Mazda USA problems

The latest Mazda USA car recalls and most common problems can be found on this page thanks to owner complaints along with recall news from NHTSA. Mazda Motor Corporation is based in Japan and produces over a million vehicles a year at the time of writing.


Recall notices have included the Mazda6 sedans for tire-monitoring system problems, being part of the Takata airbag recall, fuel overfill fire risks on the 2014 Mazda6, a rust issue with Tribute models, and even spider webs in engines.

Your common Mazda car problems and issues with current recalls can be left in the comments below. You can locate up-to-date recall information using the official VIN tool found to the right, or leave complaints direct on Mazda USA social channels. We will also provide news updates below for the latest Mazda car recalls.

Mazda USA Car Recalls insight up to October 2017

If there's been Mazda USA car recalls in 2017, then customer reports will be found below.

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  • Jerry

    After being out of the country for a couple of months, I come back to find my 2008 RX-8 is affected by this whole Takata airbag recall – not the news I wanted after so long away from home.

  • Robert

    My 2012 Mazda 6 seems to have developed an issue with its Bluetooth, as I cannot get it to sync my playlist or folders from my iPhone 6.

  • Tara

    My 2013 Mazda 3 seems to have developed an issue with its Blind Spot Monitoring, as the lights turn on even when there are no cars near me at night. Even when I moved into the middle lane they stayed on, what on earth could be the casue?

  • Tim

    I have a 2013 Mazda CX-9 and for some reason I have to now press the brake pedal just that little further before I feel the brakes starting to bite. This seemed to happen overnight, so what could be the cause?

  • Ron

    Thinking of selling my 2007 mazda rx 8 thanks to nothing but problems, too many to list, I still another mazda. Any ideas which model?

  • Addison

    When the tempter drops too cold the doors on my 2013 Mazda 3 start the doors don not seem to want to lock, is this a common problem?

  • Nicky

    Large whitish marks have started to appear on my Mk2 Mazda MX-5 1.6 Isola bonnet and boot. Will I have to get a re-sprayor could this be rectified with a paint mop?

  • Sean

    I’m not happy, after being told that the Mazda was one of the more reliable vehicle son the road, imagine my surprise when the transmission went on me, even though there are just 102,000 miles on the clock. Funny thing is, I have since learned that more owners have the same issue, yet with far less miles on the counter.

  • Willie

    2005 tribute. Excessive rust in right rear wheel well. Only 50,000 miles. Bought new in 2005. Cannot be driven. Was giving it to daughter who will start driving this year. I feel cheated. I didn’t know Ford was involved in creating this monster. I never wanted to buy an American made call. Cannot afford the problems
    with them. Our money is hard-earned. I thought I would get at least 100000 mile out of it.

  • Sonny

    I’ve had my 2009 Mazda for a year or so now, so is it me or does the fuel consumption seem a bot excessive? I do not drive my car like a young lad, and always make certain that the car is serviced regularly.

  • Mike

    Seems like my 2010 Mazda has started to suffer from the premature clutch wear problem. No matter how much arguing I do with the dealer, they maintain it is a wear issue and so I have to foot the bill.

  • Shirley

    Ok, so I know my Mazda Protege is now 13 years old, but surely it should not be rusting as bad as mine is? I do live in an area where the roads are always salted, but I do clean it all the time to make sure no salt is left on too long. Is there anything else I can do to stop it from getting worse?

  • Paul

    My Mazda 929 battery keeps draining. It’s a new battery, so wondered if I now have an issue with the alternator?

  • Danny

    My 2014 Mazda5 has an issue with its transmission, as it downshifted while driving at 40 miles per hour and then seemed to lack power. After trying to put my foot down, it would not increase its speed how it should.

  • Leon

    The reversing camera on my 2015 Mazda CX-5 has stopped working, which is more of an issue with this vehicle than others because it has a number of blind sports, and so make sit very difficult to park.

  • Marvin

    The transmission on my 2013 Mazda has started to get noisier over time, along with some vibration as well. Could this just be down to needed new oil in the transmission, or is this an issue that need to be addressed by the dealer?

  • Jules

    The driver’s side window on my 2004 Mazda MPV no longer goes up, it just stays down. Before it stopped working it made a horrible noise, so I now winder if something could have got caught in the mechanism?

  • Murphy

    Does anyone know why my 2011 Mazda CX-7 would vibrate so much while traveling at just 30 miles per hour? I have made certain that all wheels have been balanced correctly, and also that there are no defeats on the tires, so have ruled that out as well. I have heard very similar stories, all of which have know idea what the issue is.

  • Josh

    I cannot understand why the tires on my 2010 Mazda are not wearing correctly. I know that the fronts wear quicker than the rear, as they have to do the steering, but why one the left-hand tire wear more than the right? I am finding myself changing the tires around very often in order to try an baldness the wear, which is not ideal at all.

  • John rouchon

    Why is it taking s long for mazda to get immobilizer for my 01 miata 8weeks?

  • Ant

    I have changed the headlights on many cars in the past, and while I know some of them can be a pain, they do not compare to the hassle I am having with changing the headlights on my 2003 Mazda Protege. I have finally managed to get the old ones out and the one in, yet I am having a major issue with getting it to fit in the center of where it should go. Please help if you have any tips.

  • Miles

    I’ve only done less that 50,000 miles in my Mazda CX-5 and have now started to hear a horrible grinding noise. I thought the best option was to take the wheels off and inspect the brakes and found that the rear rotors were very badly scored. I expected some wear, but not this much. I can only assume that the piston had stuck or something, or that a stone had managed to get in. This is not the worst part, as I have already replaced the fronts more than once, which to me is far too many times for a car with less than 50,000 on it. Is there a reason the brakes are wearing quick?

  • Lee

    My 2001 Mazda Protege seems very hesitant and also jerks if left to idle for a few seconds. This also happens when accelerating and reversing. However, the car runs just fine while driving on the highway, and so I just cannot understand what could cause such a thing. I can tell you that two codes came up, which led me to change the Valve on the induction intake and also the spark plugs.

  • Sebastian

    The check engine light on my 2005 Mazda Tribute has come on, and after reading the error code, it said that there was a misfire with cylinder number 5. I then replaced the coil, after which cylinder number 6 started to misfire. I then decided to replace all the coils and plugs, as well as the leads. There were no codes for a few weeks, then bang, the same cylinder number 5 error code is back again. what could be causing this to keep happening?

  • Josh

    I am not happy one little bit, as I was just pulling out of my drive when I hear this very loud bang, next minute I look, the rear window on my 2014 Mazda CX-9 had exploded. What made me even more angry, is that my children were in the car as well. Thankfully they were unhurt. Is this a common issue, because if so myself and Mazda will be having a few words?

  • Miles

    The check engine warning light has come on in my Mazda 2008 CX 7, and is now the second time this has happened since the head gasket had been fixed by the dealer. The engine sounds noise than usual, and also the fan will not turn off. What could be the cause?

  • Nikki

    Is it a common problem for the sun visor to not fold down fully, and will not stay in place when pushed up. If so, is it an easy issue to fix, or does it mean replacing the entire sun visor.

  • Stuart

    While driving my Mazda MPV all is fine, but when I start to lower my speed or start to decelerate the engine wants to cut out. The engine will then cut off, and so will loose my power steering and brakes, which has become very dangerous to drive now.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to what it could be?

  • Jenson

    There are times when the engine cranks, but will not kick and, and have found that it is an intermittent fuel pump issue, but is there anyway to fix this rather than replace the pump?

  • Dannie

    My Mazda Navajo has developed a misfire, and now the check engine light has started to come on. This happens 5 minutes after the engine starts to miss – so what could be causing this?

  • Sherley

    November 2015 went outside and closed the car door on my Mazda 6, 2010 and the rear window exploded. Scared the heck out of me. After filling a claim and 3 replacement pieces of glass the recommended installer realized that only mfg. product would suffice. June 2016 went outside and again the rear winded has exploded. This time I was told there would be a 3 week wait since glass was on backorder. When this window explodes not only does it blow into the vehicle but out out also.

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