really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,300 miles

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2013 Mazda MAZDA5 brakes problems

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2013 Mazda MAZDA5 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 052016


  • 18,900 miles


The parking brake failed. Manual transmission. The vehicle was left stationary, parked in a parking lot on only a very slight incline. The parking brake lever was pulled up and engaged, the vehicle not moving as all occupants exited the vehicle and walked away. Upon returning to the parking lot about 15 minutes later the vehicle was found to have rolled back and across the entire parking lot, stopped by its hitting a curb.

- Herriman, UT, USA

problem #2

Aug 262015


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owned a 2013 Mazda 5. while driving 40 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and traveled to the floorboard. The failure caused the contact to crash into the rear of another vehicle. The contact stated that both air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The passenger sustained injuries to the chest from the seat belt, which required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Millsboro, DE, USA

problem #1

Nov 032014

MAZDA5 4-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
The emergency brakes of Mazda 5 do not work. My car slid off while parked and crashed against a mailbox. Both car and mailbox were damaged. Mazda claims it is not responsible as it states in its manual that you need to always leave the car on gear when you park even on a flat landscape. However (1) shouldn't the emergency brake still work and (2) doesn't leaving the car on gear when you park damage quicker the gear box and brakes? other Mazda 5 car owners also complain that they really have to pull hard twice or three times on the emergency brakes so that is stops clicking. This is a safety issue and Mazda 5 cars should be recalled.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

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