2006 Mazda 5 Consumer Review: watch out for electrical greml

2006 Mazda 5 - Consumer Review

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Touring Passenger Minivan (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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watch out for electrical gremlins!
By nslimm on


2006 Mazda 5 Touring 4dr Minivan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Bought new 06 GT 5 speed manual. I really enjoy driving this van and I get great mileage. But during cold weather the e-brake doesn't work all the time and the dealership has tried to fix this 6 times. They have now replaced the calipers on one side only. Also, the headlights flash on and off on their own. I live outside the city so it really is noticeable on the highway when the headlights turn off for two seconds or more. They cycle through 9 or 10 times on and off so it looks like I am warning of a police radar trap ahead! NOT FUNNY! My last trip through the mountains the headlights turned off 34 times over 300 miles.

Best Features

steering wheel controls, 5 speed manual

Worst Features

Improve the cold weather standards, such as the sliding door mech., electrical issues, and the e-brake. Also needed is an interior light switch for the whole interior, so that when the kids drop something the driver can turn on the interior lights.
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