Notes: Keep an eye on your tire's valve stems. There are reports that they can corrode, break and take your tire from inflated to mush in "what the heck just happened" seconds flat. Otherwise, most owners say it's pretty smooth sailing with this car.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2009 Mazda MAZDA5 clutch problems

clutch problem

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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 152013


  • Manual transmission
  • 55,000 miles


We bought a 2009 Mazda 5 with a manual transmission new in October 2008. We were very disappointed when the clutch started slipping with only 18,000 miles on the odometer.

We have only owned manual transmission cars for over 28 years. During this time period we have owned 6 other cars from 4 manufacturers. We have always received good life from the clutch in our cars. Until now, the shortest time that a clutch has lasted was 90,000 miles with many lasting over 120,000 miles when we got rid of the car. Our driving habits have not changed during this time period and we have maintained the car.

Unfortunately the Clutch ihad problems AGAIN at 55,000 miles and 2 ½ years after the first repair. We were even more disappointed it appears that the Clutch has to be replaced AGAIN. This indicates to me that either the original repair was not done properly, or, as I feel is more likely, the design of the clutch or clutch system is causing premature failures. A third possibility is that there was a manufacturing defect that is causing the problem that was not dealt with during the first repair. We feel that the clutch is a possible lemon and Mazda does not stand behind their vehicles.

- pem59, Branchburg, NJ, US

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