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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
123,500 miles

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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 engine problems

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2009 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 052017


  • 127,000 miles


Occasionally (4 times now) when stopping or starting out (foot on brake, car in drive) the accelerator races full throttle, like I stomped on accelerator, for a few seconds. I have to press on the brake full force and/or put it in neutral. Scarey!!! called dealer, but was told they were not aware of any problems. No offer to check it out. Emailed mazdausa on jan2 but no response other than automated response showing they received my email. Took it to repair shop to check for codes - no codes.

- North Canton, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 132013


  • 120,000 miles
Gas pedal is too close to the brake pedal. I often have accelerated depressing the wrong pedal due to the extreme close proximity. While pulling up to the garage hit the gas pedal instead of the breaks and caused both vehicle and garage damage. I have thought to complain about this many times. The front end of the vehicle was damaged and the garage masonry has bricks and block work damage. Two of my wheels have been warped. I have only a medium foot size 10. This is dangerous for anyone.

- Hyde Park, NY, USA

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