Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Antenna is loose, need to secure it

asked by on

My 2014 Mazda CX-5 only has 3,600 miles on it but already there is an annoying problem with the antenna. It has come loose at the base and now the entire thing bangs around whenever I drive at high speed. What kind of new car is made like this? The part had to be ordered so I am going to have to deal with this for a while. Is this a common issue? Will it pop up again after I replace the thing?

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 design of the antenna is such that it can easily be dislodged from the base. It is possible that Mazda is redesigning the part so this doesn’t happen again. Though it is an inconvenience, if this problem occurs again, it should be covered under the new car warranty (3 years/36,000 miles). Be sure to inform your local dealer of the issue as manufacturers track problems like this and will issue recalls or TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) if enough vehicles have a similar issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Is it possible to fry a new battery through faulty installation? 2009 Mazda 6

Hello - it is NOT likely your spouse damaged the battery during the swap. Far more often, the electrical energy in the battery would fry wiring or other electrical components if something is mis-connected. More than likely, the battery swap...

Q: 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...

Q: Ignition key heating

This is normal for the key to be very warm when removed from the ignition. Depending on the outside temperature and the proximity of the key to major electrical components, the key is subjected to a lot of heat. Since...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...