Mazda CX-5 (2017–)

What's good

Five star Euro NCAP rating in 2017: 95% adult occupant safety, 80% child occupant, 78% pedestrian and 59% safety assist.

What to watch out for

29-5-2018: Report of severe banging from engine of Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv diesel automatic purchased new in March 2018 and now at 2270 miles. Described by owner as "horrendous heavy banging like two heavy bells being struck together." Mazda dealer made checks, but found nothing wrong. We suspect that one of the glowplugs is not lighting up.

23-6-2018: Report of problems with infotainment system of 2017 Mazda CX-5. Sat Nav does not accept full Postcodes (eg looking for PA13EY displays PA14 and can’t be changed). Mazda website videos claim using postcodes is possible but it isn't. Owner contacted Mazda and got response ‘sorry’ big issue with system due to subcontractor and likely to take months to resolve. iPhone paired ok but when you link and use it to call the bluetooth connection is lost and you have to use the phone.

16-6-2019: Report of clutch is judder on April 2017 Mazda CX-5 2.2 Skyactiv D at 6,800 miles. Mazda quoted £2,00o for a new clutch and DMF. Accused owner of slipping the clutch. This happened after a software update for a fuelling problem. Owner thinks that SkyActive system where the engine revs to 1800rpm, is a factor in the burning of the clutch causing high spots on the flywheel.

22-7-2019: Report of horizontal crach spreading actoss screen of 2017 Mazda CX-5 at 13,000 miles. Similar to crack in screen of HJ's Mazda 5: "This happened to me with a Mazda 5 (the MPV). Actually the glass screen of the 5 is bonded to the screen frame and the leading edge of the glass is exposed. The tiniest chip on this can send a crack right across the screen: /our-cars/mazda-5-16d-ts2/a-cracked-windscreen/"

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