definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,750 miles

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2006 Mazda MAZDA5 suspension problems

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2006 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 122010


  • 62,000 miles


At 62,000 miles had a noise in the rear. Took it to dealer who said it was the shocks. This is the 3rd set of shocks that have broken. Mazda was good about it and will cover most of the cost. Dealer stated that they see this a lot and that Mazda has resigned the shocks so hopefully it will not be an issue going forward. The parts are on back order because of this redesign so it will be a few weeks before they come in.

- New Haven, IN, USA

problem #3

Mar 302009


  • miles
I have a 2006 Mazda 5 that has an engineering fault in the suspension/steering system. This defect leads to intense uneven wear in tires, which leads to a hazardous situation on the road. The dealers mask the problems by overinflating the tires (even more dangerous) and Mazda North America refuses to acknowledge the problem. There are hundreds of people from uk Canada and usa that I've communicated with and they have the same experiences with their Mazda 5. the original toyo tires failed in the first year, a second set of tires provided by Mazda failed after the first 20000 miles and even the most expensive high performance tires from Goodyear can not provide more than 2 years or 20000 miles of usage. I have gone to multiple dealers and shops, they all say the alignment and balance are ok but no one can improve the tire safety situation. I use this car to drive to work and back every day and to Transport my children to school and their activities, about 12000 miles / year and I am afraid that something bad might happen. I do not use the car for commercial activities and I am not an aggressive driver. The constant replacement of tires and the expense incurred did not put me in a safer position. Only addressing the source of the problems can make this vehicle safer for me, my kids and everyone else on the road. I appreciate your time and diligence in solving this problem!

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 122008


  • 18,000 miles
Car has barely 18,000 miles and needs new shocks already. Dealer is covering under warranty but worried about safety of the car and what next?

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 302007

MAZDA5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,998 miles
I recently noticed severe wear on the inside shoulders of both rear tires on my 2006 Mazda 5. looking from the rear of the vehicle, the rear tires appear to lean in at the top. I believe the failure of the tires to correctly contact the road contributes to poor handling, and the severe tire wear will lead to unexpected blow-outs. The vehicle was purchased in Nov. 2005 and currently has 23,000 miles. It has not been wrecked or otherwise abused in a manner which would affect the rear alignment. The dealer has refused to repair or align the vehicle under warranty when presented this problem on Oct. 30, 2007. I have seen similar issues logged under suspension and tires on this site.

- North Richland Hills, TX, USA

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