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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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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Two rear speakers in the car are hardly working. You can only hear sound wh
Two rear speakers in the car are hardly working. You can only hear sound when you open the trunk of the car. Those speakers are called tweedlers. Ive been to Mazda several times and they have given me various excuses to why they produce little sound. I decided to take the car to an independent audio dealer and they notice via a metered reading that those two rear speakers were not getting enough power therefore they would not change the speakers. I told a picture of the meter reading. When I returned to Mazda, after an hour I was told that, Thats how the system was set up. So I contacted Bose and they said, That is how Mazda set up their speakers. Could someone please help me solve this problem? Many, many thanks.
Published: October 1, 2016
Lorraine of Jefferson Valley, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a CX7 8 days ago and its sitting in the shop. I was stuck with a f
I bought a CX7 8 days ago and its sitting in the shop. I was stuck with a friend 2 inches from traffic and 4 inches from running off the road. The shop that I was able to tow the car to says the engine was switched out. And nothing noted on Carfax. Also I HAVE NOT MADE MY FIRST PAYMENT ON THIS CAR. I WISH I COULD RATE THIS CAR A NEGATIVE BUT CANT BY THIS SYSTEM.
Published: December 31, 2013
Sucker of Usa, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Got to love the great comment We have to verify if its on warranty 1st. In
Got to love the great comment We have to verify if its on warranty 1st. In July 2010, I drove out of the Mazda dealer with my Mazda Tribute. In 2012, the back hatch lock was broken. They fixed it on warranty. Then again, this past May 2014, it broke again. They said it wasnt on warranty anymore, and it would cost $250.00, which I went ahead and got fixed. This did not seem to me like normal life of wear and tear. At the same time, my AC stopped working. They charged me another $100.00 to tell me that it could cost up to $700.00 to fix it. Again, this is not to me acceptable wear and tear. I live in Canada and use the AC 2 months out of 12. They said that the vehicle still runs the AC in winter to get the humidity out. Anyhow, I figure that if they had told me as a selling point, buy this vehicle and you will need to spend money to fix things that should be normally working given the age of the vehicle, but wont. Sign on the line please. In June 2013, I went in for some noise in the front undercarriage. They said that they had to check if the warranty was still on. Now, I drove the vehicle out for the 1st time on July 9th, 2010. They were arguing with me that it was in May, at 1st. Then, they gave me another date in mid-June. I said that I would go home and get my purchasing contract signed and dated. I came back with it, and there it was. July 9th, 2010. Still, they were not convinced. I said that any half bit lawyer would agree with me, since there it was on paper. A day later, I went back, and they said that the financial adviser had filed the wrong contracts. Imagine my surprise, they were finally willing to take my original contract as being the correct one. I am not at all satisfied with the service nor the quality of this vehicle I have at this time. I am still making payments on it, and on top of that, I need to fix things that should be almost outliving the vehicle.
Published: September 9, 2014
Fran of Gatineau, QC
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

This vehicle has been very dependable with no major repairs needed. Ive bee
This vehicle has been very dependable with no major repairs needed. Ive been a bit disappointed as to the fuel economy. The model I purchased was a 4-cylinder. Ive only been getting around 25 mpg on the highway, not as fuel efficient as other 4-cylinder pickups Ive owned in the past. The interior is a bit cramped, but then again, it is a small pickup. Overall, Ive been happy with it. I may opt for a 6-cylinder pickup next time around which will be a bit more powerful than a 4-cylinder and still economical to drive.
Published: December 13, 2019
Diane of Grafton, ND
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased a 2014 Mazda 6, loaded with their technology package. The GPS w
I purchased a 2014 Mazda 6, loaded with their technology package. The GPS was the worst ever experienced. The speaker in the front passenger door vibrated so badly it was hard to use the system, even with the bass turned off. The GPS would indicate a turn 400 yards away when basically at the turn point. It would then suddenly advise to turn, when almost through the intersection. The front drivers seat had limited settings. I went to Mazda for service and all I got was a shoulder shrug. I sent a note to Mazda and didnt even get a response. After 8 months of problems I dumped this car and took a loss of approximately $8,000. I have now owned about 12 cars and the Mazda 6 was the worst experience ever.
Published: September 24, 2015
herbert of New Smyrna Beach, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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

Recently I purchased a 2015 Mazda MX-5, color zeal red. Damn what a beautif
Recently I purchased a 2015 Mazda MX-5, color zeal red. Damn what a beautiful car!!! I saw the car for the first time about a month ago, and test drove it. On the test drive the car accelerated on its own as I rounded the corner to enter the freeway. The salesperson sitting in the passenger seat said, Whats happening? Heck if I knew. As I depressed the break pedal the car accelerated. This happened a couple to a few times within about ten seconds as I would let up on the break and then apply the break again. Finally the car was back in control. The salesperson wanted to take over the driving so I let him. No problems the short distance back to the dealership. The salesperson said the car acted weird because I was most likely me getting confused in which pedal to use test driving the car. I purchased the car. I know what youre thinking. That I was pretty stupid for buying the car based on the test drive experience. Okay, I agree. The car has about 170 miles on it and this rapid acceleration on its own has happened a total of six times. I scheduled to take the car into University Mazda (This is where I purchased the car) on Nov. 25, 2014 to see if they could figure out why the car was accelerating on its own. On my way to the dealership the car dramatically accelerated on its own as I was breaking to avoid hitting the car in front of me. In order to slow the car down I shifted into neutral. The dealership had the car for one day and their guess as why the car is accelerating on its own is because I have the drivers seat too close to the steering wheel, and that Im getting confused in what Im doing with my right foot as Im driving. Hows that for high tech diagnoses? Forget the fact that I own a truck and Prius, and have had about eighteen cars in my life time. Ive never had this same problem with rapid acceleration with any of my other cars or truck. Look, I may have been stupid to buy the car in the first place, but Im sure not going to be even more stupid to buy some cheap dime store reasoning by the dealership for why the car is accelerating on its own.
Published: November 28, 2014
ANTHONY of Seattle, WA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I purchased a used 2008 Mazda CX-7 in 2010. The car was in mint condition.
I purchased a used 2008 Mazda CX-7 in 2010. The car was in mint condition. A few months later, I would occasionally hear a ticking in the engine but the car ran fine so I thought nothing of it. I kept up with my oil changes. Last Thursday, I started the car and heard a terrible noise in the engine and my check engine light came on. I went home and did some research and discovered that the timing chain on the VVT is a huge issue with this vehicle. Thousands of inquiries and complaints. I researched recalls and discovered that Mazda has extended the warranty to 70,000 miles. My car has 52,000 miles. I called the dealership and they confirmed the extended warranty and told me to bring my car in. He said nothing else except that it would be covered. When I got to the dealership, they inspected the vehicle to make sure it was the timing chain problem before I left it. The service manager came out to the waiting room and asked me to talk with him privately in an office. He showed me a paper towel with what looked like chunky oil. He told me he would not be able to cover my car under the extended warranty because I had sludge and did not maintain my vehicle properly. I took that as an insult and told him I did get my oil changed. He asked me to provide receipts which seems ridiculous to me. Unless someone goes to one oil change place religiously, how do you keep track of all of those receipts? In my case, I have a friend do most of my oil changes. No receipts. I called Mazda direct to complain. They told me that they would forgo the receipts if they had permission to remove the valve cover and check the condition. At my expense! I called about 6 independent mechanics around town and they all told me the CX-7 has a sludge issue. That no vehicle with 50,000 miles would have sludge that bad even if oil changes werent performed at regular intervals. That no vehicle should need a timing chain at 50,000 miles. It is an obvious defect in the design and Mazda doesnt want to pay out millions to correct their mistake. I cannot afford a $1200 repair and now after reading all of these complaints, Im afraid my engine is going to blow. Mazda needs to take care of their customers!
Published: February 17, 2012
Cheryl of Lakemoor, IL
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 have a 2008 Mazda B4000, 50600km. The warranty expired Sept 29 2011. When
I have a 2008 Mazda B4000, 50600km. The warranty expired Sept 29 2011. When winter tires were put on, I requested brake check. Both rear brake cylinders are leaking (for sometime, shoes soaked, needed replacement). They would not do work under warranty coverage unless Mazda head office agreed. They refused; the dealer thought because rather than doing good will repairs I could buy ext. warranty.
Published: October 29, 2011
Des of Aiyansh, BC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I took my car (Mazda RX-8) in late night on 7/1/2012. I filled out the form
I took my car (Mazda RX-8) in late night on 7/1/2012. I filled out the form stating my AC was less than optimum. I also told them the coolant light was coming on but not staying on and that the car was not overheating. I called the dealer at 4:30 on 7/2/2012 to check on the status. I was told they were getting prices and would call me back. When they called back, the quote was $400 for a sensor and sub tank. I declined the service since it was just a light issue. They quoted a repair of an AC control at $889.59 plus taxes that came to $1000.08. One has to have air in Memphis, so I authorized the repair. When I arrived to pick up the car, they read the repairs performed to me and stated there was damage to the AC face plate during prior work (Quote from invoice - the face plate is already damaged inside from someone doing prior work, but all seems okay though). I stated that the AC had never been worked on by anyone other than the Mazda dealer. I paid for the service, $1000.08, got in my car to find that the radio did not work and there were no lights on the radio/temp display nor were the lights on the AC controls working. I went right back in the shop to notify them. I was informed that there was no one available to look at the car because it was late on 7/3 and the next day was a holiday. The tech called Gary, who said they would send someone to pick up my car at my work on 7/5/2012. They came and got it. It was at the shop for a couple of hours when Gary called back to inform me the problem was with the face plate. The cost of this repair would be around $500. He stated that the displays were working at that time but he didnt know if it would last. They brought the car back to me. I made it less than a mile before the radio and the Ac controls went out. I smacked the dashboard and they came back on. The next morning, the same thing happened again. I have never once had a problem with my radio and AC controls before Garys team took it apart. If it had truly been damaged (by Mazda in a prior service), one would think in seven years, I would have had the problem prior to this service. I have placed a call to the Service Department manager, with no response as yet.
Published: July 6, 2012
Terry of Memphis, TN
Source: consumeraffairs.com

In 2005 I purchased new Mazda 3, it never gave me any problems. I traded it
In 2005 I purchased new Mazda 3, it never gave me any problems. I traded it in for a 2016 Mazda 6. After app. 6 months the vehicle started jerking forward when I moved the car from Park to Drive. I took the car in to be checked and they advised me the transmission had to be replaced. I am somewhat disappointed; however, Im glad it went out prior to the warranty expired.
Published: April 18, 2017
Shelia of Jacksonville, FL
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 was driving home from a trip when I heard a thump and the RPMs went wild.
I was driving home from a trip when I heard a thump and the RPMs went wild. Suddenly I couldnt shift into 4th or 5th gear. Managed to get the car home in 3rd the whole way. Took it to the dealership. They told me 6 codes are coming up and a rod is broken inside the transmission and the fluids burnt. They contact Mazdas headquarters since I only have 45,000 miles on it but its out of warranty by 1 year. They say they will do nothing to help fix it because I havent been having it serviced through them and I show no customer loyalty. I still have 6 months more of payments on it and have to out $3000 for a new tranny now. Thanks, Mazda. Way to stand by your product.
Published: July 23, 2013
Robert of Boulder City, NV
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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

Help me please! My engine problems began at 38,000 mi. Dealership only repl
Help me please! My engine problems began at 38,000 mi. Dealership only replaced VVT actuator once, before stating it was over a year therefore they would not replace a second time without my covering the cost. Another dealership fought corporate to have it covered. I was thankful! Then real problems began. Two turbos later and many code lights naming everything under Mazda sun, I had the last ever illuminating engine light that would not clear regardless of what Mazda service did. I hate this company. It was finally paid off but I had to sell it for $5000, because it needed a new engine. The private engine dealer suggested I not even spend the money for a new engine because it would be the same garbage that was in there.
Published: May 23, 2013
Sheryl of Pittsburgh, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Bought my Mazda brand new in 2008. From day one, until 37k miles, not a sin
Bought my Mazda brand new in 2008. From day one, until 37k miles, not a single hiccup or fault to be had. Then my power steering shut off one day and I called Mazda and they immediately issued a recall and had it replaced the next day. And at 70k miles, there was a recall for a faulty ground on the wiring harness for the windshield wiper motor. Ive never felt safer in a vehicle. This Mazda has been FANTASTIC and I honestly couldnt recommend a better car for the money.
Published: April 16, 2014
David of Knoxville, TN
Source: consumeraffairs.com

This is the first Mazda Ive purchased and owned. The purchase of the vehicl
This is the first Mazda Ive purchased and owned. The purchase of the vehicle was fine and I like the car. However... I asked to have a remote start installed (I live over an hour and a half from the dealership as this is the closest Mazda dealership to my home). I took a full day off work to drive to the dealership and wait four hours for the remote start to be installed. They installed an Mobile Remote Start (MMS) and NOT a remote start as I asked. The Mobile remote start doesnt work where I live and work in WV due to the lack of cell service in many areas. So I asked them to remove it. I had to take off another full day off work to have them remove the incorrect product that they installed the regular Mazda remote start.Its been a couple of months and the Mazda product (remote start) has been nothing but problems! It works one day and then doesnt work the next day. When it does work, it wont start until Im like right up on top of my car and then when you open the door, the car shuts off. I changed the batteries and that didnt do anything. It worked the first day and not the second or third day. I contacted my salesman who said I could bring it back down and they would take a look at it and repair it if there was an issue. He said they would replace it if it was faulty. I went out and looked up the reviews and the reviews all indicate that similar problems have existed (with reviews dating) back to 2012. Apparently Mazda has done nothing to address or fix the issues with the faulty device.I requested a refund (I paid about $500.00 for the product and the installation). Mazda refused to give me a refund. They care absolutely nothing about the bottom line of their customers. This will be the LAST MAZDA I ever buy! Not because the car is bad, I like the car, but because the service after the sale of a 30K+ product is obviously NOT one where the customer care. I will be encouraging all my friends on Facebook and work and everyone from here on out who ask me about my car (its a beautiful car... I get lots of questions about it), NEVER to buy one if they expect to have quality service after the sale! Terrible business practices Mazda! You should be ashamed of yourselves. P. S. I am a service disabled veteran... To all veterans out there... Beware!!!
Published: October 13, 2016
Lucy of Walkersville, WV
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Sold my 1990 Mazda 626 with roughly 225,000 miles on it back in 2005. The c
Sold my 1990 Mazda 626 with roughly 225,000 miles on it back in 2005. The car was great, replaced master cylinder for the clutch and alternator in the 50,000 miles I had the car. The RX8 had no issues, it is a car that needs its oil checked often due to the design of the engine, and you have to drive it hard to clear the carbon off the tips. I took it to 9k almost everyday for 2 years with no issues on the car whatsoever. People that complain about engine failures are mostly idiots that shouldnt be driving a rotary to begin with. Mazda was nice enough due to the large amount of idiots blowing engines that they extended the warranty for all owners to 10 yrs 100k miles on the powertrain.The speed 3 I had for a few years as well, no problems besides a rear side window that had a slight imperfection upon delivery which was replaced by Mazda. Now I have a Mazda 6 2014. I have about 25k miles on it averaging about 30mpg. No issues whatsoever. I have seen the advertised 40mpg or above when going 60mph or less, but that never happens with me. In short Mazda is an amazing company with awesome products at an affordable price. People with cars that are almost 10 yrs old or older should not be able to leave comments about parts breaking, THE CARS 10 yrs OLD!! Step it up and get something newer or stop complaining.
Published: October 3, 2014
Jeremy of Manorville, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My daughter bought a new crv from Mazda, the car doesnt even have 70,000 mi
My daughter bought a new crv from Mazda, the car doesnt even have 70,000 miles on it now. Well there is an engineering screw up that Mazda knew about it, and put the part on it anyway, knowing the part was a screw up, and refuses to repair it at their cost. The vvt solenoid should be replaced because they knew all about it. Its really a crying shame that they have screwed over so many people. There should be a recall on this, but I guess they are sweeping it under the rug. Its going to cost about $2,000 to repair this vehicle. My daughter has 3 children and cannot afford this. She brought her vehicle to a Mazda dealership in Baton Rouge, La. To be fixed, Mazda did agree to pay only $500.00 of the repairs. Her vehicle sat at Mazda for 5 damn weeks and they never worked on it. They said they would try and squeeze her vehicle in, and even though she was going to have to pay the remaining balance which is 1,500, they still never fixed a Damn thing! So she went and picked it up and all they did was hand her the keys and said nothing. I Would never purchase a MAZDA vehicle ever! Mazda should be brought Up on charges and held responsible for Their negligence.
Published: July 6, 2014
Ann of Covington, LA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Yes, my wife and I have gone through five Mazdas in the course of fifteen y
Yes, my wife and I have gone through five Mazdas in the course of fifteen years. We used to purchase European cars exclusively, but have since jumped off that ship! Quality control issues abounded with our European luxury cars. Anyhow, this is a Mazda review. First off, let me just say that people are most adamant about getting their voices heard when they are upset; it is human nature to complain. However, it isnt often that we will write home about positive experiences unless they were truly out of the ordinary.On that note, this has been my experience with Mazda in the past fifteen years. My wife and I purchased our 2001 Protege MP3 brand spanking new, off the lot, in late 2000 after our BMW 325s engine failed completely. We had the MP3 for about five years and clocked in 260,000 miles. In that amount of time, the trunk started to retain water after 50,000 miles. What did we do? We removed the plugs in the trunk to let water out; PROBLEM SOLVED. At around 100,000 miles, a clunk started to appear in the rear end of our MP3. As it turns out, the bushings were bad on the rear sway bar. We upgraded to polyurethane and problem was solved. At around 160,000 miles, the rubber intake hose developed a crack so we installed a cold air intake. PROBLEM SOLVED. In 2005, we were t-boned when a motorist failed to stop. Our poor yellow MP3 was totaled; it went to automotive heaven and was dearly missed. Overall experience with the MP3: smiles every time we drove the car. The MP3 did not have the best fit and finish, had a harder sport-tuned suspension, and had more road noise, but we felt so connected to the car each time we drove it. We decided to purchase a brand new 2006 Mazda6 S (V6 manual) off the lot after the death of the MP3. We loved the little 6, which was roomier than the MP3 and much more upscale. The double wishbone suspension made U-turns a hassle, but boy was it fun to take around twisties. In 2009, we decided to purchase another vehicle so we opted for the 2009 Mazda6 GT, which- unfortunately - was only offered in an automatic. The 2009 was certainly more of a blast in a straight line (much more hp than the 2006) but was somehow lacking in overall driving connection. Additionally, Mazdas decision to switch to MacPherson struts somehow made the car feel more tame.After clocking in 89,000 miles on the 2009 MZ6 we traded it in for a used 2007 Mazda5 (only 12,000 miles and a manual transmission! ) in the summer of 2012 because our family grew to a size of four (two more kids) overall. In the fall of 2013, the Mazda5s thermostat went out, so that was a $40 fix and 30 minutes of my life taken away. Afterwards, the throttle body on the MZ5 gave out on us in 2014 at 95,000 miles. It was a $180 purchase for a new OEM TB, plus $15 for new coolant and 20 minutes of my life. It was around this time that we decided to purchase a ‘14 Mazda3 Sport (manual) in February 2014 because my wife and I absolutely fell in love with the cars aesthetic. We drove the car out the lot at $21,500 with huge smiles on our faces.It is now February 2015 and we still have our 2006 Mazda6 S (128,300 miles), 2007 Mazda5 S (112,200 miles), and 2014 Mazda3 S (3,111 miles). In the years that we have owned the 06 Mazda6, we have only had to change the oil, brakes, tires, and coolant. NOTHING MECHANICAL BROKE DOWN. As for the Mazda5, the biggest issues were only the thermostat and throttle body, which set us back less than $300. The 14 Mazda3 is still too new, but no issues have arisen yet.Overall, our collective experiences with our Mazdas have been very pleasant. We conducted extensive reviews before our purchases and we had realistic expectations of Mazdas flaws in their cars (bumpy suspension, increased road noise, etc), so not once did we feel cheated by Mazda (or anyone else for that matter.) However, for every day that we drive our cars, we love the experience. Sure, they arent Porsches or Ferraris, but for the money, they were certainly a pleasure to drive. Plus, can you fit five people and 30 cubic feet of cargo in a Ferrari? I think not. This has been our experience with Mazda. Who knows, we might be outliers in Mazdas brand quality? We intend on getting the ND Miata soon as well. I hope this review was helpful.
Published: February 5, 2015
Lor of Eureka, CA
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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
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I have a 2002 Mazda Protege. I purchased it used in 2008 and about a year a
I have a 2002 Mazda Protege. I purchased it used in 2008 and about a year ago, the finish on the hood, roof, and trunk started to peel off. I can see that it is starting to pit and rust. The car looks like a piece of junk. I see other Proteges, same year, and the paint is fine. I paid around $8,500 for the car and other than that, I love the car. I previously owned a Mazda and this never happened to it.I want to know if there is any compensation I can receive for this defect of the paint. I know this should not be happening to a car thats 10 years old. Help! In anticipation of a response, thank you for your time and attention.
Published: November 13, 2011
Jerome of Apollo Beach, FL
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This is my 3rd Mazda, if I ever have need to buy another car it will also b
This is my 3rd Mazda, if I ever have need to buy another car it will also be a Mazda, but my last one later 17 years so I may never need another one if this one lasts that long, too. I like that its strong, reliable, and has decent mileage. Its a great color, charcoal grey. I feel sexy driving this car. I feel like the brakes are completely reliable as well. But my model is a bit sporty for me. Id also like to sit a little higher and have better visibility especially the back window. Id love one of those backup cameras as well.
Published: June 28, 2018
Melinda of Tucson, AZ
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I love my car. Living in Michigan, I needed a vehicle that handled well in
I love my car. Living in Michigan, I needed a vehicle that handled well in snow but also with good gas mileage and being able to adjust the drivers seat is very important. After test driving several models, I was extremely impressed with Mazdas handling. I also love how the looks of the car. Its very stylish and its fun to drive. Definitely spend the extra money and get the navigation. I use it all the time. But I wish the rear seats were more comfortable. When test driving cars, I never thought to sit in the back. A word of advice, next time test driving, sit in the back and feel how your passengers are feeling.
Published: June 13, 2018
Sue of Grand Rapids, MI
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Mazda customer service is useless! They do not bother once you have bought
Mazda customer service is useless! They do not bother once you have bought the car! Stay clear, buy another make! Mazda keeps on making alibis and finally turns down customer complaints. Mazda installed a tail light that burned both tail light housing. I reported this for replacement but Mazda strongly turned down the request. They even used ego tripping words that means they are still untouchable and they can turn down any customer despite of their world renowned factory defects. Where can users effectively complain Mazda customer neglect? Please help! With the poorest after sales service, Mazda should not be in the car business. I have used Toyota and Honda for ten years and I have not had any traumatic experience that I have on my first month in using Mazda.
Published: September 18, 2012
Cliff of Makati City, OTHER
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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 would like to warn you people out there about this dealership, seems to b
I would like to warn you people out there about this dealership, seems to be a common theme with Mazda. This link verifies that the entire Mazda corporation has a systemic problem with accountability and safety measures. A dealership that sells a vehicle to a senior citizen with dementia is an all time low, unless youre Midway Mazda which seems to be acceptable. You can get this information from the MVSA BC complaints and cases against this particular dealership under the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA). Actually you can see it online as well, because it did go to court.Furthermore, they have had at least 9 abandoned cases all in a row, dating back to 2008 courtesy of the MVSA (Motor Vehicle Sales Authority which is Non-Profit, meaning donations and taxpayer funded) in which the MVSA manager indicates they lost those files, updating the computer system. MVSA is no better than the slum dealership it represents. They talk their way out of any type of action. If youre thinking about filing a complaint against Mazda through MVSA, make sure you read the policies and know your rights. Funny thing is that the MVSA Manager didnt even know what his own policies were, and when I told him, he was in disbelief and denial. If its in writing then its legal, talk is cheap. I waited over 9 months just to get a meeting, because they kept blowing me off, and didnt even bother to tell me why?This dealership falsified the inspection reports and would not take care of any issues brought up that were safety hazards, or even non-safety issues that cost me money out of my pocket. Its simple, downright neglectful and deceitful. The entire process from start to end was absolutely ridiculous from non-service to the product. I have been dealing with this issue for just about 2 years. I have wrote reviews, and sent letters to every organization and governing body under the sun. I have all the proof in the world, and civil court is the only way to go now. I would think twice about this dealership and I will make sure everyone knows about it too. I also would not buy from the Nissan next to this dealership as it is the same owner. Make yourselves accountable, instead of hiding behind poor policy, excuses and lies, because in the end it will hit your wallet! Disappointed taxpayer/owner of a Mazda.
Published: May 22, 2014
troy of Surrey, BC
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MAZDA 3 SkyActive - I have only 2200 miles on this auto and it has a peculi
MAZDA 3 SkyActive - I have only 2200 miles on this auto and it has a peculiar issue. When driving at various speeds, when you press the brake to slow down and stop, this car revs from roughly 1000 RPM to almost 3,000 RPM. This causes the car not to want to stop even when pressing down on the brake. This car is dangerous to drive for wife and myself due to this various serious issue. This has happened about 6 times this year and I bought the car new. I keep it parked most of the time of having the fear of creating an accident if I cant stop and hit the car in front of me.I even took out the floor mat in front, checked the front floor for object, and clearances and everything looks good. I even am careful to the footwear that I drive in so that wont cause any problems. My wife refuses to drive the car at all. I have taken this car into service 2 times and the dealer told me that there was no apparent problem and had no issues. They did say that they had to adjust the engine a bit to keep it running smoother, case closed. Not so! This keeps occurring and I want to know if this has been an ongoing issue with this tin can or is the car I own a lemon? This is a very, very dangerous situation and if no one gets killed or hurt it could become a case for a class action lawsuit like Toyota a few years ago. I have never had this type of problem happen with any car that I have previously owned. The problem about should be brought to someones attention for everyone out there.
Published: March 23, 2014
Ernest of Kenmore, NY
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Purchased the 2014 Mazda CX5 in November of 2013 in Appleton, WI from Bergs
Purchased the 2014 Mazda CX5 in November of 2013 in Appleton, WI from Bergstrom Automotive. Noticed immediately the rear passengers inside windows were frozen solid and that snow was blowing inside the door of the rear passenger side. Called Mazda immediately and they told me they had no complaints about this issue. They told me to take it to the dealership to test it out. The problem was they test it inside and not outside when the weather is freezing. They did nothing about it and sent us home with the Mazda. They said I could trade it in for about a $5000.00 loss and get a new 2014-2015. The 2014 only has 3800 miles on it. The experience has been a nightmare.
Published: April 9, 2014
Salvatore of Appleton, WI
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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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I love my 2014 Mazda 6. Biggest thing I dont like is the center console sli
I love my 2014 Mazda 6. Biggest thing I dont like is the center console slides back and forth under my elbow. Dealer told me nothing can be done. Also sound system is nowhere as nice as my older VW Passat and I have the upgraded Bose.
Published: December 20, 2014
Gene of Bradenton, FL
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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 own 2009 Mazda 5. It has 145,000 miles on it and still runs great! I boug
I own 2009 Mazda 5. It has 145,000 miles on it and still runs great! I bought it in 2010 and it was the best car purchase. No problems at all. Only changing oils, tires, and breaks. We needed second car and we decided to get another Mazda, this time CX5. I think I would never buy another brand. I would absolutely recommend to a family and friends.
Published: September 12, 2019
Al of Ellenton, FL
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I wanted to add my thoughts on the Mazda 2. At first I was excited about my
I wanted to add my thoughts on the Mazda 2. At first I was excited about my brand new 63 plate Mazda 2. Having driven it for a couple of months with no problems I was just parking when the brakes stopped working. I pressed the brake pedal but it wouldnt budge. I ended up under a lorry as I was only parking. The damage to me and the car was minimal but I have lost all confidence in the car. I have taken it back to Mazda who have told me after carrying out tests there is nothing wrong with the brakes. I simply do not believe them and I will never drive this car again. I wonder if anyone else has had similar problems??
Published: September 8, 2014
Traci of Basildon , Other
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The engine blew at 40000 miles! Of course, a refurbished engine was placed.
The engine blew at 40000 miles! Of course, a refurbished engine was placed. This was done along with a new clutch (good sales job from the dealer). Of course the new engine caused failure of all old parts such as coils, pumps, etc. None of this was covered. Ben from Complaints was programmed to be anything from helpful stating, Mazda is not responsible for any of the problems that occurred along with the engine replacement. Caveat emptor! Mazda/Ford does not care!
Published: April 17, 2013
Greg of Charleston, WV
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This is my 3rd Mazda and all have been completely reliable and cost effecti
This is my 3rd Mazda and all have been completely reliable and cost effective without being “stodgy” looking. The 2019 CX-5 is fun to drive while still being economical, supremely comfortable and safe! It’s loaded with so much amazing technology that Mazda employs a tech person to explain it all!
Published: December 11, 2019
Patricia of Reno, Nevada
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I purchased my Mazda Cx-7 in December 2009. Only one week after my purchas
I purchased my Mazda Cx-7 in December 2009. Only one week after my purchase, the engine light came on (12.17.09). I took my car to Sussman Mazda for service and they replaced a valve. Shortly after that, the engine light came on again (3.10). This time, a timing chain/belt was replaced. A couple of months later, the engine light came on again with the car now needing a transmission sensor replaced (10.10). On June 25, 2011, the engine light came on again. I took the car back and was told that the car could not be seen until June 28. I decided to keep the car there due to the driving condition while taking the car to the dealer. On June 28, I never received a phone call and had to call the dealer. I was informed that the machine that read the problems with Mazda cars was currently broke, and they had no idea when the machine would be fixed. While waiting, I rented a vehicle, which was not covered by my warranty because they were not able to state what was wrong with the car. I was told that I should now pay for a tow truck to have my car taken to another dealer. I expressed that when my car was dropped off on 6.25.11, the machine was not broken; therefore, I should not be responsible for towing the car. The dealer indicated that they would try to fix the machine in the meantime and get back to me. While waiting, I contacted the Mazda headquarters concerning this matter. They concluded that Sussman would pay for the rental car. My car stayed with Sussman for about two-and-a-half weeks. Sussman dealer stated that they wont have a new machine anytime soon and they agreed to transport my car to North Penn dealership, which concluded that my car needed a new turbo and possibly a new engine. Im very confused on how a car, which was purchased not even two years ago, would need so much work. I recently picked up my car on August 4, 2011. It is my understanding after completing some research that the Mazda Cx-7 has had several issues concerning the engine in the later models. I conclude this letter by stating that service at Sussman was horrible. This is my first experience with Mazda cars and based on this, I would never recommend this vehicle. I hope that you can shed some light on this matter concerning engine concerns. Also, until this day, Sussman has yet to phone me concerning the rental car fee, after copies of the receipts were sent for over $900 in payment. I look forward to hearing from someone in the near future.
Published: August 11, 2011
Jamila of Philadelphia, PA
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My Mother bought a brand new Mazda 626, this was a long time ago. SO long a
My Mother bought a brand new Mazda 626, this was a long time ago. SO long ago, that CNN news was just getting started. My mother was killed in this car while driving home from work, she hit a telephone pole at 45 mph. She was removed from the car and taken to the hospital where she died shortly thereafter. We were stymied as to what happened. No one knew, then we found out, way down the road, through CNN news that the car had a history of the ignition turning itself off if you had a heavy key ring. Of course there were accidents all over the US many fatal, some just injuries, etc. I found this out about this car, about a year or more after the accident. Recently I did a search on this Mazda 626, and I couldnt find a thing about it. Was all information removed about these cars, what happened, has Mazda fixed this problem? I hope so, as a year ago I bought a Mazda 5 which so far, has been a great little car. It took me 28 years to be able to buy a Mazda. BTW, Hasnt GM just spent a lot of time apologizing to its customers for the same problem? Wonder how many people died in the GM cars? Mazda didnt even apologize.
Published: March 20, 2014
Linda of Snohomish, WA
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I bought a 2008 Mazda Cx9 two weeks ago. The blower motor went out and I sa
I bought a 2008 Mazda Cx9 two weeks ago. The blower motor went out and I saw several complaint on that because of leaking water from the driver side. Secondly, when I release the break, it makes this hard click and when you change to drive or reverse. The car has 57k miles on it and for the year, that is too many problems. They should make a recall on that blower motor and the water leaking from the a/c. I had a 2000 Tahoe with 172 miles and never had to replace any big things. This would be the last purchase for Mazda and I dont recommend it to anyone. I should have stayed with American made. Spending $20k for an auto that I have to fix two weeks later. What a piece of junk. I would like to let the owner of the Mazda to look at this two complaints. The car had only one owner and I just realized why he returned his car. Also, the motor moves when you press the gas. I dont know if that is normal, but I hope the motor doesnt drop while I am driving. Thank you, I will be waiting for a response.
Published: January 16, 2012
Sandra of Arlington, TX
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I purchased this new car in 2015 and I have had problems with the transmiss
I purchased this new car in 2015 and I have had problems with the transmission. When going from reverse to drive, the car lurches forward without even putting your foot on the gas. Because of it I hit a cement wall and did $6000 damage to the front end. After several trips to the dealer they finally told me that they were aware of the problem and ordered a new part. Well it is doing it again. I park in a parking ramp and I have to maneuver to get parked. Last week the car lurched forward again and did damage to the car again. Now back to the dealer and I am sure they will once again tell me I dont know how to drive. Parking attendants have had the same issue and hit a planter when the car lurched forward. I regret the day I ever purchased this vehicle. I just do NOT want to own it anymore because it is not safe.
Published: December 29, 2016
Diane of Zeeland, MI
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I purchased a new Mazda CX9 in 2008. It was delivered in June of that year.
I purchased a new Mazda CX9 in 2008. It was delivered in June of that year. Since then, my husband who is a mechanic has performed the oil changes and tire rotations. We had our local garage perform the maintenance. My car, at just over 3 years, just crossed the 60,000 mile mark - 60,508 to be exact. The drive train failed. I do not understand how a car could be running fine one week and as soon as it crosses the magic number it can not run. My husband spoke with our dealership, and they wouldnt even discuss options that he could look into himself. Now I have an undriveable piece of metal sitting in the driveway, while I try and pull together the several thousand dollars necessary to make it run. I am very disappointed at the lack of assistance and customer service from Mazda. I would very strongly recommend not buying a new vehicle from Mazda ever. Any company that will promise you the world and then basically thumb their nose at you should not be allowed to operate.
Published: September 16, 2011
Brooke of Boothwyn, PA
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I have a Mazda 6 year model 2007. Car has 101,000 miles. This is the second
I have a Mazda 6 year model 2007. Car has 101,000 miles. This is the second time to replace transmission. I would not purchase any Mazda vehicles!
Published: May 17, 2012
Kay of Cabot, AR
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After less than a year of ownership my MX-5 convertible was developing hole
After less than a year of ownership my MX-5 convertible was developing holes in the soft top from rubbing on the frame. I researched the problem and found several instances of this including a long term test done by Motor Trend that showed photos of the top wearing in the same exact spots as mine. Their top and others I saw were fixed by replacing the frame with a newer design that doesn’t rub and the cloth soft top. For some reason on mine they will only replace the cloth top. That will not solve the problem.The service department agrees with me and so did The person at Mazda I talked to on the phone but Mazda still won’t approve the frame replacement. This will be my first and last Mazda purchase! I have owned several new cars and have never experienced anything as bad as this. It’s a shame because I really do like the car otherwise. But if they won’t fix an obvious problem I’m not going to take a chance that I’ll have a worse problem later. Trading it in for another car before this new top starts getting holes in it!
Published: September 13, 2020
Thomas of Phoenix, AZ
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We bought 2 cars from Mazda Delray Beach. Both cars brand new. Less than 3
We bought 2 cars from Mazda Delray Beach. Both cars brand new. Less than 3 miles on each. We bought a 2009 cx9 and later a cx7 2010. Both cars has problems. The cx9 blind spot monitor, air conditioner, window motor, front and rear window motors. The cx 7 problems with the same problems. Windows front cannot close. Front door driver side lock came off. Right front passenger door lock messed up, it cannot be opened. Rear right window cannot go up. My cx9 has 46.000K miles 8 years old and the cx7 just turned 60.000K 7 years old.I was told that it is normal for those repairs to occur. Thats ** ! We have bought cars brand new cars from Nissan, Infiniti, Mitsubishi Motors and we never had any problems with these cars like what we are having with our Mazda cars. Infiniti, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors we drove them to their limit and all we did was oil change and maintenance tire change. Think 4 times before you decide to buy a Mazda.
Published: June 25, 2017
Luther of Lake Worth, CO
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Mazda CX7 - My Mazda had just over 70,000 miles on it. Notice I said had. 3
Mazda CX7 - My Mazda had just over 70,000 miles on it. Notice I said had. 3 weeks ago the car died while my husband was driving to meet carpool, shortly thereafter, it spontaneously went up in flames! It completely burned the engine, dash, tires all to a crisp. In process of settling with insurance company, but as everyone knows Im out thousands of dollars! We are working class family, and this was our only transportation. How do we hold Mazda liable? How do we recoup the millions of dollars consumers have lost by purchasing this car?
Published: April 25, 2015
Evangelina of Lubbock, TX
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Purchased a 2007 cx-9 in 2009 from dealer with 19k miles. Great looking car
Purchased a 2007 cx-9 in 2009 from dealer with 19k miles. Great looking car. First problem was tire life. The original Bridgestone Duelers lasted 29k, and yes, proper inflation and rotation, and alignment. Subsequent sets met with only marginal improvement. Went with Perreli Scorpions, and Yokohamas. At 99k, last week, I foolishly purchased a new set of Michelins (60k warranty). My plan was to drive this thing until those tires were shot, and call it a day. Mind you, Ive met or exceeded all service schedules, to include flushing the tranny last spring. Heres a short list of the problems with the cx-9: Drivers door seal leaks creating excessive noise in cabin. AC controls are intermittent between front and rear compartment. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. Power doors refuse to lock as the indicator light states I have a door open. Both keyfobs failed, and dealer wanted in excess of 300 to replace and reprogram. I opted with using the hard key, but had to have that programmed. Passenger door window wont go all the way down. Dealer had two attempts to fix that, and its doing it again. Now for the biggies: 60K Pass side rear wheel bearing went, $500.00. Then, Huge clunking noises coming from somewhere in front end suspension. I replaced tie rod ends, and stabilizers with greasable Moog fittings. Still have the clunk noise. Learned this was due to failed lower ball joints on the control arm. I was heartened to hear that a recall was pending and made the appointment with the dealer after my tire installer confirmed my suspicion. Within one week of putting the tires on and Within days of scheduling my ball joint/control arm repair, my wife pulls up the driveway and the sound coming from the drive-train was like she was dragging a washing machine behind the car. I will limp it into the dealer tomorrow a.m. to find that at minimum, I will need a new transfer case. This is completely unacceptable! If you take care of your vehicle, as I have, this stuff should not happen! I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER MAZDA.... and shame on you Ford Motor Co for supplying the POS parts on this vehicle without proper vetting.
Published: September 28, 2015
D of Hinckley, OH
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I own a 2005 RX 8. Kept up with the oil change and maintenance of the car,
I own a 2005 RX 8. Kept up with the oil change and maintenance of the car, I seen that Mazda was doing a recall on the motor and wanted to know how could I get my car into the program to get a new engine. I love my car and will never part from it. Ive found water in oil stick and even though it hasnt ran hot would it be a problem to have a new engine in my car? Please email me at ** for more info on this issue. Thank you.
Published: November 16, 2019
Paris of Cairo, IL
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I went in for an oil change and full circle inspection, but little did I kn
I went in for an oil change and full circle inspection, but little did I know that Ill be unhappy with service. About a week or so later, I actually took notice that a/c was not working as good as it did before serviced by Mazda, and as a normal routine of checking fluid levels, I also noticed that the oil was low. On 9/25/11, I called the Mazda service department and spoke to Lee. I informed him the exact information and he told me to bring my car in for service. So, I schedule an appointment for 9/27/11 at 2:15 pm.I went in just to be told that in order for Mazda to service the car, I would have to pay $129 for the a/c and that if oil was short, I would not have a problem unless it was below low. I did explain to him that my husband had to put in a quarter of oil because it was so low. He suggested that I bring it back for another oil change and they would deduct a quarter off the amount. He was not willing to consider by chance that air was leaked out of the car by Mazda technician and not enough oil was put in the car by Mazda. He never stated over the phone about paying for them to check a/c or anything. I drove from another city just for poor service once again.
Published: September 26, 2011
Monica of Riverdale, GA
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My 2001 Mazda Millenia broke my heart and my bank. I bought it from Duncan
My 2001 Mazda Millenia broke my heart and my bank. I bought it from Duncan Auto in Key West. It was lovely and it still is, but the engine is useless. The hold light went on and the transmission began to burn. When I called Duncan, the dealer where I had purchased, they said that their mechanics wouldnt touch it. I tried some more local mechanics who had their way with the car and charged me heavy but still the problem persisted. The car could not be driven over 25 mph and I couldnt go anywhere without the transmission burning up. Finally, at my expense, I had it towed to a Mazda dealer in Miami. They said that it needed a new transmission at a cost of $6000.00. The car cost me most of my savings ($17,000.00) which was a lot of money for me and was the first nice thing I ever bought myself and it lasted only two years. This cleaned me out and I cant afford another car at this time. The car still sits in front of my house and forever a painful reminder. Do your research people and buyer beware. Learn what youre getting into on second-hand owned vehicles from non-affiliated dealers.
Published: October 4, 2011
Sue of Key West, FL
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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
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We purchased a new Mazda 6 and were being pushed in finance to purchase an
We purchased a new Mazda 6 and were being pushed in finance to purchase an alarm system for $350. My husband asked if the car already had an alarm system from manufacturer and we were told no. My husband thought it was odd so he asked again and the answer was still no! We then decided to purchase and later realized we have 2 alarms because it already has one. On top of this our dealer quit the next day and no one told us, so we continued to try to contact him and the rest of the staff seemed bothered when we had questions. Finally I call the manager (Mike **) about several issues and he would not return my calls. On his email responses he was rude and angry and refused to help us. I waited a week to fill out the survey to see how they would correct some of these issues and then finally I filled out the form truthfully. Mike then sends me a nasty, unprofessional email saying that because we gave him a poor score he no longer wanted to work with us! We were shocked. We are very unhappy with this dealership and wish we would have purchased this vehicle in Tustin or not purchased a Mazda at all (Even though I do like the car itself!)
Published: August 13, 2015
Suan of Brea, CA
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The Mazda CX9 (2008) has 51,000 miles only. An oil leak was noticed the sum
The Mazda CX9 (2008) has 51,000 miles only. An oil leak was noticed the summer of 2011. After several days, the dealer diagnosed it as a rear main seal failure. The dealer replaced the seal (having the car for close to two weeks). The car continued to leak oil this fall (2011). The dealer contacted Mazda’s headquarters and they recommended replacing the transmission, which the dealer did. The vehicle continued to leak oil during the winter/spring of 2012. The dealer claims it is the rear main seal (dealer currently have had the vehicle for 1 week). Wouldnt the main seal have been replaced with the new transmission? Other issues include two sets of breaks, tie rod, electrical overhaul, and vacuum hose problem.
Published: April 8, 2012
Dorrey of Holliston, MA
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We are a non-profit agency that owns a 2000 Mazda minivan to transport clie
We are a non-profit agency that owns a 2000 Mazda minivan to transport clients. A driver lost the key to the van, our only key. The van was running fine and we have found this to be a very reliable vehicle. Because the key must be programmed to the ignition, the van had to be towed to the dealer. Several keys were ordered, but we were told they were defective. Finally, a good key was reprogrammed, but the van wouldnt start. So, we were told we needed an immobilizer unit. More delay and now the bill had risen to $1,100. Once the immobilizer unit was installed, the van still wouldnt start and we were told we needed an instrument cluster. Another $1,400. That was a month ago. A defective part was sent from Mazda, followed by the wrong part. We still dont have our van and the dealer doesnt have the replacement part. It has been two months. I have called Mazda customer assistance twice. No help. The situation is completely unacceptable and yet we feel unable to do anything to rectify it. What if the dealer has incorrectly diagnosed the problem? We have no way to know until the instrument cluster finally arrives (we hope) and is installed. If this really is the fault of Mazda Corporate and their supply chain for parts, something needs to be fixed. Im wondering if others have had this kind of experience.
Published: August 23, 2012
Jennifer of San Rafael, CA
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My 2008 Mazda Cx9 went into flames while parked in front of the house. Horr
My 2008 Mazda Cx9 went into flames while parked in front of the house. Horrible times. Had to get the kids out right next to the burning car. I had a transmission problem before, which took a lot of money and effort to repair. I was ok with it, but a car that burns while parked is something I will never accept.
Published: February 16, 2014
Said of 130, AL
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Driving home three weeks ago, the check oil light came on in my car. As I w
Driving home three weeks ago, the check oil light came on in my car. As I was trying to exit to a safe location (I was on the highway), the check engine light came on and then the battery light came on. The engine was shot. I purchased the car last July. Mazda claims it was a faulty oil change and they will not cover the cost of the new engine. The car cost me $18,000. I purchased it last year after I got hit in an automobile accident that left my previous car totaled. I paid for the Mazda 2 in full. Now Continental Mazda in Naperville, IL is stating I need to spend another $5300 on a new engine due to a faulty oil change. Im devastated. They will not help me out nor will the $20 oil change company (obviously). Mazda needs to make this wrong situation right again.
Published: June 19, 2013
Amy of Chicago, IL
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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 bought a new 2011 Mazda CX-9 in January 2011. A few weeks ago, the bottom
I bought a new 2011 Mazda CX-9 in January 2011. A few weeks ago, the bottom of my truck caught on fire after I heard a loud noise at a red light. Fast forward to today: it seems my transfer case blew, causing my transmission to blow and therefore causing the fire. There are no previous issues with the truck, no lights signaling an issue with the truck, nothing. Mazdas response? Well, Im under warranty, so its fully covered. Great, so can one get an explanation as to why a two-year-old vehicle would just catch on fire??? Nope, nothing, not from the dealership nor Mazda. In doing research, theres a nationwide reoccurring problem with transfer cases, and even a pending class action suit. Mazdas response? Nothing. Dodge my phone calls and emails, and dont even contact back my lawyer. Its disgusting how were the very people that gave them jobs, but the moment that a family is put in harm, they could care less. Most disgusting company I have ever come across. Mazda - you should be ashamed as to how you treat the very people that give you the opportunity to make a living. Simply disgusting!!!
Published: June 8, 2013
Mel of Marlboro, NJ
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I have been a Mazda customer since 1998. Never had a problem. I got this 20
I have been a Mazda customer since 1998. Never had a problem. I got this 2014 Mazda6 and noticed the tongue in front of the car, knew it wouldnt make the winter. It didnt so now I have to pay $1000.00 every spring for this car. Re-engineer.
Published: March 23, 2014
LeRoy of Webster, MN
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I bought a brand new CX5 in Soul Red in May, 2014. After normal driving in
I bought a brand new CX5 in Soul Red in May, 2014. After normal driving in summer road conditions, have already noticed 2 chips in the hood paint. I turned in a 2008 Honda CRV with almost 100K miles on it and had no such paint chipping. I was told the paint wasnt under warranty and tough luck. Very disappointed and can only imagine how terrible my brand new car will look after a winter and road salt hacking away at the paint. I have never owned a car with such an issue and now see many complaints with regards to Mazda paint.
Published: October 21, 2014
Laura of Cleveland, OH
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My daughters RX-8 has been giving her a lot of trouble, completely dying at
My daughters RX-8 has been giving her a lot of trouble, completely dying at times while shes driving. Shes had it to a Mazda garage that told her that she needed new sparks plugs and wires, etc. She herself paid $1,400 to get this fixed (at this time, it was under warranty). The day after she got it home, it did the same exact thing. She took it back to the Mazda garage and then they told her that she needs a new engine, but her warranty had expired a couple days prior to her taking it back in. Now she is due to start her freshman year at college, with an unreliable car unless shed rather use her tuition money for a new engine (I dont think so). Mazda should be embarrassed to allow a young lady to feel unsafe, when she is trying to get an education and better herself. I dont know if there is any other avenue that I can take on this matter and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Published: August 17, 2012
Stacy of Nelsonville, OH
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I bought the 2016 CX-5 grand touring with the tech package. I fell in love
I bought the 2016 CX-5 grand touring with the tech package. I fell in love with how the car drove and had owned a 2013 Mazda CX-5 so I thought that I was just getting an upgrade. Well it was very late by the time we left the dealership and so they just handed me the manual and said the instructions for the navigation system was in there. I didnt need the navigation until about 2 weeks after I purchased it. When I did need it a map of San Antonio river walk kept showing up and I live in Virginia. The clock also does not work or set the time to eastern time. I took it back to the dealership but the service department does not know what is wrong with it and suggested they are going to have to tear it all apart to find the antenna. I am so mad, its beyond words. How can they sell an almost $40,000 car and say it has these features and it has none of it working.
Published: March 30, 2016
Nicole of Woodbridge, VA
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Owner of 2 Mazda 3 2016 & 2015. Great vehicles. My wife and I love them
Owner of 2 Mazda 3 2016 & 2015. Great vehicles. My wife and I love them. Great gas mileage. No problems at all after 66,000 miles. Mazda come a long way after split from Ford. Waiting on the cx5 Diesel. We are going to trade the oldest one. Great job Mazda!
Published: June 10, 2018
Jorge of Pompano Beach, FL
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I leased a Mazda 3, hatchback in August 2016. At my 10k servicing at the de
I leased a Mazda 3, hatchback in August 2016. At my 10k servicing at the dealership, they indicated unusual wearing of tires. I asked for them to be replaced. They said no, it was a limited warranty on the tire. At 15k servicing, the same conversation. At 20k, the same conversation. Found out these tires on a new car, have no mileage warranty... at all. The dealership will not replace the tires. At 32 months of the lease and 22,700 miles they will do nothing. I like the car, but not the tires, and Mazda will do nothing, as the dealership watches a customer complain, and knows it is a problem. Others have complained about the same thing. I would not purchase or lease another auto from Mazda, or Groove Mazda, in Centennial. Really poor support of a customer. Not what anyone wants.
Published: May 10, 2019
Stephen of Englewood, CO
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2009 Mazda 6 low seating comfort - Nice car to drive but cant handle a long
2009 Mazda 6 low seating comfort - Nice car to drive but cant handle a long trip. The seats are very firm and give both me and my wife a sore ** on longer trips. I mentioned to our local dealer when serviced but they commented it was normal. My son has a BT50 and the seating is far more comfortable. I did mention the discomfort to one of the sales reps and he could not believe me. It will soon be out of warranty and just wondered if or how I could get a second opinion. If that is the way it is that’s fine, but I will more than likely sell this car for a more comfortable sedan and quite likely not bother looking at a Mazda purchase again in the future.
Published: June 20, 2012
Kevin of Geraldton, Other
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I had a 1991 Miata for 25 years! After a deer destroyed it I got a new one
I had a 1991 Miata for 25 years! After a deer destroyed it I got a new one in 2016. Love it! Miss the retractable headlights but I m very happy with it thus far.
Published: May 6, 2018
Sylvia of N. Bethesda, MD
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I was cheated by Mazda Marshals Milton Keynes. I took my Mazda RX8 to the d
I was cheated by Mazda Marshals Milton Keynes. I took my Mazda RX8 to the dealership for a check just to sort out my issues with my CD player which wasnt working properly. Along with that, I told them that the car seems to consume a lot of fuel. They later called me back and to my surprise no value was added to my car, nothing was done to my CD and all previous faults still existed. I was charged $57 which they claim is for the inspection of the car. I then called Mazda customer service along with checking their website only to find out that Mazda does a free comprehensive car health check, the same check which I was charged for. To further worsen the matter, a week after the inspection I discovered my RX8 had issues with starting again whenever it is turned off. I usually have to wait five minutes before starting the car again. I have written to them repeatedly but no reply. Im currently getting legal advice concerning this.
Published: December 28, 2011
Akeju of Milton Keynes, OTHER
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2012 CX9 Transmission failure. I bought a new CX9 in 2013, primarily becaus
2012 CX9 Transmission failure. I bought a new CX9 in 2013, primarily because we wanted a reliable car for my wife. It was a good car up until about the summer of 2019 when the transmission started to shudder in 5/6 gears. With only 118K miles, we took it to the dealer and they confirmed the torque converter was bad. So I was 18k miles past my extended warranty mileage and I was told it would cost me $3600 for a new transmission...and could be more if the front transaxle has issues. This was our first Mazda and we are so disappointed in the quality of these cars and with the response from mazda...which was no response. Ive owned many cars and never had any transmission issues of this magnitude. So going forward, I will only buy Honda or Toyota cars. Mazda should be ashamed of putting out this crap to consumers and sticking them (us) with a bill that we cant afford.
Published: December 11, 2019
kevin of Plainfield, IL
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Since I bought this car in July of 2012 with 54000 miles, its been an amazi
Since I bought this car in July of 2012 with 54000 miles, its been an amazingly reliable car. It handles really good, good acceleration and very quick. I average about 40.5 mpg with a good amount of city driving. Its a very easy and fun to drive car. I still have the original tires on it with 79000 miles and still has a little bit of tread left. Im pretty surprised with the tires life, especially being a 45000 miles rated tire. Ive never had an issue or problem with it and I look forward to all the moments Ill have with this car.
Published: January 1, 2015
andrew of Waxhaw, NC
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We bought a car from the Mazda dealership, a certified SUV CX-7 2008. A few
We bought a car from the Mazda dealership, a certified SUV CX-7 2008. A few months later, the car started acting up and the engine overheated. We took it in to the dealer and they told us the only problem was that of the thermostat. Thankfully, we had bought the extended warranty that covered this. They told us everything else was fine and that was the only problem they had come across. About six months later, the car still kept overheating and we noticed there was another leak. We took the car in and now they are saying it was a lack of maintenance from our part. The engine was blown and there was oil all over everything. They told us that if we proved we took care of the engine adequately, that our extended warranty would cover it. We did everything that we could and got all the receipts of the Synthetic Oil we had bought, got all our ducks in a row and handed them the evidence they needed. Now, they are saying that due to the sludge, the warranty can be void. At this point, I started doing research based on the fact that we did take care of our car and its oil was changed even before it had to. (A car is a major investment. Why would we not take care of it when were spending $700-$900 a month to keep this car?) Something wasnt right. I had to put two and two together. According to other Mazda CX7 owners, their engines started giving out at 40k-80k miles. I also talked to a mechanic who told me they believe the engine is overheating due to the turbo in the engine, causing everything to melt. I talked to the main Mazda mechanic about this and they said that they cant do anything but wait and see if the insurance will cover this and replace the engine. He said he knows about the problems people have reported but there is nothing he can do. Mazda is definitely a major rip off and scam. They scam people out of their money by giving them faulty cars that give out way before 100k miles and then tell them its because they didnt take proper care of their engines. Buyers, beware of Mazda and even their Platinum warranty. They will use every excuse to void this! Read all the reviews of unhappy customers! Mazda is definitely not owning up to this like they should. The Mazda CX 7 engine is no good!
Published: May 1, 2013
Ruby of Murrieta, CA
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Engine Failure. My wifes car that we both really enjoyed until recently. I
Engine Failure. My wifes car that we both really enjoyed until recently. I did a lot of research on this vehicle before we purchased it and the price was excellent with the Tech option. All was ok until a few weeks ago. Started noticing the smell of burnt oil in the cabin when we were stopped at an intersection. Came home, looked under the vehicle and didnt notice anything. This continued on each time we used it (we carpool so it doesnt get driven daily) and then eventually I noticed oil spots on our driveway. Thought it may be either dripping from the filter or the bolt so I decided to do an oil change which I noticed that there was an excessive amount of oil present on the underside of the chassis and also in the plastic shroud that must be removed to access the oil pan and filter. The bolt and filter were on tight so the oil was coming from another location.Drove the vehicle into work the following day and again the smell of burning oil (like oil that would get onto the exhaust) was present when the vehicle was running but at a stop. Parked in a spot where there were no oil spots and I went into work. Roughly 3 hours later I had a look at the vehicle and noticed a 5 round oil spot under the vehicle. Contacted the Mazda dealership and drove it in for an appointment that afternoon. They had the vehicle for 2 hours and I came there after work to check up on what they found. First words out of the technician were we ordered you a new engine as this one has a porous block. Not sure if the block was porous or cracked as one would think that after 31000kms it would have been evident sooner.Regardless, the dealership provided a replacement vehicle (Mazda 3) and have indicated that this will be repaired once they receive a new engine as they were on back order. Dealership also indicated that this is not the first 2.5L with this issue found on a 2018 CX5. Ive owned over 30 vehicles so far and this is the first time Ive had this type of failure. Needless to say, Im not too happy with the reliability demonstrated by a Japanese built vehicle.
Published: March 7, 2020
John of Orono, ON
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Mazda 5 - Good compromise between full-size minivan and SUV. Adequate and c
Mazda 5 - Good compromise between full-size minivan and SUV. Adequate and comfortable seating for four adults and two children. Small cargo area behind rear seats. 4 cylinder engine coupled to 5-speed automatic transmission gives good get up and go with up to 31 mpg highway mileage. But sport model lacks full Bose system features, such as WiFi and Bluetooth.
Published: April 28, 2018
Jerry of Ct, Connecticut
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Had Mazda CX 5 for two years. First two years the car worked fine. Third ye
Had Mazda CX 5 for two years. First two years the car worked fine. Third year had to be towed twice. Ended up replacing the battery & service cost me over $300. Now today again it did not start and it is ticking like a bomb even when I disconnected the battery. What a disappointment. Not to speak of missing my several work days including today.
Published: March 21, 2016
Arjmund of East Amherst, NY
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I bought a brand new 2005 Mazda RX-8. I loved the car, until about 60,000 m
I bought a brand new 2005 Mazda RX-8. I loved the car, until about 60,000 miles later when the car started stalling, even after I brought it up to operating temperature. It took about 6 trips to two different dealerships to discover that the problem was a bad engine that would need to be replaced. I was still under warranty. However, Mazda did not want to replace the engine. They said I did not properly maintain the car. After proving that I followed maint. schedules and all oil changes at Mazda dealerships, did they replace the engine. Now my new engine is at about 80,000 miles and the same problem! I need another new engine! But because my car is over 100,000 miles, Mazda will do nothing for me. They offered me loyalty offers for owning a Mazda. They refuse to acknowledge they have a poor product and to stand behind it. Because of this I will never buy another Mazda, and I suggest the same for you.
Published: February 4, 2013
Mandi of Pittsburgh, PA
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My brand new 2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring is a very lovable car. Great gas mil
My brand new 2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring is a very lovable car. Great gas mileage, comfortable seats, smooth ride & drop dead good looks. My issue is with the Bose Audio speakers. Specifically the rear speakers. While traveling with some friends, our friends mentioned that the rear speakers were not working. So I tried to adjust this through the menu on the infotainment system. Even after moving more of the audio to the rear, the sound was barely audible.I had the dealership look into this the next time I went for an oil change. They agreed that the sound level was very low. They said they checked similar Mazda6 vehicles on the lot and found them to be the same. The response was that the minimal sound from the rear was part of the Bose design, or at least that is the official Mazda reasoning. So I sent a letter to Bose and actually got a response, but still no fix. They said their engineers would look into the concern, but I have not heard back.I upgraded (spent more) to the Grand Touring to get the Bose system at significant expense. I am very disappointed with the performance and the sound emanating from the rear of this vehicle. In my opinion, Mazda has tried to reduce the weight of this car in so many areas, that they sacrificed a proper power amplifier to drive the rear speakers. I have had Bose systems before, and found them to be superior to this unit in my 2014 Mazda6. I wish Mazda would fess up and deal with this issue rather than point to Bose intended design as the scapegoat.
Published: December 6, 2014
glenn of Rockwell, NC
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I 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 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
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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
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Bad valve body??? I am not a happy consumer! I have owned the car for 45 da
Bad valve body??? I am not a happy consumer! I have owned the car for 45 days. I paid $31,000 for a loaded CX-5 Grand Touring. I broke down on the highway today. The dealership that I had the car towed to just informed me that it was a bad valve body. Maybe not a big deal to him, but driving a brand new vehicle with 4,000 miles and breaking down on a major highway on a 90-day waiting for a tow truck to arrive is a VERY big deal to me!!
Published: June 25, 2013
Suzanne of Agawam, MA
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I have a 2010 Mazda CX9 with approximately 23,000 miles on it. Last week,
I have a 2010 Mazda CX9 with approximately 23,000 miles on it. Last week, it was parked at the airport parking garage, and the power lift gate could not be closed, neither with the automatic button, nor manually, so I called the Mazda roadside assistance for help. Since the car was inside the parking garage, it was not possible to tow it. So, they connected me to some local dealership for some possible remote assistance, but the service center of the dealership was already closed. The only option I was left with, was to drive the car back home with the lift gate open (For sure, I didnt want to keep my car in the garage overnight with the lift gate open). Since the lift gate could not be closed due to malfunctioning, while coming out of the parking garage, it hit the concrete roof beam, and had severe damage.Mazda dealership found that the liftgate could not be closed due to malfunctioning of the motor. Since the car is within the warranty period, this will be fixed by them. But they denied to take the responsibility of the body damage, that was caused by this. Initially, they questioned why the roadside assistance was not called. When we gave them the details of my call to the roadside assistance, then they changed the statement to body damage is not covered under warranty. I understand that the body damage is normally not covered in warranty, but in this case, the damage occured because of the malfunctioning of the motor, which was under warranty. If the motor worked fine, then the body damage would not have occurred. So Mazda should take the responsibility of the damage that was caused by them. When asked what is the Mazda-recommended way to handle this situation, the zonal manager of Mazda told you could have left the car in the parking garage (with the liftgate completely open) and taken a rental car back home.
Published: December 6, 2011
Saubhik of Spring City, PA
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The Mazda CX 5 is a great looking SUV. The after sales service sucks. I hav
The Mazda CX 5 is a great looking SUV. The after sales service sucks. I have determined that the Electronic Park Brake is a design flaw. This must be the only front wheel drive vehicle that wears out its rear brake pads and tyres before the front. Mazda with TSB 004-05/15 replaces the brake calipers when the actual problem is the sensor which controls the EPB. Like a person who hates constructive critique. I am not surprised that they are suffering in the market.
Published: June 23, 2018
Rick of Pretoria, Other
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Bought a gorgeous lookin 2016 Mazda Miata, supposedly having undergone 150+
Bought a gorgeous lookin 2016 Mazda Miata, supposedly having undergone 150+ point inspection. After continuing to add air to the tires day after day and having a valve stem replaced, being informed the tires suffered from dry rot, not safe for extended use- replaced the tires ($800 setback). Texts and calls went ignored.
Published: November 7, 2020
Kenneth of Marco Island, FL
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I bought a 2001 Mazda Millenia in 2012. It had been owned by an elderly man
I bought a 2001 Mazda Millenia in 2012. It had been owned by an elderly man and stored in a garage after each use. I paid $5500.00 for the car and at 42,000 miles I COULD NOT pass up the new looking car deal. Only a few problems so far and minor at that. With over 100,000 miles on the still awesome looking, driving and handling perfect as well as runs like a new car, I am a very happy owner. Changing the oil every 2500 miles myself and using the best oil. Its a car, treat it right and it will last. Most car companies have their problems. Look at GM, Ford and others. With the amount of Mazda on the road today, I think the problems are minor. I wish Mazda would help more people with their Mazda problems. It would be a better car company for all.
Published: July 11, 2014
Norman of Dover, NH
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It has been a great vehicle so far and its comfortable to ride in. I love h
It has been a great vehicle so far and its comfortable to ride in. I love how I just need the key fob in my pocket/purse and can lock/unlock with one touch and a key is not needed to be placed in ignition. It is very dependable. It is also very comfortable and fun to drive. I chose this for the third row seat to upgrade from the CX-7 I owned. I like the leather seats, sunroof, rear view camera, keyless entry and driving and fold down third row seat. But I would like for it have Apple CarPlay, more leg room in third row, seat coolers and better softer leather seats like previous CX-9 models have.
Published: June 24, 2018
Rose of Fort Worth, TX
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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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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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A week ago I unlocked my car and opened the door to a very loud sound that
A week ago I unlocked my car and opened the door to a very loud sound that was like a jackhammer or machine gun. I was alarmed, had no idea what was going on, and finally figured out it was the car stereo. I drove the car to my local mechanic, enduring horribly loud and unabated noise the whole way, and they confirmed it was the stereo. My mechanic told me to take it to Mazda, which I did. Mazda charged me $100 to take a look at the stereo, then told me it had an internal failure and would cost ME $1,050 to replace the stereo and another $150 to install it. I was appalled. My cars warranty was for three years and I have had it for three years and nine months. My problem. Not theirs. I called Mazda USA and they agreed. They added that because of my high miles they wouldnt consider chipping in to replace the stereo. Since when did miles have any wear and tear on a STEREO! Very tacky on Mazdas part. I have loved my car otherwise and would have definitely have purchased another of the same model soon. Now I will never buy another Mazda. Their behavior is scandalous.
Published: September 23, 2013
Heather of Tiburon, CA
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I have a 2007 CX7 car but its nothing but a lemon with a 2-master cylinder
I have a 2007 CX7 car but its nothing but a lemon with a 2-master cylinder and turbo charger. The fender popped loose and motor mounts were broken. When they changed turbo charger, nothing was under warranty. I have spent over $3,000.00. I will never buy this SUV or Mazda again. What a joke. Im easy on this car with 63,000 miles on it. When all **, I cant afford to get rid of it. But when I can look out the world, I will buy one from the USA.
Published: November 25, 2011
Eileen of Anderson, sc
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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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Mazda 2005 Rx8 engine light came on. Once it was towed to the shop, I was t
Mazda 2005 Rx8 engine light came on. Once it was towed to the shop, I was told that it needed a new engine. The technician sounded like it was a regular event but once they contacted the headquarter, the request was rejected. It was revealed that the compression had been faulty for a while but it was not checked.
Published: September 24, 2011
Alfred of Waldorf, MD
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We have seen a host of complaints on the internet, including the ** website
We have seen a host of complaints on the internet, including the ** website about reliability issues on relatively new Mazda SUVs. In our specific case, both the LED lights on our 2016 CX-5 went out in under 40K miles. They cost a whopping ~$1100 to replace... each! Mazda corporate replaced one, but when the second one went out at 40K, said its not a reliability issue. The entire cost of replacing just one assembly costs as much as 3 years of standard maintenance costs. Were done with Mazda. In contrast, Subaru fixed an engine issue (twice, both times well out of warranty) at their expense just to stand by their brand.
Published: September 25, 2018
S. of Hillsboro, OR
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My mom gave her old mazda. We had no problems with it until we were stopped
My mom gave her old mazda. We had no problems with it until we were stopped at a light and the oil light came on. 30 sec later the motor seized up due to a cracked housing for the oil filter. Out of the blue the housing cracked blue oil all over the bottom of the car and seized the motor. After talking to mechanics junk yards and other people on the Internet, we found that this was a very common situation. I put in a complaint with the NATSA the ph number is 888 327 4236. The more complaints the better the chances are of us getting our cars fixed to everybody that has had this problem.
Published: April 9, 2015
crystal of Elkton, MD
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My wife has a 2007 Mazda CX-7 (rated in Consumer Reports as a Used Car to A
My wife has a 2007 Mazda CX-7 (rated in Consumer Reports as a Used Car to Avoid) that she purchased new in 2007. Over the past year, she has had instances where it begins to make a terrible noise around the front end and when she checks the tires, the lug nuts for the front drivers side tire are loose to almost falling off. She has had this looked at by multiple car repair and tire specialty shops and all have told her nothing is wrong with the studs or the nuts and they just werent tightened properly. The last time it was looked at (just a week ago!) the mechanic was planning to replace the studs and then notified her that there was just a build-up of rust/corrosion at the base of the studs that wasnt allowing the nuts to tighten all the way. She just called me a few minutes ago in tears because she once again heard the terrible noise, got out and checked the tire and four nuts were almost off! Would love to know if this is a problem other CX-7 or other Mazda model-owners have experienced. Very frustrating!
Published: May 22, 2015
Jim of Solon, IA
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