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.
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Most reported 2008 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.
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.
Internal failure of the ignition switch may create a condition where the key reminder continues to chime even though the key is removed. In addition, the doors cannot be locked with the keyless entry system. Replacing the ignition switch with an updated switch is the typical repair.
I owned a 2008 Mazda5 minivan. I shipped it to the Philippines on March 2011 from Oakland,California. The vehicle took 390 days to clear customs. While in an outside storage in the customs premises, the van was exposed to rain, dust, and extreme warm weather conditions. I was able to start up the Van for about 6 times ( once every two months)during storage with the air conditioning on for about 30 min at a time. I did not see any AC problem. N...