Featured Problems

Valve Stem Corrosion and TPMS Warnings

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Mazda owners are experiencing warning lights, valve stem corrosions, and sudden tire blowouts that can all be traced to issues with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Law firms are currently gathering information about potential cl…

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Variable Valve Timing and Stretched Timing Chains

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Mazda’s L-series engines are earning a reputation for variable vale timing (VVT) defects that can cause oil leaks, excessive smoke out of the tailpipe, loose timing chains, and catastrophic engine failure. Mazda acknowledged the problems in…

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All Problems

Some models can't seem to get their heads out of their tailpipes. We've taken each model's complaints volume, paired it with NHTSA actions, and sprinkled in some safety scores to give each a collective reliability score. Here's the worst of the bunch.

Mazda CX-5

PainRank
25.76
Complaints
366
Reliability
19th out of 19

Mazda MAZDA3

PainRank
20.12
Complaints
530
Reliability
18th out of 19

Mazda CX-7

PainRank
19.48
Complaints
144
Reliability
17th out of 19

Mazda MAZDA6

PainRank
10.48
Complaints
267
Reliability
16th out of 19

Mazda Tribute

PainRank
9.88
Complaints
208
Reliability
15th out of 19

Mazda CX-9

PainRank
9.85
Complaints
226
Reliability
14th out of 19

Mazda MAZDA5

PainRank
6.72
Complaints
80
Reliability
13th out of 19

Mazda CX-3

PainRank
4.77
Complaints
17
Reliability
12th out of 19

What Owners Complain About the Most

Sometimes it's easiest to just tally up all the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

Watch Out For These Generations

A generation is a group of model years where little, if any, changes were made. They tend to have the same problems and some generations have horrible reputations for reliability. Here's a few you should avoid.

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By the Numbers

  1. 22 models

    Each with their own trim levels, bodystyles, and special blend of headaches.

  2. 41 generations

    A group of years for a specific model with the same design, features, and problems.

  3. 30 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  4. 2,097 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  5. 5,214 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  6. 157 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Have a complaint about your vehicle?

The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.