Most Common Mazda CX-5 Problems

As with most cars these days, the Mazda CX-5 does have some consumer complaints against it – some years more than others. If you’re looking to purchase a new or used CX-5, it’s helpful to know what some of the most commonly reported Mazda CX-5 problems are so that you can make an informed purchase decision. 

Take a look at our list below of some of the most common Mazda CX-5 issues that drivers have come across. Just note that while these issues have come up, it is by no means an exhaustive list nor is it a guarantee that your CX-5 will experience these same problems. If you do experience any issues with your Mazda, be sure to give us a call, though, and we can help you get back on the road in no time.

Windshield Issues

One of the most commonly reported problems from CX-5 owners was related to the vehicle’s windshield. Some drivers reported that the windshield would crack easily, and the cracks would quickly grow in scale. Other drivers reported that cracks would appear seemingly out of nowhere and without a known cause.

While windshield replacement is fairly common, this specific repair can be more costly than expected due to the sensors placed in the glass that are used for the lane-centering feature. Because of this feature, drivers appear to be much more frustrated with the cost of replacing their windshield. Luckily, this does not seem to be on the list of 2020 Mazda CX-5 problems, so if you are looking to buy a newer model, then this may not be an issue for you.

Running Lights

Another minor problem that many CX-5 drivers experienced that turned out to be a major cost is an issue with the running lights. These lights, that typically should last close to the first 100,000 miles or so, would fail much earlier than that.

Because of the nature of how these LED lights are configured, Mazda built them out as one unit rather than individually, so unfortunately you can’t just replace a single bulb. For that reason, this tends to be a more costly repair as you need to replace the entire unit.

Engine Problems

If you’re in the research phase and thinking of purchasing a CX-5, you’ll be happy to know that Mazda CX-5 engine problems are not commonly reported. From time to time, drivers have reported hearing a ticking sound from their CX-5 Turbo. However, this is not a common Mazda CX-5 Turbo problem, and it is usually due to poor lubrication or inadequate fuel.

Brake Wear

While not a widespread issue, some drivers have reported needing to prematurely replace their brake pads or rotors. Typically, this issue happened after the brakes were no longer under warranty. This was a common issue, though, so it’s quite possible that you won’t experience this with your Mazda CX-5.

While these commonly reported Mazda CX-5 problems can be frustrating to deal with, it can be helpful to know ahead of time and spot the warning signs before it becomes a major headache. As you go through the process of finding/purchasing a CX-5 or if you already have one that needs to be serviced, give us a call and we can help with that.