2008 MAZDA MAZDA5 VIN: JM1CR293080326789

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Damage
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VIN JM1CR293080326789 Decoding Mazda Vin Decoder

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Make

MAZDA

Manufacturer Name

MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION

Model

Mazda5

Model Year

2008

Plant City

HIROSHIMA

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

JAPAN

Body Class

Wagon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Displacement (CC)

2300.0

Displacement (CI)

140.35461141788

Displacement (L)

2.3

Engine Model

L3V (2.3L) Federal

Engine Power (kW)

114.0921

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

153

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2008 MAZDA MAZDA5 Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2008 MAZDA MAZDA5 Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat, 3rd row
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JM1CR293080326789

Components: TIRES

August 28, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11431413
Consumer Location: GREENWOOD, IN
VIN: JM1CR293080****

Summary of Complaint

We bought 4 of these tires 1/23/2018. The first failed within 3 months (passenger rear). The tire distributor no longer carried them, so we fit the next best ... a different Primewell. Now, the driver side front tire has developed a bulge where the tread and sidewall meet - similar to the first failure. We cannot drive it and - still - the distributor no longer carries THAT tire. We have - as of 9/1/2021 driven the car a TOTAL of less than 14,000 miles since the purchase. The 50K warranty was ignored in the first failure; and we have been told that it is irrelevant in this second one. The size is 205/50R17 for both - all four. Both tires were continuously losing air and had to start carrying a portable air pump. Just noticed this weekend that the driver side tire was ONCE AGAIN low on air. When I went to fill it, noticed the bulge. Do not know hoe long ot has been there ... just noticed it this weekend.

Components: STEERING

July 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11242105
Consumer Location: SNELLVILLE, GA
VIN: JM1CR293080****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA 5. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE POWER STEERING ASSIST LOST CONTROL AND ALL THE INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATORS BRIEFLY ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND PROVIDED CASE NUMBER: 1-2284518588. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 179,889.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208333
Consumer Location: CONCORD, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA 5. WHEN THE CONTACT STARTED THE VEHICLE, THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 149,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION WHEELS

June 19, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11103068
Consumer Location: HILLIARD, FL
VIN: JM1CR293180****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT 4 KUMHO TIRES SIZED 205 50R17 FOR THIS CAR IN SEPTEMBER OF 2015. IN AUGUST OF 2017, AT ABOUT 25000 MILES ON THE TIRES, ONE OF THEM DEVELOPED WHAT WE LATER LEARNED WAS A BELT SEPARATION. THE SYMPTOMS WERE A SEVERE VIBRATION, AND SEVERE PULL. WE REPLACED TWO OF THE TIRES. 10 MONTHS LATER THE CAR DEVELOPED EXACTLY THE SAME SYMPTOMS, AND IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT ANOTHER OF THE TIRES HAD A BELT SEPARATION. I REPLACED ALL 4 TIRES WITH ANOTHER BRAND. I CALLED KUMHO TO REPORT THE ISSUE, AS THEY CLEARLY HAD A BAD RUN OF TIRES FOR ME TO HAVE TO OUT OF ONE SET. THE PERSON ANSWERING THE PHONE (WARRANTY DEPARTMENT) INSISTED THAT 'BELT SEPARATIONS ARE COMMON', THAT THE RECENT RECALL WAS A "VOLUNTARY RECALL BECAUSE THE ENGINEERS JUST WANTED TO SEE THE TIRES'. I ASKED TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE IN THEIR SAFETY OR ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS. SHE SAID "WE DON'T HAVE ANYONE LIKE THAT".

Components: STEERING

April 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11093335
Consumer Location: MILWAUKEE, WI
VIN: JM1CR293780****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA 5. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE POWER STEERING SEIZED AND THE POWER STEERING ASSIST FAULT INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WITHOUT WARNING. THE DEALER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 141,000.

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WHEELS ENGINE

May 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11005668
Consumer Location: WEST CHICAGO, IL
VIN: JM1CR293X80****

Summary of Complaint

2008 MAZDA 5. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS WITH VEHICLE TRANSMISSION. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE REAR SHOCK MOUNTS AND THE OIL ASSEMBLY HAD TO BE REPAIRED. THE WHEEL RIMS CORRODED INTERNALLY, ALLOWING AIR TO LEAK FROM THE TIRES. THE IGNITION SWITCH AND TRANSMISSION FAILED. UPDATED 08/23/2017*JS

Components: STEERING

May 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10983817
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: J1MCR293480****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING WARNING LIGHT COMES ON STEERING GETS HEAVY

Components: STRUCTURE

January 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10944381
Consumer Location: MASSILLON, OH
VIN: JM1CR293780****

Summary of Complaint

REAR SLIDING DOORS WILL NOT CLOSE IN COLDER TEMPERATURES THEY OPEN FINE AND THEN WILL NOT CLOSE, MEANING THE DOORS WILL NOT LATCH AND CAN COME OPEN WHILE DRIVING AND WILL NOT LOCK OR ALLOW SETTING THE ALARM FUNCTION WHEN PARKING. HAS HAPPENED MULTIPLE TIMES WHILE COLD,HAVING TWO KIDS THAT RIDE IN THE BACK MY DOORS SHOULD NO COME OPEN ON THE HIGHWAY. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

December 19, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10936154
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: JM1CR293X80****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN TEMPERATURES DROP BELOW FREEZING, REAR SLIDING DOORS HAVE DIFFICULTY LATCHING TO THE POINT WHERE THEY CAN'T BE PROPERLY CLOSED. THIS EXACT ISSUE IS DESCRIBED IN RECALL #06V463000 FOR WHICH MY VEHICLE'S VIN/YEAR IS NOT INCLUDED. I WOULD LIKE MY VEHICLE TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL SO I CAN HAVE THE ISSUE ADDRESSED BY THE DEALER. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

December 17, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10936186
Consumer Location: MIAMISBURG, OH
VIN: JM1CR293880****

Summary of Complaint

REAR SLIDER DOORS FREEZE SHUT. THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW THAT THIS PROBLEM IS GOING TO OCCUR UNTIL IT'S ALREADY AN ISSUE. AT THE SAME TIME, THE REAR SLIDER DOOR LATCHING MECHANISM FREEZES IN 'OPEN' POSITION. IF THE DOOR IS ABLE TO BE OPENED AND NOT CLOSED, THE DOOR HAS TO BE TIED SHUT WITH BUNGEES. IF THE DRIVER DOES NOT NOTICE THE OPEN DOOR LIGHT AND THE PASSENGER DOES NOT NOTICE THAT THE DOOR DID NOT CLOSE AND LATCH, THE DOOR WILL SLIDE OPEN WHEN THE CAR IS MOVING. THIS HAPPENED TO MY DRIVER SIDE DOOR IN 2013 AND MY PASSENGER SIDE DOOR ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19TH. THE 2006 MAZDA 5 WAS RECALLED FOR THIS SAME REASON (4306K). *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

August 04, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10746183
Consumer Location: GRANTHAM, NH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

GOING DOWN THE ROAD AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT SOUNDS LIKE A ROCK BANGING IN THE REAR DRIVER SIDE WHEEL WELL. IT TURNS OUT TO BE A BROKEN SHOCK MOUNT. THIS IS THE SECOND ONE THAT HAS BROKEN. ONE BROKE AT ~80,000 MILES AND NOW THIS AT ~120000. SEARCH THE INTERNET AND IT IS A KNOWN PROBLEM.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

May 28, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10722224
Consumer Location: SHREVEPORT, LA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2008 MAZDA 5. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE DRIVER HEARD A BANG SOUND NEAR THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE AND PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE. AFTER INSPECTING THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT NOTICED FLAMES UNDER THE HOOD. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED PRIOR TO THE FAILURE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT DID NOT KNOW THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED AND TOWED TO A PRIVATE TOW COMPANY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 166,000.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 13, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10672636
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: JM1CR293380****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY CAR. I ALMOST HAD AN ACCIDENT BECAUSE OF THE POWER STEERING ASSIST IS SUDDENLY LOST BY REDUCING MY ABILITY TO STEER THE VEHICLE. MAZDA SAID THERE WAS NO RECALL ON MY CAR SO THEY CANT HELP ME. MAZDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 MAZDA3 AND MAZDA5 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2, 2007 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2008. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSIST COULD OCCUR AT ANY TIME WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE. CONSEQUENCE: POWER STEERING ASSIST IS SUDDENLY LOST REDUCING THE DRIVER'S ABILITY TO STEER THE VEHICLE AS TYPICALLY EXPECTED, AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

September 07, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10631352
Consumer Location: SMITHFIELD, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

REAR SEATBELT JAM AND WILL NOT UNLATCHED. SEATBELT LOCKUP AND CHILD WAS LOCK IN BELT AND HAD TO BE CAREFULLY PULLED FROM SEAT. SEAL BELT IS LOCK TO SEAT. CANNOT USED EXISTING BELT. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 06, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10609712
Consumer Location: GERMANTOWN, MD
VIN: JM1CR293X80****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING MAZDA 5 AND STOPPED FOR TRAFFIC LIGHT AS IT WAS RED. AS THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN, I MOVED MY FOOT FROM BRAKE TO ACCELERATOR PADDLE, THE CAR STARTED GOING IN REVERSE DIRECTION. I IMMEDIATELY APPLIED BRAKES, I TRIED TO ACCELERATE AGAIN AND AGAIN THE CAR WAS GOING IN REVERSE. NO I DID NOT HAVE MY CAR ON REVERSE GEAR, THE CAR WAS ON "D" DRIVE ALL THE TIME. I TURNED OFF THE CAR AND RESTARTED THE CAR AGAIN AND OUT THE CAR ON "D" AND AGAIN THE CAR WENT ON REVERSE. I TRIED THIS PROCESS AGAIN, THIS TIME ALL THE CAR DASHBOARD LIGHTS CAME ON AND CAR DID NOT START. I IMMEDIATELY CALLED 911, ON 5TH JULY (SUNDAY) AROUND 3:00PM. MY CALL DETAILS CAN BE RECEIVED. I TOWED MY CAR TO DEALERSHIP AND THEY ARE SUGGESTING ENGINE FAILURE. THE CAR CAN NO WAY HAVE ENGINE FAILURE. IF IT WAS ENGINE FAILURE HOW CAN THE CAR GO ON REVERSE? I AM THANKFUL TO GOD THAT I DID NOT HIT THE CAR BEHIND I HAD A 4 YEAR OLD CHILD IN MY CAR. THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE WITH THIS CAR. I WOULD SUGGEST PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF THIS MAJOR ISSUE AS THIS CAN LEAD TO MAJOR ACCIDENTS. ALSO, I GOT IT SERVICED 3 MONTHS BACK AND NO ISSUE WAS IDENTIFIED. I LIKE MAZDA 5 MINI VAN I HAVE BEEN DRIVING FOR ABOUT 4 YEARS BUT THIS INCIDENT HAS GREAT SETBACK ABOUT MAZDA IN MY MIND. I ALSO HAVE MAZDA CX-7 THAT I AM SO SCARED TO DRIVE. I CAN NEVER IMAGINE THE CAR GOING INTO REVERSE WHILE IN DRIVE MODE. THIS IS LIFE THREATENING DEFECT IN THE CAR. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU. P.S. THE VEHICLE SPEED WAS BETWEEN 0-5 MPH, THE SPEED WHEN YOU TAKE FOOT OF BRAKE AND PRESS SPEED ACCELERATOR. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION WHEELS

February 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10496132
Consumer Location: ABINGDON, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MAZDA5 2008 WEARING INSIDE OF TIRES PREMATURELY AND CUPPING. OUTSIDE EDGE OF TIRES REPORTED TO STILL HAVE 15000 MILES LEFT OF USE. SECOND SET OF TIRES PURCHASED WITH SAME PROBLEM. GRINDING NOISE EVERY TIME DEALER ROTATED AND ALIGNED THE TIRES EVERY 5K MILES DURING OIL CHANGE. I WAS ACCUSED OF NOT ROTATING TIRES ENOUGH; HOWEVER, NOW THEY ADMIT THE ALIGNMENT IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH MAZDA5. DEALER ONLY RECOMMENDS I GET A "SPECIAL" GERMAN ENGINEERING STYLE ALIGNMENT THAT COSTS $89 EVERY 10K MILES. I AM FORCED TO PAY FOR THEIR POOR DESIGN. *TR

Components: STEERING

January 15, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10493434
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA MAZDA5. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ALL FOUR TIRES WERE WEARING EXCESSIVELY DUE TO THE FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ALIGNMENT. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND COULD NOT PROVIDE ANY ASSISTANCE TO THE CONTACT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000.

Components: VISIBILITY STRUCTURE

May 19, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10463322
Consumer Location: SEMINOLE, FL
VIN: JM1CR293980****

Summary of Complaint

NOTICED THE SEAL THAT SECURES THE WINDOW TO THE FRAME OF THE VEHICLE HAS AN 1/8 INCH OPENING, A BREAK IN THE SEAL LINING. ON A RECENT ROAD TRIP, IN MAY, DRIVER AND PASSENGER HEARD THIS POPPING NOISE, WE THOUGHT THAT SOMETHING WAS HITTING THE CAR TOP, APPARENTLY NOT, AS THE RIGHT WINDOW SEAL IS FURTHER STRETCHED OUT AND A BREAK HAS NOW OCCURRED. I AM CONCERNED THAT UNDER CONSISTENT USE AND PRESSURE THAT THE OPENING WILL CONTINUE TO STRETCH OUT EVEN FURTHER AFFECTING THE WINDSHIELD SECURITY AND THE DRIVER. MY MILEAGE IS LIMITED AND VERY LOW AT THIS TIME BUT VERY CONCERNED FOR SAFETY PURPOSES. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS ENGINE

June 23, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10463089
Consumer Location: EAST ORANGE, NJ
VIN: JM1CR293X80****

Summary of Complaint

MY HUSBAND WAS DRIVING THE CAR ON THE HIGHWAY AND THE CAR BEGAN TO STALL AND SLOW DOWN SUDDENLY. THE CAR'S HEAT INDICATOR LIGHT WENT ON HIGH AND THEN WENT TO COLD. HE COULD NOT DRIVE THE CAR PAST 45 MILES. WHEN MY HUSBAND EXITED THE RAMP OFF THE HIGHWAY THE CAR SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY. THE INCIDENT COULD POTENTIALLY PUT MY HUSBAND IN A DEADLY ACCIDENT HAVING HAD STALLED AND STOPPED ON A HIGHWAY WITH CARS SPEEDING BEHIND HIM. WE WERE TOLD BY A MAZDA DEALER THAT WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPLACING THE ENGINE WHICH APPARENTLY BLEW. THEY CLAIM THE ENGINE HAD NO OIL, BUT WE KNOW THE CAR SHOULD HAVE HAD OIL. NO CHECK OIL LIGHT EVER CAME ON. IN ADDITION, THIS CAR STALLED WHILE I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY 6 MONTHS AFTER WE PURCHASED THE CAR. THAT TIME I WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER TO THE SLOW LANE AND DRIVE IT SLOWLY AS THAT TIME IT ALSO DID NOT ALLOW ME TO DRIVE PAST 45 MILES. THE DEALER FIXED THE PROBLEM STATING THAT IT WAS THE TRANS CONTROL MODULE THAT WAS DEFECTIVE. EARLIER THIS MONTH THE CAR BEGAN TO STALL AGAIN WHILE I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY ONCE MORE, THE MECHANIC SUGGESTED TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION. I FAILED TO MENTION THAT A FEW MONTHS AFTER BUYING THE CAR THE AIR BAG LIGHT WOULD COME ON INDICATING THAT IT WAS NOT WORKING. WE EXPECTED ALL THE TROUBLES WITH THE CAR TO BE ELECTRICAL, BUT EITHER WAY THESE PROBLEMS COULD HAVE CAUSED OUR LIVES. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

October 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10444449
Consumer Location: NORTH ANDOVER, MA
VIN: JM1CR29L880****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA MAZDA5. THE CONTACT HEARD A KNOCKING COMING FROM THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE WHEN ACCELERATING. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT BOTH THE STRUTS AND SHOCKS WERE FRACTURED, LEAKING AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT SENT THE MANUFACTURER AN EMAIL AND WAS AWAITING A RESPONSE. NO REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 51,000 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 46,000.

Components: TIRES

August 22, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10427220
Consumer Location: MCKINNEY, TX
VIN: JM1CR293680****

Summary of Complaint

TOYO TIRES SIZE 205 50 17 FAILED AT 22,000 MILES. *TR

Components: TIRES

March 28, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10393772
Consumer Location: WINSTED, CT
VIN: JM1CR29L180****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA 5. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH WHEN A TIRE SUDDENLY BECAME FLAT. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY A DEALER WHO ADVISED HIM THAT THE VALVE STEM WAS FRACTURED AND CAUSED THE FLAT TIRE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 48,000.

Components: STEERING

March 08, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10386865
Consumer Location: PASADENA, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TOOK CAR IN DUE TO RECALL NOTICE FOR POWER STEERING FAILURE FOR REPLACEMENT PART. NEW PART INSTALLED WAS DEFECTIVE AND RESULTED IN LOSS OF STEERING ABILITY. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY STRUCTURE

January 08, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10375443
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE GLASS PANEL OF 2008 MAZDA5 MOONROOF EXPLODED ON HIGHWAY WITH NO APPARENT REASON. LUCKILY THE INSIDE COVER WAS IN PLACE AND NOT MANY BROKEN PIECES FELL DOWN FROM THE GAP. AFTER A SEARCH ON THE INTERNET, THE ISSUE SEEMS NOT UNCOMMON AMONG MAZDA CARS AND MINIVANS. *TR

Components: STEERING

August 24, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10352484
Consumer Location: BERKELEY, CA
VIN: JM1CR29LX80****

Summary of Complaint

ON 8/24/10 I WAS DRIVING IN SF CITY TRAFFIC AS I NEARED AN INTERSECTION, MY POWER STEERING ON MY 2008 MAZDA 5 FAILED. I PULLED OVER INTO A RED ZONE, BARELY OUT OF TRAFFIC, AND TURNED OFF THE CAR. I READ THE MANUAL AND IT SUGGESTED TURNING THE CAR ON AGAIN. I DID BUT THE STEERING LIGHT REMAINED ON. I MOVED THE CAR (WITH DIFFICULTY AND NO SMALL AMOUNT OF STRESS) TO A SAFER LOCATION. I CALLED MAZDA AND THEY CAME AND TOWED THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP. THEY REPAIRED THE CAR IN 4 DAYS TIME. THEY TOLD US THEY WERE "ABOUT" TO SEND OUT RECALL NOTICES ON THE MAZDA 5. THE NEXT DAY (8/25) I READ IN THE NY TIMES AUTO SECTION THAT THE MAZDA CORP. IN JAPAN HAD KNOWN ABOUT THIS POWER STEERING FAILURE FOR 2 YEARS. THIS SEEMS INCREDIBLE TO ME, GIVEN THAT THE CAR IS BARELY 2 YEARS OLD. LUCKILY NOTHING HAPPENED BUT 5 MINUTES BEFORE I HAD BEEN ON THE FREEWAY GOING 55 MILES AN HOUR. WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THE POWER STEERING HAD GONE OUT THEN? *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

May 14, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10352341
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MAZDA 5 - 2008 SHOCKS AND STRUTS CAUSES CAR UNBALANCED AND DAMAGING RUBBERS (BETWEEN SHOCK AND FRAME) TO CAUSE NOISES. THIS ALSO DAMAGES THE TIRES AND TIRE ALIGNMENT. *TR

Components: STEERING

July 14, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10352158
Consumer Location: MELROSE, MA
VIN: JM1CR29L180****

Summary of Complaint

LOSS OF POWER STEERING TWO TIMES ON MY MAZDA 5. *TR

Components: STEERING

August 15, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10349666
Consumer Location: ORANGE, CA
VIN: JM1CR29L980****

Summary of Complaint

FIRST INCIDENT, POWER STEERING WAS LOST WHILE MAKING A U-TURN. WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. REGAINED POWER AFTER HALF AN HOUR. SECOND INCIDENT, ATTEMPTED TO AVOID A SWERVING CAR, BUT STEERING WHEEL LOCKED UP AND COULD NOT CONTROL VEHICLE. ENDED UP SPINNING OUT AND CRASHED INTO ANOTHER CAR AND THE CENTER MEDIAN. *TR

Components: STEERING

July 28, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10346164
Consumer Location: MIDLOTHIAN, VA
VIN: JM1CR293680****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING FAILED THREE TIMES YESTERDAY. DASH LIGHT CAME ON AND STEERING GOT VERY HEAVY ALTHOUGH I WAS ABLE TO MUSCLE THE CAR THROUGH TURNS. DAY WAS VERY HOT AND WE WERE DRIVING IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT. I DID WHAT THE OWNERS' MANUAL SAID - STOPPED AND SHUT OFF THE CAR, WAITED A FEW SECONDS AND RESTARTED THE CAR. IN TWO OUT OF THE THREE INSTANCES THE POWER STEERING LIGHT HAD GONE OUT AND THE POWER STEERING WAS WORKING. IN THE OTHER INSTANCE THE LIGHT DID NOT GO OUT AND THE POWER ASSIST WAS NOT WORKING. THE CAR IS WORKING OKAY NOW AND I AM NOT SURE IF OR WHEN THIS MIGHT OCCUR AGAIN. BECAUSE OF THE DRIVING SITUATION AT THE TIME AND BECAUSE I AM AN EXPERIENCED DRIVER THIS DID NOT PRESENT A GRAVE SAFETY ISSUE; HOWEVER, HAD I BEEN DRIVING FASTER AND THE ROAD CONDITIONS BEEN POOR IT COULD HAVE BEEN CATASTROPHIC. *TR

Components: STEERING

July 03, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10341392
Consumer Location: SEATTLE, WA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MAZDA 3 AND 5 POWER STEERING FAILURE. THIS IS CURRENTLY COVERED BY MAZDA TSB: 06-002/09 I THINK MAZDA SHOULD ISSUE A RECALL FOR THE AFFECTED PARTS. LOSS OF POWER STEERING CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS FOR PEOPLE WITH LIMITED PHYSICAL STRENGTH. *TR

Components: STEERING

March 26, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10341335
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA
VIN: JM1CR293380****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE I WAS DRIVING MY 2008 MAZDA 5 IN LATE MARCH 2010, THE POWER STEERING STOPPED WORKING. THE PROBLEM PERSISTED UNTIL WE GOT IT FIXED. THE MECHANIC GAVE THE FOLLOWING DIAGNOSTIC, 'C1099 POWER STEERING CIRCUIT FAULT HYDROELECTRIC POWER STEERING PUMP INTERMITTENTLY SHUTS DOWN. MAZDA TSB REFERENCES THIS ISSUE. RECOMMEND PERFORM TSB PER MAZDA AND REEVALUATE.' THE REPAIR COST AROUND $1,000. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 05, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10341221
Consumer Location: ASHLAND CITY, TN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS PULLING INTO A HOTEL PARKING LOT WHICH HAPPENED TO BE A STEEP SLOPE. I STOPPED MID WAY UP THE HILL TO SEE WHERE I NEEDED TO CHECK IN AND PARK. WHEN I TOOK MY FOOT OFF OF THE BRAKE, I STARTED ROLLING BACKWARDS. I PUSHED THE ACCELERATOR BUT NOTHING HAPPENED, MY CAR CONTINUED TO ROLL BACKWARDS. I PUSHED THE BRAKE PEDAL BUT IT WOULDN'T ALLOW ME TO PUSH IT DOWN. IT WAS STUCK. THEN MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AS WELL AS MY BRAKE LIGHT. AS I REACHED FOR THE EMERGENCY BRAKE MY CAR STOPPED BECAUSE I RAN INTO A LIGHT POST AND A TREE DAMAGING MY CAR. I WAS ABLE TO GET THE CAR INTO PARK AND SHUT OFF THE ENGINE. I TURNED THE CAR BACK ON AND THE LIGHTS WERE NO LONGER ON. I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE IT AND PARK IT. I ASSESSED THE DAMAGE WHICH WERE BOTH REAR QUARTER PANELS WERE DAMAGED AS WELL AS A FEW DENTS AND SCRATCHES. SINCE IT WAS THE WEEKEND I WAITED TILL MONDAY MORNING TO CALL MY DEALERSHIP. THEY SAID THEY WOULDN'T TOUCH IT WITHOUT ME REPORTING IT TO MAZDA CORP. FIRST. I CALLED MAZDA AND EXPLAINED WHAT HAPPENED. THEY TOLD ME I WOULD HAVE TO RUN IT THROUGH MY INSURANCE COMPANY SINCE THERE WAS DAMAGE TO MY CAR. I CALLED MY INSURANCE COMPANY THE NEXT MORNING AND REPORTED IT. I HAD TO PAY MY DEDUCTIBLE PLUS SOME MONEY FROM MY INSURANCE COMPANY TO GET IT FIXED. I ASKED FOR MAZDA TO CHECK THE EVENT DATA RECORDER TO SEE WHY THIS HAPPENED. I'M NOT SURE IF THIS WAS DONE BECAUSE IT SOUNDED LIKE THEY ONLY CHECKED THE DIAGNOSTICS AND SAID THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY CAR. I DON'T BELIEVE I SHOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY FOR MY CAR BECAUSE IT WAS FAULTY. IT IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY. *TR

Components: STEERING

June 28, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10340725
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, VA
VIN: JM1CR293680****

Summary of Complaint

2008 MAZDA5 POWERSTEERING PUMP SHUTS DOWN WHEN HOT, MAZDA KNOWS ABOUT THE PROBLEM AND REFUSES TO RECALL. DANGEROUS FOR SMALL OR WEEK DRIVERS. HAS OCCURRED 2 TIMES ON ME IN AFTER SITTING IN TRAFFIC. INTERNET SEARCH REVEALS LOTS OF COMPLAINTS. *TR

Components: STEERING

June 28, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10340594
Consumer Location: WEAVER, AL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING FAILURE AT LOW SPEED, POWER STEERING LIGHT COMES ON. AFTER RESTART FUNCTIONED NORMALLY. *TR

Components: STEERING

June 18, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10339094
Consumer Location: FLUSHING, MI
VIN: JM1CR293280****

Summary of Complaint

THE ENGINE ON MY MAZDA5 WAS RUNNING AT IDLE SPEED FOR APPROXIMATELY 10-15 MINUTES ON A WARM DAY. IN PULLING OUT OF THE PARKING LOT, THE POWER STEERING FAILED COMPLETELY AND THE WARNING LIGHT CAME ON. IN RESEARCHING WITH OTHER OWNERS, I REALIZED THAT THIS IS A PERVASIVE PROBLEM. *TR

Components: STEERING

May 07, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10334239
Consumer Location: HUNTINGTON STATION, NY
VIN: JM1CR29L280****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 MAZDA 5. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ON MAY 7, 2010, THE POWER STEERING FAILED AND SHE HAD TO USE THE MANUAL STEERING POWER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A REPAIR SHOP WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE POWER STEERING MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED AT THE TIME OF THE COMPLAINT. THE CONTACT CALLED THE DEALERSHIP AND WAS TOLD THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 39,000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 41,000.

Components: STEERING

May 28, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10333822
Consumer Location: KATY, TX
VIN: JM1CR293580****

Summary of Complaint

2008 MAZDA5 - 40K MILES AFTER IDLING IN PARKING LOT FOR APPROX 20 MINS, PUT CAR IN DRIVE AND ATTEMPTED TO LEAVE. POWER STEERING LIGHT ILLUMINATED, WIFE COULD NOT TURN WHEEL AT ALL. TURNED OFF CAR. I ARRIVED 10 MINS LATER AND WAS ABLE TO OPERATE THE STEERING WITH DIFFICULTY. *TR

Components: STEERING

May 26, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10332377
Consumer Location: STATEN ISLAND, NY
VIN: JM1CR29L280****

Summary of Complaint

2008 MAZDA 5 POWER STEERING FAILURE. NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS AND POWER STEERING FAILED DURING OPERATION AT HIGHWAY SPEED. POWER STEERING FLUID FINE AND NO OTHER PHYSICAL SIGNS APPARENT TO CAUSE FAILURE. POWER STEERING RESUMED ONCE THE CAR WAS TURNED OFF AND THEN ON AGAIN. *TR

Components: STEERING EQUIPMENT

February 18, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10332434
Consumer Location: LOVELAND, OH
VIN: JM1CR293280****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING FAILURE. NORMAL MIXED DRIVING, HIGHWAY & CITY STOP & GO, WHILE WAITING IN A DRIVE THRU FOR COFFEE, STEERING WHEEL BECAME ALMOST IMMOVABLE, WOULD STILL TURN TO NORMAL LIMITS BOTH RIGHT & LEFT, HOWEVER THE EFFORT REQUIRED WAS VERY HIGH. RETURNED CAR TO DEALER UNDER WARRANTY NOTICING THAT STEERING EFFORT REMAINED CONSTANT THROUGHOUT THE DRIVE. EFFORT REQUIRED WAS NOT DEPENDENT ON SPEED, OR DIRECTION. *TR

Components: STEERING

May 05, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10330052
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JM1CR293280****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS ABOUT TO PARALLEL PARK IN REVERSE AND THE POWER STEERING DIED. A LIGHT SHOWED UP ON THE DASHBOARD INDICATING THE SAME. BECAUSE IT WAS A BUSY STREET A BUNCH OF CARS AND BIKE RIDERS WERE BACKING UP BEHIND ME. I MUSCLED THE CAR INTO THE SPOT WITHOUT THE POWER STEERING. WHEN I SHUT THE CAR OFF AND RESTARTED IT, THE POWER STEERING WORKED AGAIN. *TR

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