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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,022 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2013 Mazda CX-5 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 272013


  • 2,000 miles


At highway speeds the driver's side mirror shakes uncontrollably, rendering it virtually useless. Cars are all but a blur at and above 55 mph. The dealer said it is a known issue (and said he submitted a tsb) and did nothing to remedy the issue. When presented with the "repair guidance" reference # R042/13A, they said it was a fix for the "european Cx-5, not the us version" and would not fix the problem.

- Pooler, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 022013

CX-5 4-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
Driving on freeway a small pebble hit the far right, mid level of windshield about 3 inches from edge. I heard a loud pop sound and then a small star-shape ding appeared. Within 5 minutes the crack grew to about 2.5 feet long.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 152013

CX-5 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Walked out to cracked windshield (1/4 way across vehicle) 6 months after purchased. Was told by dealer would not cover under warranty because of small nick at end of crack was thicker than dollar bill. 4 months later, discovered chip in windshield. During fix, crack protruded from chip and whole windshield had to be replaced again.

- Shakopee, MN, USA

problem #2

Oct 142013

CX-5 4-cyl

  • 6,100 miles
Both rear view mirrors vibrate at speeds in excess of 30 mph. On highways the vibrating is so intense the mirrors are nearly useless as using them can be nauseating. The driver side mirror vibrates more than the passenger side mirror, but both noticeably vibrate.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 102012


  • 10 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Mazda cx- 5. the contact was traveling 55 mph when the driver side external mirror vibrated.the vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 10 and the current mileage was 1500.

- Providence, NJ, USA

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