Mazda MAZDA5 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Mazda MAZDA5 owners have reported a total of 429 problems for their cars built in the 11 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 MAZDA5. The 2006 Mazda MAZDA5 cars have the most problems reported (98 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Mazda MAZDA5

  Common problems of Mazda MAZDA5

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Mazda MAZDA5 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (85 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension (54 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Mazda MAZDA5

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Mazda MAZDA5 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 MAZDA5 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 MAZDA5 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 MAZDA5 Model Years

Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
PPMY Index
  2015 29,3313    
  2014 711,4004    
  2013 2414,0815    
  2012 3332,1376    
  2010 5419,7368    
  2009 6621,7039    
  2008 7216,47710    
  2007 7016,15011    
  2006 9820,56212    

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Mazda MAZDA5 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
  2013 MAZDA5
  2012 MAZDA5
  2010 MAZDA5
  2009 MAZDA5
  2008 MAZDA5
  2007 MAZDA5
  2006 MAZDA5

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