really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,324 miles

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2013 Mazda CX-5 steering problems

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2013 Mazda CX-5 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 112013

CX-5 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles


While driving, the engine appears to stall and the car is not drivable. The car feels as though it has shut off, and no acceleration is possible. I am forced to coast to the shoulder, at which point I must turn the car off and restart in order for the car to be drivable. While this is happening, several indicator lights are illuminated, including the tire pressure monitor, check engine, at, and traction control indicators. Upon restart, the check engine remains illuminated. This same incident has recurred 3X since I purchased the car in April 2012, including May 2013, May 2014 and August 2014. Each time it has been serviced by the dealership. I have just filed a complaint with Mazda.

- Kensington, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 212012


  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Mazda Cx-5. the contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the tire pressure monitor warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the TPMS was reset and no failure was found. The failure recurred five times. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate mileage of the failure was 100.

- Fairville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 122012

CX-5 4-cyl

  • 873 miles
Pulling in to parking space with foot on brake. Vehicle would not stop and couldn't turn the steering wheel. Car suddenly accelerated and jump curb and ran into side of building. Brake pedal was hard to press and even tried pumping brake, but vehicle would not stop. Engine speed did not change when pumping brake. Vehicle was only three weeks old and had a major malfuntion with braking and steering.

- Townsend, MA, USA

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