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CarComplaints.com 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.

6.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,500 miles

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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 102011

MAZDA5

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My husband purchased a brand new 2009 Mazda5 and in February 10th 2011, as I was driving my tire lost all air, the valve had snapped in half. The dealer said I must have hit something but I know I didn't, I would have felt something if it was strong enough to break the valve, plus there was nothing on the side of the road close enough to hit the car. They made me pay $150 to replace it. In May 29th I was pumping air and it happened again on a different tire. At this time I had 37,200 miles. I called Mazda and the representative said that they never heard of this problem and it wasn't covered. I google it and there are plenty of people complaining about the same and I even saw some reports of Mazda knowing about faulty valves. I had another one break on December 15th, this was #3. this is beyond ridiculous!!! this product is definitely defective. At this point I do not want to have another one of these valves put on my tires. Mazda should recall them before someone dies on the highway when the tires go flat because of the valves. I bought this vehicle new from the dealer and had extended warranty on it, which did not cover my valves. They said I was probably pushing too hard when I was pumping air. Again, the valves should be recalled before someone dies.

- Seneca , SC, USA

problem #1

Jun 272011

MAZDA5

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mazda Mazda 5. while attempting to add air to the rear drivers side tire the aluminum valve stem end broke due to corrosion. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technicians replaced the valve stem. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000.

- Winchester, MA, USA

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