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Thread: Looking to purchase 2016 CX-5 Touring. How is the Engine & Transmission? Reliable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waid302 View Post
    As the topic suggest, I am thinking about purchasing a 2016 CX-5 with about 45,000 miles like this one:

    https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing


    Are there any issues I should look for in 2016?

    Thanks

    Waid
    Engines are reliable.

    If I were you I'd ask to "rent" the car from the dealer for a day or 2 if possible. I'd take it home and inspect the tranny for leaks and for high pitch sounds. I'd inspect whats called the belt tensioner for leaks. If both passed my inspection and I like the car I'd buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    Only driven short trips infrequently. New tires air filter and end of oil life. I am not digging Altimax GTs. Second thoughts about AEM dry air filter as well. CX5 has been sitting for weeks not driven.
    Altimax RT43's are not my favorite either, but it was at the price point I was happy with. The Michelins cost too damned much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    What the hells going on with your tranny at 28k miles? Mine feels like the day I bought the car 6 years and almost 78k miles ago.
    Same, at 105K miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    Altimax RT43's are not my favorite either, but it was at the price point I was happy with. The Michelins cost too damned much.
    I would take Continentals or Pirellis that were $130 vs $115 for GT. But yes price wise they are really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CX-5um View Post
    Engines are reliable.

    If I were you I'd ask to "rent" the car from the dealer for a day or 2 if possible. I'd take it home and inspect the tranny for leaks and for high pitch sounds. I'd inspect whats called the belt tensioner for leaks. If both passed my inspection and I like the car I'd buy.
    I still have not bought anything yet. I drove the 2017 CX-5 and I was really surprised how much better it is compared to 1st gen. The ride quality is much much better and quieter than 2016. My budget was around $16K but will push it to $20K for a 2017 Touring. The 2017 CX-5 Touring includes the i-ACTIVSENSE suite which is really nice to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eregrine View Post
    Engine is a 10 our of 10 for reliability. Seriously. Don't think I've seen one engine failure here in 2 years.
    Tranny is also very reliable but with a caveat. There was a small batch of bad trannys that went out in early 2016. These often failed early and were replaced under warranty. It was not common. I don't think you need to worry about this. We haven't seen this issue here in at least a year.
    This is the most popular CX5 board on the internet in the US, at least.
    Was there a recall on the bad tranny's? Did it just fail or had other issues?

    I found a CX-5 and the build date is 3/2015 and was sold to first owner on 04/18/2015. Therefore, it would still have power train warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waid302 View Post
    Was there a recall on the bad tranny's? Did it just fail or had other issues?

    I found a CX-5 and the build date is 3/2015 and was sold to first owner on 04/18/2015. Therefore, it would still have power train warranty.

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    If I can remember correctly the bad batch produced a high pitch whistle sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waid302 View Post
    Was there a recall on the bad tranny's? Did it just fail or had other issues?
    I found a CX-5 and the build date is 3/2015 and was sold to first owner on 04/18/2015. Therefore, it would still have power train warranty.
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    There was no official recall, no.
    So the one you mention here is a 15 then. The tranny thing was 16 only.

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