issues and he would not return my calls. On his email responses he was rude and angry and refused to help us. I waited a week to fill out the survey to see how they would correct some of these issues and then finally I filled out the form truthfully. Mike then sends me a nasty, unprofessional email saying that because we gave him a poor score he no longer wanted to work with us! We were shocked. We are very unhappy with this dealership and wish we would have purchased this vehicle in Tustin or not purchased a Mazda at all (Even though I do like the car itself!)
Published: August 13, 2015
Suan of Brea, CA
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