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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2009 Mazda Mazda5
2009 Mazda Mazda5
2009 Mazda Mazda5 Problems
On some models, 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.
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.
Some models may have a problem with stalling under light acceleration. Updated software for the powertrain control module (PCM) is available which may help with this concern.
2009 Mazda Mazda5 Recalls (Recent)
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Mazda is recalling 2009–2010 Mazda 5 models due to moisture in the fuel pump electrical connector, which may result in corrosion and connector pin failure. Pin failure may cause stalling or a no-start condition. Dealers will inspect the fuel pump connector and repair or replace the affected wire harness if necessary.
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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.
2009 Mazda Mazda5 Questions and Answers
We have a 2009 Mazda 5, 6500 miles, about 6 months old. Not had first oil change yet. We were coming home and got to your driveway. Then we passed it to see something. Turned around to do a U turn....
Will not start was in water about a foot an a half up the doors. Starter clicks. Thanks, Larry
MY AIR COMPRESSOR WENT OUT AFTER 43K MILES. ANY ONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM?
Sometimes it will start in park and later it won't unless I put it in neutral
I was told by Firestone that the vehicle has a broken axle on the front passenger side, but the car drives fine with bumping sounds when driving over bumps.
2009 Mazda Mazda5 Reviews
I bought my Mazda5 in December 2008 and I love it. I purchased the 5 speed manual transmission. I added a Thule roof rack and about the only things I would change would be to add a little more sound deadening and and an all-wheel drive option (I also have a 1999 Subaru Outback - that I kept because I like having all wheel drive in the winter). I consistently get 28 MPG. I love the sliding doors in the back and the three rows of seating(works well for elementary school aged children). Zoom Zoom!!!! I am so glad I found this vehicle after 2 years of looking!