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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Bought a gorgeous lookin 2016 Mazda Miata, supposedly having undergone 150+
Bought a gorgeous lookin 2016 Mazda Miata, supposedly having undergone 150+ point inspection. After continuing to add air to the tires day after day and having a valve stem replaced, being informed the tires suffered from dry rot, not safe for extended use- replaced the tires ($800 setback). Texts and calls went ignored.
Published: November 7, 2020
Kenneth of Marco Island, FL
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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I had my 2010 Mazda CX-7 turbo and transmission replaced. What an awful SUV
I had my 2010 Mazda CX-7 turbo and transmission replaced. What an awful SUV!
Published: August 18, 2011
Jennifer of Toronto, ON
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We leased a 2009 Mazda CX-7 (garaged and highway driven only). There was ne
We leased a 2009 Mazda CX-7 (garaged and highway driven only). There was never a problem. The battery died. We changed the battery. Car started and then died. After one month, it again had been flat bedded by Mazda. They did a check and told me they could not find anything wrong with the electrical system, but they found sludge in the engine compartment. They had a recall on a valve which I never received in the mail. The car only had 17,000 miles on it. After 3 years, Mazda came back and said they would cover under lease or extended warranty, which I had. They said it would cost $9,500 to replace an engine with a 17,000-mile leased car and they would not stand by their product. I want to start a lawsuit on the car as I have had many leases without these problems ever and leased over 10 cars in the last couple of years with no problem.
Published: April 13, 2012
Erica of Las Vegas, NV
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Mazda 5 - Good compromise between full-size minivan and SUV. Adequate and c
Mazda 5 - Good compromise between full-size minivan and SUV. Adequate and comfortable seating for four adults and two children. Small cargo area behind rear seats. 4 cylinder engine coupled to 5-speed automatic transmission gives good get up and go with up to 31 mpg highway mileage. But sport model lacks full Bose system features, such as WiFi and Bluetooth.
Published: April 28, 2018
Jerry of Ct, Connecticut
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I own a 2006 Mazda 6. I purchased the vehicle in September of 08 with 20,00
I own a 2006 Mazda 6. I purchased the vehicle in September of 08 with 20,000 miles, and all remaining warranty in force. In June of 2011, the check engine light comes on, and the engine begins to make a loud noise. I immediately had the car towed to the dealer, who notified me the next day that I will need a new engine. At this point, the car has 42,000 miles on it. The cost will be $6,600 for a brand new engine; they will only provide warranty for one (1) year, and because my warranty was up a few months prior, they will not stand behind it.While speaking to somebody from the Mazda corporate office, I was given only given a “sorry about your luck” attitude. As a result of the cost, I sent the vehicle to an independent mechanic, who replaced the engine with a used engine that has warranty for three years. I was also informed that there is a well known issue with Mazda engines, but the company refuses to stand behind their product, or remedy the problem.I dont think its unrealistic to expect a vehicle to last longer than 5 years (that only has 42,000 miles, and with only 20,000 miles is mine). Clearly by just reading problems posted online, there are many issues with Mazda products. Judging from my experience, speaking to somebody from their corporate office who would neither allow me to speak to anyone with authority, or offer any resolution to the problem to keep a customer, I certainly will not be purchasing any of their products in the future, and I would advise anyone I know to look elsewhere.
Published: July 23, 2011
Jennie of Independnce, KY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My oil cooler started to leak. The dealer told me that the problem is a gas
My oil cooler started to leak. The dealer told me that the problem is a gasket, but I need to buy the whole part (oil cooler). After doing some investigation on the internet, Mazda knows that this is a problem and is not doing anything about it. If I dont get this part changed by Mazda (at the very least get a discount), I will never buy a Mazda again. I really love my CX-7 but this is not the only problem I had with it. This is the one that really filled my jar.
Published: November 2, 2012
Rodolfo of Aguascalientes, OTHER
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Mazda 2011 CX 7 - radio replacement - The Bose Radio which functioned perfe
Mazda 2011 CX 7 - radio replacement - The Bose Radio which functioned perfectly well along with the bluetooth system suddenly died in March 2015. While the bluetooth for mobile calls continued to function, the radio was dead. After a diagnostic service call, I was informed radio is dead and cannot communicate with module or amplifier and needs a replacement. I have never heard of a radio simply dying after 4 years. I asked whether this was a common problem and service manager indicated he had never come across this before. Ive spoken to colleagues, family and even other Mazda owners who were equally surprised. The Mazda service solution was to offer a replacement radio for $950.00.
Published: April 20, 2015
Peter of Weatogue, CT
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased my CX-5 in 2015, and it is just at one year old. The windshield
I purchased my CX-5 in 2015, and it is just at one year old. The windshield cracked, starting from the left hand side and reaches across right in front of the view. Researching this, it is apparent that many Mazda owners have experienced cracked windshields. There was no rock, just started cracking. Under warranty still, but the dealer will not honor the windshield. Replacement cost including labor is $850.00.Also, the tires on the car were nearly bald at 16,000 mi. The cost to replace the set was over $1,600 one year into the ownership, and Ive had to pay an additional $2,500 in expenses. If I had it to do all over again, I would have purchased the Honda CRX. So sad to give a company so much money, and have no similar consideration in return. And the dealerships do not take ownership of the problems; Its the Mazda manufacturing, in Japan. Ill never purchase another Mazda again. I hope this encourages someone to not purchase any Mazda vehicles in the future. Ill spend an hour or two at the dealership on Saturday to mention these issues to prospective buyers.
Published: June 7, 2016
Carl of Castle Rock, CO
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I am disappointed with my Mazda experience. To start off with, I was lied t
I am disappointed with my Mazda experience. To start off with, I was lied to when I bought my Tribute. The salesperson took advantage of my inexperience and need for a quick sale. I wanted a car with Bluetooth capabilities. There was a phone deckle on one of the buttons so I said good it has Bluetooth. Not once was I corrected even after saying at least five more times that that was a deal breaker. I am on the road a lot and depend on my phone. I was told that I didnt need a 4X4 that the Tribute would make it through any snow and ice and have no problem getting up my sister’s drive because of the weight of the engine, and the space between the wheels was so large. I got stuck in the parking lot at work today. I had to be pulled out, not impressed. My starter went on my Tribute a couple of months ago. It is a 2012 Tribute, and the starter went once again not impressed. And when I got my car back, there was grease all over the hood. When people ask me what I drive, I say a Mazda Tribute and if they ask me if I would recommend it, I say no and would suggest not looking at Mazda. Pretty sad when I am paying a payment beyond my means, and I have to borrow a 4X4 just to go to work to pay for a car that is sitting in my driveway because it wont move in the Alberta weather.
Published: March 21, 2013
Tracy of 5023 53 Ave, AB
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My husband and I traded in a BMW X5 for a Mazda CX7 (year 2007) last year,
My husband and I traded in a BMW X5 for a Mazda CX7 (year 2007) last year, 2011. We decided to go with Mazda CX7, because we believed it would be a reliable family car that would also be affordable to maintain, and is fuel efficient. We purchased our Mazda at a private dealership and purchased the top coverage warranty since the car was a 2007 model.Earlier this month, my husband took the car to the warranty approved maintenance shop for an oil change, where he was informed by the mechanic that the car needs to be repaired due to VVT damage, and that we cannot drive the car until the part is ordered and repaired. At first we were told that our warranty will cover the repair work, but it will take approximately 2 weeks for the VVT part to come in.It has now been nearly three weeks, and my husband and I still dont have our car back, since the VVT part is on backorder all over North America. We are both working parents of a two and a half year old toddler who needs to be taken to daycare every day. The CX7 is our only car, therefore in the past three weeks; weve had to rely on friends, co-workers and now a rental car to make it to work and our daughters daycare. The rental car is costing us a lot of money, and neither our warranty, nor Mazda is willing to cover the rental car fees. We have no estimate as to when the VVT part will arrive for our Mazda CX7 and no way of getting around. We are financially unable to continue paying for the rental car.Having said all that, I am extremely disappointed and angry with Mazda. It seems that VVT (variable valve timing) part is now a known problem with Mazda CX7, so this is a faulty VVT problem that Mazda is aware of, yet no one we spoke with from Mazda is willing to show any compassion for us. Mazdas response to our problem is simply that since we dont have proof of enough oil changes (weve only had the car for less than a year), and we dont have our extended warranty with Mazda, therefore its not their problem. Ive obviously been mistaken by trusting Mazda for making a reliable car, or showing any social responsibility and compassion to their customers.
Published: March 21, 2012
Aneta of Mississauga, ON
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The Mazda CX 5 handles really well, especially in the winter. It is really
The Mazda CX 5 handles really well, especially in the winter. It is really comfortable to drive and has good fuel economy, and enough room for other people and all of their stuff. It is not too large and easy for me to handle. It was a really good deal compared to what you would pay for other cars in this price and category. However, the center console and screen is a little too small, and it is difficult to use while I am driving. You cant just glance at it and flip the channel. And I would make the seats move a little more, for someone with shorter legs it is hard to reach the pedals.
Published: June 19, 2018
Loz of Independence, OH
Source: consumeraffairs.com

As indicated in the service record when I got my first oil change, I had 3,
As indicated in the service record when I got my first oil change, I had 3,000 miles on my 2012 Mazda 5 when I first complained to a Mazda dealer that my car would wobble when going forward into a right turn and in reverse when making a left turn. The service people said they could not recreate the problem as stated on the work order, but it would mysteriously go away for a while when I complained during multiple oil changes. Recently, at 25,000 miles, the service manager at this dealership finally told me my rotors were out of round so they were going to ground them down to make them straight. I requested they be replaced with new rotors but they said no. The dealer who sold me the car with the defective rotors said no and Mazda Headquarters said see the dealer who sold me the car.The dealer I bought the car from said its an issue of wear and he doesnt do warranty work unless hes paid by Mazda. His service mgr. said he didnt feel or see a problem during a test drive after the rotors were filed down so they refused to replace them. If it was an issue of wear, the problem would not have been occurring since I bought the car. Filing down the rotors mostly eliminated the problem, thus indicating the rotors were bad from the start. To make sure the dealer saw information about the wheels wobbling in formal complaints on paperwork from the 3,000- and 25,000-mile oil changes, I filed a complaint with the state. They sent me a notice that the dealer said it was a wear problem and they would check with Mazda Headquarters!!Now Im wondering if the State of Michigan Attorney General has the will to tackle big business. I sent them every piece of information related to the problem and I would like my rotors replaced. Anybody out there have any ideas, similar problems?
Published: October 1, 2013
Pamela of Detroit, MI
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We have had a 2015 Mazda CX-5 for about 6 months. Its a comfortable car and
We have had a 2015 Mazda CX-5 for about 6 months. Its a comfortable car and is pretty fun to drive (no comparison to my BMW X5 35d but then it was half the price!) My wife drives this car 98% of time. Most of the miles are on the Interstate. We are very unimpressed with the mpg. Claimed for the 2.5 AWD is 30 highway and 24 town with 26 avg. - we are nowhere near that. The current average is 21 mpg! Yes its been awfully cold but even my diesel Bimmer only loses -1.5 mpg average (which is still 25.5!). Ive also found the AWD to be mediocre at best. We have a 2013 Subaru Crosstrek that my oldest son drives and it is 10 times the vehicle in snow. My advice is dont believe all the magazine reviews! Apparently all the ads Mazda is running sells cars and gets good reviews. In hindsight, I would likely have been better off with the Subaru Outback or Honda CR-V. The fit finish and appeal of the CX-5 are great. But if you are most concerned about fuel economy and winter roads...keep shopping.
Published: January 10, 2015
Brad of Jefferson , WI
Source: consumeraffairs.com

They do not treat customers very well. Their cars are substandard and when
They do not treat customers very well. Their cars are substandard and when I try to get my car fixed, even more mechanical problems arise. Coincidence? I had to bring in my car twice for the same issue only to go to a third-party to have it fixed properly. Having said that even more mechanical issues have arisen. When I talk to them they are very condescending and rude. It was shocking at first but after a few times of trying to reason of them I discovered that they do not care about the customer. I recommend not buying a Mazda or dealing with any of them or their associates.
Published: March 30, 2021
D. C. of Milton, ON
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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have been a Mazda customer since 1998. Never had a problem. I got this 20
I have been a Mazda customer since 1998. Never had a problem. I got this 2014 Mazda6 and noticed the tongue in front of the car, knew it wouldnt make the winter. It didnt so now I have to pay $1000.00 every spring for this car. Re-engineer.
Published: March 23, 2014
LeRoy of Webster, MN
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Bought a 2012 CX-9. First 2 years car ran great then 500 miles past warrant
Bought a 2012 CX-9. First 2 years car ran great then 500 miles past warranty driver window motor goes out. Then a week later passenger window motor goes bad. Battery goes out. Car was only 2 years old. Now under recall which part needs to be replaced and both wheel bearings are going out after only 50K miles. What a POS. These parts should not be going bad this soon. Will never buy another Mazda again. Just lost my business because was going to buy another one next year.
Published: August 11, 2016
Russell of Asan, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The Mazda CX 5 is a great looking SUV. The after sales service sucks. I hav
The Mazda CX 5 is a great looking SUV. The after sales service sucks. I have determined that the Electronic Park Brake is a design flaw. This must be the only front wheel drive vehicle that wears out its rear brake pads and tyres before the front. Mazda with TSB 004-05/15 replaces the brake calipers when the actual problem is the sensor which controls the EPB. Like a person who hates constructive critique. I am not surprised that they are suffering in the market.
Published: June 23, 2018
Rick of Pretoria, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I drive a 2009 Mazda CX9. On Friday Sept 18th I had picked my kids and frie
I drive a 2009 Mazda CX9. On Friday Sept 18th I had picked my kids and friends up from school. Normally I wouldnt stop and grab a coffee but I did. When we came out and were getting back in the car I heard a bang, I looked and my front left tire was just about falling off. Thank God we stopped because I would have been driving with 4 kids in the car. I had to have the car towed, and have my brothers friend that is a mechanic look at it. One week later on Friday, Sept 25th I got a safety recall letter in the mail saying lower control arm ball joint can corrode, well that is what happened to mine. I Had it towed to a Mazda dealership. The Service Manager called to tell me I need new front tires. I said that should be part of the recall because everything I have read about symptoms of ball joints going bad is front tires balding. Well I have called Mazda three times and spoke to different people and nobody will help me. My back tires are just fine. I bought Mazda because I thought it was a safe family vehicle, I will be selling and getting something different.
Published: October 6, 2015
Tami of Milford, MA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My concern is with the rear brakes on my 2013 Mazda CX-5. While getting the
My concern is with the rear brakes on my 2013 Mazda CX-5. While getting the service 40,000 km done at 38,909 km at Fredericton Mazda, I was informed by phone that my rear brake pads had worn out to the point where they had destroyed the rotors and I was on the hook for a $459 bill plus extra for the 40,000 km service. Fredericton Mazda assumed that I had skipped my 16,000 km service because I had it done at City Mazda in Halifax at 15318 km. When I brought the car back into Fredericton Mazda at 22752 km to have it serviced they just carried out the 16000 km service again assuming Id neglected my brand new $43500 vehicle. The 24,000 km service includes an inspection of the brake system in the car. When I informed Fredericton Mazda about the service in Halifax, they said theres no way they could have known about it being carried out, which makes sense. However, logically if a qualified service rep/mechanic drove the car in to be serviced, according to the service report he should have logged KM in and KM out. Which leaves me to wonder how the Mazda Service rep got the car into the garage to even carry out the service without noticing the KM on the dash. If the service rep had logged the KM of the car on the way into garage which I might assume to be proper procedure, then the 24,000 service may have actually been carried out and the brakes may have been inspected.All that aside, 38,900 km is far too soon for brake pads to be worn to a point where the rotors are destroyed, considering the fact the front brakes are still at 50% and 10000 of my km are highway to Halifax. When I asked The Fredericton Mazda Service rep if this has happened before he said, Yes, but he also informed that he had seen one at 120,000 km. Fredericton Mazda ended up paying for the rotors that were destroyed in what Ive been referring to as a brake failure, but I was left with a $210 charge for brake pads and labor to replace them. I informed them that this was unacceptable and there is clearly something wrong with the rear brakes but they refused to acknowledge this or even call Mazda Canada to inquire about the issue.To summarize, I have dire concerns with the quality and safety of the braking system in my 2013 CX-5 and if steps arent taken to have this resolved, then I will be switching car companies for good!
Published: June 11, 2014
Jason of Oromocto, NB
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Mazda customer service is useless! They do not bother once you have bought
Mazda customer service is useless! They do not bother once you have bought the car! Stay clear, buy another make! Mazda keeps on making alibis and finally turns down customer complaints. Mazda installed a tail light that burned both tail light housing. I reported this for replacement but Mazda strongly turned down the request. They even used ego tripping words that means they are still untouchable and they can turn down any customer despite of their world renowned factory defects. Where can users effectively complain Mazda customer neglect? Please help! With the poorest after sales service, Mazda should not be in the car business. I have used Toyota and Honda for ten years and I have not had any traumatic experience that I have on my first month in using Mazda.
Published: September 18, 2012
Cliff of Makati City, OTHER
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Was shopping for CX-5, and when you know how difficult and stressful it is
Was shopping for CX-5, and when you know how difficult and stressful it is to deal with dealership, you know how great it is to be taken care by a great sales person. For the first time I walked in, Mr. Jason **, took care of me with no pressure, taking the time to answer all my questions, printing me clear and detailed sales offers for financing and leasing, and for the first time in my experience, was trustworthy! Went several times to meet him for questions, until the time we were going to sign for lease. Provided him with all requested necessary documents and information the evening before.On May 30th, 2018, after 3 hours spent with him with all paperwork’s, we had to wait for his Financial Manager Nick, who was supposedly too busy in assisting other clients, when his office was empty. Jason could not even have an appointment schedule from this busy person. He asked me to pay half of the deposit to hold the car for me, and charged my credit card. Therefore, he asked me to come the next day, May 31st, in confirming that Nick would call me to set up an appointment, and to confirm me the credit approval and monthly payments amount. Waited until 1:40PM to contact Jason because I have not received any feedback from anyone. Around 2:00PM, Jason texted me back in apologizing that he was assisting clients, but no information regarding appointment, credit approval or anything related to the lease offer. Only because the Financial Manager is again too busy and so well organized that he cannot delivered. Explained to Jason, that if they are not interested by my potential account, it will force me to seek for another dealer offer in order to not lose the benefit of 0% interest financing/lease special May sales. At 3:00PM, just a quick text to let me know I was approved for the amount, but no appointment still... After many back and forth with several Mazda dealerships, I accepted another offer to get my car ready that evening at the last minute! Texted back to Jason to express my disappointment about his Financial Manager and the General Manager of this dealership, who both let him down and made him lose the sale. Also requested to be refunded of my deposit charged on my credit card.As of June 4th, no news about either my refund, or a call from any Manager to apologize or anything else. So, I called to speak with Mr. Mark ** who is registered on BBB as General Manager, but no one as his phone or can transfer my call... Called 4 times to be transferred on voicemail, so asked to General Manager to call me back, and left them all information needed to understand the situation. Mr. Chris **, General Manager called me back, but had no information about the situation. Expressed my disappointment about the way his dealership is operated, his Financial Manager who did not delivered, how it is a shame to not support and provide resources to his great sales persons to close sales, and claimed for my refund. He asked my credit card number again, because he claimed no one will have it and it is the only way I could receive my refund... wonder what they do with card receipts after you pay, and may be they do have a shoe box accounting records systems! He also told me not to be worry about his management style… Provided him with my card information, and he claimed I will be refunded same day. He told me that he would talk with his Financial Manager to understand the situation, but I advised him to talk with Mr. Jason ** who lost the sale because of Financial Manager.I feel very sorry for Jason because, from the beginning to the end of the process during my 4 visits, he offered me a great service and beyond expectations compared to all dealerships from several brands I went to for months for car shopping. He was a trustworthy sales persons (which is very rare) with a consultant approach, very patient with me in explaining in details all my questions, and professional. Even this dealership is 1 hour drive from where I live, I really wanted to close the sales with him. In summary, I would not recommend this dealership if you don’t have the time to be lied around, and have to wait for the Financial Manager to deign to do his job professionally. If you are not in hurry, well then asked for Mr. Jason ** who is the person I would recommend.
Published: June 4, 2018
Sebastien of New Haven, CT
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Mazda Corporation in Canada has a huge problem that seems to be growing wee
Mazda Corporation in Canada has a huge problem that seems to be growing week over week. I purchased a new Mazda CX5 10 months ago. The vehicle drives fantastic. It just needs a lot of TLC. Paint is not evenly distributed leaving visible color distortions. Front bumper is not, absolutely not, suitable for winter driving in Canada. I went through a spray - car was to get the salt and grime off the car and the bumper just cracked. Dealer is telling me I hit something... No scuff marks, no other damage than a crack that starts exactly where there is a cut out in the bumper. This is a flaw in the plastic material that the bumper is made of. I will eventually replace the bumper but at $ 1,000.00 it simply is not feasible right now. The infotainment system is cause for long debates with the dealer and on the phone with Mazda Canada customer support. I have also put in a claim at the MTO (Ministry of Transportation in Ontario) to see if they are willing to see the point of a defective infotainment unit that requires constant attention during driving. USB drives simply crash, Bluetooth becomes grayed out. Needs a complete disconnect from the battery to resolve (plus reprogramming). Dealer states that they did a firmware upgrade but only tested for the GPS system and, since I keep that up to date (I had to purchase maps to be updated quarterly), it showed on the bill that the firmware already was up to date. That is not the firmware!! The infotainment also has a firmware that can be checked by pressing radio on/off and audio at the same time. Since the dealer made a statement that the firmware is up to date, Mazda Canada does not want to respond to any flaws or changes that need to be made. Music volume is just unacceptable. I had to crank the sound to 30 before I can even hear the speakers and there is a constant hiss at lower music levels. Dont even think of driving with the roof open. You will have to crank it all the way up to 45 or 50 (65 is the max). I purchased the GS model for this. The sunroof is a much welcome tool in keeping the temps in the car at bay in the summer. The OEM tires will not last for more than 40,000 KM by the way. Last but not least: the dealer will only work on any TSB (technical service bulletin) when the customer insist. It is not done voluntarily. Mazda Canada still claims there are no TSBs for the car - if asked why they are so secretive about this, they claim that all works as it was meant to be. The car, in their eyes, is perfect. In my opinion, the many test reports are flawed and I have also contacted these sites and producers of the shows with the facts. Also the Dealers insist you take the rust proofing and if you do the car will be ready in 4 days. I refused ant it took 2 weeks with the 3M protection film still missing. These tricks will be pressed upon the buyer when I thought I was done with the purchase. I have deep regrets I purchased the car. I will zoom-zoom for a little longer but this car will not last the full 10 years my (t)rusty Ford Taurus did. I do not recommend anyone to purchase a Mazda CX5 if peace of mind is important.
Published: August 15, 2014
Al of Guelph, ON
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I bought a new Mazda MX5... It is only a few thousand miles out of warranty
I bought a new Mazda MX5... It is only a few thousand miles out of warranty. That is when my Air Conditioning clutch froze up (of course after the warranty ends) on the Air Conditioning Compressor and now it blows HOT air. Mazda wants $1,200 to replace it, so I spoke to Morgan at Mazda about this problem, thinking Mazda would stand behind it considering the small amount my AC unit was used. The thing is I live in the Mountains in NC and really did not use the Air Conditioning very much. I bet that AC unit has only been used 10% of the time... Plus, I have purchased 2 brand NEW Mazdas in the last 5 years. Mazda still refused to stand behind their product and cover this under warranty... I am done with Mazda. I will never buy another Mazda again and I am going to warn everyone I can about Mazda poor service after the sale. What a horrible way to treat your loyal Customers. Something similar happened to my Father and Dodge stood behind their AC unit even after the Warranty expired... Now my Father will only buy a Dodge. Mazda just does not get it. Mazda just lost an entire family and friends of future Customers. NEVER AGAIN...
Published: July 22, 2013
Gregg of Las Vegas, NV
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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
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2005 Mazda 6 GT head light bezel melted due to heat from fog lamps. After t
2005 Mazda 6 GT head light bezel melted due to heat from fog lamps. After this occurrence, Mazda denied a third replacement. The newer model fog lights were moved to the bumpers; therefore, it was a known issue and Mazda chose to ignore this. 2010 Mazda CX7 GT NAV is outdated; Mazda refused to provide updated software, claiming NAV systems are accessories covered only by a 12 months 12k miles. NAV is standard equipment on GT model, not an accessory. It has poor material and design of smart keys - Mazda refused to replace broken key case at only 8 months old. Mazda Capital Finance bank does not inform buyers of limitation or guidelines, leaving consumers with the short end. They have Great Products (not perfect); however there is no customer support from Mazda North America.
Published: June 13, 2013
Nelson of Pines, FL
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Mazda 5 has suspension problems - I have had shocks redone 3 times in 7 yea
Mazda 5 has suspension problems - I have had shocks redone 3 times in 7 years. I am a single woman not carrying passengers all the time!! Others have the same issues - otherwise a good car. Great car all around but they are discontinuing it - maybe because of the suspension problems. Gas mileage is good if you stay below 110. :)
Published: December 7, 2016
suzanne of Vancouver, BC
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I was driving home from a trip when I heard a thump and the RPMs went wild.
I was driving home from a trip when I heard a thump and the RPMs went wild. Suddenly I couldnt shift into 4th or 5th gear. Managed to get the car home in 3rd the whole way. Took it to the dealership. They told me 6 codes are coming up and a rod is broken inside the transmission and the fluids burnt. They contact Mazdas headquarters since I only have 45,000 miles on it but its out of warranty by 1 year. They say they will do nothing to help fix it because I havent been having it serviced through them and I show no customer loyalty. I still have 6 months more of payments on it and have to out $3000 for a new tranny now. Thanks, Mazda. Way to stand by your product.
Published: July 23, 2013
Robert of Boulder City, NV
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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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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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Just out of warranty my passenger window motor broke. I had to buy a new mo
Just out of warranty my passenger window motor broke. I had to buy a new motor off the internet because the dealership wanted six times the price for the part. Then a year later the driver outside door handle broke. Four months later the same handle broke again. I didnt realize but the other handles dont get as much use but theyre starting to show theyre starting to give. I will not be buying a Mazdas again and this car (Mazda cx7 2010)was not cheap.
Published: January 7, 2017
wayne of St.Petersburg, FL
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I bought the 2016 CX-5 grand touring with the tech package. I fell in love
I bought the 2016 CX-5 grand touring with the tech package. I fell in love with how the car drove and had owned a 2013 Mazda CX-5 so I thought that I was just getting an upgrade. Well it was very late by the time we left the dealership and so they just handed me the manual and said the instructions for the navigation system was in there. I didnt need the navigation until about 2 weeks after I purchased it. When I did need it a map of San Antonio river walk kept showing up and I live in Virginia. The clock also does not work or set the time to eastern time. I took it back to the dealership but the service department does not know what is wrong with it and suggested they are going to have to tear it all apart to find the antenna. I am so mad, its beyond words. How can they sell an almost $40,000 car and say it has these features and it has none of it working.
Published: March 30, 2016
Nicole of Woodbridge, VA
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AIRBAG DEPLOYED ON MY 2001 MAZDA MPV - In May of 2014, the airbag on the pa
AIRBAG DEPLOYED ON MY 2001 MAZDA MPV - In May of 2014, the airbag on the passenger side front seat deployed while I was sitting at gas-n-go after pumping gas. My daughter was sitting in the seat. It cause deep bruising to her back and cracked her rib. Now Im afraid to drive it!
Published: June 24, 2014
Tracy of Knoxville, TN
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My daughter bought a new crv from Mazda, the car doesnt even have 70,000 mi
My daughter bought a new crv from Mazda, the car doesnt even have 70,000 miles on it now. Well there is an engineering screw up that Mazda knew about it, and put the part on it anyway, knowing the part was a screw up, and refuses to repair it at their cost. The vvt solenoid should be replaced because they knew all about it. Its really a crying shame that they have screwed over so many people. There should be a recall on this, but I guess they are sweeping it under the rug. Its going to cost about $2,000 to repair this vehicle. My daughter has 3 children and cannot afford this. She brought her vehicle to a Mazda dealership in Baton Rouge, La. To be fixed, Mazda did agree to pay only $500.00 of the repairs. Her vehicle sat at Mazda for 5 damn weeks and they never worked on it. They said they would try and squeeze her vehicle in, and even though she was going to have to pay the remaining balance which is 1,500, they still never fixed a Damn thing! So she went and picked it up and all they did was hand her the keys and said nothing. I Would never purchase a MAZDA vehicle ever! Mazda should be brought Up on charges and held responsible for Their negligence.
Published: July 6, 2014
Ann of Covington, LA
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My name is Aubrey **** and I have been a Mazda driver /owner for the past 2
My name is Aubrey **** and I have been a Mazda driver /owner for the past 20 years. I am now the owner of a Mazda CX-7. My previous vehicle was a Mazda Tribute. Mazda is an easy sale for me. Since getting my first Mazda, the only thing I have needed to let the sales person know is how much I need to spend and the main features I am looking for. I have never had to write a letter like this before since all my previous Mazdas were excellent choices. However, I have to express my displeasure with this vehicle. I will attempt to express all the features with which I have been having problems over the past few months since I have acquired this vehicle.Wing Mirrors. The CX-7 is a cross between the ordinary car and the SUV. The wing mirrors are much too small for this vehicle and presents quiet and enormous blind spot. I have had a number of near misses since acquiring this vehicle!Automatic Transaxle Control. This Transaxle control is causing me trouble due to the design. Most automatic vehicles only requires a push of a release button and pulling the lever straight down into the required position. In this vehicle, there is no button. However, you have to maneuver your way around a number of grooves in order to get to a desired position. This gives the impression of a manual stick shift which to me seems like a backward step in the design of the vehicle.The Radio. The Tribute I had before the CX-7 had the feature in which was able to continue to listening to the radio when I got to my destination even after switching the engine off until I exited the vehicle. The CX-7 is lacking this feature which I find a huge drawback as it is a newer model.The Climate Control System. Safety is a very important aspect when driving. Most vehicles are designed for the drivers to keep their eyes focused on the plethora of things happening on the road at every second and features which distract from this should not be present in the vehicles. In the Tribute, with regards to the climate control system, there were five (5) buttons to select your preference of either the defroster, defroster and floor vents, the dashboard vents, the dashboard and floor vents and the floors only vents . This made it so you only have to take your eyes off the road once to select the mode you need. In this vehicle there are two (2) buttons, one for the defroster and one for the other modes. Therefore this makes it so that it is fine to select for the defroster however for the other modes, you are required to take your eyes off the road multiple times in other to be sure of the exact mode which was selected, as the second button needs to be pressed numerous times depending on the desired mode.Bluetooth. It is the law that persons are no longer allowed to hold phone in order to have a conversation when driving, so Bluetooth should not be thought of as a bonus feature in modern vehicle but a standard feature. This Bluetooth is seriously flawed. It rings, I answer but there is no sound. I cannot hear the person nor can they hear me. I hang up and the entire display goes blank. The radio goes out and the time resets itself. After which, I have no radio and no phone for days. This event occurs on a regular basis, it corrects itself, after which the phone will ring again and the whole incident occurs all over.Indicator. The Tribute I drove before had the indicators neutralized after 60 seconds. So if I was at a stoplight waiting to go left or right the indicator would neutralize and I would have to put it back on. This a great feature to have as when changing lanes on a high way the CX-7 keeps the light on where as the tribute would neutralize after a minute. It is very irksome for driver to be blowing and swearing at me on the highway for not changing lane as is being indicated. In conclusion, I have to confess the CX-7 is a step back into the past and I would happily trade it for a tribute with the Bluetooth and the heated seats as it is my opinion that I have been downgraded in my move from the tribute to the CX-7. My number is **** I would appreciate if someone from the costumer service could call me and we could find a common ground in which to settle this matter hopefully within the next week.
Published: November 24, 2011
Aubrey of Brampton, Other
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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
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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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I bought a 2007 Mazda CX7 with 28k miles on it. I love my car, except now w
I bought a 2007 Mazda CX7 with 28k miles on it. I love my car, except now we have issues. At 30k miles, the timing chain was replaced under warranty. The weekend before Christmas, the turbo went out. We had the car towed back to our Mazda dealership where they filed a claim with Mazda and it was denied due to sludge. We have always had our oil changed and even provided our service records. They still denied the claim. As having all this done, we did learn that this is not the first turbo for our car! One was replaced at 12k miles! Now I am trying to deal with getting it fixed and from what I am seeing, many people have the same problem! Please email me if this has happened to you! Thank you!
Published: January 14, 2013
Lacey of Bixby, OK
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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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We had a CX-9 signature bought straight out of the dealership and after 4 y
We had a CX-9 signature bought straight out of the dealership and after 4 years the panel from passenger back door just came out on our sons hand. They blamed us for their lack of quality and I have the video to proof.
Published: August 15, 2020
Cassio of Prosper, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My Mazda gets great gas mileage, which is one of the main reasons I purchas
My Mazda gets great gas mileage, which is one of the main reasons I purchased it over other small SUV/CUV models. It also has a stylish design that I like. The next time I purchase a new car I would seriously consider getting another Mazda SUV.
Published: December 4, 2019
Lisa of Goose Creek, SC
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Front Axle on 2005 Mazda 6 - I just drove from Clemmons to Wendover Avenue
Front Axle on 2005 Mazda 6 - I just drove from Clemmons to Wendover Avenue in Greensboro and suddenly the front of the car sounds like I drove over a boulder and the engine fell out. I managed to coast to Sheets Gas Station. The car would turn on but would not go forward in drive or reverse. Called a tow truck and took it to the Mazda Dealership. The front axle is broken... I could not imagine how though... have not run into anything or rear ended anyone. I just had the axle worked on in Hickory. Not happy but blessed it was not the transmission.
Published: August 26, 2013
Tamie of Clemmons, NC
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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 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
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At approximately 2 years old, my car started tripping the check engine ligh
At approximately 2 years old, my car started tripping the check engine light and AT light. So, I took it to the dealership to have it checked out. It had around 26,000 miles at the time. They cleared the light and said a cable must have been loose or something. Fast forward two months and again, it was the same issue. But this was followed by leaving me stranded. I had it towed and they diagnosed it as low voltage, but werent sure if it was the battery or what. They would not move forward until the battery was replaced and apparently on a brand new car. Mazdas 3-year 36,000-mile warranty means absolutely nothing. Even though I have regular maintenance at the dealership and had it in at 24 months for the light, they would only cover 25% as it was now after 24 months. Batteries have a 12-month warranty before being pro-rated. Keep in mind, once you replace it, the exact same battery has a 3-year warranty. The battery itself even shows 36/60 on the outside. I called North American operations and they blew me off. I asked everyone else up the food chain and nothing happened. They wanted $155 for the battery at the dealership or $100 at Autozone. Ultimately, I had to buy a new battery. Since Mazda covers nothing at twice the price, I bought the one from Autozone which is a 36/8 year warranty. Mazda then proceeded to charge me $55 to put it in. Save yourself time, money, and sanity. Dont buy Mazda. And if you decide to anyway, dont buy from Suburban Mazda in Michigan. I originally bought 2 Mazda 6s from them in 2009 and they will be my last.
Published: October 15, 2011
Anthony of Farmington Hills, MI
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Love my SUV Mazda CX7. Its so comfortable. Have much space for family membe
Love my SUV Mazda CX7. Its so comfortable. Have much space for family members and its a good vehicle to travel and have a big back space for stuff, groceries, shopping items. The interiors are very durable material and easy to clean. And easy repair and to drive so safely and secured part. I recommended so much for all type of family. Its very pretty design so I would like to buy a new one next year. But I would like maybe a more bigger back in a new model but at all its fine other parts. Quality and strong parts. All the model is ok.
Published: June 21, 2018
Mayra of Orlando, 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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The car gets fairly good gas mileage, hasnt had to into a shop except for r
The car gets fairly good gas mileage, hasnt had to into a shop except for routine maintenance. Comfortable on long trips. Not for tall or heavyset people, though. The Mazda 3 has a fair sized hatch space. The car is comfortable for 4 adults.
Published: December 1, 2019
Cathy of Alamogordo, NM
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This Mazda CX-5 had replaced one that I really enjoyed. But it does fulfill
This Mazda CX-5 had replaced one that I really enjoyed. But it does fulfill my needs but its not the type of car I would normally pick out. I like the fact that is all wheel drive. I like the pep in the engine and the gas mileage. I do like the fact that every Mazda has a GPS in it and I like the heated seats. However, the CX-5 is just a lower class model than I was used to previously. The CX-5 is a fine car but I wish that the radio system had XM or Sirius radio.
Published: June 18, 2018
Patricia of Glastonbury, CT
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Over the past month both my husband and I have been shopping for a new vehi
Over the past month both my husband and I have been shopping for a new vehicle. Since we both have very different needs, it has given us the opportunity to visit multiple dealerships including Volkswagen, Hyundai, Jeep, Honda, Subaru and Mazda. Driving a variety of vehicles. The Volkswagen, Hyundai, Jeep, Honda, Subaru experiences were all pleasant. WITHOUT exception each of the sales people followed up with us with either a thank you email or phone call and WITHOUT exception each of those dealerships offered us water or soda while we were looking at the vehicles - particularly nice given the heat-wave weve been having. Now to the Mazda dealerships. Please note I use the plural. That is because my husband truly was interested in a Mazda 6. We have visited three dealerships in two states and have encountered the same outdated sales practices in all three places. I am not a mathematician but it seems statistically improbable that these practices largely abandoned in the industry would be independently retained by three separate individuals. It seems more likely that the corporation itself still encourages these practices - salespeople accompanying test drives? Sales managers insisting on speaking with you before you leave? Continuing to try and sell you a car youve expressly said you do not want? Frankly, I am doing whatever I can to encourage my husband to buy the Accord Coupe 6 cylinder. I love the car, the salesman has been wonderful to deal with and I dont have to dread what comes next even if we were able to buy the car.
Published: July 21, 2013
Denise of Strafford, NH
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My wife purchased a brand new Mazda CX-3 GS and after just over 6,700 kms,
My wife purchased a brand new Mazda CX-3 GS and after just over 6,700 kms, when put into Drive it would take anywhere from 6-12 seconds to engage and move forward. It didnt even make it to the first oil change! We brought it into Regina Mazda and they were able to duplicate the problem. We were told that a new transmission would have to be ordered. However, they couldnt give me any sort of a timeline and couldnt locate any available assets in their system. Its been almost a week and we havent received any update from the dealership. We were given a Mazda 5 for a loaner but had to return it as it was their shuttle vehicle and then received a 2016 Mazda CX-5. Still waiting for update. :(
Published: January 8, 2016
Raymond of Regina, SK
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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 bought my 2008 Mazda CX-9 in 2010 with about 23,000 miles from a local de
I bought my 2008 Mazda CX-9 in 2010 with about 23,000 miles from a local dealer. I loved the vehicle until the past few months. My car is now 5 years old with 78,000. I have had regular oil changes and have done all scheduled maintenance since Ive owned it. I had issues with the tie rods (scary story as well) that needed replacing. I expect brakes, tires, batteries, etc. will need replacing. I even expect that at some point the water pump will require replacing. What I did not know, is that the water pump, which of course failed a month before Christmas, is in the middle of the engine. In order to replace this $159 part, the entire engine had to be removed. I was without my car for 4 days and the total bill was over $1700. $159 in parts and $1500 in labor ($105 per hour). I am of course out of warranty but the dealer said to call the customer service number, they will likely help. NOPE, not a dime. What I have discovered about Mazda is that MAZDA DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS. I will NEVER buy another Mazda and I will be telling the world for the rest of my life. Mazda just doesnt care about their customers so think of that before you make such an expensive purchase.
Published: December 13, 2013
Jill of Peabody, MA
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I purchased this new car in 2015 and I have had problems with the transmiss
I purchased this new car in 2015 and I have had problems with the transmission. When going from reverse to drive, the car lurches forward without even putting your foot on the gas. Because of it I hit a cement wall and did $6000 damage to the front end. After several trips to the dealer they finally told me that they were aware of the problem and ordered a new part. Well it is doing it again. I park in a parking ramp and I have to maneuver to get parked. Last week the car lurched forward again and did damage to the car again. Now back to the dealer and I am sure they will once again tell me I dont know how to drive. Parking attendants have had the same issue and hit a planter when the car lurched forward. I regret the day I ever purchased this vehicle. I just do NOT want to own it anymore because it is not safe.
Published: December 29, 2016
Diane of Zeeland, MI
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This is the first Mazda Ive purchased and owned. The purchase of the vehicl
This is the first Mazda Ive purchased and owned. The purchase of the vehicle was fine and I like the car. However... I asked to have a remote start installed (I live over an hour and a half from the dealership as this is the closest Mazda dealership to my home). I took a full day off work to drive to the dealership and wait four hours for the remote start to be installed. They installed an Mobile Remote Start (MMS) and NOT a remote start as I asked. The Mobile remote start doesnt work where I live and work in WV due to the lack of cell service in many areas. So I asked them to remove it. I had to take off another full day off work to have them remove the incorrect product that they installed the regular Mazda remote start.Its been a couple of months and the Mazda product (remote start) has been nothing but problems! It works one day and then doesnt work the next day. When it does work, it wont start until Im like right up on top of my car and then when you open the door, the car shuts off. I changed the batteries and that didnt do anything. It worked the first day and not the second or third day. I contacted my salesman who said I could bring it back down and they would take a look at it and repair it if there was an issue. He said they would replace it if it was faulty. I went out and looked up the reviews and the reviews all indicate that similar problems have existed (with reviews dating) back to 2012. Apparently Mazda has done nothing to address or fix the issues with the faulty device.I requested a refund (I paid about $500.00 for the product and the installation). Mazda refused to give me a refund. They care absolutely nothing about the bottom line of their customers. This will be the LAST MAZDA I ever buy! Not because the car is bad, I like the car, but because the service after the sale of a 30K+ product is obviously NOT one where the customer care. I will be encouraging all my friends on Facebook and work and everyone from here on out who ask me about my car (its a beautiful car... I get lots of questions about it), NEVER to buy one if they expect to have quality service after the sale! Terrible business practices Mazda! You should be ashamed of yourselves. P. S. I am a service disabled veteran... To all veterans out there... Beware!!!
Published: October 13, 2016
Lucy of Walkersville, WV
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Its my fault that Mazda use Bose speakers that corrode in the doors and sto
Its my fault that Mazda use Bose speakers that corrode in the doors and stop working. So not covered under the warranty. Definitely not Mazdas or Boses fault. The brand / image that Mazda portrays is not reflected in the after sales service and warranty team. Buyer beware!
Published: August 4, 2017
Mark of City, Other
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The only thing I do not like about my CX nine 2018 model is that it doesn
The only thing I do not like about my CX nine 2018 model is that it doesn’t have Apple CarPlay. Of course Mazda came out with Apple CarPlay with the following model year 2019 and then wanted to charge me $250 to install it in my car which I thought was a bunch of **.
Published: December 14, 2019
Scott of Mesa, AZ
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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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I love my car. Living in Michigan, I needed a vehicle that handled well in
I love my car. Living in Michigan, I needed a vehicle that handled well in snow but also with good gas mileage and being able to adjust the drivers seat is very important. After test driving several models, I was extremely impressed with Mazdas handling. I also love how the looks of the car. Its very stylish and its fun to drive. Definitely spend the extra money and get the navigation. I use it all the time. But I wish the rear seats were more comfortable. When test driving cars, I never thought to sit in the back. A word of advice, next time test driving, sit in the back and feel how your passengers are feeling.
Published: June 13, 2018
Sue of Grand Rapids, MI
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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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Windshield has chipped and cracked so that it had to be replaced and could
Windshield has chipped and cracked so that it had to be replaced and could not be repaired - 4 times in 2 years. Is Mazda addressing this issue? I am not paying for another windshield. There is clearly a design flaw - is this how they accomplished good gas mileage for this SUV?? Id rather pay the extra fuel costs.
Published: March 3, 2015
Geri of North Canton, OH
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Had the passenger side window motor replaced about a year ago. Now replacin
Had the passenger side window motor replaced about a year ago. Now replacing the driver side motor. I asked the service rep if this wouldnt be viewed as a Quality issue and his response was that he understood my frustration. Lol. Facts are not frustration, but this issue alone is enough to cause us to consider vehicles other than Mazda for our next purchase. When there are multiple failures of the same part, I believe reasonable people would consider it a quality issue.
Published: April 17, 2017
Jim of Humble, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

This is the nicest car I have ever driven. It now has 40,000 kms. and is ru
This is the nicest car I have ever driven. It now has 40,000 kms. and is running perfectly. BUT: when I first purchased the car I said that the brake and gas pedals seemed to be too close together and my shoe caught the bottom of the brake pedal when I tried to move from the gas to the brake. Did not think this was a major problem until we were sitting in the fast food takeout line and the car started to inch forward while I was stepping on the brake. I stepped down harder and the car revved up and lurched forward hitting the car in front of us. My shoe which was stepping on the brake was also touching the gas so the harder I stepped on the brake, the more I stepped on the gas also. While there was hardly any damage to both cars (some bumper damage to car in front about $600.) IF A CHILD HAD BEEN BETWEEN THE CARS, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN CRUSHED. This is an issue that should be addressed by the designers before someone is injured or killed. This problem is not unique to Mazda, other car manufacturers like Toyota, Ford, Mini Cooper all have the same problem. I also have a Suzuki, and this is not a issue with it, as there is about 3 inches space between the pedals. Is it possible that because Asian designers tend to design cars for people with smaller feet, that they do not consider that North Americans are generally bigger and therefore would wear larger footwear which may cause a problem in a confined space? I am going to have the brake pedal removed, cut, and rewelded so that the pedal is about 3 inches more to the left. This will fix the problem I have, and perhaps it will save a future accident that may be worse than the one I just had. Anyone else have an insights on this issue?
Published: July 15, 2014
cal of Woodview, ON
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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 had brought my car in for a check-up and oil change, and the check engine
I had brought my car in for a check-up and oil change, and the check engine light was on. They did their check and gave me the car back but the check engine light was still on. I was told that they never reset it because I did not tell them that it was on, although they said that they checked all lights in the car. The car engine was making a noise as well, but nothing was ever said. This check-up was done just before my 160,000 km engine guarantee was up.At 162,000 km, my engine blows. I contact Mazda Canada and they say, Too bad. Your guarantee is up, and say that I missed an oil change. I heard that there are lots of cases like this and that there may be a class action lawsuit against Mazda concerning these 2.3L Mazda engines. I would appreciate information if you have any.
Published: October 5, 2011
Michael of Grenville, QC
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Mazda roadside charged me to use a towing company to pick up my vehicle and
Mazda roadside charged me to use a towing company to pick up my vehicle and take it in for service. My vehicle never made it to the service department, they kept my car and wanted to charge me additional to tow again. I was not able to retrieve my vehicle so I lost to towing company. I called the bank they retrieve the vehicle and repoed. The car was auctioned off. Now it shows on my credit report. Im having a hard time getting a vehicle due to open loan.
Published: May 28, 2016
Tywania of Miami, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a 2005 Mazda RX8 and Ive had nothing but problems with it ever sin
I bought a 2005 Mazda RX8 and Ive had nothing but problems with it ever since. Ive had to replace the fuel pump, the clutch, the catalytic converter, both O2 sensors, the crankshaft positioning sensor, the mass airflow sensor and now the engine is smoking. It is nothing but a lemon and I am still paying on the stupid car.
Published: July 26, 2019
Tammy of Las Vegas, NV
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I bought a brand new CX5 in Soul Red in May, 2014. After normal driving in
I bought a brand new CX5 in Soul Red in May, 2014. After normal driving in summer road conditions, have already noticed 2 chips in the hood paint. I turned in a 2008 Honda CRV with almost 100K miles on it and had no such paint chipping. I was told the paint wasnt under warranty and tough luck. Very disappointed and can only imagine how terrible my brand new car will look after a winter and road salt hacking away at the paint. I have never owned a car with such an issue and now see many complaints with regards to Mazda paint.
Published: October 21, 2014
Laura of Cleveland, OH
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A few days ago I jumped in the Mazda 2016 CX-5 and the console keep rebooti
A few days ago I jumped in the Mazda 2016 CX-5 and the console keep rebooting. The Mazda logo came up but then I never went to the home screen. Have no navigation, no hands free phone and the radio is stuck on just one station, the last station I had on before the system went down. Called Mazda and they told me they dont know whats causing the problem so I shouldnt bother bringing it down for service. I have about 47K miles on it. I did purchase an extended warranty. So now what? Wait for Mazda to contact me? They told me that they are receiving a lot of calls on this problem right now. But it looks like its been going on for a while now.
Published: August 22, 2019
Norman of Nashua, NH
Source: consumeraffairs.com

This Mazda3 is a 2014, used and the S Grand Touring is the top of the line,
This Mazda3 is a 2014, used and the S Grand Touring is the top of the line, loaded with electronics that Im still getting used to. That aside it has the 2.5L engine. Not a drag racer but enough power and handling to make you feel comfortable and secure plus good mileage. The ride is firm but not rough and it handles well. Im 511 tall and the seating is comfortable and all controls are readily accessible and dont see any reason this car would be any less comfortable on a long trip than any of the larger cars Ive owned prior.
Published: May 7, 2018
DAVID of New Port Richey, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

This is my 3rd Mazda and all have been completely reliable and cost effecti
This is my 3rd Mazda and all have been completely reliable and cost effective without being “stodgy” looking. The 2019 CX-5 is fun to drive while still being economical, supremely comfortable and safe! It’s loaded with so much amazing technology that Mazda employs a tech person to explain it all!
Published: December 11, 2019
Patricia of Reno, Nevada
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I purchased my vehicle 2 years ago and just recently got to 20,00 miles and
I purchased my vehicle 2 years ago and just recently got to 20,00 miles and had to have the rear disc brake pads replaced because they barely passed inspection. I called the customer service number and they said they would gladly replace them free of charge if I went back to the dealer immediately that day to get it done. I then learned that this is a flaw that some of the CX-5s have including the current models. I leased my vehicle so I will be returning it before the 40,000 miles when it will probably need them again. It is expensive to replace them every 20,000 miles when they should last at LEAST 40,000 miles. If I owned this vehicle who would have to keep replacing them when they wear sooner than they should, ME!!! That is an expense I can not afford.I also have an issue that when you open the back hatch there is not enough light to see what you are doing. I like the way the car handles in the snow, which is why I leased it to begin with, to see how well it did. I like the car and would love to buy another when my lease is up but I dont know if I will because of the expense of replacing the discs every 20,000 miles.
Published: December 13, 2015
Samantha of Poughkeepsie, NY
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I bought a new 2015 Mazda CX9 back in March 2015. Was a reliable vehicle up
I bought a new 2015 Mazda CX9 back in March 2015. Was a reliable vehicle up until about 3 weeks ago. After I dropped my kids off at school I heard my fan getting loud under the hood. I looked at my dashboard, no engine light, no coolant light, nothing. So I drive 1/4 mile further and see that my coolant gauge is starting to rise, I then pull over into the next neighborhood as it begins to steam from underneath my hood. I have it towed to the closest shop to where I stalled out at, and they tell me that at 77,000 miles I need a NEW ENGINE! I had 2 other opinions from different mechanics and they all stated the same. I towed it over to the Mazda dealer that I bought it from, and they have basically told me tough luck. I forwarded every service record that I had since I purchased the car. But I would have to fork out $6k for a brand new engine. I will never purchase another Mazda again, nor will I ever recommend my family and friends. In a automotive industry that is fighting to retain their customers, I wouldve thought this wouldve been a great way to earn a customer for life. If you own a Mazda beware. As I stated there was no warning, and I wasnt due for another service appt for another 2 months. Way to go Mazda!
Published: February 23, 2019
Gibran of Woodbridge, VA
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My wife has a 2007 Mazda CX-7 (rated in Consumer Reports as a Used Car to A
My wife has a 2007 Mazda CX-7 (rated in Consumer Reports as a Used Car to Avoid) that she purchased new in 2007. Over the past year, she has had instances where it begins to make a terrible noise around the front end and when she checks the tires, the lug nuts for the front drivers side tire are loose to almost falling off. She has had this looked at by multiple car repair and tire specialty shops and all have told her nothing is wrong with the studs or the nuts and they just werent tightened properly. The last time it was looked at (just a week ago!) the mechanic was planning to replace the studs and then notified her that there was just a build-up of rust/corrosion at the base of the studs that wasnt allowing the nuts to tighten all the way. She just called me a few minutes ago in tears because she once again heard the terrible noise, got out and checked the tire and four nuts were almost off! Would love to know if this is a problem other CX-7 or other Mazda model-owners have experienced. Very frustrating!
Published: May 22, 2015
Jim of Solon, IA
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Engine Failure. My wifes car that we both really enjoyed until recently. I
Engine Failure. My wifes car that we both really enjoyed until recently. I did a lot of research on this vehicle before we purchased it and the price was excellent with the Tech option. All was ok until a few weeks ago. Started noticing the smell of burnt oil in the cabin when we were stopped at an intersection. Came home, looked under the vehicle and didnt notice anything. This continued on each time we used it (we carpool so it doesnt get driven daily) and then eventually I noticed oil spots on our driveway. Thought it may be either dripping from the filter or the bolt so I decided to do an oil change which I noticed that there was an excessive amount of oil present on the underside of the chassis and also in the plastic shroud that must be removed to access the oil pan and filter. The bolt and filter were on tight so the oil was coming from another location.Drove the vehicle into work the following day and again the smell of burning oil (like oil that would get onto the exhaust) was present when the vehicle was running but at a stop. Parked in a spot where there were no oil spots and I went into work. Roughly 3 hours later I had a look at the vehicle and noticed a 5 round oil spot under the vehicle. Contacted the Mazda dealership and drove it in for an appointment that afternoon. They had the vehicle for 2 hours and I came there after work to check up on what they found. First words out of the technician were we ordered you a new engine as this one has a porous block. Not sure if the block was porous or cracked as one would think that after 31000kms it would have been evident sooner.Regardless, the dealership provided a replacement vehicle (Mazda 3) and have indicated that this will be repaired once they receive a new engine as they were on back order. Dealership also indicated that this is not the first 2.5L with this issue found on a 2018 CX5. Ive owned over 30 vehicles so far and this is the first time Ive had this type of failure. Needless to say, Im not too happy with the reliability demonstrated by a Japanese built vehicle.
Published: March 7, 2020
John of Orono, ON
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I bought a new MX on Jan 16, 2016. I already owned a 2004 MX5 that I bought
I bought a new MX on Jan 16, 2016. I already owned a 2004 MX5 that I bought new in 2002. When I bought my new car I asked if I qualified for the $500 loyalty incentive, which they assured me I did. During closing they did not have it included. The closer said it was an oversight and the sales mgr would take care of it. After the close, the sales mgr had me fill out paperwork and submit a copy of my 2002 cars current registration. He said it would take about 3 weeks to process. It has now been 3 months and I still have not received the $500. I have called the Mazda customer care # several times, and I have contacted the dealership several times. They say they are looking into it but they do not return my calls or email. I think 3 months is more than enough time to resolve this. Im very unhappy with both the dealership (Auto Barn, Chicago, IL) and Mazda USA for not delivering on their promise.
Published: April 27, 2016
Deena of Fremont, IN
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We are a non-profit agency that owns a 2000 Mazda minivan to transport clie
We are a non-profit agency that owns a 2000 Mazda minivan to transport clients. A driver lost the key to the van, our only key. The van was running fine and we have found this to be a very reliable vehicle. Because the key must be programmed to the ignition, the van had to be towed to the dealer. Several keys were ordered, but we were told they were defective. Finally, a good key was reprogrammed, but the van wouldnt start. So, we were told we needed an immobilizer unit. More delay and now the bill had risen to $1,100. Once the immobilizer unit was installed, the van still wouldnt start and we were told we needed an instrument cluster. Another $1,400. That was a month ago. A defective part was sent from Mazda, followed by the wrong part. We still dont have our van and the dealer doesnt have the replacement part. It has been two months. I have called Mazda customer assistance twice. No help. The situation is completely unacceptable and yet we feel unable to do anything to rectify it. What if the dealer has incorrectly diagnosed the problem? We have no way to know until the instrument cluster finally arrives (we hope) and is installed. If this really is the fault of Mazda Corporate and their supply chain for parts, something needs to be fixed. Im wondering if others have had this kind of experience.
Published: August 23, 2012
Jennifer of San Rafael, CA
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We bought a fully loaded CX5 in 8/14. It was the best decision weve made. B
We bought a fully loaded CX5 in 8/14. It was the best decision weve made. Because of my back problems, I need to have a seat thats adjustable as well as an upright position. The CX5 provides that for me. Last summer we drove across the country and depending on my back, I was able to make adjustments to make it very comfortable for when I drove as well as being a passenger. The safety features such as the blind spot monitoring, the rear camera, and the automatic lights and windshield wipers were so helpful when driving. I felt so safe in this car. Mileage was good too, the car still has under 12K and were doing 26.7 mpg total.My only negative is that the rear hatch/door is not power controlled. In a fully loaded car I wouldve expected that, but it was not an option. I do want to note about some of the other reviews here - people need to explain their problems better. Owners also have to be realistic. How one drives a car does affect brakes. Front end Collisions only trigger front air bags (not side ones). Injuries can be caused by not wearing seat belts. And yes, sometimes cars have defects, but tens of thousands of cars are made of a particular model each year. A few will have problems from the get go. This is why many states have lemon laws. But if 5 people report the same problem, this is not a defect. Most likely your car got that 1 in 25,000 bad part. In that situation, if you can definitely prove it was Not your fault, you may get the maker to pay for the repair. But usually you cant, so hope the bill is low - that’s all.
Published: January 3, 2015
Kenneth of Westminster, MD
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While riding on the freeway with my daughter, our engine knocked and starte
While riding on the freeway with my daughter, our engine knocked and started to go slow, super slow like 10-20 miles per hour. I slowly pulled off and called my husband. He towed the car to Mazda and their excuse was because of vehicle maintenance, they would not replace the engine. They said there was sludge in the engine. Mazda has denied our warranty claim because of sludge in the engine, however this issue is caused by Mazdas faulty design in the turbo engine/timing chain which cooks the engine oil. Our car is only 2 years old and has only 50K miles and they are saying the sludge is caused by the owner. Ive had several vehicles and even if we never got an oil change an engine doesnt die like that from oil changes. Mazda will not provide us with any pictures or a copy of the denial report to verify this issue. Our warranty claim is denied and they will not even talk to us about this issue. Terrible product and customer service.To get this problem resolved, we must report this very unsafe issue to the Government, Better Business Bureau, and all other outlets. Everyone please complete a report so we can get some justice! God forbid someone could have run into the back of my car with my child in it!The best avenue to make us aware of an issue is to file a formal complaint with us, the NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Please click on the following link or paste the web address into your browser to file a complaint. **. In the filing the complaint, please have your VIN handy and please include as much detail as possible regarding your incident / experience with the issue.I am still waiting on some type of resolve on this issue. The fact recalls Mazda is currently putting out have nothing to do with the real issue for this car. Please help CX7 owners who are out 10s of thousands of dollars purchasing this paper weight!
Published: February 9, 2012
Brandss of Dafdsafds, MD
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I was in a car accident driving at 35 to 40 miles and I was in an accident.
I was in a car accident driving at 35 to 40 miles and I was in an accident. I hit the other car by the front of my car and the airbags didnt open from either side and I think thats not correct.
Published: February 2, 2014
Lupita of Yuma, AZ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have a Mazda 6 year model 2007. Car has 101,000 miles. This is the second
I have a Mazda 6 year model 2007. Car has 101,000 miles. This is the second time to replace transmission. I would not purchase any Mazda vehicles!
Published: May 17, 2012
Kay of Cabot, AR
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have an 2007 Mazda B2300 truck which I bought in July 2010. On January 28
I have an 2007 Mazda B2300 truck which I bought in July 2010. On January 28, 2012, I noticed a leak coming from the differential. I immediately called the two Mazda dealerships closest to me, but being a Saturday, neither would take me that day. I had to get somebody to at least look at this, so I ended up at a Meineke shop, which Id been going to for several years. Leak turned out to be the pinion seal which I had them fixed. The following Thursday, I had to bring it back to Meineke, because the differential was making whining noise. Meineke offered to do the warranty work, and I agreed. I put a claim into Mazdas service contract. They then dragged their feet and called on a third party adjuster to come and look at the damage. After a week of the truck up in the air on Meinekes rack, per lack of communication with Mazdas warranty people, I had to OK Meineke to open up the differential, etc. It turned out the main bearing had gone bad. This adjuster decided I was at fault for not maintaining it and also that the shop was at fault for not tightening the pinion nut tight enough on their former pinion seal job. This was all a bogus excuse though. Nowhere is there any maintenance schedule for the differential in the contract nor in the owners manual. The shop had tightened the pinion nut the first time so hard, they said any harder and it wouldve stripped. Still Mazda denies me coverage based on this adjusters bogus theories. Mechanics say the bearing went bad causing a wobble in the drive shaft which in turn compromised the pinion seal, thus causing the leak. Differential was still running smooth and noiseless, when I discovered the leak and took it in. This then has nothing to do with lack of maintenance running out of oil or the pinion nut not being torqued down properly. I had to pay the shop out of pocket for part of the bill, as they gave me a break. They also paid for a rental car for the week, which also should be covered by Mazda. Local attorneys say this would really be small claims, but now Im searching on where to have papers served to Mazda as they have no real office in California, etc. Meineke shop owner and his mechanics are willing to come to court to give their expert opinion, etc.
Published: February 16, 2012
Phil of Perris, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My daughters RX-8 has been giving her a lot of trouble, completely dying at
My daughters RX-8 has been giving her a lot of trouble, completely dying at times while shes driving. Shes had it to a Mazda garage that told her that she needed new sparks plugs and wires, etc. She herself paid $1,400 to get this fixed (at this time, it was under warranty). The day after she got it home, it did the same exact thing. She took it back to the Mazda garage and then they told her that she needs a new engine, but her warranty had expired a couple days prior to her taking it back in. Now she is due to start her freshman year at college, with an unreliable car unless shed rather use her tuition money for a new engine (I dont think so). Mazda should be embarrassed to allow a young lady to feel unsafe, when she is trying to get an education and better herself. I dont know if there is any other avenue that I can take on this matter and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Published: August 17, 2012
Stacy of Nelsonville, OH
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I took my 2006 Mazda Tribute into the dealership for an oil change, after t
I took my 2006 Mazda Tribute into the dealership for an oil change, after three days, the car had broken down. I found out that there were no fluids in the car, so the engine was cracked. I left it at the dealership for resolution. After 8 weeks of no response, we had the car towed back to the house. We called the Mazda Corporate Office but to no avail. Im disgusted with it all. I also purchased a Mazda 2005 RX8 the same day as this one, spent over $30,000 for that car, had to have 3 new engines within a year (what a joke).
Published: February 21, 2012
Tersa of 1006 Thomas Ridge, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Mazda CX5 2015 is A PIECE of crap. I bought this car from Browning Mazda tw
Mazda CX5 2015 is A PIECE of crap. I bought this car from Browning Mazda two months ago. It is about 6000 mileage. I always have long distances travel.Two days ago, this car suddenly cant be reversed in the freeway. It kept going straight. Later on it became normal again. I drove very slowly to Browning Mazda to have examination on my car. They checked it. They told me everything is fine. They couldnt find any code related to my problem. I trusted them. I took my car back. But during my last trip, same problem happened again in the freeway. I almost lost my life. So, called Mazda to toll my car back to them. They only paid for 18 miles. I paid 208 dollars to tolling company. It has been three days. They still kept my car. They said they need to have engineer to come to check my car. I dont have a car to use for three days already. They dont offer any solution. Pieces of **. Please dont risk your life to buy Mazda car. There are a lot of bad reviews for this brand.
Published: May 13, 2015
Liang of San Gabriel, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Today is Feb. 8, 2013 and I bought this car (Mazda 6i Touring 2010) in Oct.
Today is Feb. 8, 2013 and I bought this car (Mazda 6i Touring 2010) in Oct. 2010. When I purchased this car, Mazda sent me an email with a survey as to how my experience was with the service at the dealership and with the salesman. In the survey, they asked a very clear question if they filled up the tank with fuel. However, after I answered the question as honest as I knew of the thing they were supposed to do which was some negative and some positive, I got Schaumburg Mazda dealer doing things to the car every time I took the car for oil change. The first time, they lost the the bottom bolts of the front suspension lower control arm; then they made the tire lose air so the light for the tires in the cluster will light and the next time they had it for three days. Now, the car does not have traction and every time it spins the wheel because of slippery road. The engine lost power. The suspension does not have a grip to the floor so maybe they even took some suspension parts out. They did more to the car. I had just been honest to their survey and I believed the survey is a snare to the customers so they know who they will target to damage their car. Now, how can I prove the dealer has done things to the car with the performance of the car being diminished? I know if I take the car back to the dealer, they will finally make the car to break down beyond repair and, after the warranty is going to expire, where I can go to have them repair the car and have the absolute confidence the car will last with the care I give the years that it should. Never again will I buy a Mazda car not because they are not good but because the dealer is not honest to their customers. After they get their money, they do not care one bit about you, your car or their business.As a side note, I did talk to Mazda headquarters but it was worse than just to let it alone. Apparently, they are just so arrogant that they have the control of the dealer and they allow those things to happen.
Published: February 8, 2013
Hernan of Glen Ellyn, IL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

A week ago I unlocked my car and opened the door to a very loud sound that
A week ago I unlocked my car and opened the door to a very loud sound that was like a jackhammer or machine gun. I was alarmed, had no idea what was going on, and finally figured out it was the car stereo. I drove the car to my local mechanic, enduring horribly loud and unabated noise the whole way, and they confirmed it was the stereo. My mechanic told me to take it to Mazda, which I did. Mazda charged me $100 to take a look at the stereo, then told me it had an internal failure and would cost ME $1,050 to replace the stereo and another $150 to install it. I was appalled. My cars warranty was for three years and I have had it for three years and nine months. My problem. Not theirs. I called Mazda USA and they agreed. They added that because of my high miles they wouldnt consider chipping in to replace the stereo. Since when did miles have any wear and tear on a STEREO! Very tacky on Mazdas part. I have loved my car otherwise and would have definitely have purchased another of the same model soon. Now I will never buy another Mazda. Their behavior is scandalous.
Published: September 23, 2013
Heather of Tiburon, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My husband just got me a CX-5 2014 a month ago and is already in the dealer
My husband just got me a CX-5 2014 a month ago and is already in the dealer. Yes, in the dealer; no one believed me. Check engine on, bad leak valve, drained battery for no reason; and the bad thing is I don’t use that truck. I just use it to take my kids to school. It’s a shame. This is the number where my truck is. No one can believe a brand new Mazda 2014 the year is not even here, and the truck is already giving me headaches - Faulkner Mazda, 4437 Street Rd. Trevose, PA 19053; 215-364-3980.
Published: March 26, 2013
Mrs.Ssg Zenobia of Philadelphia, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I use to love the CX9, until they gave it an overbite. Or Duckface.. I dont
I use to love the CX9, until they gave it an overbite. Or Duckface.. I dont know,, The front end is hideous. Im now currently Waiting till they change it to go back to Mazda. Everything else about the CX9 grand touring is amazing.
Published: November 9, 2021
Tammy of Putnam, CT
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought my Mazda 3 hatchback 3.5 months ago. I live in the Chicagoland are
I bought my Mazda 3 hatchback 3.5 months ago. I live in the Chicagoland area and on a recent freezing day I came out to the car after work to find that the rear drivers side window had shattered completely. Thankfully the car is under warranty and my dealer made it very easy to fix but I dont think this should happen.
Published: December 15, 2016
Lev of Niles, IL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Has 52000 miles and no repairs. Only changed tires and brake job at 50K. Ti
Has 52000 miles and no repairs. Only changed tires and brake job at 50K. Tires were still good for another 5K. Smooth riding and fast, but she loves consuming gas. Ample cargo room for 4 sets of clubs and luggage.
Published: December 8, 2019
Joni of Laguna Niguel, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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