Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Keep an eye on your tire's valve stems. There are reports that they can corrode, break and take your tire from inflated to mush in "what the heck just happened" seconds flat. Otherwise, most owners say it's pretty smooth sailing with this car.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,158 miles

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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 302012

MAZDA5 4-cyl

  • 16,158 miles


I was heading to work, I cannot open sliding door to get my daughter into her seat. Have to get her in on the driver's door and have to reach so far and bend to get her buckled in. When I drove off, the door signal on the panel is warning that a door is open. To avoid any accidents, I stop and recheck doors that can open, everything is shut but the signal still states it's open. I cannot check daughter's sliding door because it is still stuck....cannot open nor shut it. I drove slower just to make sure it will not suddenly open up, that will be horrifying event - for debris coming in, hitting my daughter or even my daughter's restrain system failing and for my daughter to be thrown out. When the weather warms up, the sliding door works again. It's intermittent and usually when temperature drops. The 2 side sliding doors, gets stuck either at same time or at times just one side. Right now it's warmer, it's ok but yet cannot bring it to have it check. I called the dealership where I got the car from and tom at service, is in a hurry and I just have to let him go. I did check the internet, and there's actual safety recall for Mazda 5 sliding doors freezing up, but for 2006 (recall number 4306K). It is still happening even for 2009 model, like ours. The safety concerns are still there.

- Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA

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