What's Wrong with the CX-5?

There are 181 complaints over 4 CX-5 model years. These can be broken down into 1 generations with their collective PainRank™. The higher the score, the faster you should run away.

Generation Breakdown

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Gen Years Score Problems Recalls Inv. TSBs
1 2013—2016 17.91 181 13 0 408

Recent CX-5 News

Mazda Orders Recall of Diesel Engines That Leak and Stall

It hasn’t been a good year for diesel. There’s the whole VW mess, a BlueTEC Mercedes-Benz lawsuit in California, and a GM Duramax lawsuit in Michigan. And now Mazda is issuing a recall for diesel engines outside the USA that stall, leak fuel, and catch on fire. Well, at least it’s not emissions-related? Here are a few of the issues:

Mazda says the fastening force of the injector mounting nut is faulty and can cause too much pressure on the injector gasket. If this condition occurs, the fuel blows through the cylinder head causing the engine oil to become carbonized and clog the oil strainer.

And then there’s:

The sealing performance of the fuel return hose can deteriorate and lead to cracks inside the hose, causing fuel to leak from the hose.

Oh yeah, then there’s:

The diesel engines can also stall because pressure in the cylinders and the closing force of the intake valves can decrease, catching soot between the intake valves and the valve seats. If this occurs, the engine will have poor compression and unstable rotation, causing the engine to stall.

As of right now, the recall doesn’t affect US diesels but that could change. You can get the full rundown on CarComplaints.com.

Mazda Hatches, Falling Down

Heads up, Mazda owners! The automaker just announced a recall of 2.2 million vehicles with rear hatches that can come crashing down.

Mazda says the vehicles don’t have enough of a corrosion protective coating on the ends of the external cylinders of the rear hatch gas lift supports. Without enough corrosion protection, the dampers can be affected by water containing road salt and cause the dampers to break.

The scary part is those hatch supports can give out quickly. On the plus side, it turns something boring like taking the groceries out of the trunk into an “exciting” game of chance.

Mazda Issues a CX-5 Squealing Brake Pad TSB

Do the brakes in your CX-5 sound like a squealing band of toddlers who are scratching their nails on a chalkboard? It’s not pleasant and according to TSB 04-005/15 road salt is to blame.

The CX-5 brake pads can be affected by road salt used in colder weather, causing the brakes to stay partially applied because of rust on the outer rear brake pads.

2013 and 2014 owners might be eligible for a repair under Mazda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty term of 36 months/36,000 miles. There are additional details on CarComplaints.com.