2013 Mazda CX-5 had a dead battery 2x in 24 hrs. Is it the battery or a bigger electrical issue?


Asked by Nov 10, 2014 at 12:09 AM about the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I thought I may have left a door open over night and an inside light
exhausted the battery. I jumped it and it started but I didn't drive
anywhere. Today, 24 hrs after it was jumped it's dead again. Less
than 24 mos old and only 4700 mi. Is this a problem anyone else
has experienced?

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How long did you let it run once you jump started it?

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Best Answer Mark helpful

Take it to the dealer. Let them look it over. The battery dieing twice in on day isn't normal.


I let it run approx. 10 min. I did go back into my garage 30 mins after and it started.

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I would jump it again this time let it run, with everything in the car turned off, for at least a half an hour to 45 min. If it's dead the next day, do as Mark said take it to the dealer. It will be under warranty still.

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If you look on the Mazda CX-5 forum(24-7 mazda) many people have this problem,I myself encountered this problem and I knew it was just Mazda using cheap japanese batteries,I am a really paranoid person and I never leave anything on and once I saw that others were having this problem I knew it was mazda being cheap!Although in your case it might be different,I advise you join that forum,very helpful!

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Hi There: I'm new to this forum, and saw your post. I'm not all that thrilled about the Mazda CX-5 battery: mine is a 2014, and I was told that the battery needs replacing (after 2.5 years). This is a first. My 2004 Mazda Protoge 5 has the original battery. Sad...

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I have had the same problem with my 2014 mazda cx5. After 3 days in the garage the car would not start. I had it jump started by Mazda Breakdown. The mechanic showed me it was at 14. 4 volts before he left. I immediately took the car out on a run tested the voltage when I got back it was 14.3 volts but only 12.2 the next morning. I went on holiday using the car for 50 + miles each day and tested the voltage each morning I was as low as 11.8 volts. Clearly either the battery is useless or something unknown is using current. I have had more problems with this car than I have had with my last 5 cars. ( in total)

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I have the same problem wit my mazda cx5 2013 and in my case is the 4 battery I change in 6 moths

Same problem . After charging the battery x 3 and not being able to start it again, found out it needs a new alternator. Bummer

2015 CX-5. Less than 20k miles. AAA out to jumpstart the vehicle 4 times in 2 months. Replaced battery. Problem started again but effected windows and stereo. Master mechanic buddy told me electric system was on the brink. Took to dealership—they treated me like a twit. I took the Mazda across the street and traded it for a 2014 Honda CRV. Should have bought it in the first place.

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