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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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Published: May 23, 2016
I take very good care of our CX-7 and with only 70,000 miles the turbo and
I take very good care of our CX-7 and with only 70,000 miles the turbo and catalytic converter went. We were driving and a loud siren sound came from the engine. We had to limp to a shop and were told the turbo and the catalytic converter were shot. This cost us $3,600. Before being fixed I contacted the local Mazda dealer who told me that these cars are notorious for failed turbos. In fact he said it was so bad that Mazda put out a special warranty to cover these turbos. They all fail around 60-70,000 miles. Turns out, my VIN number did not match the ones that were a part of this special warranty. I asked the service manager, Is there anything you can do for me? He replied, sarcastically, We can replace your turbo for you.I have owned three Mazdas. Every one had problems. The one thing I have found though that all Mazdas share are very bad brakes. They are always very weak. This CX-7 with 70,000 also has bad brakes. I am replacing the front rotors for the SECOND time, with only 70,000 miles. I have replaced the pads probably 5 times and I do not drive fast or slam them. My son and I are very meticulous about changing the oil and the brake pads. Maintenance like we do should help a car last. Unfortunately Mazdas are very cheap, low-end Japanese cars and I guess it doesnt matter what you do, they just fall apart.
Published: June 18, 2018
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: April 24, 2018
Mazda 6 is a nice car. It drives nice and smooth and you have control. I ju
Mazda 6 is a nice car. It drives nice and smooth and you have control. I just wish it wasnt quite so low to the ground thats my only negative. The gas mileage is awesome.
Published: September 13, 2012
Mazda MX-5 drain system design flaw. Mazda NA does not care. I had a very s
Mazda MX-5 drain system design flaw. Mazda NA does not care. I had a very similar experience to previous post by Daniel of Palo Alto, CA on Feb. 2, 2011. Mazda North America customer service seems happy to lose a lifetime of customer loyalty for a $10 parts and maybe $100 labor fix that was a known issue since mid-production year 2006-2007. I should have been notified or the quick fix should have been done at one of the many visits to the dealership I had between 2008 and 2010 (over $16k in invoices over those years). I cannot begin to speak how angering it was that customer service insisted the entire Mazda NA Operations does not have access to Technical Service Bulletins (TSB), and therefore it would be up to the dealership to cover the fix for a manufacturing design flaw if they desired. I told the rep that the dealership actually pointed the other way citing that Mazda NA has to decide to cover it free of charge since it is not the dealership that designed the drain system. I told the rep that I want to speak with another more experienced agent or a supervisor to confirm that. The rep flat out flipped the script citing, No. No other agent or supervisor can help you. I am sorry you do not understand that. I am sorry that you interpret what I said that way. I am sorry that no one here can help you. I am ending this call now. Are you serious?! Are they trying to hurt market share? I personally will not be buying a Mazda again unless I have disposable income for a disposable car. The damage to their reputation in North America has been done in my eyes.
Published: April 18, 2017
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: June 28, 2018
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: March 4, 2015
While the 2014 cx-5 has some nice features such as blind spot monitor, (whi
While the 2014 cx-5 has some nice features such as blind spot monitor, (which is kind of necessary since rear visibility is not that great) it has some quirks that I dont like. If you live in the hills, the fancy moving headlights are horrible, visibility on low beams drops off so that if you are traveling up or down hill you have to put on your brights to see. We have the touring model which has a push button start but no button on the door so you have to pull out the fob to enter the car. A minor inconvenience but the most annoying thing I discovered the hard way is that if the fob drops out of your purse into the seat, and you lock the door, you will get locked out of your car. We had Push button start Nissans for 8 years and if you tried to lock the door with the fob inside it would alert you with a beep and open the doors. In the Mazda, you just get locked out. The final issue is the climate control knob. Shortly after purchase, the climate control knob would not stay on defrost and the air wasnt coming out of the vents it was supposed to. We contacted the dealership and they checked it and fixed it, but a month later it did the same thing. We contacted them again and they said that Mazda was aware of the problem and they had to special order a part by vin # to correct it. We had it fixed a second time and its been 3 weeks and the climate control wont click into defrost again! The dealership has been good about wanting to fix it, but so far they havent been able to figure it out. The dealership said our cx-5 was not the only one with this issue. Perhaps they have fixed some of these quirks with the 2015 /2016 models? I wont buy one again. Im going back to Nissan.
Published: June 12, 2019
Well, if you want to be mislead, lied to and taken advantage of then I sugg
Well, if you want to be mislead, lied to and taken advantage of then I suggest you come here. I went into Mazda back in March 2019 to test the CX-5, after driving it around and listening all the great features I started to become more and more interested in the vehicle. Zakou, my sales rep tried to get me the best deal. I explained to him I still had 3 more months left on my previous lease but he assured me it wouldnt be an issue because Mazda would take care of the remaining balance (which by the way, was written in the contract and stated in all the paperwork signed by them and myself).Well, to cut the story short, its been almost three months since I switched to Mazda, my previous lease hasnt been paid off yet although they took the vehicle from me, I have been CONSTANTLY reaching out to my sales rep, calling the store, asking for a manager, financial manager, ANYONE that could help me out and all I get is: I will find out what is going on and I will reach out to you but I never hear back from anyone, and the manager seems to never be available. The only person I was able to talk to was the manager for used cars who obviously had no idea what I was talking about and also promised to call back, but I am still waiting for that call - one week later-.I have sent copies of the letters from my previous car dealership regarding the missed payments and how this was reported to the credit bureaus damaging my credit and all Zakou (the sales rep) would say is that he passed it on to his managers. When I asked which manager so I could follow up he would say I could just call and ask for one and they would all know what I was talking about, which again, LIES, because not once was I able to get a hold of a manager, they seemed to NEVER be there, and when I would reach out to Zakou again, hed tell me the same thing making me even more upset at the fact that I was not getting any concrete answers.The last thing I was told by my sales rep was for me to pay the balance and bring them a cancelled check for a refund which at this point I refuse because that is not what I agreed on, and if I wouldve known that from the beginning I would have just waited out the three months so I wouldnt be stuck with two lease payments!! It is safe to say, this has been by FAR the worse experience with a dealership that has failed tremendously with their customer service. Their lack of attention or interest in my situation has made my experience so sour, if it wasnt for my contract I would have returned the vehicle already so I wouldnt have to deal with them.
Published: May 3, 2015
I have a 2000 Mazda B4000 pickup with 69k miles on it. I bought it new and
I have a 2000 Mazda B4000 pickup with 69k miles on it. I bought it new and have given it the very best of care. It is in pristine condition and I had planned to drive it for many more years. In the last month I have had two episodes of sudden unintended acceleration: I press the brake and instead of stopping, I accelerate. The first time, I was approaching a red light at about 35 mph. I applied the brake but the truck did not slow. I applied the brake even harder and it slowed a bit but I could tell I wouldnt stop in time. Fortunately the light changed and I went on through. It worried me, but I took it to be a fluke.The second time, I was pulling into a parking space in a strip mall. When I applied the brake, the truck rocketed forward. I slammed on the brake and was able to stop but the RPMs were so high, the drive wheel was still spinning. I flipped it into neutral and turned the key off. Had there been an obstacle, or heaven forbid, a pedestrian in front of me, the results could have been disastrous.I immediately drove it to the mechanic who has serviced it for all these years but could not demonstrate the problem so they could not offer a fix. I called the Mazda dealer and he assured me there are no recalls for this unit. I have searched the Internet and found many descriptions of sudden unintended acceleration, but none for a Mazda B4000. I love this truck and had planned to keep it for years to come. Now I am afraid to drive it. Any suggestions?
Published: October 3, 2014
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 6, 2015
I drive a 2009 Mazda CX9. On Friday Sept 18th I had picked my kids and frie
I drive a 2009 Mazda CX9. On Friday Sept 18th I had picked my kids and friends up from school. Normally I wouldnt stop and grab a coffee but I did. When we came out and were getting back in the car I heard a bang, I looked and my front left tire was just about falling off. Thank God we stopped because I would have been driving with 4 kids in the car. I had to have the car towed, and have my brothers friend that is a mechanic look at it. One week later on Friday, Sept 25th I got a safety recall letter in the mail saying lower control arm ball joint can corrode, well that is what happened to mine. I Had it towed to a Mazda dealership. The Service Manager called to tell me I need new front tires. I said that should be part of the recall because everything I have read about symptoms of ball joints going bad is front tires balding. Well I have called Mazda three times and spoke to different people and nobody will help me. My back tires are just fine. I bought Mazda because I thought it was a safe family vehicle, I will be selling and getting something different.
Published: October 21, 2013
I have a Mazda 2012 that spontaneously stalls while decelerating. It also s
I have a Mazda 2012 that spontaneously stalls while decelerating. It also stalls predictably on an incline. Mazda corporation has stated, The stalling on an incline is a characteristic of all CX-9 Models and is not willing to fix it. They have informed me that stalling while decelerating in my car has not been able to be recreated by their tech so they are doing nothing about it. I have been in two near miss accidents. The car loses power steering and braking and the driver has little to no control when it stalls. Please advise future buyers of this very unsafe characteristic. When it stalls in my driveway, I cannot brake sharply or effectively enough to stop the car from drifting into the road.
Published: March 30, 2021
They do not treat customers very well. Their cars are substandard and when
They do not treat customers very well. Their cars are substandard and when I try to get my car fixed, even more mechanical problems arise. Coincidence? I had to bring in my car twice for the same issue only to go to a third-party to have it fixed properly. Having said that even more mechanical issues have arisen. When I talk to them they are very condescending and rude. It was shocking at first but after a few times of trying to reason of them I discovered that they do not care about the customer. I recommend not buying a Mazda or dealing with any of them or their associates.
Published: July 9, 2014
I was once a loyal Mazda person. I loved the cars... until I bought a Mazda
I was once a loyal Mazda person. I loved the cars... until I bought a Mazda 5. Nothing but trouble. First there was the nasty habit of that car to overheat when idling for longer than 10 minutes, at which point the steering would freeze up and it became undriveable. A very dangerous thing in rush hour in Texas. Now, I have to replace a broken plastic cover to the tail light. Mazda made it so that you cant replace just the plastic cover. You have to replace the entire tail light assembly at nearly $500.00 just for the part! This is the very definition of insanity. I will never, ever buy another Mazda.
Published: June 19, 2018
The Mazda CX 5 handles really well, especially in the winter. It is really
The Mazda CX 5 handles really well, especially in the winter. It is really comfortable to drive and has good fuel economy, and enough room for other people and all of their stuff. It is not too large and easy for me to handle. It was a really good deal compared to what you would pay for other cars in this price and category. However, the center console and screen is a little too small, and it is difficult to use while I am driving. You cant just glance at it and flip the channel. And I would make the seats move a little more, for someone with shorter legs it is hard to reach the pedals.
Published: February 5, 2015
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: April 25, 2015
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: September 18, 2012
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: August 24, 2015
My 2013 CX-5 broke down in the middle of the highway while my wife was driv
My 2013 CX-5 broke down in the middle of the highway while my wife was driving. She got too scared and was able to exit and call the tow company. Engine light came on. Car sputters and almost stalled. Later dealer replaced 2 coils and 2 spark plugs. Other many small issues with this dealer too (Gyro Mazda in Toronto). I have MAP (Mazda-added protection). But when I try to find out exactly what is covered, service says they dont know, see sales and sales says service know. I dont know if this problem with only this dealer or all Mazda dealers like this.
Published: February 4, 2019
I own a Mazda CX-5, that I bought without a warranty because of the great r
I own a Mazda CX-5, that I bought without a warranty because of the great reviews about maintenance and service of the vehicle. Please do not make the same mistake! Mazda will not assist with any rare malfunctions that may happen to your vehicle! They will tell you the car is outside the warranty and anything is possible. They can not explain what caused your malfunction or why it’s possible other than its outside the warranty and anything is possible! The Mazda Corporate office will NOT accept responsibility for any malfunctions!
Published: February 3, 2016
I bought a car here 6 months ago. I had some bad experience but my wife ins
I bought a car here 6 months ago. I had some bad experience but my wife insisted on buying something, so I did. Paperwork included many extra charges. They sold a prepaid maintenance plan - charged us for premium plan but paperwork said basic plan. Took me a while to get the errors corrected. Recently my car had a recall. Called the dealer. Literally, the conversation with dimitry went like this:I: I heard there is a Mazda recall. Dmitry: Yea, dont worry, we will call you. I: this sounds bad. Whats the issue? Dmitry: hey, no one died. So dont worry. I: are you sure? You sound so casual about it. Dmitry: are you looking for a free loaner or some free things? I: what? You sound bad. Is there a manager I can talk to. Dmitry: this is as good as it gets. What else can I do for you.WOW! Called the manager later on. Sal. He was no better either. This dealership has NASTY scammers masquerading as salespeople and service folks. Try calling the service dept to talk to a service specialist. You will NOT be able to reach anyone, no matter how many times you try. I regret buying Mazda and especially from this dealer. I will not go back to this dealer.
Published: March 30, 2016
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: June 14, 2018
Been very happy with the Mazda 5 for the most part. It drives well, is not
Been very happy with the Mazda 5 for the most part. It drives well, is not too expensive to run, and has not needed many repairs. Also fits nicely into our very tiny one-car garage, which is a definite plus. I choose it because the storage area could hold all of the items I knew I would need to carry there, which was the main reason was shopping for a new vehicle. But I dislike that there is only one keylock, on the drivers door. To open any of the other doors, must first open driver door, then use inside controls to open rest of doors.
Published: March 15, 2022
I bought my 2021 Mazda CX-5 in February of 2021 in Saint Louis, Missouri. I
I bought my 2021 Mazda CX-5 in February of 2021 in Saint Louis, Missouri. I travel for work and I am currently in Flagstaff, Arizona. My vehicle began making a roaring sound from the passenger side tire. I thought it was odd because my car only has 30,000 miles on it. I took it to a local mechanic because the closest Mazda dealership is over 100 miles away. And I did not feel comfortable driving it. Turns out my wheel bearing is bad. I called Mazda customer service and they said “Yes that wheel bearings are covered under warranty, and they can call for a tow truck but there is no guarantee that a tow truck will be able to come get it, and if they do there will be no guarantee that it can be dropped back off. I have no other vehicle to pick it up. I asked if I could just take my vehicle to a mechanic and have them repair it and be reimbursed and the customer service rep said, “no it will have to be a Mazda dealership for warranty to cover it.”In conclusion, there is no guarantee that my vehicle will be picked up, and if it is there is no guarantee that it will be dropped off. Also no reimbursement so I am paying out of pocket. What is the point of a “warranty” that does not give you options to repair your vehicle? The customer service rep said she would transfer me to her supervisor and that she also sent her my number in case we got disconnected. She hung up the phone and I never received a call from her supervisor. Mazda warranty is **.
Published: July 19, 2012
My daughter brought her Mazda Tribute 2002 in for the 6712A Recall, which i
My daughter brought her Mazda Tribute 2002 in for the 6712A Recall, which is something to do with the ABS Braking system. The dealer that did the work was very nice and courteous. She lives in North Dakota and had the work done in North Dakota. She was not having any trouble with the ABS braking system but thought she should have it done for safety reason per the notification she received in the mail. After the work was done, she drove away and a little ways down the road her ABS Light came on. So, she turned around and went back to the dealer that did the work. They checked it over and could not find why the light is coming on. She explained that the light has not coming on before and now after the recall, that is coming on and staying on. The dealer said that she was going to have to pay to do the diagnostic testing any further in order to fix it. They sent my daughter away with a questionable proper working braking system because Mazda didn’t want to pay for a recall procedure that more than likely is the cause of the problem. My daughter went home, parked the vehicle and called the Mazda Headquarters the next day (1-800-222-5500). “I recommend everyone that reads this, call and complain about the response I receive about this situation”. They said exactly the same thing; she would have to pay for any further diagnostic testing to find out the problem. At that point I called to hopefully clarify the ethical thing to do and for the important customer service we all hope to receive in any situation like this. I tried to emphasize to them the level of awareness to the liability issues in sending someone you love dearly home, with possible braking issues. But they stuck with their resolution that she needs to pay to fix it. Never mind the safety for their customers. They said that I may not have anything to do with the recall! Maybe it was just coincidental that the light came on now. They said that if the report comes back that it was caused by the recall they would reimburse her for the correction/diagnostics. Why would she have to pay first for something that was never wrong at the beginning? I told them to put it all back in the way it was. Mazda said they can’t do that due to Liability reasons. Wow! Go Figure. My point is that it’s not the money issue with this, it is the ethics and I would like to see some real customer support in something nowadays.
Published: June 20, 2018
Got the Mazda Tribute secondhand really cheap... runs really well... have n
Got the Mazda Tribute secondhand really cheap... runs really well... have not had any issues except flat tire and the key not wanting to come out of the ignition. Also, the gear shift sticks but I attribute that to the previous owner letting her kids accidentally spill a soda on it. It has grey color... spacious design... has cruise control that works great. I love any kind of SUV/Crossover... they have so much more room than even a large car... great for trips... modern and sleek design. But I wish it had better quality interior material and design. The car is secondhand and she had kids but they would not have been able to do the damage quite so easily otherwise.
Published: February 17, 2019
I bought my car May-2018 and today February 2019. Drove the car so far 7500
I bought my car May-2018 and today February 2019. Drove the car so far 7500 miles. Tried every gas recommendation by MAZDA and the dealership and still until today car won’t give me more than 19.5 miles per Gallon which is sad. I still the window car sticker 22 city, 28 highway combined 24 and still no joy... even though all the miles on my car are highway mile and never speed or push car to limit. Mazda corporation should be sued over false advertising their MPG.
Published: July 15, 2014
This is the nicest car I have ever driven. It now has 40,000 kms. and is ru
This is the nicest car I have ever driven. It now has 40,000 kms. and is running perfectly. BUT: when I first purchased the car I said that the brake and gas pedals seemed to be too close together and my shoe caught the bottom of the brake pedal when I tried to move from the gas to the brake. Did not think this was a major problem until we were sitting in the fast food takeout line and the car started to inch forward while I was stepping on the brake. I stepped down harder and the car revved up and lurched forward hitting the car in front of us. My shoe which was stepping on the brake was also touching the gas so the harder I stepped on the brake, the more I stepped on the gas also. While there was hardly any damage to both cars (some bumper damage to car in front about $600.) IF A CHILD HAD BEEN BETWEEN THE CARS, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN CRUSHED. This is an issue that should be addressed by the designers before someone is injured or killed. This problem is not unique to Mazda, other car manufacturers like Toyota, Ford, Mini Cooper all have the same problem. I also have a Suzuki, and this is not a issue with it, as there is about 3 inches space between the pedals. Is it possible that because Asian designers tend to design cars for people with smaller feet, that they do not consider that North Americans are generally bigger and therefore would wear larger footwear which may cause a problem in a confined space? I am going to have the brake pedal removed, cut, and rewelded so that the pedal is about 3 inches more to the left. This will fix the problem I have, and perhaps it will save a future accident that may be worse than the one I just had. Anyone else have an insights on this issue?
Published: July 6, 2012
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: November 10, 2011
Im contacting you in regards with my recent experiences with the Mazda deal
Im contacting you in regards with my recent experiences with the Mazda dealership in Peterborough Ont. I replaced a part on my car last winter after it fell off due to hitting a snow bank. A month or so later, the same part fell off my car for no reason. I did not hit anything. I took my car back to Mazda to have it replaced. After they looked at my car they then proceeded to tell that I owed them $30 or more because they looked at it and cut the piece off that had fallen off. They then gave me a quote for a new bumper and the piece that I had already replaced once. Which was over $1000. I refused to pay for a piece which I just replaced and told them I could not afford a new bumper. The lady at the service desk then told me that it looked like I had hit something with my bumper and thats why the piece had fallen off. I was insulted at the fact that she was trying to put blame on me when I had done nothing. The next day my father called and explained the situation to the manager and they then said that they would replace the part free of charge and for me to contact them to arrange an appointment. I gladly called them back and told them to order the part and that I needed to speak about finances with my dad about getting a new bumper, and that I would call them back. I called them back and set up an appointment to get the piece put on, but a few things came up and I wasnt able to go to the dealership. I cancelled the appointment, and the next thing I know Im receiving phone calls from blocked phone numbers that I have a new bumper waiting for me at the dealership and I need to come in and get it put on since I ordered it. They have called me numerous times and left what I would call rude messages on my cell phone an my home number. I called them three times on did not get an answer at the service desk. They have now informed me that they will be sending my bill to collections if I do not get the bumper put on. I refuse to pay for something that I did not order, and especially how Ive been treated. This is my first experience with buying a Mazda and dealing with them and I will never buy a Mazda again due to the experience. Im a good customer, I pay my bills, and never wanted this to go to this extent. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Published: May 22, 2014
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: January 3, 2013
At 54,000 miles, our Mazda 08 CX turbo went out. We had it towed to the dea
At 54,000 miles, our Mazda 08 CX turbo went out. We had it towed to the dealer where we bought it and they said the turbo had sludge in it. Every time we had our oil changed, they would say our oil is dirty and low. How is this possible when we did regular oil changes? Now, doing a little research on our model year, it turns out that many people have had this very same issue, with the same results. Mazda will not warranty the part without service records. Well, I dont have all my oil change receipts for the last 5 years, so now what? Mazda even extended the warranty for the turbo because they know its bad. Has anyone been able to get this part fixed under warranty? If so, tell me how you did it so I can get this done. Thanks.
Published: April 13, 2012
We leased a 2009 Mazda CX-7 (garaged and highway driven only). There was ne
We leased a 2009 Mazda CX-7 (garaged and highway driven only). There was never a problem. The battery died. We changed the battery. Car started and then died. After one month, it again had been flat bedded by Mazda. They did a check and told me they could not find anything wrong with the electrical system, but they found sludge in the engine compartment. They had a recall on a valve which I never received in the mail. The car only had 17,000 miles on it. After 3 years, Mazda came back and said they would cover under lease or extended warranty, which I had. They said it would cost $9,500 to replace an engine with a 17,000-mile leased car and they would not stand by their product. I want to start a lawsuit on the car as I have had many leases without these problems ever and leased over 10 cars in the last couple of years with no problem.
Published: September 20, 2016
Just passed 24000km on the odometer and the brand new 2016 CX3 I bought a y
Just passed 24000km on the odometer and the brand new 2016 CX3 I bought a year ago has a complete transmission failure. I had to bring it into the dealership (Stoney Trail Mazda) in Calgary AB Canada for a period of 4 weeks. They had to replace the complete transmission which took 2 weeks and after the replacement there was still noises coming from the vehicle, they took another two weeks to find out what was wrong and was complete clueless. They told me they did further work by replacing the flywheel and a number of other parts.The dealership is making an effort and did fix everything without further cost to me and did provide a rental vehicle which I appreciate greatly. However, I completely lost confidence in Mazda as a company. Ive been a long time Mazda owner and the fact that the dealership is not stepping up to replace a clearly lemon/defective vehicle is really upsetting. This will be the last Mazda I will ever own. Stay away from the Mazda CX3!!!
Published: July 14, 2015
Just wanted to mention that my 2009 Mazda CX7 with 39K miles needed a new t
Just wanted to mention that my 2009 Mazda CX7 with 39K miles needed a new transmission. It would not go in reverse one morning. Extended warranty covered the cost minus deductible but Im very leery of buying another Mazda.
Published: June 25, 2013
On May 21, 2013, I bought a new Mazda 6 Sedan - full optional, including th
On May 21, 2013, I bought a new Mazda 6 Sedan - full optional, including the Red Soul extra paint. Just few miles away, I noticed 3 spots on the front hood. The paint is extremely thin and it is difficult to see the clear coat with a magnifier lens. I brought the car to the dealer and they said it is normal to get spots because of road sand. I washed the car and one more spot appeared. Because of my firm complaints, I was able to get an appointment with an inspector from Mazda and now Im waiting to see him. Paint quality is unacceptably cheap for that car standard. Should I expect the car surface to be pitting away day by day?
Published: June 27, 2012
Mazda should stand behind their products. I own a 2001 Mazda Tribute and ha
Mazda should stand behind their products. I own a 2001 Mazda Tribute and have had multiple problems with it. I have spent thousands of dollars trying to keep it running. I really think hundreds of Tribute owners who have had trouble with their SUVs should file suit. I drive carefully and take really good care of my cars and I still have all of these problems. This is my first and last Mazda. Here is a list of current and past problems: car door handle broken, coils replaced, transmission problems, radiator replaced (it split open), fuel modulator replaced, CV joints problem, rear hatch doesnt lock, interior linings coming off/ash tray and cup holders broken, and exhaust leaks/catalytic converter.
Published: May 5, 2018
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: August 9, 2012
Simply put, both Mazda and Town North Mazda (Dallas) do not back their prod
Simply put, both Mazda and Town North Mazda (Dallas) do not back their product. My RX-8 has a second blown engine. It was just out of warranty by 2 weeks - tough luck.
Published: April 20, 2015
Mazda 2011 CX 7 - radio replacement - The Bose Radio which functioned perfe
Mazda 2011 CX 7 - radio replacement - The Bose Radio which functioned perfectly well along with the bluetooth system suddenly died in March 2015. While the bluetooth for mobile calls continued to function, the radio was dead. After a diagnostic service call, I was informed radio is dead and cannot communicate with module or amplifier and needs a replacement. I have never heard of a radio simply dying after 4 years. I asked whether this was a common problem and service manager indicated he had never come across this before. Ive spoken to colleagues, family and even other Mazda owners who were equally surprised. The Mazda service solution was to offer a replacement radio for $950.00.
Published: December 11, 2019
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: September 26, 2011
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: June 25, 2013
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: October 16, 2015
We own a 2010 Mazda CX-9 and we are having significant issues with the brak
We own a 2010 Mazda CX-9 and we are having significant issues with the brake booster. We called the customer service department at Mazda and were told to bring the car in. Once we brought the car in we were very rudely told that we would have to incur the cost of inspection and possibly repairs. The brakes are hissing very bad and they are very difficult to press down on to get the car to stop. I was in the car with my young children and was very afraid that the car would not stop. I explained all this to the service department and they said that the part would be upwards of 750.00 and that it did not qualify for the extended warranty due to the amount of miles on the car. I cannot believe that with all the complaints about the brakes that they would not honor their car and fix it properly to ensure the safety of their drivers. I am very disappointed and hope that someone steps in and does a recall asap so there are no accidents that could have very easily been avoided if they would just fix their faulty part!!!
Published: May 5, 2017
Public Service Announcement: Dont buy a Mazda AND do not use Passport Mazda
Public Service Announcement: Dont buy a Mazda AND do not use Passport Mazda in Suitland, MD. My daughters Mazda 6 had a sunroof that literally exploded on Jan 11, 2017 while she was driving. She said it sounded like a gunshot and she almost wrecked. It exploded upward and out of the vehicle although she had A LOT of glass that rained back in on her and the inside of her car. The vehicle was only 8 months old. Mazda replaced the sunroof out of goodwill (as they put it) and informed us that it was probably due to a shard of metal in the track left over from manufacturing... pressure built up on the glass and it exploded. Her vehicle is not the first vehicle to do this - Google it! They are refusing to repair the leather seats that the glass got embedded in and ripped and are refusing to fix the paint where the glass flew out and took a chunk of paint off the roof and the trunk of the vehicle. We have been trying to work through this with them since January. I have been on the phone with Corporate Mazda who in turn have been trying to get Passport Mazda on the phone for 2 weeks to get their side of the story. They have not made a connection with Corporate in over two weeks. Isnt that like ignoring your boss? Besides the fact that Mazda will not stand behind their product and quality. One of my daughters first adult purchases has not turned out to be a disheartening experience. They have not heard the last from us as we stand up for what is right! Do not purchase a Mazda as their customer service is LESS THAN SATISFACTORY and we purchased not ONE but TWO MAZDAS ON THE SAME DAY! Its all about how you respond to what goes wrong, Mazda!
Published: December 29, 2014
My 2005 Mazda Tribute 2.7L V-6 5 Door right rear shock mount separated from
My 2005 Mazda Tribute 2.7L V-6 5 Door right rear shock mount separated from the vehicle body. Basically the inner right rear wheel well arch house is rotting out from corrosion and the shock mount is unstable and detached from body. Since this is not uncommon, Im surprised there is not a recall on this between Ford Escape and Mazda Tributes. I also have an intermittent gear shift selector problem as in at most inopportune time the transmission will not allow you to shift out of park. Very frustrating, cannot pinpoint cause.
Published: March 26, 2012
On multiple occasions, I have been told the wait time for my vehicle will b
On multiple occasions, I have been told the wait time for my vehicle will be one hour or two hours, etc. I have been lied to by the service team. My vehicle usually takes twice as long as they tell me if not more. It is a great inconvenience for me waiting four hours for my car when I was told it would take one hour. This is not an exaggeration. I have been late for work and appointments because of the errors in judgement of this particular dealership.
Published: February 2, 2014
I was in a car accident driving at 35 to 40 miles and I was in an accident.
I was in a car accident driving at 35 to 40 miles and I was in an accident. I hit the other car by the front of my car and the airbags didnt open from either side and I think thats not correct.
Published: June 19, 2013
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: October 26, 2011
My car started hesitating for a couple of weeks. After my car was diagnose
My car started hesitating for a couple of weeks. After my car was diagnosed and serviced for the alternator and wiring, another problem was diagnosed, a leak under the intake manifold (PCV hose). After the tuned of $1400 plus paid out, I drove it off the lot and the engine light came on. I turned around and brought it back. On 10/19/11, they kept the car. The next day the tech advised me that he drove it for 10 miles and nothing happened. My car remained with them again. They cleaned the connectors and tested the solonoid valve and they said it was okay. I picked it up on 10/20/11 and the same thing happened. They kept it. I picked it up the next day. On 10/21/11, again the light came on after leaving. I went home and called them. The tech stated it would cost me another $400.00 plus. What? I stated they should fix it because the engine light was not the problem. I brought it in for the alternator and wiring. What happened with my engine light? I took the car and went to work. There was no light on and then, the light was on, etc. Oh and by the way, they stated to me the valve with an open and shut flap could stay open or closed and I should not worry. They were lax in that statement. Do they not understand its my engine light? I have had my Mazda 6 for 5 1/2 years and never had a complaint regarding maintenance and repairs from the Mazda dealer before. What is going on? Or, is it just the Mazda dealers in Lodi, New Jersey? If theres a class action suit in the making, Im in.
Published: March 4, 2015
I purchased a Mazda RX8 in 2004. Since the date of purchase, I have been ex
I purchased a Mazda RX8 in 2004. Since the date of purchase, I have been experiencing many problems with the vehicle. To this date, the vehicle only has 40,000 miles. If the vehicle remains idle for 3 days or more it has to be towed in for repairs. The dashboard panel goes blank. Now, the dealership is telling me the cause of the problem is the engine failing compression test and thats a cost for the consumer when I have complained about the vehicle since day of purchase. Records shows each time the vehicle been in the job. The vehicle is practically new.
Published: July 22, 2013
I bought a new Mazda MX5... It is only a few thousand miles out of warranty
I bought a new Mazda MX5... It is only a few thousand miles out of warranty. That is when my Air Conditioning clutch froze up (of course after the warranty ends) on the Air Conditioning Compressor and now it blows HOT air. Mazda wants $1,200 to replace it, so I spoke to Morgan at Mazda about this problem, thinking Mazda would stand behind it considering the small amount my AC unit was used. The thing is I live in the Mountains in NC and really did not use the Air Conditioning very much. I bet that AC unit has only been used 10% of the time... Plus, I have purchased 2 brand NEW Mazdas in the last 5 years. Mazda still refused to stand behind their product and cover this under warranty... I am done with Mazda. I will never buy another Mazda again and I am going to warn everyone I can about Mazda poor service after the sale. What a horrible way to treat your loyal Customers. Something similar happened to my Father and Dodge stood behind their AC unit even after the Warranty expired... Now my Father will only buy a Dodge. Mazda just does not get it. Mazda just lost an entire family and friends of future Customers. NEVER AGAIN...
Published: February 22, 2012
We are going to have to replace our fourth Catalytic Converter. Each time w
We are going to have to replace our fourth Catalytic Converter. Each time we are just outside of warranty. We have asked our dealership and Mazda customer assistance for assistance. Mazda would not be able to assist with the replacement of the catalytic converter due to the fact the vehicle is outside of warranty. My daughter was on I85 in heavy rain 2/18/2012 when her car bogged down and it was all that she could do to get safely off of the highway and out of heavy traffic. Her check engine light was flashing and we knew exactly what was wrong. Here we go again.Is there anyone that can help us with the EPA required catalytic converter warranty? Is there any extended warranty law which applies when a part needs to be replaced four times? Recalls that we can not find or our dealership is not telling us about? Can you please help? Thank you very much.
Published: September 16, 2011
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: January 27, 2015
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: December 9, 2016
The Mazda vehicles we have owned were both reliable and cost effective.
The Mazda vehicles we have owned were both reliable and cost effective.
Published: June 8, 2013
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: September 24, 2011
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: March 17, 2014
After more than 30 years being a Toyota car owner, I made the mistake to bu
After more than 30 years being a Toyota car owner, I made the mistake to buy a new Mazda CX9. Last week, I went to the car wash. When I came out I found out that the BSM (blind spot monitor) stop working. So I took the car to the dealer and they found out a very tiny scratch, an inch long. It wasnt a dent, not even damage the paint. But they said that this damage the computer, and they send me to their Mazda collision shop and want to charge me 1,500$ plus a new computer. UAU “Are these cars so weak?” Trying to take advantage… I dont know. But Im very disappointed. Never again Mazda. Never.
Published: December 23, 2018
I leased a SUV Mazda cx5. Had 13000 miles and the motor went Bad (lemon car
I leased a SUV Mazda cx5. Had 13000 miles and the motor went Bad (lemon car). The NJ MAZDA DEALER TOW the car and called me after few weeks and told me MAZDA USA the low of the car business will not take responsibility and fix the car. The car is in the dealer lot RAMSEY MAZDA NJ since Sep 2017. I been paying $359 a month and insurance for 14 month and I have no car. I just filed a lawsuit against Mazda USA and Ramsey Mazda and stopped paying for the car, and they have the nerves to ruin my credit too. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR. DONT DEAL WITH THIS GUYS. THEY DONT DESERVE YOUR BUSINESS.
Published: March 26, 2013
My husband just got me a CX-5 2014 a month ago and is already in the dealer
My husband just got me a CX-5 2014 a month ago and is already in the dealer. Yes, in the dealer; no one believed me. Check engine on, bad leak valve, drained battery for no reason; and the bad thing is I don’t use that truck. I just use it to take my kids to school. It’s a shame. This is the number where my truck is. No one can believe a brand new Mazda 2014 the year is not even here, and the truck is already giving me headaches - Faulkner Mazda, 4437 Street Rd. Trevose, PA 19053; 215-364-3980.
Published: November 9, 2012
I have been having problems with the throttle (Mazda Tribute V4) which has
I have been having problems with the throttle (Mazda Tribute V4) which has been sticking. For over a year now, I have been looking to see if there were any recalls against them. Finally when I looked today, it was only for the V6 engine. When I called them today through corporate and service department, I asked them why not on the V4, and they couldnt give me a correct answer. If its within the year, it should be for all Mazda vehicles. I have been in so many almost accidents with this vehicle and Mazda wants to charge almost $300 for a diagnostic and cleaning the carbon out. That is ridiculous. I am a single parent trying to make ends meet in this poor economy. This is the worst vehicle I have ever bought.
Published: February 15, 2012
The fuel rail leaked fuel last March on my CX9, three months after I made m
The fuel rail leaked fuel last March on my CX9, three months after I made my last payment. It was 8000 miles out of warranty. The cost was over $1000. Town North Mazda in Richardson and Mazda USA refused to help me with repair costs, even though this is not a wear and tear part. They did offer to sell me a new car though. I believe it was defective. I wrote several appeals for help, but to no avail. 6 months later, the front-wheel bearing went bad, fusing to the hub despite having the car checked at a dealership when I first heard the noise. $500! Now the AC switch is not working. Hopefully only a relay, but it may turn out to be a blower-motor. Probably another $1000 in repairs. This car has seen the shop more in the last 8 months than my previous Ford 156,000 miles in 10 years. No more Mazdas in my garage. Reading this site is disturbing. It is not necessarily the list of complaints about reliability, but Mazdas apparent lack of concern for its customers. Or should I say suckers. Now I know why Mazda has such a great track record with recalls. There arent any. I am dumping this CX9. Any readers should follow my advice and do the same. Expensive lesson learned.
Published: July 26, 2019
I bought a 2005 Mazda RX8 and Ive had nothing but problems with it ever sin
I bought a 2005 Mazda RX8 and Ive had nothing but problems with it ever since. Ive had to replace the fuel pump, the clutch, the catalytic converter, both O2 sensors, the crankshaft positioning sensor, the mass airflow sensor and now the engine is smoking. It is nothing but a lemon and I am still paying on the stupid car.
Published: December 9, 2012
2012 Mazda 3 6 speed with Skyactiv Transmission problems - This car had 180
2012 Mazda 3 6 speed with Skyactiv Transmission problems - This car had 180 miles on it when I got it; it now has 2000. From day one, I have experienced problems shifting into 1st gear, where it just plain and simple will not go into gear. This happens whether the car is cold or warm. Also on 2nd gear and reverse. It sticks in almost every gear. It clunks loudly when putting the car into 1st gear initially and when going from 1st to 2nd. It also accelerates on its own when I am both shifting up and shifting down. I have almost hit someone at a stop light and while sitting in stop and go traffic because of this issue. It happens every day, intermittently. I feel very unsafe driving it. Mazda has said that they will contact the dealership and speak to them, because the dealership will not confirm nor deny that these things shouldn’t be happening, which is weird seeing as the car is brand new and no brand new car should ever refuse to go into gear nor drive on its own. I had a 2004 before this with zero problems and I regret buying up. I am very unhappy and in danger.
Published: October 14, 2013
I bought a Mazda CX-5 cross over SUV in March. Overall - I like the car. I
I bought a Mazda CX-5 cross over SUV in March. Overall - I like the car. I paired my Blackberry phone on AT&T to the Mazda system and I can make and receive wireless hands free calls - works well. When I receive emails I get a message that asks me if I want to download them for display on the LCD screen. When I click OK I get a message saying they can’t download the message and to try later. But of course there is never a later success. Has anyone seen a correction for this problem from Mazda?
Published: February 27, 2013
We own a 2002 Mazda Protege and are pleased with the service it has given u
We own a 2002 Mazda Protege and are pleased with the service it has given us. However, we would not buy another simply because of the way the body is rusting and falling apart even with repair work and undercoating. Just look around at this make. Most of them are rusting away all around the wheel wells. We cant fix it any longer. Its like a cancer.
Published: March 21, 2013
I am disappointed with my Mazda experience. To start off with, I was lied t
I am disappointed with my Mazda experience. To start off with, I was lied to when I bought my Tribute. The salesperson took advantage of my inexperience and need for a quick sale. I wanted a car with Bluetooth capabilities. There was a phone deckle on one of the buttons so I said good it has Bluetooth. Not once was I corrected even after saying at least five more times that that was a deal breaker. I am on the road a lot and depend on my phone. I was told that I didnt need a 4X4 that the Tribute would make it through any snow and ice and have no problem getting up my sister’s drive because of the weight of the engine, and the space between the wheels was so large. I got stuck in the parking lot at work today. I had to be pulled out, not impressed. My starter went on my Tribute a couple of months ago. It is a 2012 Tribute, and the starter went once again not impressed. And when I got my car back, there was grease all over the hood. When people ask me what I drive, I say a Mazda Tribute and if they ask me if I would recommend it, I say no and would suggest not looking at Mazda. Pretty sad when I am paying a payment beyond my means, and I have to borrow a 4X4 just to go to work to pay for a car that is sitting in my driveway because it wont move in the Alberta weather.
Published: October 26, 2012
I purchased a black 2001 Mazda 626 LX on August 13, 2012. Within one week,
I purchased a black 2001 Mazda 626 LX on August 13, 2012. Within one week, the alarm would randomly go off and not stop. We took the car back to Harris Auto Group. They sent the car to Bordentown Auto. The car sat over in their parking lot for 4 days. We kept calling and asking if it was fixed. After all, we are now making payments on this car and do not have access to drive it now for 4 days. The next repair came two weeks later when we started hearing a squealing noise. We brought the car back to Harris for repair. Their mechanic said it was the alternator belt and replaced it the same day. Two weeks later, the car started making noises and going backwards while in drive. I took the car back to Harris Auto Group, and they sent us to A-1 Economy Transmissions for a transmission repair. The car stayed at A-1 for repairs from Monday, 10/1, to Friday, 10/5/12, but it would be under warranty. We would only have to make a $100 deductible payment. Mind you, we are still supposed to continue to make our regular car payments during all of these repairs. We picked up the car on Friday, October 5, 2012. We paid $187.50, our deductible, plus sales tax. On Saturday, October 6, 2012, we decided to ride to Burlington from Bordentown to get some Chinese food. Well, we never made it back home. The car’s alternator belt broke, and the car overheated and shut off. Well, we called Harris Auto Group and asked about a tow and repairs. We were told “Sorry, I can’t authorize a tow.” What the hell? Well, now we have to spend money for a tow back to Bordentown. On Monday, October 8, 2012, I paid $130 for replacement belts only for the mechanic to tell me the water pump is about to go. WTH! What more can go wrong with this stupid car?!
Published: August 7, 2012
I bought a brand new 2012 Sky Active. It has been in the shop 3 times to co
I bought a brand new 2012 Sky Active. It has been in the shop 3 times to correct a drift to the left. Mazda is pooh-poohing the issue and blowing me off. They say the car is fine and up to specs. My friends have driven it and agree with me. I have read many blogs on the same car and the same issue. The car is a liability and this treatment is unethical. I want them to buy it back or replace it.
Published: August 26, 2013
Front Axle on 2005 Mazda 6 - I just drove from Clemmons to Wendover Avenue
Front Axle on 2005 Mazda 6 - I just drove from Clemmons to Wendover Avenue in Greensboro and suddenly the front of the car sounds like I drove over a boulder and the engine fell out. I managed to coast to Sheets Gas Station. The car would turn on but would not go forward in drive or reverse. Called a tow truck and took it to the Mazda Dealership. The front axle is broken... I could not imagine how though... have not run into anything or rear ended anyone. I just had the axle worked on in Hickory. Not happy but blessed it was not the transmission.
Published: June 11, 2014
My concern is with the rear brakes on my 2013 Mazda CX-5. While getting the
My concern is with the rear brakes on my 2013 Mazda CX-5. While getting the service 40,000 km done at 38,909 km at Fredericton Mazda, I was informed by phone that my rear brake pads had worn out to the point where they had destroyed the rotors and I was on the hook for a $459 bill plus extra for the 40,000 km service. Fredericton Mazda assumed that I had skipped my 16,000 km service because I had it done at City Mazda in Halifax at 15318 km. When I brought the car back into Fredericton Mazda at 22752 km to have it serviced they just carried out the 16000 km service again assuming Id neglected my brand new $43500 vehicle. The 24,000 km service includes an inspection of the brake system in the car. When I informed Fredericton Mazda about the service in Halifax, they said theres no way they could have known about it being carried out, which makes sense. However, logically if a qualified service rep/mechanic drove the car in to be serviced, according to the service report he should have logged KM in and KM out. Which leaves me to wonder how the Mazda Service rep got the car into the garage to even carry out the service without noticing the KM on the dash. If the service rep had logged the KM of the car on the way into garage which I might assume to be proper procedure, then the 24,000 service may have actually been carried out and the brakes may have been inspected.All that aside, 38,900 km is far too soon for brake pads to be worn to a point where the rotors are destroyed, considering the fact the front brakes are still at 50% and 10000 of my km are highway to Halifax. When I asked The Fredericton Mazda Service rep if this has happened before he said, Yes, but he also informed that he had seen one at 120,000 km. Fredericton Mazda ended up paying for the rotors that were destroyed in what Ive been referring to as a brake failure, but I was left with a $210 charge for brake pads and labor to replace them. I informed them that this was unacceptable and there is clearly something wrong with the rear brakes but they refused to acknowledge this or even call Mazda Canada to inquire about the issue.To summarize, I have dire concerns with the quality and safety of the braking system in my 2013 CX-5 and if steps arent taken to have this resolved, then I will be switching car companies for good!
Published: April 17, 2013
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: March 20, 2019
To all owner of Mazda 2007-2013 Grand touring model. This car has around 62
To all owner of Mazda 2007-2013 Grand touring model. This car has around 62 K miles on it and solely serviced at Peterson Mazda dealer which I bought the car from, in Huntington Beach, California. About a month or so the car was serviced as scheduled and the inspection revealed nothing out of the ordinary. I was informed that eventually, I have to change the brake pads within 6 months or so. There was about 1/3 left on them. Without any warning of any kind, the brakes quit working and the car was not driveable. I thank God that my kids were not with me. The only way I came to a full stop was to downgrade to the 1st gear and apply the emergency brake. I recall I was on the freeway and the car had to be towed to my place. I replaced the disks, put new pads front and rear and the car still was not breaking. I took the car back to the dealer thinking that the master cylinder was defective and need replacing and I was ready to bit my tongue and pay for it since my warranty just expired at 60K. To my surprise I was told that there is a factory recall on the brake boosters and the replacement is free. I was outraged by the fact that we were not informed of this potentially dangerous issue, and I was told that it is on the need to know or repair basis and that the dealer is not liable since Mazda would not reimburse the cost of the repair, which averages $400 or so. Thanks a lot, Mazda. It is almost as bad as the exploding gas tank from the Ford Pinto back in the days. Do yourself a favor call your dealer and let them know about those boosters. Your life is at risk. For the record, I rarely write reviews but this time I felt obligated to inform the public about the shady dishonest behavior that Mazda is conducting and my life and kids life is worth more than your pathetic $400. Signed a teacher and very unhappy customer.
Published: September 16, 2013
I just purchased a 2014 Mazda CX5 one month ago - pretty blue in color. I j
I just purchased a 2014 Mazda CX5 one month ago - pretty blue in color. I just had to HAVE it! Well, 4 days after getting it...yes, 4 days later, it went into what’s called Crawl mode. I was going 65 mph down the highway when all of a sudden it started slowing down...to 20 mph!! I had a semi-truck barreling down the road towards me...I had to yank my car off the road, slow completely down, then hit my start button 5 times for it to go into emergency shutdown mode. Tried to turn it back on, and nothing!! 5 minutes later, it finally started. Then not even one day later, my key light that says whether the key is in the car or not started coming on. It kept telling me I had no key in the car...yet the car was already on??? **?! So I figured it was just a car error for a onetime thing. OHHH NO! It happened every day, several times a day for the next week and a half. Well then one day, it just so happened to be my sons first day of first grade. I got all three of my children loaded up and went to start my car and NOTHING. Gauges started going haywire, lights were working, but the car was completely dead. Had to have it towed! Come to find out the dealership said it was just a dead battery, but yet it tested to be a good one. Really?!? So they choose not to replace it, and they just recharged it. Well then my key fob started acting up again so I had to take it back to the dealership. They then checked the voltage of the key fob and it was too low, so they replaced the battery and the key fob all together. Well five days later, my key fob started acting up again. At this point I was just pissed off and took it BACK to the dealership and showed them what it was doing and again they couldnt find any record of it. Well, come to find out my computer is not recording anything, not a permanent code, not a temp code, nothing! So I contact Mazda and they tell me to take my car back...for the 5th time, and their own tech personally took my car home to try and reduplicate the issue. While he had my car, he had his own personal animal in the back as there was dog hair everywhere, and someone tried to break into it...slits in the window seal, pried trimming by the window; it was all messed up, but at least he saw my car RPMs sticking...but again, my car was not keeping the codes...AGAIN!!! I told them that this should of been a red flag that something was wrong with the computer. They told me that they couldnt fix anything because they couldnt find a problem wrong with it. Well I got it back on Friday and the following day my BF and I were at a red light and it decided it did not want to shift. My BF had to put the car into the semi auto mode and then back into the auto mode before it would even go forward. Needless to say, I took it back today (Monday) and they refused to take the car back...They decided to sell me another one, an upgraded one, but told me to keep my phone away from the push to start ignition...Uhh...why!?!? Im not happy and I wanted to get away from Mazda altogether, but the only way they were going to take the messed up car back was for them to buy me out from that car, and sell me another one...so hopefully this one works. Not only did I get an upgraded car, but its the same model and then they JACKED my payments up! Never do business with Mazda.
Published: December 29, 2021
My car front control arm had a total failure in which the ring holding the
My car front control arm had a total failure in which the ring holding the ball joint on the front passenger side snapped the approximately 1 inch solid metal, This happened while driving. My car slammed to a halt, my tire disconnected and rotated 90 degrees. I have owned many older Classic Vehicles, and this is the first time I have seen this without a full side on collision. I called Mazda Canada, and got told the Car was out of warranty. As a result of there not being a recall on this part I am on my own. Damaged caused was Control Arm, Ball Joint, Front and Rear Bushings as well as a new axle need. You have to love being taken advantage of. This was my first Mazda purchase, and my last.
Published: March 23, 2012
This car (Mazda 2010 CX-9) has had 3 unexpected accelerations since last No
This car (Mazda 2010 CX-9) has had 3 unexpected accelerations since last November 2012. These incidents are terrifying. Mazda is aware of the problem. Do not buy this car. It is dangerous. I had my car for 9 months before the first incident. The brakes do not bring the car to a stop. I have to pump them and it feels like air. All 3 incidents have been on the highway. I was fortunate enough to get off on the median without killing myself, my passenger or other people on the road. This car is dangerous and a lemon. My car is at the Mazda dealer now. The dealer is helpless to help me because Mazda Corp has tied their hands and do not want to have millions of dollars spent on recalls.
Published: December 1, 2019
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: January 20, 2016
I have a 2008 Mazda CX-9 with 139,000 miles on it. I bought the car because
I have a 2008 Mazda CX-9 with 139,000 miles on it. I bought the car because Motor Trend gave it import SUV of the year and due to its positive reviews on maintenance. So far weve had pretty good luck with this SUV until now. From the research Ive done and from whats been confirmed by both Mazda USA customer service and a local dealer service the transfer case out of the factory is in fact faulty and did in fact ruin the transmission. Ive done extensive research on this and this is absolutely a known issue that the transfer case is ruining these transmissions. Ive also discovered that the Mazda dealerships in my area are selling upwards of 4 transfer cases per week and often out of stock due to this replacement of the faulty transfer case coming out of the factory. I cannot understand why Mazda hasnt sent out a bulletin to its valued customers regarding this. I can only imagine the lack of transparency on this is due to the large financial impact it may have. I am contacting you to request that you take this issue to whomever can help resolve my case and provide significant financial assistance towards the replacement of my transmission and faulty transfer case. Ive been told that Mazda apparently has a software update that would fix this issue--but I find it impossible to believe as I have never received any notification of this being an issue or any software update to fix this faulty transfer case. I find it hard to believe that a software upgrade is going to fix a mechanical issue and cannot find any evidence of this software update being legitimate.Mazda supposedly makes a quality product and supposedly cares about customer loyalty and service. I would say that not telling your customers about a faulty part (known issue on factory transfer case) that DESTROYS the transmission and causes SIGNIFICANT financial hardship is not fair or reasonable customer service.
Published: June 10, 2014
Two Mazda 3s 2010 - Revving from 1000 - 4000 when braking, struts, bearings
Two Mazda 3s 2010 - Revving from 1000 - 4000 when braking, struts, bearings, now car is rolling parked in 1st on a 25 degree incline. Ive driven standard (manual) all my life and this should not happen. Back to dealership.
Published: June 30, 2012
I bought my 2004 RX-8 car and it has about 98,000 miles on it. I got it in
I bought my 2004 RX-8 car and it has about 98,000 miles on it. I got it in October 2011. I took very good care of the car. I let it warm up, worked the engine properly - all youre supposed to do to this special engine. Now, here it is on June, I am driving down the road, and the car, without a warning, just dies. I have a blown engine just like that. I am furious. If Mazda has known that this issue randomly happens with its cars, why isnt every single one that suffers from this defect gets replaced? I am now deep in debt, 104,000 miles and 9 months in a 5-year loan on a car thats virtually garbage. Please help someone.
Published: March 13, 2012
I have a 2010 Mazda 5 with 23,200 miles which I owned for just under two ye
I have a 2010 Mazda 5 with 23,200 miles which I owned for just under two years. I had a rear tire blow and brought the vehicle to the dealership. The tire was worn on the shoulder down to the steel belt but the rest of the tread was fine. The dealer contacted Mazda but because I could not prove that I rotated the tires (I do them myself and I check tire pressure bi-weekly) and because I did not have an alignment done at 12 months/12,000 miles I was not covered under warranty. This is completely unacceptable for a car that is less than two years old to have that kind of tire wear. I took the car in for an alignment to a third party and was told that both rear cambers are out of spec but they cannot be adjusted once they leave the factory. I believe I purchased a defective vehicle but Mazda will not replace it and it appears there is no fix to prevent it from happening again.The cost of the alignment and four tires was $582.
Published: October 24, 2012
The 05 Mazda 6 Mazda transmission valve body failed at 28000 miles. Mazda k
The 05 Mazda 6 Mazda transmission valve body failed at 28000 miles. Mazda knew about the problem back in 2006 and have not informed the owners so the part can be replaced under warranty. Now, they rejected a request for help; and the local dealer, Colonial Mazda, wanted $1400 for the parts and $400 to install it. I was able to get the part from another Mazda dealer at $1000 by mail. Now, Colonial Mazda refuse to install the part. What a joke - a bad design followed by bad service and a company that does not stand behind their products. In addition, they think people are stupid to pay 40% more on a part that Mazda should be responsible to replace.
Published: June 22, 2018
It has been good so far. It is good on gas and seems to be mostly reliable.
It has been good so far. It is good on gas and seems to be mostly reliable. Has a pretty big trunk for a little car. Runs pretty good. It is great for me and my daughter but has a good size back seat if we want to take others with us. It has some updated technology so that is nice, I can connect my phone and it is really easy to drive. It was the car I was able to get approved for so that is what I bought. However, the headlights have to be turned on and off manually, my old car had running lights so I didnt have to worry about the lights all the time. It is pretty low to the ground so it is a big change from an SUV.
Published: October 24, 2016
Hi - My 2010 CX7 with full Mazda service history and only 57600 miles on th
Hi - My 2010 CX7 with full Mazda service history and only 57600 miles on the clock, stopped at 60 MPH on a busy dual carriage way with my kids in the car, I could barely steer or brake it was terrifying! Luckily we managed to come to a stop only because it was a quiet time of day on school holidays or god knows what could have happened. I called Mazda to advise them as I thought they would want to know about the issue, total stone wall.I had the car towed to a garage nearby who told me the engine had seized due to it being starved of oil, the car was FULL of oil. They checked and it was a block in the sump. After doing research I realise this is a very common problem with Mazda and I cannot believe they are totally ignoring this issue, not help offered. My car was worth #7.5k now its worth nothing! Where is Mazdas duty of car to customer driving this car, why are they not making sure dealerships are checking this issue to protect people at service, what will it take, someone to be killed! I am just disgusted at their refusal to acknowledge this issue.
Published: October 17, 2011
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: March 19, 2019
Had many problems from the start, dealer service was no help. Things kept g
Had many problems from the start, dealer service was no help. Things kept getting worse. When I got it tire psi was at 49 psi, should be at 29. Adjustment cams on control arms off zero so toe in front back out of alignment, wears out tires fast. When I locked car the gas door pops open. Tables constantly reboots when it’s driven in the rain or when it’s washed, there’s a terrible film on the windshield and it’s pitted. One mechanic says it looks like a new muffler was put on, the body sags about an inch left rear wheel and clanked until a friend fixed, still sags a little at 22,000 miles. Lose inside panel. Overheats when idling. Dealer service is horrible, been to 5. Refused to refund extended maintenance. Dealer cashed my refund from Warrantech, kept money. Warrantech sent me a second check and then the dealer wants me to give them that money so they can take their cut and send back to me. Mazda North America is no help. There are other problems. This is my third new Mazda lemon.
Published: December 6, 2011
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: August 11, 2016
Bought a 2012 CX-9. First 2 years car ran great then 500 miles past warrant
Bought a 2012 CX-9. First 2 years car ran great then 500 miles past warranty driver window motor goes out. Then a week later passenger window motor goes bad. Battery goes out. Car was only 2 years old. Now under recall which part needs to be replaced and both wheel bearings are going out after only 50K miles. What a POS. These parts should not be going bad this soon. Will never buy another Mazda again. Just lost my business because was going to buy another one next year.
Published: August 10, 2018
Bought a used Mazda CX-7 July 2016. July 2017 the left front control arm br
Bought a used Mazda CX-7 July 2016. July 2017 the left front control arm broke while driving down the road. Had my mechanic make the repairs to the car. Sept 2017 I get notice that there is a recall on the issue that occurred. Had the car to Mazda dealer August 2018 and repairs were made as per the recall but now Mazda USA does not want to reimburse me for the repairs made by my mechanic in July 2017 since it was done after the August 10, 2016 date of the recall which I knew nothing about till Sept 2017 when I got the first notice of the recall. Finally got them to look at the info but now they are using the fact that I dont have a bank statement from July 2017 showing the repairs were paid with my Visa when the slip from the garage is clearly marked paid Visa. Big company just looking for any possible loophole to get out of owning up to their mistakes.
Published: February 2, 2016
Mazda CX-7 2011: In June of 2014 I lost my first turbo, at 54,000 miles. Af
Mazda CX-7 2011: In June of 2014 I lost my first turbo, at 54,000 miles. After having the turbo replace it turned out that my fuel pump was also bad, had that replaced. In July of 2015 a weird noise began coming from the area of my turbo. Brought it to the Mazda dealership and was told it was probably a wrist pin. Brought my car to another dealership and it turned out a few bolts between the turbo and manifold had broke and the gap was causing the whistling noise. Had to pay for bolt replacement out of pocket (over $1000 because they also insisted on replacing the seals on the turbo). November of 2015 my second Turbo went. I was over the Warrantied mileage and warranty was denied. The turbo warranty from previous installation had also expired after 12 months. Replaced turbo at my own expense. January of 2016 the car flashed a check engine and oil light. Pulled over and immediately shut the car down. After having the car towed to a repair place it was discovered that the crankshaft bearing had gone bad and destroyed the motor. I basically have a worthless car with only 67 thousand miles on it.
Published: August 15, 2014
Mazda Corporation in Canada has a huge problem that seems to be growing wee
Mazda Corporation in Canada has a huge problem that seems to be growing week over week. I purchased a new Mazda CX5 10 months ago. The vehicle drives fantastic. It just needs a lot of TLC. Paint is not evenly distributed leaving visible color distortions. Front bumper is not, absolutely not, suitable for winter driving in Canada. I went through a spray - car was to get the salt and grime off the car and the bumper just cracked. Dealer is telling me I hit something... No scuff marks, no other damage than a crack that starts exactly where there is a cut out in the bumper. This is a flaw in the plastic material that the bumper is made of. I will eventually replace the bumper but at $ 1,000.00 it simply is not feasible right now. The infotainment system is cause for long debates with the dealer and on the phone with Mazda Canada customer support. I have also put in a claim at the MTO (Ministry of Transportation in Ontario) to see if they are willing to see the point of a defective infotainment unit that requires constant attention during driving. USB drives simply crash, Bluetooth becomes grayed out. Needs a complete disconnect from the battery to resolve (plus reprogramming). Dealer states that they did a firmware upgrade but only tested for the GPS system and, since I keep that up to date (I had to purchase maps to be updated quarterly), it showed on the bill that the firmware already was up to date. That is not the firmware!! The infotainment also has a firmware that can be checked by pressing radio on/off and audio at the same time. Since the dealer made a statement that the firmware is up to date, Mazda Canada does not want to respond to any flaws or changes that need to be made. Music volume is just unacceptable. I had to crank the sound to 30 before I can even hear the speakers and there is a constant hiss at lower music levels. Dont even think of driving with the roof open. You will have to crank it all the way up to 45 or 50 (65 is the max). I purchased the GS model for this. The sunroof is a much welcome tool in keeping the temps in the car at bay in the summer. The OEM tires will not last for more than 40,000 KM by the way. Last but not least: the dealer will only work on any TSB (technical service bulletin) when the customer insist. It is not done voluntarily. Mazda Canada still claims there are no TSBs for the car - if asked why they are so secretive about this, they claim that all works as it was meant to be. The car, in their eyes, is perfect. In my opinion, the many test reports are flawed and I have also contacted these sites and producers of the shows with the facts. Also the Dealers insist you take the rust proofing and if you do the car will be ready in 4 days. I refused ant it took 2 weeks with the 3M protection film still missing. These tricks will be pressed upon the buyer when I thought I was done with the purchase. I have deep regrets I purchased the car. I will zoom-zoom for a little longer but this car will not last the full 10 years my (t)rusty Ford Taurus did. I do not recommend anyone to purchase a Mazda CX5 if peace of mind is important.
Published: January 15, 2015
The day before Christmas Eve 2014, as we drove out of a parking lot, our we
The day before Christmas Eve 2014, as we drove out of a parking lot, our well-maintained 2006 Mazda3 started feeling bumpy. We stopped on the street, and my husband looked under the hood: the engine had fallen out of place! There was no warning. Our Christmas week involved tow-trucks, car rental, and inability to find anyone who could work on the car before the following week. We found out the motor mounts had failed, which seemed to be a common problem on Mazdas. Worst of all, as we saw online, it often happened again and again.Six months before, wed had the motor mounts replaced. Our mechanic found a crack in one of them and suggested replacing them all, with Mazda parts. Wed had no trouble with the car since then, and had only gone another 7000 miles. I spoke to the service manager at the Mazda dealer, who said hed never seen an engine fallout in the years hed been there. He said Id have to contact Mazdas corporate office; they made all decisions, and maybe theyd help with repairs. The corporate woman I spoke with wasnt overly encouraging. She only said wed have to have the car towed to them so their service dept could check it out.Merry Christmas? Customer service? Online comments made us doubtful that Mazda would ever help us, and I shuddered to think where wed be if the engine had fallen while we were on the freeway. We finally decided, instead of spending too much time and money on a car we could never really trust again, to buy a new car--NOT a Mazda. A photo of our good-looking Mazda3 convinced the dealer to take it as a trade-in, and have it towed to them. We only got 107,000 miles out of our Mazda3, the least weve ever had on a car. Needless to say, it will be the last Mazda well buy. Warning to other Mazda3 owners: every time you have your car serviced, have them check the motor mounts. It could save you all kinds of grief, and maybe your life.
Published: November 17, 2012
I own a Mazda CX7. I received the Mazda notice concerning the timing chain
I own a Mazda CX7. I received the Mazda notice concerning the timing chain quite a few months back. I actually went to have the car checked due to the notice, and I found that there was a problem with mine. This is no lie, what I am about to tell you. On the way back from the shop, my timing chain broke! This caused an enormous amount of damage, and thereby I have incurred a huge bill to have this fixed. I contacted Mazda Corp and explained that I had no way to indicate that I have had all the oil changes done due to the fact that my husband changes our oil on all our cars. They said to me that I have no recourse and there are no loopholes for my situation. They will not honor the situation.I am extremely disappointed in the service and the behavior of Mazda Corp. I have recently learned that others have experienced this same problem. Even though Mazda knew that there was a problem and thereby sent the notice in the first place, they are still unwilling to fix the problem or take care of the monetary damages. I am asking everyone who reads this and has had a problem with Mazda concerning this situation to contact me because I am going to file a Civil Suit against Mazda, but we must join forces in order to do this. Thank you.
Published: June 24, 2014
AIRBAG DEPLOYED ON MY 2001 MAZDA MPV - In May of 2014, the airbag on the pa
AIRBAG DEPLOYED ON MY 2001 MAZDA MPV - In May of 2014, the airbag on the passenger side front seat deployed while I was sitting at gas-n-go after pumping gas. My daughter was sitting in the seat. It cause deep bruising to her back and cracked her rib. Now Im afraid to drive it!
Published: June 7, 2016
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 27, 2018
I have not had a single issue with my car in six years, it has been the abs
I have not had a single issue with my car in six years, it has been the absolute best purchase I have ever made. The car has also retained much of its resale value. My vehicle is totally manual, transmission and windows; the vehicle also gets great gas mileage. I chose this car because it was rated very high for reliability and overall value at the time I bought the vehicle. However, I dislike the clips that secure parts to my vehicle, and they break very easily. The oil pan fell off a few months after purchase and some of the interior clip ons broke as well.
Published: August 10, 2015
We bought new a 2011 Mazda and everything with it is great except for the a
We bought new a 2011 Mazda and everything with it is great except for the air condition always being clogged. So far to date, it seems that its been clogged 5 times and each time, its costing me money to get it unclogged. They told me that there is NO RECALL for it nor a repair except of the CONSTANT UNCLOGGING of the AC. I love my Mazda but I know this is a deal breaker for me to constantly get it repaired for the same problem over and over again. I just dont understand to why Mazda have designed this so poorly! We had a Toyota Corolla, a Mazda Accord and a Pontiac and we have never had any problem with their AC being clogged. This is so frustrating!
Published: May 17, 2016
My experience with Mazda overall meaning corporate and the dealership has b
My experience with Mazda overall meaning corporate and the dealership has been horrendous. I think we should all get together and file a class action lawsuit. Mazda is making cars with defects. The dealer did a spot delivery spot scam on me. My car has been having all sorts of issue with the brakes not working properly and just recently the transmission. I have had it. Corporate does nothing. The VP Shawn Murphy is interested in money. Do not buy a Mazda unless you have it checked out first.
Published: September 10, 2017
When we were shopping for a new vehicle we wanted something that could carr
When we were shopping for a new vehicle we wanted something that could carry six or more passengers. We had purchased a used car for our daughter from a local dealer. It was a good car that we were all happy with. We went in in August and the salesman just got in the new CX9 signature edition (2016). It was a great looking SUV with great technology and a fine trim level that included leather and wood trim. Complete the deal was 45,800 out the door. Considering the trim level and options that was a fair price. After one year we made the choice to lower our payments and down size to a less expensive car. The CX9 with 10,500 miles. The Trade in value of 31000 dollars. A loss of 33% of the value in one year. Stay away from any Mazda. Any car that loses that much value in one year should be taken off the market. I will never buy another Mazda in my lifetime.