Go for another Mazda! I have driven a lot of CX-5s (2018 to 2019 and including the signature I own from mid 2018 to present and none of them had any issued related to cylinder deactivation. I think a user on this forum brought up the rocker arm issue and had his engine completely replaced.I need help deciding whether to get another Mazda with Cylinder Deactivation
I have a 19 CX-5 Touring (wife driving it) and the CD recall was completed in July/19. It drives fine since new.
I am in need of another car and currently considering the 2020 3 Base Hatchback or another 2019 CX-5 Touring.
Unfortunately, all Hatchback trims comes with CD and 2.5T engine is not an option for CX-5(out of my price range).
Nothing out there I want (the 3 sedan Select trim has no CD, but it is a sedan; CR-V with oil dilution issue; Rav4 noisy engine, loud on Hwy, comparably expensive).
In light of the recent Reliability ranking from CR that placed Mazda as #2, I can assume:
1. Perhaps CD/rocker arm issues are few and far in between, otherwise Mazda would not be ranked#2.
2. CD feature is used on many Mazda models including the 6, 3, CX-5 equipped with 2.5L NA - so if CD issue is big, it would have spread across 3 product lines and Mazda would not be ranked #2.
3. CR probably completed the survey by Oct 31 and the CD fix recall was officially out mid August. I think there are about 9 months worth of survey data to collect from 2019 owners - a good amount of time.
Are my assumptions correct that perhaps CD issue is rare?
Also, the rocker arm is part of the powertrain so the warranty is 5yr/60k - long enough that if there is a CD related issue, it would have shown within 5 yrs span?
What should I do? Thanks and looking forward for your inputs/feedback.
I think some of the 2020 models will have engines with cylinder deactivation and some without.