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#47 of 76 Re: Mazda 5 Question - Recalls [saftgek]
Nov 02, 2008 (6:34 pm)
You can register it on www.mazdausa.com (under Owners). Once registered you can see if those have been already applied
#48 of 76 Re: Mazda 5 Question - Recalls [coolmazda5]
Nov 02, 2008 (7:22 pm)
WOW ! ! ! That was beyond quick. Thanks for your help...............saftgek
#49 of 76 2007 Mazda 5 Sliding Door Freezing Latches
Dec 17, 2008 (5:04 pm)
Hi all. New to this. I noticed that a lot of the post is about the 2006 models. However, the past week or so, my Mazda 5's driver side sliding door will not close. First it won't open and when it finally does, it won't close. At first I thought heating the car up will help but after an hour of the car already running, heat at the highest setting, still the same problem. I finally took it to my dealer. Of course, once there, the door works. The office manager told me they just can't order a part to order a part especially if it was working. I told them, it's working because the car was running for 5 hours. I had to tell him that my daughter would have fallen out if I drove the car with the problem and he finally asked the mechanic to talk to me. The mechanic was nice enough and told me he will clean the latch and relube it and it should help. I said fine as long as it works. Guess what all, I went to work, park the car for 2 hours left work to pick up my kids at day care and lo and behold, the sliding door would not open. I didn't even dare try to open it again until I got home because I was scared it wouldn't close. Got home, got the door to open, and then it wouldn't close. I called the dealer right away and the manager ordered the part for me. Anyhow, has anyone else experience this?
#50 of 76 Re: 2007 Mazda 5 Sliding Door Freezing Latches [AnnoyedMother]
Dec 17, 2008 (5:14 pm)
I would call Mazda USA, go to their website and call customer service. The 06s were recalled for this. I would scream lawsuit. My Mazda was recalled twice, once for an engine problem, and again for the door latches. I had washed my car the day that the latch stopped working, but it still should never happen. Mazda gave me a $50 gift certificate and also a check for $500 for all my troubles.
#51 of 76 Re: 2007 Mazda 5 Sliding Door Freezing Latches [hifive]
Dec 17, 2008 (5:21 pm)
Thanks for the tip hifive. I was very disappointed with the office manager. He made me feel like I was overreacting about something so little. I will be contacting Mazda USA because as you said, this shouldn't happen. Will keep you posted. Thanks again.
#52 of 76 '06 Mazda 5 & Freezing
Dec 17, 2008 (7:58 pm)
My wife and I purchased an '06 Mazda 5 w/15k miles. We've had it a little over a month. Winter has set in around our part of the country: a couple of sub-zero days, some fairly stiff winds, and snow/sleet.
Thus far, we've had no issues with doors - and are quite pleased with the vehicle. It has already carried 6 adults; 4 adults and a child's car seat, and some miscellaneous loads in the rear.
I will watch for door problems, and really appreciate this website forum. As a new owner of a Mazda 5, its nice to be connected to "a community."
Happy Holidays ! ! !
#53 of 76 Re: "Cracking" Windshield Noise [gholl]
Jan 07, 2009 (2:20 pm)
Hi - I just recently started hearing a similar noise from the dash or windshield. It does seem to get worse when it is cold. Just wondering if any of you figured out what was causing it?
#54 of 76 Re: "Cracking" Windshield Noise [superwanda]
Jan 08, 2009 (8:19 am)
I have this too - no idea why.
#55 of 76 Re: "Cracking" Windshield Noise [riproy]
Jan 14, 2009 (6:50 am)
Also have this cracking windshield noise - seems like noise is at the bottom edge of the windshield. Taking it in today for this and list of other various noises. My 09 Mazda5 is 2 weeks old, 200 miles.
#56 of 76 Re: "Cracking" Windshield Noise [acupunk09]
Jan 14, 2009 (10:44 am)
Well...I was the first one to buy a 2006 Mazda 5 Touring in NYC back in July 2005. LOVED the car to bits...SO much so that I ended up upgrading to a 2008 Grand Touring back in Dec. '07. Anyway, point is, even from back then, this problem has existed: if you look at postings back in the winter of 05 and 06, you will notice postings from me and others regarding the suspension "crunch" noise in the cold, but, more specifically, you'll notice that I also brought up the windshield "tapping/rattling" noise. You guys are NOT alone! You're NOT crazy! We're there with you!
As much as I LOVE the 5, these little rattling noises have always bugged me. I brought it up SO many times to the dealer that they actually replaced my WHOLE dashboard in my 06 - replacing it with an 07 dash. But, the tapping/rattling/cracking noise was still there. I grew to get used to it. (And, YES, it does primarily only happen in the cold weather, like, below 50 degrees or so, and it gets worse as it gets colder.) I was hoping that the refreshed 2008 model wouldn't have the noise. But, alas, it still has it - albeit, a bit better than the 06. Mazda did, however, address the crunching when cold suspension noise. As far as the windshield/dash tapping/rattling/cracking/popping (all ways it has been described), again, I got used to it. I don't think there's a fix for it.
I've read a lot of explanations for it, but none of them have either convinced me or explained to me satisfactorily the cause and/or how to fix it. If anyone out there can, PLEASE do!