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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,333 miles

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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 132015


  • 30,000 miles


The alarm keeps going off for no reason. I had this problem for long time. I turn it off and it will go off again, this is almost daily.

- Brea, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 162013

MAZDA5 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
In this case I left my lights on causing the battery to run down. The problem with this car is when there is no power it is impossible to open the rear sliding doors or tailgate. Only the driver's door opens with a key and you cannot open the rear doors from the inside without power. In the event of an accident that disables the power system these doors cannot be opened and passengers (especially children who are in safety seats) can be trapped. There are 3 rows of 2 bucket seats per row. I feel this car is a death trap and would seriously recommend it not be purchased.

- Kirksville, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 142010


  • miles
Fire in engine compartment, driver's side near front located at the fan controller unit. Electrical high-resistance connection due to improper length of wire in harness causing loose connection in controller unit.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

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