definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,250 miles

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2007 Mazda MAZDA5 suspension problems

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2007 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 152010


  • 37,000 miles


Purchased a used 07 Mazda 5 with 37K from a Honda dealership. Was told by the dealership that the vehicle was privately owned. About 100 miles after purchase the oil filter housing, just started spewing oil. Another 500 miles later, a crunching noise began to appear in the rear end and the car was consistently steering to the right. Took it to a Mazda dealership for repair and had the rear shocks replaced stated they issue was they were leaking. The also mentioned that the vehicle was a rental vehicle owned by enterprise, but this was not disclosed at the time of purchase. At the same time transmission fluid was flushed. Received vehicle after repairs, drove another 200 miles, transmission started slipping when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. The rear end also started making the same noise. Issues were immediately reported to the Mazda dealership, after not having the vehicle for 3 days, no issues were found. Took the vehicle back this morning, with a new problem of the check engine light being on and the rear end always making this noise. The main technician for the dealership currently has the vehicle and I am sure that I will hear that the shocks were leaking again.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 202008


  • 22,000 miles
2007 Mazda5 excessive rear inner tire wear. Caused by too much negative camber designed into the car with little or no way to adjust the settings. 39,000 miles on the 3rd set of tires.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #2

May 112010


  • 40,000 miles
The rear shocks on my 2007 Mazda5 have failed for the second time. The first time was in the 40,000 mile range. At the time I though it was one shock going bad, and impacting and causing the other to go bad as well. Because I was out of warranty, I did not return to my Mazda dealer for repair under warranty. Also I did not go to them because I found a local garage that put in Mazda original replacements at a cheaper price. However, at 89,000 miles, my rear shocks have failed again! this is both dangerous, as the rear end is unstable over bumpy roads, and very costly to do every 40 - 50,000 miles. As can be seen in your own listing of several years of Mazda5 complaints, problems with the suspension, and the rear suspension in particular, are common.

- Frenchtown, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 112009


  • 22,000 miles
After just 24,000 miles, I had to replace the tires on my 2007 Mazda5 due to "cupping." With just 5,000 miles on the new tires, the same thing is happening again. When I contacted Mazda regarding this, I was told it was a "design flaw", and that if I didn't like the noise and the vibration from the tires, then I would just have to replace them frequently. This is not acceptable, due to the safety issues of driving on bad tires. I also can't afford $700+ a year for new tires. If it is a "design flaw", then Mazda should be responsible for fixing this issue. When my car was in for service at the dealer last week, I was told it had a vibration at about 60 miles/hour, and that I should get it aligned. Took it to a local garage, and was told it was not out of alignment. Vibration was not there before they worked on the car at the dealer. I have also had the car to the dealer 3 times for a noise in the back end, and they could never find anything wrong. This last time, they did find I had a leaky shock. (I actually had to tell them to look for it after having the car in a neighborhood garage, and they found it." Have been told by the same neighborhood garage that my rotors are bad and need replaced, but Mazda felt they only needed to be "machined".

- Port Clinton , OH, USA

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