hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,000 miles

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2008 Mazda MAZDA5 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 282015


  • 166,000 miles


The contact owned a 2008 Mazda 5. while driving at an unknown speed, the driver heard a bang sound near the front end of the vehicle and pulled over to the side. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed flames under the hood. There were no warning indicators illuminated prior to the failure. A police report was filed and the fire department extinguished the fire. The fire department did not know the cause of the fire. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a private tow company. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 166,000.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #1

Jan 132015

MAZDA5 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
This is what is going on with my car. I almost had an accident because of the power steering assist is suddenly lost by reducing my ability to steer the vehicle. Mazda said there was no recall on my car so they cant help me. Mazda is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles manufactured from April 2, 2007 through November 30, 2008. These vehicles may have a condition in which a sudden loss of power steering assist could occur at any time while driving the vehicle. Consequence: Power steering assist is suddenly lost reducing the driver's ability to steer the vehicle as typically expected, and increasing the risk of a crash.

- Houston, TX, USA

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