2008 Mazda Mazda5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Mazda Mazda5

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2008 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).

Air conditioning

I owned a 2008 Mazda5 minivan. I shipped it to the Philippines on March 2011 from Oakland,California. The vehicle took 390 days to clear customs. While in an outside storage in the customs premises, the van was exposed to rain, dust, and extreme warm weather conditions. I was able to start up the Van for about 6 times ( once every two months)during storage with the air conditioning on for about 30 min at a time. I did not see any AC problem. N...

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.

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2008 Mazda Mazda5 Questions

How to fix the AT!? (1 answer)

I have a problem with my 2008 mazda 5 vehicle, it keep telling me that I have a problem with my AT but no mechanic knew how to fix it, I know its the AUTOMATIC TRANSXALE , but I don't know how to fix it, what is the problem exactly and how I can fix it!?
I'll be glad if anyone could help...

My temp gauge goes all the way up to H but it doesn't overheat. What's wrong? (1 answer)

This happened after the battery and ECU were disconnected and reconnected. I had an auxiliary LED lamp installed and had to take out the battery and ECU to have access to the firewall where the wiring went in. That night, it was the first time I noticed the radiator fan on when normally it won...

Why does my car blow water out of the radiator whole when I start it? (1 answer)

My car overheated and I'm trying to find out what I need to do to fix it

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2008 Mazda Mazda5 Recalls

Mazda Recalls 2007–2009 Vehicles Due to Sudden Loss of Power Steering Assist

Mazda is recalling 2007–2009 Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 vehicles due to a sudden loss of power steering assist that can occur at any time. A sudden loss of power steering assist adversely affects the driver's ability to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Starting in September 2010, Mazda will mail notification letters to owners with information about the recall.

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2008 Mazda Mazda5 Reviews

Van functionality with car handling. Consistently get 27+ mpg. Will suite our family of 4 for years. Comfortable ride and relatively quiet on the highway. Has plenty of pep. If you need more go, just push the pedal harder. Haha. 4 cylinders don't have much torque, but do perform well when revved up, so don't be afraid of using the gas pedal.
Wonderful vehicle: Handles beautifully, stops on a dime. Very good mileage and very flexible interior. Completely reliable - never a serious problem in 40.000 miles.

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