Mazda CX-5 Gearbox & Transmission Problems
What may have caused my Mazda CX-5 to suddenly stall?
There are literally hundreds of things that could have caused the engine to suddenly stop. It could be anything from an electrical failure to a broken crankshaft to a seized torque-converter to an empty fuel tank. And practically anything in between. The dash lights illuminating when the engine stopped is actually quite normal, as the lights are trying to warn you that something’s wrong (in case you hadn’t noticed).
The fact that it won’t restart is no real clue, either, as you haven’t told me whether the engine turns over and won’t fire, or won’t turn over on the starter at all.
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.
Are there any problems with the transmission in the Honda Jazz?
The CVT transmission in the Jazz was prone to shuddering. To fix it Honda introduced a service requirement on the transmission, basically to change the oil. The automatic transmission in your Mazda is not a CVT, and does not suffer the same problem. But automatic transmission specialists will always tell you that it's wise to service automatic transmissions to prolong their life. It's even more important if you do a lot of towing.
Would transmission be damaged in accident while parked?
It's hard to say, but it's unlikely as the park brake would have kept the rear wheels and brakes from moving, and are likely to have taken the brunt of the crash rather than the transmission. Presumably the repairer would have assessed the possible mechanical damage to the car as a result of the incident so have a chat with them about it and perhaps note your concerns before taking delivery of the repaired car.