2006 Mazda Mazda5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mazda Mazda5

2006 Mazda Mazda5 Problems

Check Engine Light/Trouble Code Due to Stuck Open Thermostat

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).

Rattle From Rear Suspension Due to Loose Stabilizer Bar Links

A Loose rear stabilizer bar link can cause a rattling noise from the rear suspension while driving on rough roads. Our technicians tell us if the rear stabilizer bar and links are not found to be loose, there are updated sway bar bushings available which should correct this problem.

Ignition Switch Failure May Cause Key Reminder to Chime Continuously

Internal failure of the ignition switch may create a condition where the key reminder continues to chime even though the key is removed. In addition, the doors cannot be locked with the keyless entry system. Replacing the ignition switch with an updated switch is the typical repair.

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2006 Mazda Mazda5 Questions

My car cuts off while its running. (1 answer)

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?

car cut out at 60 mph turns over wont start but will run on easy start (1 answer)

changed crank camshaft sensor, fuel pressure rail, auto electrician no engine management light no faults recorded

Rear rattle when driving over bumps, it stops if I'm applying the brakes - HELP! (4 answers)

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...

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2006 Mazda Mazda5 Recalls

Sliding Door Latch May Freeze

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 Exhaust System

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.



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2006 Mazda Mazda5 Reviews

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.
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.

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