fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,100 miles

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2007 Mazda MAZDA5 transmission problems

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2007 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

Dec 132006

MAZDA5 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
I purchased a 2007 Mazda 5. this is a decent car but at colder temperatures the vehicle will stall and shutter about 1-3 minutes after start up. The colder it gets and the more miles that the car gets on it the more often this occurs. The dealership told me that this is a common issue and that Mazda has told them to flash again the computer. That was done and did not fix the issue. It is very dangerous if I pull out in traffic and this vehicle fails I am hauling myself and my husband and 4 kids that is going to be something that is Mazda's fault for not remedying the situation. This now occurs after driving and coming to a slow or a stop. Also when the temperatures are from 35-40 degrees the front right wheel makes an awful noise sometimes squeaking and then sometimes a grinding noise. The dealership informed me that it is "heavy, and excessive grease in the ball joint". now that the temperature is warmer you cannot hear this anymore. The vehicle has 13,000 miles and while driving on the interstate at 60-65 mph and you put on the brakes the steering wheel shakes and acts as if the brakes are warped. When the temperature is hot outside the A/C works poorly with a temp out of the vents at 47 degrees. When stopping at a drive through resturant or at the bank the smell of burning antifreeze is very noticable. There is no visable leaks but the smell of antifreeze is evident. This is a poor designed, overpriced, not advertised vehicle that Mazda should work out the bugs in, or give the money back to the customers. This car has been in the shop 7 times since new for these issues that Mazda said they dont know how to fix yet. I have given them time and the opportunity now my lemon law will be running out and I dont want stuck with a lemon.

- Martinsburg, WV, USA

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