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.
Vibration/Noise Due to Failed Engine Mount on Mazda Mazda5
Average mileage: 85,014 (37,000–150,000)
37 people reported this problem
28 people shared problem details
2006 Mazda Mazda5100,025Visitor
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.
2006 Mazda Mazda5Visitor
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.
2006 Mazda Mazda591,000Visitor
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.
2010 Mazda Mazda583,001Visitor
Was told the Upper Right Motor Mount needs to be replaced due to leakage
2006 Mazda Mazda590,000Visitor
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.
2009 Mazda Mazda549,000Visitor
I have fluid leaking from the engine mount of my 2009 Mazda5. I have never seen an engine mount leak fluid. This sucks royally!
2007 Mazda Mazda540,000Visitor
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.
2013 Mazda Mazda553,000Visitor
Car started vibrating in reverse and soon vibrates all the time.
2008 Mazda Mazda5130,000Visitor
When I start the engin and put it in the gear it shaking and making noses
2009 Mazda Mazda5115,000Visitor
Vibration when in drive stopped
2006 Mazda Mazda5150,000Visitor
I have has to replace the motor mounts several times since I hsve owned this vehicle. First time was at 40,000 miles when the first motor mount was noticed broken.
2008 Mazda Mazda5116,000Visitor
Strong vibration and noise when starting the engine and before engine gets warm, specially on right turns. Clunking noise when starting and stopping.
2010 Mazda Mazda545,000Visitor
motor mount broke. I had to replace.
I just had to have a broken motor mount changed yesterday. I see that some people are being told it will cost $800 or more. I personally would look around. The part I purchased was $156. I had multiple maintenance items taken care of at the same time, including brakes and I paid less than $500 for everything. Just beware of how much in total labor a garage is charging you. I am fortunate enough to have found a small locally owned garage that is honest and does good work. It might be worth shopping around and trying to find a shop that is not a dealer or chain.
2007 Mazda Mazda5110,000Visitor
car shakes excessively when idling. have not fixed it yet.
2007 Mazda Mazda5140,000Visitor
MY 2007 MAZDA 3 SPORT, HAS ALOT OF VIBRATING GOING ON IN THE ENGINE.
2007 Mazda Mazda538,000Visitor
Engine mounts shot cost 1400 dollars to replace.... no recall.. now gone again..
2009 Mazda Mazda594,000Visitor
Vibration when stopped in gear.
2010 Mazda Mazda546,800Visitor
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.
2006 Mazda Mazda5125,000Visitor
I replaced engine mounts May 2011. I just had the car oil change and inspection. They said the engine mounts need replacing again and warranty is only a eighteen months on previous part. I was out of luck at 20 months.
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