CX-5 Daytime Running Light Failure
The LED daytime running lights in the 2016 CX-5 are known to flicker and fail. Mazda admitted that the sealing gaskets attached to the light's wiring connectors release sulfur, corroding the circuit.
Valve Stem Corrosion and TPMS Warnings
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…
Variable Valve Timing and Stretched Timing Chains
Mazda’s L-series engines are earning a reputation for variable valve 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 i…
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sorting out which topics, problems, and model years have the most overall complaints from owners on CarComplaints.com.
Worst Issues (see all)
- 2010 MAZDA3 clutch failed 65 (100%)
- 2016 CX-5 daytime running led light failure 41 (63%)
- 2010 MAZDA3 dashboard melting 28 (43%)
- 2012 CX-9 brake power boost unit failure 26 (40%)
- 2005 Tribute wheel well area completely rusted out 26 (40%)
- 2007 CX-7 engine timing chain stretched 20 (31%)
- 2014 CX-5 will not completely shut down 20 (31%)
What Breaks (see all)
Mazda has seen the light.
After years of complaints about the CX-5's daytime running light flickering and failing, the automaker has issued a recall for nearly 44,000 vehicles.keep reading
Mazda is recalling over 14,000 MX-5 Miatas with automatic transmissions because of sudden and unexpected downshifts.
The problem is likely a software bug in the vehicle’s clutch control logic. Or I guess in this case, illogic? The recall affects the 2016-2019 model years and will hopefully start by the end of March.keep reading
There’s enough corrosion forming on the subframes of the 2009-2010 Mazda6 to separate lower control arms and cause steering rack mounting bolts to fail.
The best case scenario is your alignment feels off and the steering pulls harshly to one side. Given enough time, you’ll loose all steering ability entirely.…keep reading
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.