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Don’t Buy The Mazda CX 5, It’s Dangerous And is Being Recalled

Mazda CX 5 - Recall Alert - Dailycarblog.com

We are duty-bound here at DCB HQ to inform the buying public if a particular car brand should be avoided due to reliability or safety concerns. Mazda has long been such a brand that is cause for growing concern. And now we’re very concerned as the Mazda CX 5 SUV has been issued with a recall over failing DRLs. What is a DRL? Daytime Running Lights. Apparently, the LED unit is prone to degradation and eventual failure, hence the recall.

Mazda’s poor sorry-ass excuse is that the LED module was not manufactured to its stipulated specification. A fairly obvious diagnosis a chimpanzee can make. But here’s the issue with Mazda’s DRL, as the LED unit degrades it releases sulfur which in turn corrodes the LED control circuit.


Obviously, the LED unit will either fail completely or its function will become significantly reduced, providing poor illumination. The cars affected were sold in the U.S territories, 36,761 to be precise. In order to stop any class action lawsuit, Mazda says no deaths or injuries have been reported.

This isn’t the first time the CX 5 has been recalled. It’s been affected with a range of problems from engine/engine coolant issues, to automatic transmission gremlins. Below is 3 years worth of Mazda CX 5 recall notices. This is just a tip of the CX 5 recall iceberg.

Mazda CX 5 Recall History:

  1. 2020 MAZDA MAZDA3 RECALL (35,390 units affected).
    Reason for Recall: Forward Collision-Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking.
  2. 2019 MAZDA CX-5 RECALL (262,220 units affected).
    Reason for Recall: Power Train:automatic Transmission:control Module (tcm, Pcm).
  3. 2019 MAZDA CX-5 RECALL (262,220 units affected).
    Reason for Recall: Engine.
  4. 2018 MAZDA CX-5 RECALL (682 units affected).
    Reason for Recall: Air Bags: side/window.
  5. 2018 MAZDA CX-5 RECALL (262,220 units affected).
    Reason for Recall: Engine.
  6. 2018 MAZDA CX-5 RECALL (262,220 units affected).
    Reason for Recall: Power Train:automatic Transmission:control Module (tcm, Pcm).
  7. 2018 MAZDA CX-9 RECALL (7,854 units affected).
    Reason for Recall: Electrical System: wiring.
  8. 2018 MAZDA MAZDA3 RECALL (144 units affected).
    Reason for Recall: Engine And Engine Cooling: exhaust System.
  9. 2017 MAZDA CX-5 RECALL (1,076 units affected).
    Reason for Recall: Electrical System: wiring.
  10. 2017 MAZDA CX-5 RECALL (1,076 units affected).
    Reason for Recall: Trailer Hitches.

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