Rattle From Rear Suspension Due to Loose Stabilizer Bar Links on Mazda Mazda5

A Loose rear stabilizer bar link can cause a rattling noise from the rear suspension while driving on rough roads. Our technicians tell us if the rear stabilizer bar and links are not found to be loose, there are updated sway bar bushings available which should correct this problem.

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Average mileage: 68,759 (25,000–178,000)
6 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2013
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2007 Mazda Mazda5 30,000 mi,
There's a knocking sound like something is loose in the suspension. The sound is especially noticeable going over a bump at low speed. The knocking sound first appeared in the front suspension, and I replaced a front stabilizer bar. The knocking sound has now appeared in front and back, and even seems to have come back in the place where it was first repaired. I have since learned that this is a common problem in the Mazda5.
2010 Mazda Mazda5 62,000 mi,
A moderate to severe rattle at 20-35 mph on a bumpy road. Seems to come from passenger rear suspension
2013 Mazda Mazda5 140,000 mi,
Recently had service, noticed afterwards there was a knocking in the rear drivers side. Thought it was all my tools etc at first, then gradually got worse, now going over a bump or swaying causes loud knocking and creaking and it has now spread to middle of car and is getting worse.
2007 Mazda Mazda5 57,000 mi,
Had been noticing it for a while, and when I checked my warranty, They were covered up till 60,000. Mileage on car? 60,100. Life sucks. Still needing replaced 20,000 miles later. Hopefully getting 'em done in Jan w/ tax check. Even on smooth roads, the front and rear wheels rattle like we're going over speed bumps.
2013 Mazda Mazda5 37,000 mi,
There is a rattling noise coming from the back of the car when ever I drive over rough roads or a bump in the road. I am taking it my mechanic next week.
2008 Mazda Mazda5 75,000 mi,
Rattling in rear on bumpy road
2006 Mazda Mazda5 50,000 mi,
constant and repeat, now I replace them in my parking lot
2008 Mazda Mazda5 45,000 mi,
Loud noise when I go over any bumps
2007 Mazda Mazda5 75,000 mi,
Rattle in rear suspension
2008 Mazda Mazda5 48,000 mi,
Every time we drive it it rattles and it squeaks
2007 Mazda Mazda5 115,000 mi,
Replaced both front & rear sway bar bushings.
2007 Mazda Mazda5 60,000 mi,
bouncy rear shock and noise like some thing loose with drive on street like driving a horses.
2009 Mazda Mazda5 65,000 mi,
Squeking issue resolved short term with spray grease on the bushings until new ones are purchased. Rattling from rear is either the rear shock dust cover vibrating on bumped or loose sway links.