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Mazda Mazda5 Defective Engine Mount May Cause Excessive Vibration/Noise

Mazda Mazda5 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 82,577 mi (38,000 mi - 140,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    replaced upper passenger side engine mount myself with aftermarket of same crappy quality.
    Need to replace again. it's shot. Need to find if there is a redesigned one that wont fail.

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  • Dang, again, just seeing this site for the first time... but, it seems like my Mazda 5 is having all the same issues. Had to have my motor mounts replaced.

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  • Visitor, , 91,000 mi

    Our 2006 Mazda 5 normally runs very quietly but suddenly began making loud engine buzzing/vibration noises when at idle or low speeds. Higher speeds resulted in less noise but the noise/vibration was still there. I first suspected an exhaust leak but within a day or two the noise/vibration grew to be too much to be just an exhaust leak. I took it into a shop I trust and was told a motor mount was broken. The shop recommended I replace all three mounts at once at a cost of $840 (including labor and their "diagnostic" work).

    My wife's 2004 Mazda 6 (also with the same 2.3l 4-cyl engine as my 2006 Mazda 5) began exhibiting the same noise, (though much less noisy) the week prior.

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    When I took my 2007 Mazda 5 in for another problem, they told me my engine mount had been replaced under warrentee. Car was quieter and handeled better after that.

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi


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  • Visitor, , 100,025 mi

    06 mazda5 vibrating at 45kmph. Shop said over $800 to replace engine mounts 3 and 4.
    PS I'm Canadian. Wish I could enter a postal code.

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  • Visitor, , 38,000 mi

    Engine mounts shot cost 1400 dollars to replace.... no recall.. now gone again..

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  • Visitor, , 83,001 mi

    Was told the Upper Right Motor Mount needs to be replaced due to leakage

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  • Visitor, , 94,000 mi

    Vibration when stopped in gear.

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  • Visitor, , 46,800 mi

    I just got my 2010 mazda 3 a year and a half ago when it was at 39k miles, just took it in for it's 15k checkup and things looked good, usual stuff except being told a motor mount was leaking and needed to be replaced. Estimated about $249 for that part of the work. Not too bad... at least at the dealership I know that it's being done right and the work is warrantied.

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