Mazda Cx-5 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Mazda Cx-5 owners have reported a total of 921 problems for their cars built in the 7 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Mazda Cx-5. The 2014 Mazda Cx-5 cars have the most problems reported (299 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Mazda Cx-5

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Cx-5
38
  2017 Cx-5
35
  2016 Cx-5
234
  2015 Cx-5
104
  2014 Cx-5
299
  2013 Cx-5
210
  2012 Cx-5
1

  Common problems of Mazda Cx-5

The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for Mazda Cx-5 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's visibility (135 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (117 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Mazda Cx-5

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Visibility
135
  Electrical System
117
  Equipment
112
  Power Train
104
  Structure
90
  Service Brakes
87
  Engine And Engine Cooling
69
  Vehicle Speed Control
48
  Exterior Lighting
45
  Electronic Stability Control
24
   
  Seats
20
  Other Fuel System
17
  Air Bag
15
  Steering
10
  Suspension
9
  Wheel
9
  Seat Belt
3
  Tire
3
  Latches/locks/linkage
3
  Gasoline Fuel System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Mazda Cx-5 of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Cx-5 model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Mazda Cx-5 model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Cx-5 Model Years

Cx-5
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 3833,4331    
1.14
  2017 3597,7892    
0.18
  2016 234241,3203    
0.32
  2015 10494,2474    
0.28
  2014 29997,1685    
0.62
  2013 21053,7326    
0.65

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Mazda Cx-5 is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Cx-5
35
  2017 Cx-5
12
  2016 Cx-5
72
  2015 Cx-5
23
  2014 Cx-5
81
  2013 Cx-5
40
  2012 Cx-5
1


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