2016 Mazda CX-5 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Soul Red Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,082 - $23,946
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
24 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
155-184
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.7 Overall Score
Performance 4.6Comfort 3.8Styling 4.7Value 4.6

Editor's Overview

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 has the versatility, taller ride height and economic sensibility of other compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. Yet it stands apart from rivals with its surprising spunk and sporty handling. Among compact crossover SUVs, the Mazda CX-5 is among the most fun to drive.

Mazda CX-5 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Touring $19,154 - $22,095
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
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check icon Keyless Start
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check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
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chevronDown icon Sport $16,082 - $18,813
Horsepower: 155 hp - 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Back-Up Camera
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check icon Keyless Start
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check icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
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chevronDown icon Grand Touring $20,439 - $23,946
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Blind Spot Monitor
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Owner Reviews

4.61
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Fifth Mazda--I am satisfied.

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This is my fifth Mazda. I have leased the last four. It is a reliable car. I did have to have the brakes replaced at 15, 000 miles. Luckily it was covered! I have not had many maintenance issues with any of my Mazdas. This Mazda cx-5 is a bit boxier than previous ones. I do not think it is a snazzy looking as my past cars. I have heated seats and a sunroof-which I love. The side lane changing feature is wonderful. The basic radio package is okay. I have found the navigation system is fine--once I figured out how to use it. One thing that has annoyed me to no end with this car is a plastic side piece located right where my right foot is. I hooked my foot under it every time and it falls off. I have had to have them put it back on several times as I cannot seem to figure out how to pop it back on. The back up cam is helpful. Other than that I do not have all the bells and whistles that were offered. Bluetooth works fine. I really love that feature. Overall the car is comfortable. I have driven the car on several long road trips and found the seats okay. Overall I am satisfied with this car and when my lease is up next year I will most likely get another Mazda.

Jane B
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Solid on the outside, cheap on the inside.

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On the surface, the 2016 Mazda cx-5 has stylish good looks, great performance and if you go up to touring, adds nice features like blind spot, rear traffic warnings and navigation. I now own the vehicle for just over 2 years. I really do like this vehicle and have debated whether to purchase it at lease end in June. The issue here is what I call "fit & finish" which is terrible. Cheap plastic parts that easily fall off consistently (one by the driver's foot next to console & one by the lower back seat) a console locking pin that breaks easy and keeps you from closing your console cover, the trim around the navigation screen trim which bubbled up around the edges, the key fob battery which quit approximately 1 1/2 years into service. I'll also add in the tires where I constantly deal with tops lights going off probably monthly. So it is an actually well performing vehicle if you can deal with the nuisances of lousy cheap trim.

Brad S
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2016 Mazda cx-5 (basic edition) review.

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I love the car, however, I had to lease the basic version of it without all the commodities because it was too expensive to add the additional features I wanted, such as leather seats, heated seats, sunroof, etc. Since leasing it back in 2015 however, I have not had any major issues with the car. It runs beautifully, it is spacious for the most part, it has a nice look to it, and it does well in all types of weather. Tires are quite costly to repair on it but other than that, I have really loved the cx-5 and will absolutely consider a newer one when my current lease is finished. However, if you are looking for more than a basic version, be prepared to spend much more money. It does not automatically come with too many features.

Julianne M
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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$19,154 - $22,095
$16,082 - $18,813

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 (hp)
155 - 184 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SKYACTIV
2.0L SKYACTIV
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
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Not Available

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
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Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
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Not Available

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 (in.)
41 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 - 40.1 (in.)
40.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.3 (in.)
39.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 (in.)
39 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Standard
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Standard
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Not Available

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Not Available
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard
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Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65HR17
P225/65HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 (ft.)
36.7 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
72.4 (in.)
72.4 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3433 - 3589 (.lbs)
3212 - 3589 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 (hp)
184 (hp)

Torque

Torque
185 (ft. lbs.)
185 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 (.lbs)
2000 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 (.lbs)
200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.8 (gal.)
14.8 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

City

City
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
32 (mpg)
32 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional
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Not Available

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Standard
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Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Standard
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Not Available

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Mazda Connect Emergency Sos *
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (4)

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Steering Apr 10, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 10, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V203000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 2, 2015, 2013-2014 Mazda2 vehicles manufactured July 3, 2013, to August 8, 2014, 2014-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured January 19, 2013, to December 2, 2015, and 2013-2015 CX-9 vehicles manufactured December 6, 2012, to July 31, 2015. The lower mounting nuts and bolts that attach the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle may loosen, allowing the steering knuckle to separate.
Consequence:
If the steering knuckle separates from the strut assembly, it can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lower mounting nuts and bolts that secure the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle. If the bolts are loose, they will be replaced and then correctly tightened, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 20, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9316D.
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Structure > Body > Hatchback/liftgate Sep 5, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 5, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V644000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles manufactured November 18, 2008, to June 8, 2013, 2012-2015 Mazda5 vehicles manufactured October 26, 2010, to June 22, 2015, 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 26, 2015, and 2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured December 15, 2011, to December 26, 2015. On the affected vehicles, the lift gate support struts may corrode, possibly causing the struts to break and/or the lift gate to drop unexpectedly.
Consequence:
If the lift gate falls unexpectedly, it may hit the user, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy:
Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. The recall began April 2017. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H.
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Fuel System, Gasoline > Storage > Tank Assembly > Filler Pipe And Cap Feb 2, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 2, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V064000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5 vehicles manufactured June 27, 2013, to February 2, 2016. The affected vehicles have a fuel filler pipe that may rupture in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."
Consequence:
A rupture of the fuel filler pipe may result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will alter the attachment between the fuel filler pipe and the left rear side of the bracket of the fuel filler pipe, free of charge. The recall began on February 25, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500, option 6. Mazda's number for this recall is 9216B.
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Visibility > Windshield Jan 18, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 18, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16E002000
Summary:
Pilkington North America, Inc. (Pilkington) is recalling certain replacement windshields, model FW04026 GTY, manufactured November 23, 2015, to December 16, 2015 for use in Mazda CX-5 vehicles that are equipped with the Smart City Brake Support system. The affected windshields have a bracket mounted on the inside to hold a laser sensor or LIDAR device for the Smart City Brake Support system. These brackets were improperly affixed with only tape instead of tape and urethane and therefore may loosen.
Consequence:
If the bracket loosens or detaches from the windshield, the safety features of the Smart City Brake Support system may be disabled and therefore increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Pilkington will contact the wholesalers and retailers that purchased the windshields to try to identify the affected customers. The affected windshields will be replaced, free of charge. This recall began on February 15, 2016. Owners may contact Pilkington at 1-844-278-7230.

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