Brake Fluid Change

:
2018 CX-5 Sport
Brake fluid used during a change is variable. Some people bleed more out than other people once the clear fluid starts coming out of the valves or if they accidentally got air into the system they will bleed more out. Get a 12 ounce bottle. I don't think the exact capacity is stated anywhere.
 
Upvote 0

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
:
Plano, Texas, USA
How much brake fluid is needed to change it on a 2016 CX-5? Can’t find the amount anywhere.
Like others had said, the amount for brake fluid change varies. Based on my past experience from other vehicles I’d get 4 12oz bottles just in case and most likely I‘d use less than 3 full bottles.
 
Upvote 0
:
2017 Mazda CX-5 GT, 2016 Mazda6 iGT, 2014 Mazda3 sGT hatchback
Dealer would tell you about 30K miles interval.
(though, OM does not mention it)

My daughter came back for holidays with her '14 Mazda3. The brake fluid level was low. I had it replaced at dealer. It had 43K miles (short drives).
Moisture and air bubbles are the things to worry in brake fluid.
 
Upvote 0
:
Mazda, CX-5, Touring
Dealer would tell you about 30K miles interval.
(though, OM does not mention it)

My daughter came back for holidays with her '14 Mazda3. The brake fluid level was low. I had it replaced at dealer. It had 43K miles (short drives).
Moisture and air bubbles are the things to worry in brake fluid.
I was asking for the amount of fluid needed to do a change, not the interval.
 
Upvote 0
:
2014 mazda cx-5 touring FWD
I was asking for the amount of fluid needed to do a change, not the interval.
You already got your answer from the above replies.Are you going to power bleed,gravity bleed or pump the brake pedal? There is no EXACT answer for quantity to be used.Brake fluid is flushed or bled,not a drain and fill like an oil change.If this is your comprehension on the subject,maybe it's best to have it done somewhere.Functioning brakes is a safety issue you know.
This refers back to your initial question of not being able to find a quantity listed for the braking system.
 
Upvote 0
:
2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
Dealer would tell you about 30K miles interval.
(though, OM does not mention it)

My daughter came back for holidays with her '14 Mazda3. The brake fluid level was low. I had it replaced at dealer. It had 43K miles (short drives).
Moisture and air bubbles are the things to worry in brake fluid.
The brake fluid level is supposed to go down as the brake pads wear. It only needs to be full when the pads are new.
 
Upvote 0
:
Mazda, CX-5, Touring
You already got your answer from the above replies.Are you going to power bleed,gravity bleed or pump the brake pedal? There is no EXACT answer for quantity to be used.Brake fluid is flushed or bled,not a drain and fill like an oil change.If this is your comprehension on the subject,maybe it's best to have it done somewhere.Functioning brakes is a safety issue you know.
This refers back to your initial question of not being able to find a quantity listed for the braking system.
I know that people have already provided multiple answers to my initial question. I fully understand that there is not an exact amount. I have done this job on multiple other vehicles and there is usually an average amount of fluid needed per vehicle (e.g. F-150 needs more than an Accord). My comprehension of the subject is fine. Your attitude is not necessary.

I am thankful for the answers that were provided regarding the amounts used, which was my question. I did not ask about the recommended interval.
 
Upvote 0
:
2018 CX-5 Sport
I like to hear other's input, so I found Jmaz's entry useful. My old car had about 60K miles on it when the dealer brought up that it needed the brake fluid changed. They charged a lot to do it so I declined and did it myself. I used a turkey baster to suck some out of the resivor and then did the single person brake pedal pump method, via YT videos I watched.
 
Upvote 0
:
2017 Mazda CX-5 GT, 2016 Mazda6 iGT, 2014 Mazda3 sGT hatchback
My dealer charged $198 for the brake fluid exchange.
1 hr of labor costs $140.
Expensive in SF Bay Area.
 
Upvote 0
Top