Mazda CX-5 2018 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda CX-5 2018 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Mazda CX-5: How to adjust headlights
Take your car to the dealership, or your local mechanic, and ask them to do it for you. There is something of a black art to correctly aligning headlights and (if you get it wrong) you could blind oncoming motorists or not be able to see the road properly, which could lead to disastrous results.
How to change the oil on a Mazda CX-5?
The principals of changing any fluid, including engine oil, in cars hasn't really changed in the last 70 years. Warm up engine, remove filler cap, drain old oil into a pan, swap oil filters, refill oil to recommended level using the oil grade recommended by the manufacturer. However, if you get something wrong in that process there is a real risk of injury or causing (financially) catastrophic damage to your car, so I'd suggest newbies take their cars back to the dealership, or a good independent mechanic, to have a professional do the job for you. They can also give your car a once-over to ensure nothing else needs repairing, or will wear out soon!
Mazda CX-5: Is it reliable?
Yes, no and maybe! Mazda has sold a heap of their compact SUV in Australia and they have generally been pretty good reliability-wise, though there has been an increasing number of manual transmission failures reported at between 50,000km and 75,000km. Disturbingly, these are reported to only be fixed by replacing the entire manual gearbox. There have also been questions raised over oil consumption in the Skyactiv petrol motors, and the longevity of steering racks.
Is the Mazda CX-5 a good car?
The Mazda CX-5 is certainly a popular car for families. If you're looking for something to go fast in, do serious off-roading or tow anything more than a very large sandwich, then look elsewhere. However, as a suburban runabout the CX-5 is going to get the job done admirably.
Is the Mazda CX-5 all wheel drive?
Among the 24 CX-5 variants sold new by Mazda in Australia only the MAXX and MAXX SPORT are available in two wheel drive formats as all other models are sold as all wheel drive models. The two wheel drive models are front wheel drive, not rear wheel drive, while the rest send their power and torque to the ground via all four wheels.
Mazda CX-5: How much can it tow?
Mazda's CX-5 soft-roader is a great around-town runabout but towing is not its forte. With a maximum tow rating of just 750kg unbraked and up to 1800kg with brakes you're going to have to have quite a small tinny to safely pull it reliably with a CX-5 Mazda. A BT-50 ute is an infinitely more appropriate choice for towing duties as even the big brother CX-9 SUV is only able to tow a small amount more than the CX-5.
Mazda CX-5: Where are they made and who builds them?
Mazda’s second-generation KF CX-5 crossover is built around the world in Mazda facilities in Japan (Hiroshima and Hofu), Malaysia (Kulim), and China (Nanjing). As the latest CX-5 model only launched last year it is likely the next update won’t be coming out for at least five years.
Mazda CX-5: How do you change the battery & program a key fob?
Replacing the CR2025 key in Mazda's is fairly simple. There is a small slide on the back of the key fob, which you hold open and then pull out the silver loop top section of the key. With a thin flat-head screwdriver inserted into the slots under where the key was, use a twisting motion separate the case. Once the case has started to split apart, run the screwdriver down the outside of the case to quickly pull the key apart. Pull the protective plastic cover off, then take the rubber gasket out. Switch the CR2025 battery, placing the positive side up, then reassemble the key.