2016 Mazda CX-5 engine NHTSA complaints: Vehicle Speed Control

NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,356 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.

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2016 Mazda CX-5 Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 242018


  • 18,168 miles


I slowed down in my neighborhood, going about 10 miles and hour, and was coasting into a parking space at about 5 mph in my home neighborhood. It was about 1:15 pm on a sunny, clear day. I was applying the brake to stop the car as I pulled into the spot yet I was going slow and coasting straight into the spot. Suddenly, the car sped up, the brakes had no response, and the car jumped over the curb and ran into two bushes. I did not have my foot on the accelerator, I had my foot on the brake...but more than anything, I had no control, it was unintended acceleration. Then the car stopped after I hit the bushes. I was shaken, but no bags deployed. I then moved the car off of the grass, and pulled the car around to the same parking space. This time the car stopped normally. I have 18,168 miles on this car. I have been the only owner. I am afraid to drive this car because I am concerned it will do this again and I will be in traffic or near people and I could hurt or kill myself or someone else. There was no warning of any problem.

- Lower Gwynedd, PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 012018


  • 44,229 miles
Sudden acceleration turning left pulling into a parking spot. Foot on brake/off of accelerator, cruise control off, slowly pulling in. Accelerated enough to jump curb onto sidewalk. Able to break just about three feet short of brick building. Car at dealership for several days. Technicians unable to recreate or discover problem.

- Lexington, OK, USA

problem #6

Feb 232018


  • 36,500 miles
Coasting. Driving to a stop sign or stop light or stopping point at a declining speed from 30mph to 25/20/15mph intervals are where the ¿tugging¿/'stutter¿ happens. Dealership says it is normal operation for the car to shift into gear when declining in speeds. Even corporate agreed with them. The only thing that is not normal is how come AWD variation doesn¿T have this issue? my older Mazda 3 from 2009 I drove didn¿T have this issue. Tested a Mazda 3 new 2018 and they had this issue. Also tested a sales department 2016 fwd cx 5, similar issue. My friend who is a physoclogist, her cx 5 2016 has the same tugging issue. Dealership said it could be a torque converter/transmission/ or cold weather within th transmission lines. No error codes were present when they checked. The driving experience seems very degrading for the newer models. The abrupt tugging could cause an accident to someone ahead of me or the jerking could make me hit the gas pedal even harder. Spoke to: Service request number 1-1225218842 spoke to roy from Mazda csdepartment 800.222.5500 select prompt 2, then ext. 1148. The cs called dealership and followed dealership guidance. If this is new for the vechicle as a standard of driving, then this must make it very unpleasant and predictable for future accidents.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #5

May 182017


  • 7,600 miles


2 incidents of sudden acceleration while making a right hand turn into parking spaces first on 5/18/17 and second on 12/15/17. The air bags deployed the first time but not the second time. The insurance company is ordering an engineer investigate since it occurred on 2 separate occasions

- Floral Park, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 012017


  • 3,600 miles
My complaint is identical to complaint # 10913740. I special ordered my Cx-5 & picked it up Feb 2017.does not shift properly, revs up to 6000 before engaging, can't accelerate when I need to (like merging on freeway or changing lanes). Please see complaint # 10913740 because he describes it better than I, a non "car person" can. I've put my my gas foot to the floor trying to gain some speed so I wouldn't get rear ended and it takes, literally, about 10 seconds to respond at all. The dealer claims it is shifting as designed & says they can't recreate the problem. Car was there @3600 miles & they told me the tech couldn't find anything wrong with the car but did I want a drive with him. I did one, & he tried to tell me that revving to 5000 when on a small incline was normal. This is a lie. I brought the car back again- it was in for 7 days. 2nd time manufacturer involved, & supposedly its engineers would work on it. But all they did is run diagnostics (doesn't anybody actually look at the actual car anymore - computers do malfunction) and what they came up with is that I was engaging the gas and the brake at the same time, causing the car not to shift. First of all, my tiny foot couldn't be on both pedals if I tried; second, my left foot is a clutch foot. I am so used to using it on a clutch only that it dangles where a clutch would be if I hadn't bought this stupid automatic 2016 Cx-5. so now Mazda is saying that their engineers & dealer technicians are infallible and they will do nothing for me. Meanwhile, I am stuck with this pos I bought for $27,000 cash which is not only dangerous but extremely un-fun to drive due to the jerking, revving, etc., which are very unnerving, and with 5000 miles on car, I should want to drive it. Instead I am driving my nearly 12 year old VW so that I can get places safely and without the jarring problem of the Mazda.

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #3

May 312017


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Mazda Cx-5. while the vehicle was at a complete stop, the engine revved. The contact's vehicle independently surged forward and crashed into the preceding vehicle. The contact's vehicle continued to surge and crashed into a pole. The driver and passenger frontal air bags deployed. The contact sustained injures to the chest and arms, which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent body garage. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 28,000.

- Gwynn Oak, MD, USA

problem #2

May 182017


  • 2,751 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Mazda Cx-5. while driving 5 mph, the vehicle accelerated and increased rapidly without warning. Also, the brakes failed to work. As a result, the contact drove over a small tree and then crashed into another tree, which helped stop the vehicle. The contact sustained muscle, neck, and back pain. Medical attention was not required. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,751.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 052016


  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Mazda Cx-5. while parking the vehicle with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle accelerated and crashed into a tree. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where no failures were found. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

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