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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Two years ago I had my VVT valve and timing chain replaced because of exten
Two years ago I had my VVT valve and timing chain replaced because of extended warranty. Now, the timing chain is making noise again and I believe the same problem has come back. The turbo has also had to be replaced. No help from Mazda.
Published: July 1, 2014
Pawel of Park Ridge, IL
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

I want to report that I have issues with my CX-5 and I believe there is a d
I want to report that I have issues with my CX-5 and I believe there is a design flaw. In my first week of purchasing the vehicle, March; the windshield cracked (18+) from a rock chip. It was then replaced and nearly two months ago, Thanksgiving time, another rock chip caused the windshield to crack (18+) so it was then replaced. Then recently this past Friday, a rock chip also caused the windshield to crack (14+). This car is not even 1 year old & the windshield cracked 3 times. I believe there is a design flaw with the windshield, or the process for making the windshields is not correct. There are cars on the road for over 10 years old which get rock chips and do not crack. There is a problem here.
Published: January 11, 2015
Omar of Fremont, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have a 5 day old 2018 Mazda CX-9 GT. It is a very good and fun-to-drive S
I have a 5 day old 2018 Mazda CX-9 GT. It is a very good and fun-to-drive SUV. I recently have some issues playing my iPod iTunes playlists from connections to the USB1 and USB2 ports. It is an intermittent problem not recognizing and not able to play the songs from the playlist. It is very frustrating and disappointing considering that I paid top $ for this SUV and I am now faced with this media problem. I will report this to the Mazda dealership first thing in the morning tomorrow since it is barely a week old.
Published: May 9, 2018
JP of Markham, ON
Source: consumeraffairs.com

They told me I needed a new oem turbo, and that would fix my car, well it d
They told me I needed a new oem turbo, and that would fix my car, well it didnt, car was still running bad and they got 1500.00$. They dont care. They take your money, and then leave you hanging. DO NOT TRUST THEM. YOU WILL REGRET IT.
Published: November 23, 2018
Steven of Spring Hill, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

When we were shopping for a new vehicle we wanted something that could carr
When we were shopping for a new vehicle we wanted something that could carry six or more passengers. We had purchased a used car for our daughter from a local dealer. It was a good car that we were all happy with. We went in in August and the salesman just got in the new CX9 signature edition (2016). It was a great looking SUV with great technology and a fine trim level that included leather and wood trim. Complete the deal was 45,800 out the door. Considering the trim level and options that was a fair price. After one year we made the choice to lower our payments and down size to a less expensive car. The CX9 with 10,500 miles. The Trade in value of 31000 dollars. A loss of 33% of the value in one year. Stay away from any Mazda. Any car that loses that much value in one year should be taken off the market. I will never buy another Mazda in my lifetime.
Published: September 10, 2017
Andrew of Oak Beach, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

This car is beautiful, sleek, drives nice, very comfortable. Takes the curv
This car is beautiful, sleek, drives nice, very comfortable. Takes the curves really nicely, great trunk space, great speakers, very sporty. I love the interior. Love the front of the car, so long and sleek. I would recommend it to anyone whos interested in a cute, comfortable sports car.
Published: December 2, 2019
Maritsa of Aventura, Florida
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My 2007 Mazda 6 4 cylinder engine failed with only 107,000 KM. This was 700
My 2007 Mazda 6 4 cylinder engine failed with only 107,000 KM. This was 7000 KM after my warranty expired. The whole engine needs to be replaced as it was a catastrophic failure. I had fully maintained my car at the Mazda dealer, changed the oil on schedule every time and had only Mazda technicians working on my car. Mazda Canada would only cover 33% of the replacement engine. This will be the last Mazda I ever buy, very displeased with Mazda Canadas lack of concern for their own reputation and customers.
Published: February 7, 2012
Derrick of Winnipeg, MB
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased a used 1996 Mazda 626, 4 cylinder, automatic and shortly after
I purchased a used 1996 Mazda 626, 4 cylinder, automatic and shortly after the purchase, the transmission started slipping and eventually failed. I had my trusted mechanic install a rebuilt transmission at a cost of about $1200.00. Around 2,000 miles later, the transmission started slipping again. I have done research and I found that the CD4E transmission is a known lemon. I originally paid $2800 for this car and have put in more than that in repairs. I will never buy another Mazda product.
Published: December 23, 2011
Anthony of Hixson, TN
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The Mazda vehicles we have owned were both reliable and cost effective.
The Mazda vehicles we have owned were both reliable and cost effective.
Published: December 9, 2016
Richard of Austin, Texas
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Ive have my Mazda 2 for 9 months and Ive this problem every now and then bu
Ive have my Mazda 2 for 9 months and Ive this problem every now and then but its been happening more lately. I start my car, put it in drive or reverse and I go to use my brakes and they lock up. I cant press down, so I have to pull my E-brake, turn my car off, take my key out then I put my key back in and start my car and its all fine. Luckily its only ever happened to me when there are no cars around but its getting more consistent 2 times in 1 week.
Published: November 12, 2014
Katie of Shoreline, WA
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

On July 25, 2015 my new 2016 CX-5 only two months old did not want to start
On July 25, 2015 my new 2016 CX-5 only two months old did not want to start. I checked the battery and it showed it had power but my car was as dead. I called my dealer at Lodi N.J. where I bought the car for advice and Rahsheed told me to call Mazda roadside assistance and I did. Spoke with a Mazda roadside assistant and told her what was going on with my car and she told me a flatbed tow truck will be at my location within a hour. One hour later comes the flatbed tow truck and I asked the driver if I could ride along and so I did. We get to Koeppel Mazda Queens NY. I tell the tow truck driver that I am going inside to let the manager know that we are dropping off my car. The manager Andrew ** steps outside with me and as the tow truck is backing up and bringing my new car down it scrapes and damaged my new Thule bike rack. Andrew the manager tells him to stop what he was doing and that the car needs to be lowered on the street. At this point the driver is getting frustrated and levels his flatbed truck in which he forgets to put the rear straps and chain hooks on the rear of my NEW CAR and also forgets to put my NEW Cx-5 off off of neutral and failed to put it in park and Failed to deploy the emergency parking brakes on my car. He then drives forwards, fast and slamming on his brakes causing my Brand New (Mazda CX-5 GT with Tech package) to shoot forwards and crashing into the back of his tow truck causing front end damage. Three Mazda certified workers seen the accident including the service department. Manager Andrew ** and I were all in shock on what just happened. Andrew and I took photos of the damaged SUV and Andrew told me that he would take care of the report. I advised Andrew that I don want my car back due to the loss of my resale value caused by Mazda. On 8/14/2015 I stopped by the repair shop that was fixing my car to get some things I left in the car. To my horror my car was in the back of the shop dirty with my whole SUV front end sitting on top of my cars roof, not to mention both my front windows was rolled down getting dust and dirt all over the place and not to mention there goes my new car smell and the body shop wasnt even certified Mazda repair shop. I know that when a new car rolls off the assembly line everything is calibrated, the transducer in the front of my Mazda emblem with the laser on my windshield work hand in hand so that my auto brake assist work properly. Now my new car will have a damage report on carfax that I did not cause, all Mazdas fault. Why did my new car did not want to start in the first place? It was only two months old with just 2000 miles on it. Mazda Roadside assistance contracted the tow truck company NYC Tire Auto Care Inc. The incident happened in front of multiple employees of Mazda (Manager: Andrew ** (Service department associate: Izzy ** and two others from Parts Department that will vouch what happened. I will now lose thousands of dollars on my trade in when I decide to trade inmy 2016 CX-5. I stated that I dont want my car back to every Mazda personnel I spoke with due to the fact that it was Mazdas fault. I just want a brand new CX-5 with everything I put in but sadly I am getting the runaround. Even my insurance company called in my behalf and they also getting the runaround.
Published: August 24, 2015
John Paul of New York , NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
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

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

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Mazda 2015 - Im wondering if anyone else is having the same issue with Mazd
Mazda 2015 - Im wondering if anyone else is having the same issue with Mazda windshield breaking easily when hit by a rock. We only had our car for 9 months and we had our windshield replaced twice already! The first one happened twice in one week after 3 months purchasing the car. Now, it happened again after six months. The first replacement was an original Mazda windshield, now we are trying a different brand to see if it happens again. I had a Toyota Celica year 2001 for 12 years but never encounter this type of problem, so I dont think its my driving. I hope they do something about this, because according to the company that did my car the first time, they have also had plenty of repairs done for the same car. Hope this review helps!
Published: January 27, 2015
James of Manteca, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Within 40.000[sic] miles our bluetooth unit in our CX-9 broke. No warranty
Within 40.000[sic] miles our bluetooth unit in our CX-9 broke. No warranty and a $900 repair bill if we wanted to repair it. We opted out and are now using Bluetooth headset. Less than 60.000[sic] miles CD player goes out and we cannot load or take out the CDs and not even play the cds that are in there. Less than 80.000[sic] miles DVD player goes out. So basically we are back to good old radio only. Also one of the entry keys failed which is about $300 to replace. Sealing rubber on the driver window side is leaking and creates a lot of cabin noise. That said the car drives nice although it is a gas guzzler. So if you are looking to Zoom without any media and lots of wind noise the Mazda CX-9 is what you are looking for. Called the Mazda Experience line but they simply say you are out of warranty so regardless of what is wrong with your car you are paying.
Published: August 31, 2015
Bart of Walnut Creek, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have had my 2014 Mazda CX-5 for six months and it has less than 2100 mile
I have had my 2014 Mazda CX-5 for six months and it has less than 2100 miles. The fuel pump has already gone out. Now I have to wait for the part to be shipped from across the country before it can be repaired by the local dealership service department. Also, I have not gotten anywhere close to the fast mileage I expected. I am starting to wonder if I should have purchased another Ford. I drive a Ford Escape Hybrid for over six years with no mechanical problems and great gas mileage.
Published: April 12, 2014
Phyllis of Colorado Springs, CO
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Deceiving with its looks! Dont be tricked by poor quality product and expen
Deceiving with its looks! Dont be tricked by poor quality product and expensive after service fixing. Feel bad for the body designer, talent wasted on rotten interiors. 2014 Mazda 6, replace batteries every 8-10months. Inside plastics falling off. Exterior plastic bumper covers falls off 3 times, forced to glue on. BT audio problems, and now... Transmission failure! With every single service encounter, service folk says its normal to have battery replaced every year and a half and then changes story to a Year and now. Under a year... Poor customer attitude. Service folk highly unprofessional. Biggest regret to trust this brand. Stick with Toyota or Honda. Want nice looks, wait and save for better.
Published: February 26, 2018
George of Taipei, Other
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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Mazda should stand behind their products. I own a 2001 Mazda Tribute and ha
Mazda should stand behind their products. I own a 2001 Mazda Tribute and have had multiple problems with it. I have spent thousands of dollars trying to keep it running. I really think hundreds of Tribute owners who have had trouble with their SUVs should file suit. I drive carefully and take really good care of my cars and I still have all of these problems. This is my first and last Mazda. Here is a list of current and past problems: car door handle broken, coils replaced, transmission problems, radiator replaced (it split open), fuel modulator replaced, CV joints problem, rear hatch doesnt lock, interior linings coming off/ash tray and cup holders broken, and exhaust leaks/catalytic converter.
Published: June 27, 2012
Shani of Lubbock, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I find the ride very hard and seats are not the most comfortable. Seatbelt
I find the ride very hard and seats are not the most comfortable. Seatbelt is badly positioned and interior feels cramped. Also, Mazda CX-5 is very noisy, sounds like a window or door is always open. But it does have a lot of pick up on the road and gets great gas mileage.
Published: May 5, 2018
Julia of Sugar Land, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Purchased a 2007 cx-9 in 2009 from dealer with 19k miles. Great looking car
Purchased a 2007 cx-9 in 2009 from dealer with 19k miles. Great looking car. First problem was tire life. The original Bridgestone Duelers lasted 29k, and yes, proper inflation and rotation, and alignment. Subsequent sets met with only marginal improvement. Went with Perreli Scorpions, and Yokohamas. At 99k, last week, I foolishly purchased a new set of Michelins (60k warranty). My plan was to drive this thing until those tires were shot, and call it a day. Mind you, Ive met or exceeded all service schedules, to include flushing the tranny last spring. Heres a short list of the problems with the cx-9: Drivers door seal leaks creating excessive noise in cabin. AC controls are intermittent between front and rear compartment. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. Power doors refuse to lock as the indicator light states I have a door open. Both keyfobs failed, and dealer wanted in excess of 300 to replace and reprogram. I opted with using the hard key, but had to have that programmed. Passenger door window wont go all the way down. Dealer had two attempts to fix that, and its doing it again. Now for the biggies: 60K Pass side rear wheel bearing went, $500.00. Then, Huge clunking noises coming from somewhere in front end suspension. I replaced tie rod ends, and stabilizers with greasable Moog fittings. Still have the clunk noise. Learned this was due to failed lower ball joints on the control arm. I was heartened to hear that a recall was pending and made the appointment with the dealer after my tire installer confirmed my suspicion. Within one week of putting the tires on and Within days of scheduling my ball joint/control arm repair, my wife pulls up the driveway and the sound coming from the drive-train was like she was dragging a washing machine behind the car. I will limp it into the dealer tomorrow a.m. to find that at minimum, I will need a new transfer case. This is completely unacceptable! If you take care of your vehicle, as I have, this stuff should not happen! I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER MAZDA.... and shame on you Ford Motor Co for supplying the POS parts on this vehicle without proper vetting.
Published: September 28, 2015
D of Hinckley, OH
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased a black 2001 Mazda 626 LX on August 13, 2012. Within one week,
I purchased a black 2001 Mazda 626 LX on August 13, 2012. Within one week, the alarm would randomly go off and not stop. We took the car back to Harris Auto Group. They sent the car to Bordentown Auto. The car sat over in their parking lot for 4 days. We kept calling and asking if it was fixed. After all, we are now making payments on this car and do not have access to drive it now for 4 days. The next repair came two weeks later when we started hearing a squealing noise. We brought the car back to Harris for repair. Their mechanic said it was the alternator belt and replaced it the same day. Two weeks later, the car started making noises and going backwards while in drive. I took the car back to Harris Auto Group, and they sent us to A-1 Economy Transmissions for a transmission repair. The car stayed at A-1 for repairs from Monday, 10/1, to Friday, 10/5/12, but it would be under warranty. We would only have to make a $100 deductible payment. Mind you, we are still supposed to continue to make our regular car payments during all of these repairs. We picked up the car on Friday, October 5, 2012. We paid $187.50, our deductible, plus sales tax. On Saturday, October 6, 2012, we decided to ride to Burlington from Bordentown to get some Chinese food. Well, we never made it back home. The car’s alternator belt broke, and the car overheated and shut off. Well, we called Harris Auto Group and asked about a tow and repairs. We were told “Sorry, I can’t authorize a tow.” What the hell? Well, now we have to spend money for a tow back to Bordentown. On Monday, October 8, 2012, I paid $130 for replacement belts only for the mechanic to tell me the water pump is about to go. WTH! What more can go wrong with this stupid car?!
Published: October 26, 2012
Rosalyn of Bordentown, NJ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I take very good care of our CX-7 and with only 70,000 miles the turbo and
I take very good care of our CX-7 and with only 70,000 miles the turbo and catalytic converter went. We were driving and a loud siren sound came from the engine. We had to limp to a shop and were told the turbo and the catalytic converter were shot. This cost us $3,600. Before being fixed I contacted the local Mazda dealer who told me that these cars are notorious for failed turbos. In fact he said it was so bad that Mazda put out a special warranty to cover these turbos. They all fail around 60-70,000 miles. Turns out, my VIN number did not match the ones that were a part of this special warranty. I asked the service manager, Is there anything you can do for me? He replied, sarcastically, We can replace your turbo for you.I have owned three Mazdas. Every one had problems. The one thing I have found though that all Mazdas share are very bad brakes. They are always very weak. This CX-7 with 70,000 also has bad brakes. I am replacing the front rotors for the SECOND time, with only 70,000 miles. I have replaced the pads probably 5 times and I do not drive fast or slam them. My son and I are very meticulous about changing the oil and the brake pads. Maintenance like we do should help a car last. Unfortunately Mazdas are very cheap, low-end Japanese cars and I guess it doesnt matter what you do, they just fall apart.
Published: May 23, 2016
Ken of Milford, CT
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I recently purchased a certified pre-owned Mazda 6. After owning it for onl
I recently purchased a certified pre-owned Mazda 6. After owning it for only 5 months, the brake pads on the front of the vehicle are completely worn. Mazda expects me to pay $100 to fix my vehicle? I feel this to be ridiculous. I shouldnt have brake issues so soon after owning a car and Mazda should do the right thing and fix my vehicle for free.
Published: May 11, 2013
Nicholas of Apopka, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I was once a loyal Mazda person. I loved the cars... until I bought a Mazda
I was once a loyal Mazda person. I loved the cars... until I bought a Mazda 5. Nothing but trouble. First there was the nasty habit of that car to overheat when idling for longer than 10 minutes, at which point the steering would freeze up and it became undriveable. A very dangerous thing in rush hour in Texas. Now, I have to replace a broken plastic cover to the tail light. Mazda made it so that you cant replace just the plastic cover. You have to replace the entire tail light assembly at nearly $500.00 just for the part! This is the very definition of insanity. I will never, ever buy another Mazda.
Published: July 9, 2014
R of Austin, TX
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I bought my Mazda 6 brand new almost 2 years ago and havent had any trouble
I bought my Mazda 6 brand new almost 2 years ago and havent had any trouble with it at all. My Mazda is very well designed. My car is very well designed and has all of the current options available. It is comfortable and the ride is quiet. It handles well in bad weather. I love the many features such as the blind spot monitor, tire pressure monitor, Navigation system, Boise radio, Bluetooth for hands free phone and other features. I feel safe and confident driving my car. If I ever need or want to buy a new car again, I will buy another Mazda.
Published: December 8, 2016
Alberta of West Lafayette, Indiana
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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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Transmission failed for the second time. First brand new car after mothers
Transmission failed for the second time. First brand new car after mothers death using her Ford 1993 T-Bird. I researched the Honda Del Sol, which I liked before getting discouraged and after one year waiting for my order to arrive, I bought 1996 Mazda 626 in 1996 (being the first and only owner of this car I did not investigate like I did with the Del Sol). In 2002, had transmission fail, water pump, air conditioner, timing belt. Mazda, of course, did take responsibility. I see after reading the countless complaints on this site it is a company that does not stand behind their product.As of 8/2011, not only the transmission is gone but catalytic converter should be replaced (if I want to pass smog). Mazda said it was all my doing and wash the grease from their hands. I see after reading the countless complaints on this site it is a company that does not stand behind their product. I will never by a Mazda again. Sincerely, an extremely broke consumer.
Published: August 16, 2011
Lynn of Lamirada, CA
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I had plugs changed 3k ago on my Mazda Tribute and one blew out the other d
I had plugs changed 3k ago on my Mazda Tribute and one blew out the other day. It broke the coil off. Dealer is charging me $500 to drill out and install sleeve and new spark plug. They suggested that if it happens again, the head is bad and will have to be replaced for cost of $1500 or so. Apparently, this happens with Fords a lot and as I see here, Mazdas too. It is a commonly occurring quality issue that should be addressed by the manufacturer. Obviously, it weakens the threads when changed at 100k. I had no problems before that then change the plugs and 3k later, one blows.
Published: April 5, 2012
Christine of East Windsor, NJ
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It has been good so far. It is good on gas and seems to be mostly reliable.
It has been good so far. It is good on gas and seems to be mostly reliable. Has a pretty big trunk for a little car. Runs pretty good. It is great for me and my daughter but has a good size back seat if we want to take others with us. It has some updated technology so that is nice, I can connect my phone and it is really easy to drive. It was the car I was able to get approved for so that is what I bought. However, the headlights have to be turned on and off manually, my old car had running lights so I didnt have to worry about the lights all the time. It is pretty low to the ground so it is a big change from an SUV.
Published: June 22, 2018
Rebeca of Dimondale, MI
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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 bought two CX-5s within a month of each other. One Certified and one was
I bought two CX-5s within a month of each other. One Certified and one was not. Both cars had the same problem the first month of ownership. Totally worn out brakes on both rotors on both cars were extremely rusted. Neither was covered by Integrity Mazda in Chattanooga, TN. I contacted all kind of people. Finally ended up with Mazda Corporation. They were as worthless as the dealership. I am now working on a commercial with Honda to tell people that changing to another car is a huge mistake. Never had these issues with Honda.
Published: February 26, 2021
Scott of Ringgold, GA
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Thought just easy fix oil leak and when I went to fix it they want $429. Ju
Thought just easy fix oil leak and when I went to fix it they want $429. Just for part and Mazda knows its a faulty product! They should do recall. Using oil and leaking terribly. Then makes you go through antifreeze to cool problem. Then makes engine light come on. They have known about this problem for a long time. How unfair to consumers! I will never want to buy another Mazda again!
Published: February 5, 2016
Shirley of Columbus, OH
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The clutch on my Mazda 6 (bought new) wore out after approximately 10,000 m
The clutch on my Mazda 6 (bought new) wore out after approximately 10,000 miles. Replaced by Mazda Main Agents, this also failed after approx. 10,000 miles. Again replaced by Mazda Main Agent, and lasted only around 10,000 miles. Regularly serviced by the same Mazda Main Agents (except just once).I am 81 years old, have held a driving license for well over 60 years. For many years did all my own servicing, maintenance and repairs. You name it and I have almost certainly had it in pieces. The exceptions being gearboxes and differentials. (Never had one of these fail). I claimed reimbursement for these repairs, but was told it was due to my riding the clutch. Rubbish! when I learned to drive back in the 1950s riding the clutch was a sin because, in those days cars were fitted with carbon (graphite) clutch thrust bearings which being soft would wear out very quickly if one rode the clutch, modern cars are fitted with tapered roller bearings or simple ball races. I never wore one out but the ingrained lesson never to ride the clutch has stayed with me ever since.A letter later from them suggested that I was accelerating away from traffic lights etc. too hard, insinuating that perhaps I was a bony racer. In my 20s, 30s and 40s this MIGHT have been the case, but in my 70s and now 80s I am long passed such behavior. I have done everything required of me prior to taking them to the small claims court, including utilizing the facilities of Mediators but they still keep coming up with silly replies. The latest being that I have the clutch examined by an authorized independent company. They also said that this would be impossible because the parts were thrown away on being removed. I am about to write to them yet again informing them that I have, together with other items, both the clutch and the scored flywheel that was replaced in my garage.Advice to everyone considering purchasing a new car, DO NOT BUY A MAZDA without checking the record of service one can expect from your Mazda main Agent. If anything fails, it would seem that they will do anything to avoid recompensing one for anything failing. My claim will be made under the Customer Rights and Protection Act, under the section stating that any purchase should be fit for purpose and last a reasonable length of time. All the time that this correspondence has been going on, (several months) the worry and stress has had very severe adverse effect on my health. They have been informed of this but apparently consider it not worth their while to make any comment on it. Hopefully, if you wish, I will come back to you and let you know the result.
Published: November 21, 2014
Neville of Exeter, Other
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I bought a Mazda CX-5 cross over SUV in March. Overall - I like the car. I
I bought a Mazda CX-5 cross over SUV in March. Overall - I like the car. I paired my Blackberry phone on AT&T to the Mazda system and I can make and receive wireless hands free calls - works well. When I receive emails I get a message that asks me if I want to download them for display on the LCD screen. When I click OK I get a message saying they can’t download the message and to try later. But of course there is never a later success. Has anyone seen a correction for this problem from Mazda?
Published: October 14, 2013
Tony of Los Ang, CA
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Year and a half ago, I bought a CX-7 2008. At first it was great, loved tha
Year and a half ago, I bought a CX-7 2008. At first it was great, loved that car! It was perfect for our family and loved the way it drove. A year later, things started majorly happening. I noticed that the tires were wearing down fast. I had it aligned and rotated when I needed to. I did everything on the right time line, but still the tires started going bald fast. Then I took it in for a routine oil change and was told that the oil cooler was leaking. When I bought the car from a dealer, that was an issue, and the dealer fixed it before I bought it. Now a year later, it was leaking again. So I took it to my mechanic and he checked it out. He found that not only was it leaking, but that the engine was going because there were metal parts in the oil. I had to buy a new engine! Now 6 months later, the oil cooler is leaking again!!!! I asked the Mazda dealership why? They didnt have any answers for me. Now Im backwards in this piece of junk!!! And I have to have a car to go to work. I have a limited income because Im a teacher and when talking to Mazda, there is nothing that can be done.
Published: September 21, 2013
Vicki of Syracuse, UT
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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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I have trouble with my heater when it is minus 12 or more. It may take 10 m
I have trouble with my heater when it is minus 12 or more. It may take 10 miles for the blue (cold) light to go off and may come back on again. If colder may not heat at all.
Published: March 31, 2015
Ken of Alexandria, MN
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I purchased a previously owned 2008 Mazda6 in October 2009. My transmission
I purchased a previously owned 2008 Mazda6 in October 2009. My transmission is failing; diagnosed with severe corrosion, and clutches are slipping. We have a total 86,000 miles on this car. The car was driven by two mature people. Kindly explain the failure of the transmission. If, this is typical for this car at this day and age, we need to let the public know.
Published: July 23, 2011
Karl of Baldwinsville, NY
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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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In a nutshell - 2002 Mazda Tribute, bought second hand. Transmission done b
In a nutshell - 2002 Mazda Tribute, bought second hand. Transmission done by first owner, then we had to do it. Drove fine with only the infamous Mazda transmission complaint. Then one night in 2010, at midnight, we notice flames outside our second floor window. Jump out of bed and yell the car is on fire in the driveway, next to the house. Right next to the house. Fire dept. is called but takes a bit to respond. My then teenage son grabs a hose and attempts to keep the fire at bay until they arrive. Dark soot over everything, including the inside of the house. The last time I had driven the car was at 7:00 that evening less than a mile both ways. It was like spontaneous combustion. The next morning, we immediately called to have the eye sore of a car removed. Besides the filth that was all over the driveway and being tracked into the house, as well as the nauseating, charcoal, fire smell that permeated the air, the burnt out car looked entirely out of place in our neighborhood. It made us look like derelicts! It was like who have you irritated lately. We had no insurance except compulsory. Fire dept. wrote a report but came to no conclusion as to the cause. We were left wondering why? End of story? Think not! Beginning of 2012, we began to receive recall letters from Mazda, and we just threw them out until June 2012 when we decided to read one. Well, were we surprised! The bottom line was that if the recall(s) were not completed, the car could and would go on fire. Here is their disclaimer at the bottom of the letter (seriously): Mazda strongly recommends parking your vehicle as far away from your home as possible until you get recalls done because it may go on fire. Great, now they tell us. Before Mazda accepted responsibility for their little secret(s), they jeopardized our home, our other car, our family, and our life by negligently allowing the Mazda Tribute to remain in our driveway, next to the house. Not to mention the fact we were using the car everyday! Are you kidding me? Mazda asked to please take the car to the dealer for recall updates. After a couple of these letters I called the number indicated in the letter and recounted our story. Yes, wed love to bring our car in for these recalls except two years ago, when you apparently were still in denial, that car burnt up and nearly took our home and us with it. What do we do now? They(?) listened sympathetically and recommended, as well as provided the number for Mazda in Modesto, Ca, their mediation dept. My husband called and they told us to gather fire report and anything else we had to evidence the fire of the 2002 Mazda Tribute. My husband sent everything certified mail and as we didnt hear back, we called this assigned mediator. Well he really needed pictures of the burnt vehicle. How do I know that you didnt set it on fire? Okay genius, it makes a lot of sense to set a car on fire with no insurance less than fifteen feet from your home. The car purposely was removed expediently due to environmentally caustic conditions and the fact we were now down a car as we had no money to replace it, and who needed to see the skeleton reminder, let alone take a picture. Like salt in a wound. Final word from Mazda mitigation representative (they obviously think (and get away with it) that it is acceptable to investigate yourself). Surprise - no can do. Not enough proof! Well, the fat lady isnt singing yet. We will continue our quest for parity from Mazda of North America. All attorneys are welcome to apply. (To see what happened to some poor families as they watched their homes burn down and their family pet(s) perish, Google Mazda cars that go on fire.)
Published: February 3, 2014
christine of Weymouth, MA
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On my new Mazda CX 5 2015 (love that car!) the entertainment system is not
On my new Mazda CX 5 2015 (love that car!) the entertainment system is not working at all with iPhone 6 through usb, on bluetooth. It will only play my music from the A position every time, will not play any streaming audio from my iPhone 6. Is there a way/plan by Mazda to upgrade the software on the system to resolve the issues?
Published: December 22, 2014
Jacek of Ottawa, ON
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I took my Mazda SUV for repair. The problem was the wheel bearing and the p
I took my Mazda SUV for repair. The problem was the wheel bearing and the price to repair was $750.00 plus $135.00 for diagnostic totaling $885.82. I told the sales person, if you forgo the $135.00, I will have you fix it. To my surprise, she said no so I paid the $135.00 and left with my car. She did not only lose a job but she also lost a customer as well.This is not good customer service...
Published: July 20, 2012
Rebecca of Windsor, CA
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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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This is about my second consecutive Mazda sedan I have owned. After I was n
This is about my second consecutive Mazda sedan I have owned. After I was notified of the recent recall of the passenger side inflator on my 2012 Mazda 6 I wanted to also have the drivers side one replaced, at my expense, and when it was later recalled (as it most likely would be), I wanted to be reimbursed for whatever my cost was. I first presented this request to the dealership who told me the cost would be around $700, because they said the inflator part alone could not be replaced. Because I am willing to pay this amount I then contacted Mazda Corporate Customer Experience where I was told Mazda could not promise any reimbursement but would “review” such request.Finally, I contacted two executives at the Corporation with this request. My last request to one of them was made by letter mailed by certified mail. Although the letter mailing was verified received by USPS, it has now been some 3 months and I have not received any reply and I dont expect to. My Opinion: This clearly shows me: MAZDA DOESN’T EVEN CARE ENOUGH ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS TO EVEN RESPOND TO THEM IN THIS SITUATION. This experience has now cemented my decision to never purchase another Mazda again. I probably should not have purchased this one because I had a problem with the moonroof not always closing on the last one that was only fixed because a friend of mine knew someone at Mazda that I was able to connect with who got the problem finally fixed after my having taken the car to the dealership numerous times and told they “had to replicate the problem” before it could be fixed.
Published: March 10, 2019
Ronald of Bloomfield Hills, MI
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On January 20, I received a letter from Mazda Corporate due to certain issu
On January 20, I received a letter from Mazda Corporate due to certain issues with certain vehicles, including mine. From my understanding, the timing chain on certain models had turned out to be defective and this would extend the warranty for that specific part and problems caused by it to 70,000 miles. The letter advised that if the consumer experiences a ticking noise, they need to contact the closest Mazda Dealership. Never experiencing any problems, as mentioned above, I got curious and did some research which led me to find out that this problem had affected many so I decided to schedule an appointment for Friday, February 3, to which I never made it to.About a week after receiving the letter, my Mazdas engine failed at 67,000 miles. I was stuck under pouring, cold rain trying to push it off the road. After getting it towed to the North Penn Mazda Dealership, I was notified the following morning that my vehicle was diagnosed with engine failure. I researched it and came to the conclusion that the connecting rod between the crank shaft and the piston has broken causing it to go through the engine block and make a hole.The Mazda technician that inspected it told me that the failure most likely was not related to the timing chain but to make an accurate statement, they would need to open up the engine for which I would have to pay $800.00 to $1,000.00. I opened a case file with the corporate, which after contacting the dealership, told me that since the damage most likely is not related to the timing chain, Mazda was not liable regardless the fact that the source of the problem was not diagnosed.After getting many opinions from other technicians, I came to the conclusion that there is nothing that I, as a responsible consumer, could have done to prevent this from happening and that the engine was most likely poorly manufactured. I looked more in this matter and with simple sources of research I found out that there had been numerous similar cases throughout North America. With that in mind, I contacted the Service Manager at the Mazda Dealership seeking for help but I was shut down with two words out of warranty.The service manager told me that he understands my frustration and that when one purchases a $25,000 vehicle they expect to get more than 67,000 miles out of it, however, there was nothing he could do after contacting his corporate representative. After sending many emails I received a response from Mazda customer service explaining that if I did authorize the diagnosis and it resulted to show manufacturing defect, Mazda would cover the expenses to fix the damage. I called to confirm the email and after investigating the case, a gentleman from the customer service department left me a voice mail confirming the information.The following day I received another call from customer service stating that Mazda would not honor the statement made on the email and that no assistance will be offered. I requested to speak to a manager who got back to me two days later. Mr. G stated that Mazda will not offer any assistance of any form regardless the outcome of the diagnosis and the email sent did not imply what it stated.Meanwhile my technician had diagnosed the issue and had concluded that the damage was caused by bad assembly, poorly put together and that should be covered by the manufacturer. The conclusion, if I want to be able to drive this car again, I will need $6,000.00 plus taxes to replace the engine which I had no fault and no contribution in breaking.
Published: February 10, 2012
Edgar of Chalfont, PA
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The Mazda 2 was on the Nissan dealership lot in Glendale. They took me thro
The Mazda 2 was on the Nissan dealership lot in Glendale. They took me through the ringer and $8000 car ended up being 20,000. Upon the free oil change they offered for year three of those changes. They put the wrong oil during routine. The most had multiple problems with the EGR valve malfunctioning, heart idling fuel injection malfunctioning interior begin to rip and tear fade out. I believe some of the problems were due to Glendale Nissan. What a horrendous collections people to represent a brand.
Published: April 27, 2018
Clinton of Long Beach, CA
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I grudgingly moved from a Jeep to my Madza CX-5....and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! T
I grudgingly moved from a Jeep to my Madza CX-5....and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The space is a little tighter than my Grand Cherokee but I haven’t really noticed. It’s very reliable and you can’t lock yourself out of the car, which is a huge bonus! It’s been a great car and I ask a lot of it! Oh, one other thing ~ I occasionally drive for Uber and a lot of times people will get in and ask me what car this is, as they are really impressed.
Published: December 10, 2019
Gina of Boise, ID
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Back in January, a pebble hit my windshield on my way to the airport. Needl
Back in January, a pebble hit my windshield on my way to the airport. Needless to say, I had damage the size of a .50 cent piece. I called my insurance company and they use a TPA that replaces windshields for them. It took the company 6 weeks to install my new windshield, because every time the windshield was delivered it was cracked. Just Monday, April 25th, I am driving to work and another pebble hit my windshield. I did not think much of it, until then I saw a spider crack going up my windshield... Not again!Is there a defect with these windshields? Then, it takes 4-6 weeks for a replacement to be installed because Mazda is SO backed up from California and then they arrive broken. I would appreciate Mazda to respond and to fix this issue, as this is a serious defect! It is against the law to drive with a broken windshield. And then be told that there is a 6-8 week back order. One window replacement company told me 3 months... are you kidding me! Mazda - you need to look into a recall!!! If not, you will have class-action on your hands!
Published: April 27, 2016
Alisa of Deerfield Beach, FL
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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
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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
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I have a 2008 Mazda 6, 2.3 Sport with 68,000 miles on it. The engine receiv
I have a 2008 Mazda 6, 2.3 Sport with 68,000 miles on it. The engine receives regular oil changes and has never been low on oil. Recently the engine started making a knocking sound at about 2500 rpm. The sound got worse and it would appear that I need a new engine at a cost of around $6000. I dont see how this could happen on a product that is less than 4 years old that has received regular maintenance. Mazda is a joke but worse than that is the fact that I have recommended this brand to my father and friends (two of them now own one). I really dont want to invest any more money into this car but it isnt worth any money without being able to drive it.
Published: August 31, 2012
Mike of Summerville, SC
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Well, guess what? That vibration that they supposedly fixed (with used part
Well, guess what? That vibration that they supposedly fixed (with used parts - that I did not authorize) - still rears it head every now and then. I got stuck with the car and they had to change the valve body - on a brand new car that had roughly 3000 miles on it (yes, that is 3 thousand miles) and ever since I have a hard downshift that although the tech tells me he feels, the dealership repair center tells me is normal - this is of course after I returned it because of the hard downshift and the Rep told me that the computer needed to relearn my driving habits. Almost 1000 miles later, it is still doing it.NOW for the new problems. Yesterday I went to shift out of park and the transmission did not shift. 3 times I tried, finally it shifted. This morning I went to start my car via remote and I kept getting a P code on the fob. Book says its because the car was not in PARK. (Um yeah okay - car was parked in the driveway since 6pm the night before... and shut off). Cant wait for the BS they tell me now... Do yourself a favor. DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER MAZDA. NO ONE - I REPEAT - NO ONE IS HELPFUL AND ALL THEY DO IS LIE TO YOU.
Published: January 15, 2014
Nancy of Elmont, NY
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Got the Mazda Tribute secondhand really cheap... runs really well... have n
Got the Mazda Tribute secondhand really cheap... runs really well... have not had any issues except flat tire and the key not wanting to come out of the ignition. Also, the gear shift sticks but I attribute that to the previous owner letting her kids accidentally spill a soda on it. It has grey color... spacious design... has cruise control that works great. I love any kind of SUV/Crossover... they have so much more room than even a large car... great for trips... modern and sleek design. But I wish it had better quality interior material and design. The car is secondhand and she had kids but they would not have been able to do the damage quite so easily otherwise.
Published: June 20, 2018
Crystal of San Diego, CA
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We bought new a 2011 Mazda and everything with it is great except for the a
We bought new a 2011 Mazda and everything with it is great except for the air condition always being clogged. So far to date, it seems that its been clogged 5 times and each time, its costing me money to get it unclogged. They told me that there is NO RECALL for it nor a repair except of the CONSTANT UNCLOGGING of the AC. I love my Mazda but I know this is a deal breaker for me to constantly get it repaired for the same problem over and over again. I just dont understand to why Mazda have designed this so poorly! We had a Toyota Corolla, a Mazda Accord and a Pontiac and we have never had any problem with their AC being clogged. This is so frustrating!
Published: August 10, 2015
DOROTHY of Chicago, IL
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2010 Mazda 3 - Another one bites the dust. I work from the house, do mainly
2010 Mazda 3 - Another one bites the dust. I work from the house, do mainly highway driving and put about 100 miles a week if that on the car right now. I was driving on the highway and RPM started to rev up; I couldnt switch gears and clutch gave out from underneath me. Luckily, I was able to roll off the highway when I noticed the problem. Of course, one problem leads to another. The battery then died at the shop. I had to replace it as well. This comes not even a month after the rotors for brakes hit the fan. This has got to be one of the most problematic cars I have seen. A clutch dying in less than 3 years and the worst part is my car was due off its lease next month. I assume this to be a manufacturer defect, and maybe one day they will admit to a faulty clutch. As for customer service, its some of the worst I have ever seen. They review your concerns with an eraser or write with one. Horrible company and car!
Published: June 18, 2013
Samuel of Tustin, CA
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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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Purchased my CX9 in late 2012. Purchased the top-of-the-line touring with a
Purchased my CX9 in late 2012. Purchased the top-of-the-line touring with all the options. Got the top extended warranty and made sure I was set for 10 years. I love the car and how it drives and handles. HOWEVER, the Bluetooth stopped working properly July 2013 and Mazda spent almost a year blaming my phone (Blackberry) and my husbands iPhone. Finally, in August 2014, they admitted they have an issue with the software and it was a module issue. Mazda CANNOT fix it. They keep putting in test modules yet they refuse to provide me with respectful customer service. I said I would be their test subject and help them, no thank you for all my time and they have made the problems worse, not better. And when I asked Mazda Canada to have the engineer working on the issue call me, nothing... I asked them for compensation. Nothing... Now, I have a car where $2,500 worth of options dont work. I cant sell the car and I cant trade it in. Mazda has left me stuck with a car they cannot fix. Mazda Canada has put it back on the dealer and is even treating them with disrespect and indifference. Feeling left in a lurch! DONT BUY A MAZDA, STAY FAR AWAY....
Published: November 25, 2014
Leah of Edmonton, AB
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My 2008 Mazda CX-7 starts leaking oil. I am told that it needs a new Engine
My 2008 Mazda CX-7 starts leaking oil. I am told that it needs a new Engine Oil Cooler and it is not covered under power train warranty. However, this model has had problems so the new one has been improved to prevent this. You would think if they had to improve it because of this problem it would be a recall item. I went through every Mazda dealer in Arizona and they all told me the same thing. Yep, its a problem but not a recall.
Published: October 17, 2011
Cindy of Gilbert, AZ
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Back in June of 2015 we purchased a new 2016 Mazda CX5 from Fremont Mazda i
Back in June of 2015 we purchased a new 2016 Mazda CX5 from Fremont Mazda in Fremont CA. Once we agreed on the price, the car was delivered to us in poor condition, the paint felt like sandpaper (it was not prepped right) and we found cookie crumbs in the cup holder and candy wrappers under the drivers seat. By the time transaction was done it was late (about 9:30PM), but even with the poor outside lighting, we noticed defects in the paint on the hood of the vehicle. The dealer assured us they would take care of it. It was late, and even with all these issues we took the car home, trusting that all would be made right. I could look past the cookie crumbs and the candy wrappers, but in daylight the next day, multiple defects in the paint were very apparent.We took the car back to the dealer, they had a Mazda rep look at it. It was determine that the defects were under the clear coat of the paint, but they were severe enough to do anything about. The dealer offered after some complaining to repaint the hood (could not guarantee it would match) or get us a VISA gift card for $500. As I was pretty fed up with the dealer, we opted for the VISA gift card. It took about 6 weeks and lots of calls, but what finally arrived from Mazda was a Mazda gift card, good for only 1 year, but for Mazda mechanical repairs only. What good is $500 of credit for repairs on a brand new car that has a 3 year warranty? By the way repairs dont include painting the hood. So now I have a car with defects that came from the factory that no one will do anything about. After multiple complaints, the dealer said, Mazda will make the next 2 lease payments to make it up to us, nothing ever happened. Then the dealer said instead we would receive a $500 check from Mazda. That was at least 4 weeks ago, NOTHING!I wish I could say the story ends here, but it got worse quickly. A couple of weeks after buying the car, a piece of gravel hit the windshield and cracked it so badly - the car is not drivable as the crack is along the drivers side of the windshield and quite large. The insurance company authorized a replacement ASAP. This was in early July. Turns out Mazda does not have any replacement windshields anywhere in the US as the model is so new, yet they continue in production somehow. It is now almost 3 MONTHS later and still no windshields available, no date as to when it will be, and no offer of help from the dealer at all.We have made multiple payments on this car since early July, have not been able to drive it and have defects that are permanent in the paint before we even got it home. The dealer not only did not keep the commitment of compensation for the paint, but offered us no help when we found out the back ordered windshield could take months to come in (and it has). We even checked into aftermarket windshields, but were told, they are also not yet available.As a consumer, I believe there is an implied understanding when you buy a new car, that typical replacement parts will be available, clearly not the case with Mazda and the 2016 CX5. We will never look at another Mazda, not because of what happened, but rather because the company and the dealer offered no help. I called Mazda corporate helpline many times. They dont return phone calls and when you do finally get someone, they tell you, you need to be patient, and we value your business, right!
Published: September 29, 2015
Josh of Danville, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Mazda paint is really soft. My 2011 Mazda cx7 paint is totaled: noise clip,
Mazda paint is really soft. My 2011 Mazda cx7 paint is totaled: noise clip, hood, doors, even starting on the roof. This all started at less than 16,000 km. Now, with 30,000 km., the car looks like its 10 years old. I have fought with the dealer but they dont care (Northside Mazda Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada, owned by the Palumbos). I have spoken to Mazda Canada customer relations and set up an appointment (which took three months) with the district manager. He pretty much said it was normal and couldnt see Mazda covering the damage. What a crock of **. If they were to cover it, it wouldnt be warranty but a goodwill gesture. But I would have to talk to Japan. Im not holding my hopes up. But if I could get just one person to not buy a Mazda from this, it would make my day. Dont buy Mazda. They dont take care of their customers. I will never buy Mazda again.
Published: June 1, 2013
Mike of Sault Ste. Marie, ON
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NEVER BUY MAZDA. Auto friend, I need your help and your expertise are great
NEVER BUY MAZDA. Auto friend, I need your help and your expertise are greatly appreciated. I have a 2016 Mazda CX9. I am fed up with MAZDA. I began having issues with my car prior to the powertrain warranty going out at 60,000 miles. My car began to idle very badly as if I had bad gas. The dealership suggested that I put in the fuel injection cleaner which I did. No resolution. I wasted money by advice of Dolan Mazda and paid out-of-pocket for new spark plugs for my vehicle. The issue was not resolved. Dolan then stated that the fuel pump went out which was the reason why my engine was full of gas and the car lost power. The fuel pump was replaced and the issue was not resolved. My car was transported to California because Mazda Reno does NOT have certified Mazda techs. My injectors and fuel injection system was updated in California yet The issue was not resolved. My car lost power again and I returned it to Reno. They stated that the throttle body went out which would cost $650. They replaced the throttle body. The issue Is still not resolved. I clearly have a lemon. Now they are telling me that they have to call the tech line because they have no clue why my vehicle will not run. Now they’re telling me there could be another issue as a result of the fuel pump going out and messing up the fuel injection. They said it was a domino effect that affected other issues on the car which is going be very expensive to repair. I have been without my car going on two months now and I’ve been going back-and-forth to the dealerships as my car was at 50,000 miles. The first time that Dolan MAZDA took possession of my car, they put 63 miles on the car test driving it. When I receive my car back from California, an additional 372 miles was put on my car. This is ridiculous!! This car again is clearly a lemon and they cannot figure out what’s wrong with my car. Now MAZDA is saying since I am now out of warranty, I must pay for repairs. I was in warranty the first 3 times they attempted to fix my car.
Published: November 20, 2018
Rochelle of Reno, NV
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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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Mazda 2009 - I have had my 1st Mazda since 2010 July. Well, first time I bo
Mazda 2009 - I have had my 1st Mazda since 2010 July. Well, first time I bought a car that isnt a Toyota. I have had both head lights go out, shocks in rear done twice, tie rod end alignment done twice and tires twice. My engine would accelerate for days past 15 miles. My brakes got stuck; I couldnt get off the expressway and missed my stop. I’m still under extended warranty of which doesnt cover any of these things. I took it to 4 shops to be looked at, Goodyear, Midas and Mazda, all of which can’t find anything wrong with this ** car.
Published: April 10, 2013
Athenia of Des Plaines , IL
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They did eventually cover the turbo under warranty, I had to pay $300 for a
They did eventually cover the turbo under warranty, I had to pay $300 for an oxygen sensor and I still wont do the wheel bearing, but at least they covered the expensive part. I called head office, they called the dealer, back and forth and it was eventually covered.The main root cause is that when I purchased the vehicle and asked to extend the warranty, I thought I was extending the original warranty which is covered under Mazdas Added Protection plan for new vehicles. What the salesman actually gave me is a two year powertrain warranty. Im not sure if this was miscommunication or an error on their part, difficult to prove at this point.
Published: January 1, 1970
James of Brampton, ON
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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 bought a 2015 Mazda CX9 last year which is still under factory warranty.
I bought a 2015 Mazda CX9 last year which is still under factory warranty. Recently the headlight went off and when approached the dealer they said the headlight was already replaced once by the previous owner but outside Mazda, which might have caused the assembly to go down, contacted Mazda customer service for assistance but it was the worst experience, even after multiple emails and escalations they denied to repair it under warranty. How can they justify the headlight replaced by the previous owner damaged the assembly, even if it is the car is still under warranty, they have no courtesy to customer, please stay away from Mazda.
Published: January 4, 2018
Rajeev of Winston, NC
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I took my Mazda Soho for a service. They told me its the airflow meter, so
I took my Mazda Soho for a service. They told me its the airflow meter, so we bought a new one. But it was still the same. Then they said its the other one. Still it does the same. Now they say its the petrol pump. I am so frustrated.
Published: May 16, 2012
Karien of Heidelberg, NC
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I have 07 Mazda 6 with 85,000 miles. I am told by my mechanic that these en
I have 07 Mazda 6 with 85,000 miles. I am told by my mechanic that these engines are horrible and he has seen 3 in the last month that have to be replaced. Curious how many Mazda has seen in a month? Right side control arms (front) need replacing. Price by Mazda is more than double to repair than quoted by my mechanic.At 85,000 miles, I need new tires. This will be my 3rd set. I am a soccer mom not a tire burning teenager. I will never buy another Mazda again. I’m not sure if the box is checked or not checked but I would be interested in hearing from an attorney if there is a class action suit against Mazda.
Published: January 23, 2012
Kris of Jackson, NJ
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I purchased a 2008 CX9 certified pre-owned Mazda on 10/7/2011 and Maple Sha
I purchased a 2008 CX9 certified pre-owned Mazda on 10/7/2011 and Maple Shade Mazda confirmed I had 80% left on the brakes. Six month later on March 27 2012, I had to take the car in because it was making a noise when I stopped. The dealer said I need new rotors and new brakes. I had driven the car 5000 miles since I bought the car. I felt the dealer made a false representation when they stated in writing I had 80% left on my brakes. Dealer refused to install the brakes at their expense which is what I believe they should have done. I dont believe I could have used 50 of the brakes in six months or 5,000 or 6,000 miles.
Published: April 28, 2012
Clara of Delanco, NJ
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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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I cannot keep a battery charged. New alternator, new radiator. Thanks to al
I cannot keep a battery charged. New alternator, new radiator. Thanks to alternator, new battery, new radio, new tires, etc. Money in it and still cant keep it charged. Does anyone know why this may be happening? I love the car (2010 Mazda CX9) but am fed up with it not running when I need it. Something is pulling battery down when it is parked in my garage overnight. Any help would be appreciated everyone if baffled at what is causing this. Cant trade it off. Just bought 6 months ago and have problem ever since. Owe too much to trade now. Help.
Published: January 15, 2018
Llynn of Boonville, Other
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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
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I was driving to the city and suddenly I start hearing a faint tapping/knoc
I was driving to the city and suddenly I start hearing a faint tapping/knocking sound at low revolution per minute (rpm). I continued to drive to the city and took care of my business, and then came back home at the end of the day with no problems besides the fact that there was always that faint knocking sound at low rpm.The next day, I brought it to my local mechanic. He said the car is drivable, but I should bring it to Mazda because it is under warranty, and they should take care of it. I had the car towed to them because I didnt have the time to drive there, and I had free towing from Mazda since my vehicle is still under warranty.I called them every day until the third day they told me that there is a hole in my engine and oil was leaking out, and they wanted to see my oil change receipts. When I heard them tell me that, I said immediately that they must have the wrong car because my car came in running with no problems that they stated. There was no oil on the floor. I had checked the oil before it came to them, and it was perfect. My car was drivable. I obliged to their request because Mazda is a big corporation that must surely work honestly with their customers. I also figured that they were exaggerating when they said all of this. I sent them the information. After calling them repeatedly, they finally told me a week later that my receipts looked sketchy” and that Mazda Corporation wouldnt cover the warranty. I proceeded to tell them that their claim is totally false and impossible. I had the oil changed every 3-4 months, approximately 2500 miles (I drive locally and take the train to school).Then they proceeded to send it again to Mazda Corporation after I told them that there is a problem on their part. Again, they denied the warranty work. So, I went down to pick up the car after three weeks because I need my car. When I turned on the car, it sounded like a tractor and then would die on its own. I tried to start it up again and give it some gas, and the rpm fluctuated, then it dies. It was clearly not the condition that it was when I brought to them. The check engine light was on, and they said that I told them that it was knocking. My car was not drivable; it was in significantly worse shape and value than when I brought it to them. They gave me the runaround the whole time I was trying to correspond with them. The assistant manager, Jim, had a regular advisor deal with the situation, which is naive and lacking in responsibility on his part. This advisor just started two weeks prior and clearly didnt know anything. I asked him how this was possible. He kept on saying that he simply started two weeks ago, and he couldnt answer my questions. So, I said to him, “Can you get me someone who can get answers because you clearly cant help me.” He then raised his voice and made threats; so, I did the same. Then the manager came in and took over partially. He told me to call Mazda customer service, which I did right then and there. The customer service representative told me that I needed to deal with the dealership. After going back and forth between the dealership and the customer service, I left without my car because I didnt anticipate having to tow my car.The following week, I paid for a towing service to bring my vehicle to my local mechanic. I brought it to my mechanic locally, and after looking it over it, it looked like they drained the oil, and ran the engine at high rpm until the problem got worse enough for them to tell what the problem was. They obviously have done this many times and are professionals at this. They know exactly what to say, and what story to stick by. They also put a dent on my car that I know for a fact wasnt there when I gave it to them. I took pictures of it.
Published: September 22, 2011
Eran of Far rockaway, ny
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Recently, I had an issue with my vehicle when it wouldnt start. I had my ca
Recently, I had an issue with my vehicle when it wouldnt start. I had my car towed to my mechanic in Indialantic. He ran the diagnostic test on my car and found out that the ECM computer system had failed, and also fried 6 of my coils. My mechanic had given me a quote of $1,400 for repairs. In the meantime, I was calling around to see if I could find an ECM for a cheaper price. I came across an EPA federal warranty that stated: Any vehicle with less than 80,000 miles and less than 8 yrs. old is entitled to this EPA warranty on any specified major emission control components. The warranty states that all components are covered and the manufacturer will have to repair the components free of charge. I brought the warranty over to my mechanic to look it over. He stated that he would call Mazda and find out if they will honor this federal warranty. My mechanic spoke with a gentleman named Robert **. He approved the use of the warranty and told the mechanic to have us bring the vehicle over to Mazda. The next day, I paid to have the car towed to Mazda. Robert ** stated that he would call me before he started to give me a price on the repairs. When he called later that afternoon, he gave me a quote of $1,700. This was $300 more than my mechanic. He then called back again and stated that he would drop the cost to $1,345. It is costing me the same price with the warranty as it would have at my mechanics garage, without the warranty. I also had to pay to have the car towed to Mazda. I only brought it over to Mazda because the gentlemen stated he would honor the warranty, and he is charging me more. I feel belittled and taken advantage of.
Published: December 29, 2011
Cindy of Indialantic, FL
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I bought a Mazda RX-8 with an engine warranty and Mazda refuses to pay for
I bought a Mazda RX-8 with an engine warranty and Mazda refuses to pay for a new engine. There is also a recall on a part in an airbag and they refuse to fix the damages caused by a faulty part. If you are looking for a car dont go to Mazda unless you are looking for nothing but disappointment.
Published: August 18, 2016
Koda of Columbia, MO
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I bought a car here 6 months ago. I had some bad experience but my wife ins
I bought a car here 6 months ago. I had some bad experience but my wife insisted on buying something, so I did. Paperwork included many extra charges. They sold a prepaid maintenance plan - charged us for premium plan but paperwork said basic plan. Took me a while to get the errors corrected. Recently my car had a recall. Called the dealer. Literally, the conversation with dimitry went like this:I: I heard there is a Mazda recall. Dmitry: Yea, dont worry, we will call you. I: this sounds bad. Whats the issue? Dmitry: hey, no one died. So dont worry. I: are you sure? You sound so casual about it. Dmitry: are you looking for a free loaner or some free things? I: what? You sound bad. Is there a manager I can talk to. Dmitry: this is as good as it gets. What else can I do for you.WOW! Called the manager later on. Sal. He was no better either. This dealership has NASTY scammers masquerading as salespeople and service folks. Try calling the service dept to talk to a service specialist. You will NOT be able to reach anyone, no matter how many times you try. I regret buying Mazda and especially from this dealer. I will not go back to this dealer.
Published: February 3, 2016
Vasu of Cupertino, CA
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I purchased a 2016 Mazda CX5 in late 2015. By the end of March 2016 (less t
I purchased a 2016 Mazda CX5 in late 2015. By the end of March 2016 (less than 4 months) I had transmission problems. I took my brand new Mazda in and they told me that they would check it out. They called back and said that it was the transmission and they would file a report with Mazda. They also said that the machine that manufactures the transmission was not working properly during the time my transmission was being made. It was also stated that Mazda doesnt know what cars doesnt have the missing piece. My question is why didnt Mazda put out a recall if they knew there might be an issue with the CX5 or any car with a transmission made at that plant? I bought this car brand new, why wont Mazda replace the car with another new car that has been checked for this issue? Fixing the transmission is not the same as purchasing a new car without defects. Up until now I have been a loyal Honda customer. I researched this car and heard a lot of good things about it. However after having owned a Mazda CX5 and seeing how Mazda has a total disregard for their customers, I will NEVER purchase a Mazda again.
Published: April 5, 2016
Deborah of Indianapolis, IN
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Contacted dealership where car was bought. Spoke to so called manager and I
Contacted dealership where car was bought. Spoke to so called manager and I told him I was very disappointed that we needed 4 new tires at 24,500 miles, seats are very uncomfortable you would slide off of them if you didnt have a seat belt on, and inside of doors get very dirty, dont understand this, and windshield breaks easily. I told him I would not buy another Mazda or recommend one to another. He said I HOPE YOU WILL BE HAPPY WITH YOUR NEXT CAR. ROTTEN ATTITUDE NOT VERY GOOD FOR BUSINESS.
Published: February 10, 2015
Joseph of Milford, PA
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My Four door Mazda 2 Hatchback is Black. It is a nice good car with basic f
My Four door Mazda 2 Hatchback is Black. It is a nice good car with basic features nothing too fancy. It gets me from point a to point b. I just pay way too much for it because I got with the wrong dealership. It was a smaller car with gas mileage good. I do not like big cars and maneuvering those so the outside size was perfect for me. Once I had kids I did not like that it was so small and no space for car seats and strollers. You have to scoot the seats all the way up in order to fit everything and that is very inconvenient. Now I am trying to trade the car in.
Published: June 17, 2018
Ami of Jacksonville, FL
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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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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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CX9 has been horrible from Day 1. Ive had extensive issues with the brakes.
CX9 has been horrible from Day 1. Ive had extensive issues with the brakes. My car drives horribly when its cold outside, even 50 degrees. Im constantly pushing on the gas to get it to go. My automatic starter hardly ever works. Ive had scans run, it looked at by several people but no one knows what the issue is. This is my 3rd Mazda and Ive been so disappointed, Im sure it will be my last. I now have the engine light and gas cap light on again and was told it was fuel emissions and to change gas cap. Did that, no change. This car has me terrified Im going to be stranded somewhere with my children.
Published: October 3, 2017
Jessica of Centerville, OH
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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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This is a fun car and great to drive. Not for everybody, as it requires som
This is a fun car and great to drive. Not for everybody, as it requires some extra care. Mine still like new. No more is being made due to the fuel consumption regulations. As a sports car, I enjoy the extra space in the rear seats. The body style is just super.
Published: December 15, 2019
Stan of Spartanburg, SC
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I just purchased a 2014 Mazda CX5 one month ago - pretty blue in color. I j
I just purchased a 2014 Mazda CX5 one month ago - pretty blue in color. I just had to HAVE it! Well, 4 days after getting it...yes, 4 days later, it went into what’s called Crawl mode. I was going 65 mph down the highway when all of a sudden it started slowing down...to 20 mph!! I had a semi-truck barreling down the road towards me...I had to yank my car off the road, slow completely down, then hit my start button 5 times for it to go into emergency shutdown mode. Tried to turn it back on, and nothing!! 5 minutes later, it finally started. Then not even one day later, my key light that says whether the key is in the car or not started coming on. It kept telling me I had no key in the car...yet the car was already on??? **?! So I figured it was just a car error for a onetime thing. OHHH NO! It happened every day, several times a day for the next week and a half. Well then one day, it just so happened to be my sons first day of first grade. I got all three of my children loaded up and went to start my car and NOTHING. Gauges started going haywire, lights were working, but the car was completely dead. Had to have it towed! Come to find out the dealership said it was just a dead battery, but yet it tested to be a good one. Really?!? So they choose not to replace it, and they just recharged it. Well then my key fob started acting up again so I had to take it back to the dealership. They then checked the voltage of the key fob and it was too low, so they replaced the battery and the key fob all together. Well five days later, my key fob started acting up again. At this point I was just pissed off and took it BACK to the dealership and showed them what it was doing and again they couldnt find any record of it. Well, come to find out my computer is not recording anything, not a permanent code, not a temp code, nothing! So I contact Mazda and they tell me to take my car back...for the 5th time, and their own tech personally took my car home to try and reduplicate the issue. While he had my car, he had his own personal animal in the back as there was dog hair everywhere, and someone tried to break into it...slits in the window seal, pried trimming by the window; it was all messed up, but at least he saw my car RPMs sticking...but again, my car was not keeping the codes...AGAIN!!! I told them that this should of been a red flag that something was wrong with the computer. They told me that they couldnt fix anything because they couldnt find a problem wrong with it. Well I got it back on Friday and the following day my BF and I were at a red light and it decided it did not want to shift. My BF had to put the car into the semi auto mode and then back into the auto mode before it would even go forward. Needless to say, I took it back today (Monday) and they refused to take the car back...They decided to sell me another one, an upgraded one, but told me to keep my phone away from the push to start ignition...Uhh...why!?!? Im not happy and I wanted to get away from Mazda altogether, but the only way they were going to take the messed up car back was for them to buy me out from that car, and sell me another one...so hopefully this one works. Not only did I get an upgraded car, but its the same model and then they JACKED my payments up! Never do business with Mazda.
Published: September 16, 2013
Elizabeth of Fort Worth, TX
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Dealership sucks, vehicle is good! No doubt that I had done my homework. Fa
Dealership sucks, vehicle is good! No doubt that I had done my homework. Family I come from ** is Honda lovers and this was first time, I went out and opted for #mazdacanada. Mazda has some great features which Honda was missing and I was forced to cut down ROGUE because 4 cameras were headache and risky than technology developed by #mazda. Honda CRV, I realized is under power engine and whenever you need force/power, you can sense a howling and growling engine. It has overpriced itself and these two were major reason to opt for Mazda CX-5. There is one camera but sensors are used so intelligently that I have to say they made a niche for themselves. As soon as a car is in your blind spot - you dont/should not be looking into camera feeds - in Mazda CX-5, sensors make a yellow light glow in your mirror with a beep indicating that there is vehicle or person in your blind spot. I am over six feet - so entering and exiting is slight... a little bit tight... I have to adjust my posture of entering and exiting from this vehicle. My dealer experience was not as good as I wanted to be - #abbotsfordautomall #automall where #vipmazda is situated, didnt clarify before I reach to finance department that #bumper to bumper warranty is for 3 years only. They try to sell you insurance cover for those extra 2 years. Second bad taste happened, again when I was facing finance department that INSURANCE have to be from the dealer. They informed me that INSURANCE cannot be done from outside brokers or agents! Coming back to vehicle, its comfortable and nice... Ride is good but still cabin is not silent as I was expecting... In total, this is great vehicle which shows innovations and intelligent designing done by Mazda. This is made in Japan and quality of interior is not as bad as we see in Honda CRV. I like the way sensors handles vehicle and its power... when FWD will be changed in AWD is done auto. Thus it saves lot of fuel. I have driven it in fresh snow, black ice and the way vehicle managed traction and control is awesome. Seating is good and boot is comfortable too. I would definitely suggest this vehicle for small family usage - its navigation and sunroof is added features which helps in movement.
Published: March 6, 2017
Samuel of Abbotsford, BC
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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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I bought Mazda 6 at GRIECO MAZDA OF NORTH PALM BEACH. The car was equipped
I bought Mazda 6 at GRIECO MAZDA OF NORTH PALM BEACH. The car was equipped with all the features which I liked. But the staff were very bad and doing all dirty tricks to misguide me. At the time of purchase they said the service would be free for the first year and also said they would add the tint on the vehicle. But when I went there for first service, they asked to pay for service and tint. Staff there are very ridiculous... were not even responding properly when I went there to ask!!
Published: January 2, 2017
N of Bocaraton, FL
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I bought a 2006 Mazda speed 6 in October of 2006. The car was in the shop m
I bought a 2006 Mazda speed 6 in October of 2006. The car was in the shop more than out. In August 2010, I took it to two dealerships for white exhaust smoke. They stated that it had to do with the turbo and the motor was shot. They would not cover it under warranty. I could not afford to fix the car as it would cost over $5000. I gave the car back to the bank even though I loved that car. Two days ago, I get a letter from Mazda saying that they are now covering this repair under the warranty. I was so mad that I gave up my car and now they are covering it. If they would have covered it back when I first brought it in, I would still have that car!
Published: January 24, 2012
Jeremy of Henderson, NV
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I would like to know why I got rust spot on the side trim of the door on th
I would like to know why I got rust spot on the side trim of the door on the back by the window between the back and front door of my 2004 Mazda3. I had it on both sides of my back doors. The body shop said he has never heard or seen that before on any door of any vehicle. It is under the trim and the only way to fix it is to replace the whole door. So, I would be disappointed that I have a car that is this nice and have something like this. This is why I would tell people not to buy because there is no excuse for this to happen.
Published: October 5, 2012
Jerry of Bremen, IN
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After 17.000 miles on my 2016 Mazda CX3 the driver’s side headlight housi
After 17.000 miles on my 2016 Mazda CX3 the driver’s side headlight housing failed and was filling up with moisture. MAZDA replaced it free of charge. The dealer tells me that Mazda is having trouble with these housings and that they have not put out a recall, Ok? At 40.000 miles it failed on the other side. MAZDA will not replace it. They say because I am 4.000 miles over the warranty. A 2 year old car and both headlights have failed. They want over $400+ labor. My first Mazda and my last if they can’t stand behind a 2 year old car and replace it. I would be willing to even pay for the labor at the dealer. Maybe someone here can get them to step up to the plate. Thank you.
Published: January 15, 2019
Daniel of Shirley, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My 2013 CX-5 broke down in the middle of the highway while my wife was driv
My 2013 CX-5 broke down in the middle of the highway while my wife was driving. She got too scared and was able to exit and call the tow company. Engine light came on. Car sputters and almost stalled. Later dealer replaced 2 coils and 2 spark plugs. Other many small issues with this dealer too (Gyro Mazda in Toronto). I have MAP (Mazda-added protection). But when I try to find out exactly what is covered, service says they dont know, see sales and sales says service know. I dont know if this problem with only this dealer or all Mazda dealers like this.
Published: August 24, 2015
Asif of Toronto, ON
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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
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