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
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).
2008 Mazda Mazda5 Questions
My car overheated and I'm trying to find out what I need to do to fix it
Not very consistent, but sometimes the A/T makes very rough down-shifts. I notice it most at around 30mph.
It seems like there is not enough weight on the front wheels for the low profile tires to have meaningful traction on slick roads.
2008 Mazda Mazda5 Recalls
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.
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.