Misery mazda. No highlights. No interesting details, in my review.
Constant problems. Passenger door lock, has to be unlocked several times before it opens. Warning light, constantly on. Multiple times, go to autozone to read code. The workers just say, Again? Power Windows, Don't always work. Constant rattling sound in back. Mom is afraid car is falling apart!! Has "low" tires. Guy at tire store, said they won't last long & THEY DO NOT. Like the passenger seats lift up,store purse there or, g.p.s.do not like sunroof, car gets too hot. If, sunroof window open- very noises. The front lowlights, broke OFF. 1 is gone. 1 dangling. The front panels of car are loose. Liked at time of purchase, that my 3 teens each had own seat. Now, which I had bench seat. Like hatchback door. Easy to put furniture, moving boxes, bulky items in car. Seems good on gas. Like gas cap on right side. Less lines at pumps. Emailed Mazda several times with multiple complaints. No response. Regret purchasing this over priced car.DO NOT SEE MANY ON THE ROAD. My kids liked the plug in outlet in very back. They used it for gameboy/CD player/DVD player/tablet. Husband & son, do not like working on it. Needs front end alignments often. Needed special tool to CHANGE OIL. HUSBAND WAS STEAMED.
It is great for a family for any purpose. There is plenty of room and seating.
I like the seats since they move really high and forward. The steering adjusts which was ideal when I was obese. The seatbelts fit shorter people without strangling me. The GPS included is great. The space inside is large and the vehicle is even smaller. I dislike the way this car doesn't start when the temperature becomes colder and I have to jump start the car. I do not like the tire size. The brakes are not as firm as they are on other cars. The dashboard is not as good. You cannot really put anything in the cigarette lighter spot since it sits underneath the dashboard. In addition the dash is all rounded so nothing can be put on it.
Highlights of a 2006 Mazda 5
I like my Mazda 5. The third row that can fold down is probably my favorite feature. It allows us to transport extra kids in a pinch but provides extra storage space at other times. I really enjoy that fact that mine is a manual transmission as I love driving a stick shift. The only real issue I have with it is the headlights. For whatever reason, it goes through headlight very quickly. We often replace the bulbs several times a year. It has well over 200,000 miles on it and still going strong.
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: ALASKA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA, UTAH, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. THE SIDE DOOR LATCH MECHANISMS MAY EXPERIENCE WATER INTRUSION ALLOWING THE LATCH MECHANISM TO FREEZE IN COLD WEATHER.
AS A RESULT, WHEN THE DOOR IS OPENED THE DOOR LATCH PAWL MAY REMAIN IN THE OPEN POSITION RESULTING IN THE DOOR NOT BEING ABLE TO BE CLOSED AND LATCHED. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED WITH AN OPEN DOOR IT MAY ALLOW AN UNBELTED OCCUPANT TO BE EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SLIDING DOOR LATCHES WITH MODIFIED LATCHES. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO DURING DECEMBER 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.
Engine And Engine Cooling > Exhaust SystemSep 16, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 16, 2005
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, A HEAT BUILDUP IN THE EXHAUST SYSTEM CAN OCCUR.
THIS CONDITION COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
MAZDA WILL INSTRUCT OWNERS TO BRING IN THEIR VEHICLES AND WILL BE GIVEN A RENTAL OR LOANER VEHICLE AT NO COST WHILE MAZDA DEVELOPS A REMEDY AND MAKES REPAIRS. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.
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