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By kenshin on
2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Purchased : December 2013
Build quality may be an issue...
Week 2 : the passenger seat trim vibrating noise, probably due to contact when exiting vehicle.
Fixed by dealer.
Week 3 : front windows vibrating noise when opened slightly.
Not bothersome enough to take to dealer, but disappointing nonetheless.
Week 4 : right sun visor vibration noise, goes away if opened then reclosed.
Week 6 : upper right corner of center console screen intermittent rubbing noise.
Since the beginning, there's also been a ceiling vibration noise if only the rear windows are open.
Apparently, this kind of wind harmonics problem is common for many cars.
Again, more disappointment.
* engine growl is music to the ears
* outstanding handling encourages "spirited" driving
* roomy, especially rear legroom and cargo capacity
* best-looking exterior in its class by miles
* great mileage (averaging 34.5 mpg, 75% highway)
* 2.5L has more than enough power
* blind-spot monitor and backup camera are lifesavers
* versatile 40/20/40 folding rear seats
* transmission takes getting used to, particularly the engine braking between 19 - 10 mph (makes coasting a drag), but I guess it helps fuel economy somehow
* keyless entry remote has surprising range
* excellent safety ratings (those built Nov 2013 or later)
- headrest bulges forward, not adjustable
- auto-on headlights should be standard
- some interior switches not lit
- steering column doesn't telescope far enough
- rear headrests block rear view
- interior metallic parts reflects sun
- limited exterior/interior color combinations
- armrests uneven height
- temperature knob sounds cheap when turned
- noisy rear wiper motor
- small cubicle (left of steering wheel) not deep/angled enough
- no A-pillar grab handle
- cargo light not on ceiling
- center vents too low / range of adjustment too small
- standard audio very unimpressive
- tail pipe looks too small
- door handle too far forward
- no rear fan vents
Week 14 : when getting gas and locking pump handle, the pump clicks off about 2 gallons earlier than usual.
I have to hold the pump handle until it actually fills the tank (but not to the point of overflowing, of course).
Problem persists no matter which gas station used.
* bought a neck pillow and rotated headrest 180 degrees, now seating position is near perfect
- black interior puts spotlight on every speck of dust
- would be nice if rear seats slide fore and aft
- clarification : rear headrest should be those thinner, upside-down L-shaped ones like on the Mazda2 to avoid blocking rear view; "door handle too far forward" refers to interior side
Just over 10,000 miles and just under 6 months later : car performs just fine mechanically.
Mileage = 34.3 (dashboard), 35.0 (Fuelly), 36s pretty common if you stay under 60 mph on freeway (yes, that CX-5 in the slow lane is me).
Fuel fill-up issue is inexplicably intermittent.
With the weather warming up, the A/C is not as cold as expected even at max setting.
I'll be informing the dealer about the rattling front windows when I get the oil change and tire rotation this week...
Update : used Hill Assist for first time.
Somebody give the engineer who invented this feature a Nobel or something, just awesome.
The gas pump problem has not occurred for the last 2 fill-ups.
Hopefully, it stays that way...
I'm having the same problem with not being able to fill up my fuel tank all the way.
Mine will stop filling when I still should be able to put in about 3.5 more gallons.
It's been that way since I purchased it in January 2014 and has not improved.
I've used several different gas stations with the same result.
It really is a pain in the neck.
I'm just about ready to take it in for it's first service, hopefully they can fix the problem.