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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,253 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Mazda MAZDA5 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 282010


  • 194,525 miles


1. purchase vehicle used in 2009 with 170,000 kms 2. since day one, have had issues with door latches / lock and unlock - happens on random occassions and especially in cold/ wet or humid conditions. On several occassions I have been unable to lock / unlock the rear passenger doors using the keyfob or the interior vehicle switches, (I have to unlock/lock the rear vehicle doors manually). 2. today for the first time, the rear passenger door flew open (while driving) as it did not latched closed. The right side rear sliding door still will not latch closed......thought it was frozen, but dealer says no - not frozen - it's a faulty part / switch causing issue. 3. asked dealer about recall info - they told me that the recall service for that door latch problem has already been performed on my vehicle by the previous owner.....therefore, this issue will be my problem to pay for (out of warranty). 3. intermitent electrical issues with this vehicle. Dashboard lights flicker at times. Gas door pops open for no reason, and at time will not stay closed or will not open. 4. uneven tire wear. Have owned the vehicle for 9 months and the tires are already bald on the insides only. Vehicle feels like it has a vibration or suspension problem since day one, but the dealer claims nothing is wrong, no problem and alignment is fine? they blaim it on my tires or my driving. But, I have read several postings about these same issues.

- Bowmanville, 00, USA

problem #2

Jan 122009


  • 25,000 miles
ABS and brake warning lights come on when driving in snow. After the car was inactive over night, the lights did not come on start up the next day.

- Edmonton, 00, USA

problem #1

May 112006

MAZDA5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 233 miles
While driving, check engine light comes on and engine dies. Vehicle is stuck in the middle of the road and will not start. Vehicle had to be towed to nearest dealer, but techs have already left for the day. Vehicle is left at the dealer overnight. The next day, I am informed that problem is bad PCM. Module needs to be shipped overnight. Incident happened Thursday. Part won't arrive until Saturday, so vehicle won't be ready until Monday. If this happened while driving on the freeway, there may have been a major accident.

- Stockton, CA, USA

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