Q: Going through a lot of brake pads on Mazda CX-5

asked by on

The brakes on my 2013 Mazda CX-5 are very noisy. Replaced the pads at 15,000 miles, which seemed a bit early. Now there is more noise, but I doubt the pads are worn out by now at 24,000 miles. Could this be a mechanical issue?

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 had factory pads installed at a dealer then you might have coverage. Whatever axel you had pads replaced on, they should have machined the rotor to give the new pads a clean surface to imbed into and to give the pads a new surface to wear into. If just the pads were replaced, there will be some noise associated with the wear process and will decrease the pad life. If the pads installed were not OEM (original equipment manufacturer) Mazda pads, then there is a greater chance for noise. Mazda had done the research to maximize pad life with the minimal amount of noise. Pads that are bought from another source have a more likely chance of noise due to the material they are made from. Pads that are not OEM may be made from a harder material that will increase life of the pad, but are harder on the rotor. Also consider your driving and braking style and the condition of your drive like hills and high speed driving. To have a break safety inspection you can make an appointment with YourMechanic.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Going through a lot of brake pads on Mazda CX-5

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: 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...

Q: I'm buying a car that is not running. The owner thinks it jumped time, the car had started to overheat so he shut it off then I wo

Sounds like the overheating caused coolant to fill up one of the cylinder or it lost compression from a warped cylinder head. A compression test would need to be done to see if the head is warped and blew the...

Q: Why do you want to replace both of the front brake pads at the same time?

Hello - brake pads normally wear relatively equally between the left and right side. This indicates that the brakes on each side are working properly. A frozen caliper, or sticking caliper slide bolt will cause a wear imbalance, and should...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...