hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,750 miles

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2008 Mazda MAZDA5 suspension problems

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2008 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 042015


  • 120,000 miles


Going down the road and all of a sudden it sounds like a rock banging in the rear driver side wheel well. It turns out to be a broken shock mount. This is the second one that has broken. One broke at ~80,000 miles and now this at ~120000. Search the internet and it is a known problem.

- Grantham, NH, USA

problem #3

Feb 012013


  • 90,000 miles
Mazda5 2008 wearing inside of tires prematurely and cupping. Outside edge of tires reported to still have 15000 miles left of use. Second set of tires purchased with same problem. Grinding noise every time dealer rotated and aligned the tires every 5K miles during oil change. I was accused of not rotating tires enough; however, now they admit the alignment is a common problem with Mazda5. Dealer only recommends I get a "special" german engineering style alignment that costs $89 every 10K miles. I am forced to pay for their poor design.

- Abingdon, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 012011


  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mazda Mazda5. The contact heard a knocking coming from the front end of the vehicle when accelerating. The dealer informed the contact that both the struts and shocks were fractured, leaking and needed to be replaced. The contact sent the manufacturer an email and was awaiting a response. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 51,000 and the failure mileage was 46,000.

- North Andover, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 272009


  • 15,000 miles
Mazda 5 premature tire wear on toyo tires. The Mazda has 24712 miles, but only ~15000 are on the toyo tires due to running snow tires all winter and there is cupping and inner tire wear. Alignment was checked at Mazda and rear was slightly out of spec (-0.03). Mazda denies ever hearing of a tire problem on their Mazda 5S, when the topic is all over their web. When I purchased the car the saleman assured me Mazda had resolved the premature tire wear that had been seen in the uk where the Mazda 5 appeared before the usa.

- Grantham, NH, USA

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