2012 Mazda Mazda5 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Mazda Mazda5
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2012 Mazda Mazda5 ProblemsCheck 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).
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.
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.
2012 Mazda Mazda5 RecallsLift Gate Falls Unexpectedly
The rear lift gate support struts may corrode and fail, and the lift gate may fall from the open position, or not stay open as expected. Dealers will replace the lift gate supports free of charge to resolve the concern.