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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Mazda CX-5
Key Features The Mazda CX-5 has a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that offers 155 hp at 6,000 rpm. The fuel economy is estimated at 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg...
2012 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2012 Toyota RAV4: Which One Should I Buy?
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Architect
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No more transmission for me
Hello, a loss of power to the wheels can be frustrating. It appears that your transmission might be going into a limp home mode. The vehicle needs to be connected to a scan tool to see if there are any...
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Something banging around under the hood
Greetings and thank you for writing in with this concern! Without knowing more about the conditions that cause the noise (when, where, how, etc) it is difficult to advise on this concern. Mazda has released a number of Technical Service...
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Going through a lot of brake pads on Mazda CX-5
Hello, noisy brake are probably the number one complaint that exists. Mazda has issued two Technical Service Bulletins for brake noise, TSB 04-004/14 for brake noise and TSB 04-003/14 for rear brake noise with uneven pad wear. If you have...
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Antenna is loose, need to secure it
Hello Linda! Thank you for writing in about this problem. This does seem to be a common issue to the CX-5. Unfortunately, there have not been any updated part numbers or Technical Service Bulletins issued for this particular problem. The...
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Random exploding sunroof is unsafe
Hello, A moonroof (commonly confused with sunroof) is a retractable glass pane rather than a retractable piece of metal (sunroof). Since the glass broke it would be difficult to determine if there was an impact that would have caused it...
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I cannot get my bluetooth to work
Hello, having a convenience feature not working properly can be annoying, especially when it has to do with the entertainment system. It appears that Mazda has recognized this issue in Technical Service Bulletin (TSB 09-008/15) to resolve issues with the...
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There’s a big lag with the throttle
Hello, being a drivability issue it will require some diagnosis with a technician. If you can demonstrate it to the technician it would aid in diagnosis. It sounds like you might have low fluid level based on how you say...
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I don’t know how often I should be replacing brakes
Hello, if the brakes were used to the point to where they started grinding before you took it in for repair, the backing plate might have made contact with the rotors, damaging the surface leading to replacement. Brake rotors also...
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Windshield cracked while parked indoors
Hello. While having a cracked windshield is bothersome, the only time a manufacturer will cover a piece of glass is if it has a stress crack, with no signs of a stone chip or signs of impact. If you don’t...
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Engine revs really high up when I idle
Hello, by the way you describe your concern, it sounds like the vehicle has a high idle, or an idle flare at a stop. Check for the Technical Service Bulletin (TSB 01-005/14) for an updated software/firmware to help remedy this...
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Rear brakes squeak in new 2016 car, but dealership can't hear it
Sure, we'll be happy to help you. I would probably check the brake hardware kit. The hardware kit consist of slide pins and the little shims that the brake pads fit in. There could be some corrosion build up either of those systems...
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Small rock cracks windshield while driving on the interstate
Hi! Yes it's very possible to have an aftermarket windshield installed in your car, though you should make sure to verify with the glass installer that it is still a quality windshield. Often times aftermarket parts can be very high...
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At red light, engine revved high and lurched forward
Hi. That's a scary situation you were in. I'm glad you didn't get into an accident. Okay, it seems like the new CX5's have been having transmission issues for the past couple years now. Some of the new transmissions have been...
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At green light, accelerated, engine revved, but car barely moved
Hello. It sounds like that there was a glitch inside the TCM, known as the transmission control module. There is a TCM update available for your vehicle. Call your dealership to see if the update has been done already or...
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Can a bushing was checked out and looked fine to a mechanic, can it go bad 2-3 weeks later?
Hi there: Different mechanics and automotive retailers have unique service checks before selling a car or saying that it's "OK" to sell. So it's virtually impossible for us to tell you whether or not the bad bushing should have been...
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I need help with diagnostic trouble codes that suddenly appeared making vehicle almost undriveable.
Firstly, you should have the battery disconnected and the PCM disconnected. Check their connectors for any problems and apply dielectric lube to the connectors so the connection is clean from corrosion. If the problem continues then replace the PCM. All...

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