3rd Gen (2012 – 2015) Mazda MAZDA5 Problems

The 3rd generation of the MAZDA5 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 2.66. That can be compared against other Mazda generations. Shopping for a Mazda? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2012–2015 MAZDA5 model years have sent in 17 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the clutch (35%) followed by the transmission (17%) and the brakes (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mazda model years.

Watch out for the 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2015 0
0.0
2014 3
2.93
2013 3
2.72
2012 11
5.0

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