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Every Mazda vehicle has problems, some just have more than others.

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Mazda generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

B2300

Score 1.0

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

B2500

Score N/A

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

B2600

Score 0.12

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 1
  • TSBs 2

B3000

Score 1.19

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

B4000

Score 0.54

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

CX-3

Score 3.65

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 2
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 30

CX-5

Score 19.96

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 13
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 408

CX-7

Score 19.82

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 16
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 305

CX-9

Score 7.84

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 32
  • Investigations 11
  • TSBs 353

MAZDA2

Score 0.85

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 2
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 61

MAZDA3

Score 19.82

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 26
  • Investigations 18
  • TSBs 743

MAZDA5

Score 5.49

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 15
  • Investigations 18
  • TSBs 183

MAZDA6

Score 8.4

NHTSA Data

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 8
  • Investigations 2
  • TSBs 50

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 6
  • Investigations 452
  • TSBs 37

MPV

Score 2.53

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 47
  • Investigations 455
  • TSBs 411

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Protege

Score 2.2

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 32
  • Investigations 10
  • TSBs 343

RX-8

Score 3.4

NHTSA Data

Tribute

Score 9.39

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 67
  • Investigations 85
  • TSBs 464

Answers to the most frequently asked questions

What is PainRank™? Where Does it Come From?

PainRank™ is a CarComplaints.com algorithm that uses complaint data from owners (the average mileage of failures, the cost to make repairs, etc), relative complaints analysis, sales numbers, NHTSA data, & owners’ own vehicle rankings to come up with a number representing how much pain a car inflicts on its owners. The higher the PainRank™ score, the more painful a car is to own (typically).

What Are Vehicle Generations?

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, use similar engineering, and share features. Generational data is not always cut-and-dry – manufacturers might not always release generation information, some generations might last longer in different countries, and various trim levels and model variants can make the whole thing confusing. We do our best but make no guarantees about our generation data. When in doubt, we stick with data about US models.

What is NHTSA Data?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a government agency dedicated to keeping the roads safer by conducting investigations into potential problems, recalling safety issues, and tracking technical service bulletins issued by automakers.