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: 88,806 (37,000–161,000)
41 people reported this problem
2006 Mazda Mazda5 91,000 mi, Visitor
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.
2006 Mazda Mazda5 100,025 mi, Visitor
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.
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.
2009 Mazda Mazda5 49,000 mi, Visitor
I have fluid leaking from the engine mount of my 2009 Mazda5. I have never seen an engine mount leak fluid. This sucks royally!
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.
2010 Mazda Mazda5 83,001 mi, Visitor
Was told the Upper Right Motor Mount needs to be replaced due to leakage
2006 Mazda Mazda5 90,000 mi, Visitor
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.
2010 Mazda Mazda5 46,800 mi, Visitor
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.
2007 Mazda Mazda5 40,000 mi, Visitor
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.
2007 Mazda Mazda5 119,000 mi, Visitor
The engine stopped reading my key. When I got it re-programmed, the dealer informed me that I'd need: 1) new engine mount ($350), 2 Front and rear sway bar bushings ($240) 3) spark plug replacement ($180) and 4) Transmission flush ($210). If anyone has a suggestion about how to prioritize these, I appreciate it. I'll probably take it to my local mechanic instead of the dealer.
Excessive rattle/noise..I have had the motor mounts replaced 3 time since new..now I'm looking for a redesigned/better quality mounts for my babee..who???
2006 Mazda Mazda5 161,000 mi, Visitor
My 2006 Mazda Tribute vibrates a lot when idle. A mechanic told me that it is because the engine mount if weak. I need an estimate so I know how much I need to prepare to have this repaired.
2013 Mazda Mazda5 53,000 mi, Visitor
Car started vibrating in reverse and soon vibrates all the time.
2008 Mazda Mazda5 130,000 mi, Visitor
When I start the engin and put it in the gear it shaking and making noses
2009 Mazda Mazda5 115,000 mi, Visitor
Vibration when in drive stopped
2006 Mazda Mazda5 150,000 mi, Visitor
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 Mazda5 116,000 mi, Visitor
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 Mazda5 45,000 mi, Visitor
motor mount broke. I had to replace.
2007 Mazda Mazda5 110,000 mi, Visitor
car shakes excessively when idling. have not fixed it yet.
2007 Mazda Mazda5 140,000 mi, Visitor
MY 2007 MAZDA 3 SPORT, HAS ALOT OF VIBRATING GOING ON IN THE ENGINE.