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#219 of 361 TSB Link for Mazda 5 Front Suspension
Oct 21, 2009 (5:58 pm)
I am having the flexing/thumping noises from my 2007 Mazda 5 now that it's cold. I found the 208 technical bullentin that applies to 2006-2007. Here is the link. I already called my dealer; our Mazda 5 is still under warranty and I'm going to bring this with me to make the process easier.
This Tch Bullentin is Called:
NOISE FROM FRONT OR REAR SUSPENSION WHEN PASSING OVER A BUMP
OR DRIVING ON UNEVEN ROAD
13 pages of tech bulletin. Hope this helps my fellow Mazda 5 owners. I like this car, so I hope the noisy suspension can be addressed.
#220 of 361 Re: TSB Link for Mazda 5 Front Suspension [agb1]
Oct 22, 2009 (8:41 am)
This TSB has been mentioned here a few times. I hope it works for yours - it didn't work for ours. Twice.
#221 of 361 extended warranty does not cover bushings
Nov 23, 2009 (5:19 pm)
My three year warranty has expired, however, prior to it expiring I called Mazda Canada and asked if the extended warranty covered the "existing" bushing issue and I was told NO. So if you are thinking of buying it to cover the costs of replacing the defective bushings you are out of luck.
#222 of 361 Re: Noise in Rear Suspension? [teamoncerider]
Dec 12, 2009 (2:02 pm)
Hi,i also have the clunking noise coming from the rear of the car.I decided the other day to ride in the back seat while my wife drove.It is really loud back there and i also thought it may be the shocks but when i checked them i nthen saw the reason for the noise.The front bushing on the rear trailing link is completely destroyed and when you go over a bump the metal part of the arm hits the underside of the car causing a loud clunk.So,i thought that i could simply replace the bushing to solve the problem.Called up the local dealer and they sent me a parts picture of the link and the bushing was shown as a seperate part.So i was really happy that i didn't have to buy the link with the bushing which is a couple of hundred dollars.I called the dealer back and they told me that yes the part is seperate and it has a part number and would be only around 30 dollars.But it will not be avaliable to purchace for a couple of months.Then i found out that the ford escort has the same suspension parts.i will have to check with ford to see if the bushing can be purchased.In the mean time does anyone know if there is an aftermarket bushing avaliable?
#223 of 361 Re: Noise in Rear Suspension? [kilder]
Dec 15, 2009 (6:13 pm)
Can you tell us what year your Mazda5 is.
#224 of 361 Re: Noise in Rear Suspension? [trishr1]
Dec 16, 2009 (3:17 am)
It's a 2006. They lubricated the bushings with white lithium grease and since then it's been quiet. Winter is coming up though and that's usually when we hear it.
#225 of 361 Re: Noise in Rear Suspension? [trishr1]
Dec 17, 2009 (5:52 pm)
Hi,my car is a 2006.
#226 of 361 Re: Noise in Rear Suspension? [kilder]
Dec 18, 2009 (6:37 am)
The noise is now back (cold temps this week). I'm taking the vehicle in next week to have the bushing lubricated with silicone grease instead this time. I've read that silicone grease works better, I've also read that there are after market bushing made for the Mazda 5 that are teflon lined and may solve the problem-- not sure though. We had ordered an 2010 Mazda 5 to replace, but it doesn't look like we'll go through with the purchase since we haven't been able to sell our present vehicle and doubt a trade-in would be high enough to make it feasible. Good luck. Let's just hope everyone learns from our misfortune.
#227 of 361 Re: 06 Mazda 5 [mazda_5_ugh]
Jan 07, 2010 (10:46 am)
Has anyone had a response from Mazda re: suspension? I think most peoples initial response to the suspension issue is that the tires are bad. So it take 40,000 miles until consumers start to realize that it is actually the car that is causing the tire wear problem. Mazda acted oblivious to the problem when I spoke with them.
#228 of 361 Re: 06 Mazda 5 [123jim321]
Jan 07, 2010 (6:22 pm)
Mazda has never admitted that the tires may wear irregularly or wear out prematurely. There is a separate section for tire issues. Having said that, as soon as I had signed on the dotted line when I purchased my '06, my salesperson told me to drive on these tires for a year and dump them. The service manager disagrees with that statement - no matter, I only use these times 1/2 of the year, but I will change them to Michelin's or other performance tires when the time comes.
Mazda has never denied that they have a suspension (crunch, squeal, etc) issue with the bushings, to me at least. Some dealerships will tell you the noise is "normal", not sure what they are driving, or from what planet they're from, but it is not normal, and the issue with my car is not from my tires because the noise is present when I change out to the winter tires. Just my humble opinion.