Last post on Oct 23, 2012 at 6:39 AM
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Mazda MAZDA5, Brakes, Wagon
#81 of 90 Re: Squealing Brakes [sim6]
Nov 01, 2011 (12:51 pm)
First question: is it only the first time you back up after the car has been sitting? that is the only time you should/would have any noise (even if you went straight ahead, the first time you apply the brakes for the day will usually result in some sort of noise).
Second: why let such a little thing as some brake noise ruin the entire car ownership experience for you? if you let such a minor thing like this bother you this much, you are in for a lifetime of horrible disappointment.
And, finally, my solution is that you replace the pads with a superior aftermarket set of pads. Odds are, if they are squealing that much, they are probably glazed. You could have the pads removed, scuffed up, and reinstalled, but there is little point to going through that trouble when replacements are so inexpensive compared to the labor involved.
#82 of 90 Re: Squealing Brakes [sim6]
Nov 02, 2011 (5:19 am)
Is it possible this is your first car with disc brakes in the rear as well as the front? The other commenter mentioning "first thing on driving" may be getting at the tendency of brake discs to get rust spots while standing parked, if the wheels get splashed with water. This corrosion is completely harmless but does make some scraping noises during the first brake application after leaving your parking spot. If the above is not the case with your Mazda, if it is brand new I think you have something you should have your dealer service department inspect. If your car was bought used, you may be experiencing the effects of a poor and/or wrongly-done brake job, and an inspection is all the more important.
#83 of 90 Squealing Brakes
Nov 03, 2011 (11:38 am)
Thanks for the reply to my first message on this site. Today there was a very early start with lots of condensation about, and on reversing 'early morning' there was the squeal back again!
I will go back to the dealership and talk to them again, the vehicle is not new so will ask also for a further check to be made.
I must add that I've been driving automatics for some time, but the dual gearbox on this 5 is something different and I have got used to it quite quickly, only one grump and that is, if one uses the gears manually whilst driving, dont foget to swtch back to auto before you stop, otherwise when the car pulls away it will not automatically move up from bottom gear!!
#84 of 90 Brake fade or Pedal resistance loss
Mar 17, 2012 (6:20 pm)
I did not see any further issues listed other then the 2 about the brake pedal fading or what felt like the lack or resistance, has anyone on here had this issue and had it diagnosed by a Mazda Dealer that actually fixed this issue? My wife had it happen today and one other time about a month ago, very intermittant, the front Brake pads are New Mazda OEM parts installed last month, and the rears are original still good shape all 4 rotors have been replaced in the last year, due to warpage and vibration, and the fluid is full with no signs of any hydraulic leaks at any wheel the master cylinder the ABS Unit or anywhere on the lines or fittings, but it feels like either the primary or secondary piston in the master cylinder is bypassing the seal intermittantly causin g the brake fade whereby the pedal feels soft and if you place the vehicle in park shut the car off, and repeatedly pump the pedal to deplete all vacuum, the pedal gets high and hard, and then the car stops fine and the pedal feels great, has ANYONE had this happen?? If so, what if anything have you had done to address or repair this issue? Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.
#85 of 90 Re: front brakes: another early one [73chevyimpala]
Jul 11, 2012 (8:56 am)
Brake pulsation here as well, but it is so slight that I just plan to live with it until the pads wear down. Going to replace with aftermarket brakes when the time comes.
#86 of 90 Mazda5 ABS Control Unit
Sep 20, 2012 (10:41 am)
I have a 2010 Mazda 5 with 37000 miles. I have had to replace the ABS Control Unit twice now. The first time it was under warrantee, and this time it should be covered by my extended warrantee. It is a safety issue, besides the deductible I have to pay this time around, as the car is unsafe to drive when the fluid is leaking out of the unit. Has anyone else had this issue? It worries me that I have had this problem with 2 units now-- what is to keep it from happening again? I am thinking of complaining to Mazda but not sure how to contact them.
#88 of 90 Re: M5 rear brake piston retract [shawr63]
Oct 18, 2012 (9:21 am)
I just used needlenose pliers to fit into the holes. I did rent the universal kit from ORielly's, but they didn't have an attachment for the Mazda. The needle nose trick works great.
Just make sure you are turning it the right way. (i think clockwise, and I THINK it's clockwise on both left and right rear pistons.)
#89 of 90 Re: M5 rear brake piston retract [buhddy]
Oct 18, 2012 (5:13 pm)
I take it you're talking about getting the rear caliper pistons to retract far enough in, that the thick new brake pads will fit, right? I've tried needle-nose pliers on my MZ5 and found it quite difficult. The universal kit from my O'Reilly's does work -- without sticking in any of the adaptor dealies at all -- the basic tool had the right two prongs in it and would turn the piston like a champ
#90 of 90 Re: Brake fade or Pedal resistance loss [flgmtech1]
Oct 23, 2012 (6:39 am)
Mine has done this a couple of times. The first time I had my complete brake system flushed and therefore bled which fixed the issue for a month. Now I just got it bled again because the pedal again went to the floor before grabbing. This time I had it looked at Romero Mazda but they didnt find anything wrong with the system and no leaks at all. Since mine is MT I had them bleed the system again and also bledd the hydraulics on the clutch system since both systems share the same brake fluid reservoir. Pedal feels good and normal again. We will see how it fares in the coming weeks or days. It is as if the system gets air in the system from somewhere. Did you figure this issue out? I am suspecting bad master cylinder but I don't want to start throwing money at it blindly...although I may have to...