hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles

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2006 Mazda MAZDA5 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 102008


  • 70,000 miles


I'm driving a 2006 Mazda5 that has been the subject of two previous recalls for engine overheating and catching fire due to exhaust and shoddy locks that do not work well under colder weather. This morning the car has smoke coming out of the engine compartment due to a faulty manufacturer ac compressor as diagnosed by sutherlin Mazda in buford ga. The smoke and heat from the engine prompted and immediate shut down of the vehicle for fear of fire as the smoke was entering the cabin. After doing research, the only possible points of failure are faulty component, improper installation (eg moisture or air in valves, too much or two less oil --oil for the compressor and engine are not the same). Unfortunately the Mazda5 is slightly out of warranty and Mazda corporate reclaims the ac compressor when the new one is installed. As a result of the part reclamation there is no accountability for the cause faulty component and I am left with $2000 work of repairs as a result. Mazda corporate is unwilling to cooperate despite under Georgia law the car is a lemon due from the first recall (repairs took over 45 days) and despite sutherlin Mazda in buford, ga positively identified the issue as a failed manufacturer ac compressor. Mazda corporate has refused to provide any data on failure rate of the ac compressors in these and other vehicles containing the same model compressor. I am requesting Mazda corporate cover the cost of part and labor for required parts & labor as this model of vehicle is only two years old.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

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