3rd Generation (2012—2015) MAZDA5 Problems

This generations ranks 23rd out of 38 Mazda generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the clutch (35%), transmission (17%), and the brakes (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Slipping Clutch 5 complaints at an average of 54,231 miles in the 2012 Mazda MAZDA5.
  2. Condenser Damage 1 complaints at an average of 30 miles in the 2014 Mazda MAZDA5.
  3. Clutch Failed 1 complaints at an average of 35,125 miles in the 2013 Mazda MAZDA5.

What MAZDA5 Year is Most Reliable?

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 Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2015 0 1 77 0.0
2014 3 1 87 2.92
2013 3 1 102 2.71
2012 11 1 106 4.98

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