2006 Mazda Mazda5 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mazda Mazda5
- Rattling From Front Suspension Due to Worn Sway Bar Bushings
- Defective Engine Mount May Cause Excessive Vibration/Noise
- Check Engine Light/Trouble Code Due to Stuck Open Thermostat
- Rattle From Rear Suspension Due to Loose Stabilizer Bar Links
- Updating PCM Software Will Help Problem With Stalling Under Light Acceleration
2006 Mazda Mazda5 Problems
Rattling noises from the front suspension while driving over rough roads can be caused by defective front sway bar bushings. Replacing the bushings with the updated design is a common repair.
Excessive engine vibration or knocking noises heard while the engine is idling, being started or switched off are usually caused by a defective engine mount at the top right side of the engine. A redesigned engine mount is available to alleviate this problem.
Some vehicles may experience Check Engine Light illumination with a trouble code indicating the thermostat is stuck open. The thermostat will need to be replaced with a modified one and there is a software update for the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).
2006 Mazda Mazda5 Questions
My car seems to idle lower than normal and it was randomly cutting off when I stopped. Today it has cut off twice while it was in motion. Could this be a coil wire or spark plug issue?
changed crank camshaft sensor, fuel pressure rail, auto electrician no engine management light no faults recorded
I have a 2006 Mazda 5. Over the last year I've noticed some rattle sounds coming from under the car. The mechanic looked at it and said that there were a lot of rocks he took out of the undercarriage (a few times a year we drive down logging roads to visit family). Anyway, that clearly was...
2006 Mazda Mazda5 Recalls
The sliding door latch mechanisms may experience water intrusion, allowing the latch mechanism to freeze in cold weather. At this time, only vehicles in cold weather states are being recalled for this issue. When the door is opened, the latch pawl may remain in the open position and not latch properly when closed. Since the door may open unexpectedly while driving, an unbelted occupant could be ejected from the vehicle. Dealers will replace the sliding door latches to correct this concern. The Mazda recall number is 4306K.
Excessive heat buildup in the exhaust system can occur, which could result in a fire. Mazda has instructed owners to bring affected vehicles in to repair this condition. Owners should expect a rental or loner vehicle while repairs are performed. The Mazda recall number is 3605J.
2006 Mazda Mazda5 Reviews
Had this mini for 3yrs. Was not impressed with it. Underpowered motor and gas mi only was 24mpg hwy. interior was plastic that scratched easy. It handeled well and was maintenance free for 32k mi. The tires were very expensive and did not wear well from the factory.
I really like the Mazda 5! It is not to big, it drives and handles like a sports car, it has been very reliable, and it is very practical. I hope Mazda keeps building this great car for a long time.