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Mazda CX-5 Service & Repair Manual: Suspension Features


Improved rigidity and handling stability

  • A strut type front suspension adopted

  • E-type multi-link rear suspension adopted

  • For the front/rear crossmembers, the welded flange has been eliminated (flange-less), the cross-section expanded and the connection rigidity of the welded parts improved to achieve both rigidity and light weight.

  • By adopting a 6-point rigid mount-type front crossmember, the force generated from the tires is transmitted directly, and an agile vehicle response in low-to-mid speed range has been realized.

  • The caster angle and caster trail was increased on the front suspension.

  • The cross-section on the center member of the front crossmember has been expanded and the longitudinal offset of the front lower arm installation position reduced to realize an optimized framework.

  • The longitudinal span of the rear crossmember has been expanded and the longitudinal offset of the rear lateral link installation position reduced to realize an optimized framework.

  • By raising the installation position of the rear trailing link, the longitudinal input has been reduced, ride comfort improved, and the sense of safety during braking improved.

Improved handling stability and ride comfort

  • Positions of the links and rigidity of the bushes were reviewed to increase toe-in for the lateral force input to the tires.

  • Grip of the rear tires was increased by the increased toe-in, and a mild vehicle response in high-speed range has been realized.

Improved marketability

  • Tire pressure monitoring system adopted

  • Affixing-type balance weights adopted

Environmental consideration

  • Tires with optimized characteristics and low rolling resistance have been adopted.


Suspension Abbreviations
AAS Active Adaptive Shift ABS Antilock Brake System ABDC After Bottom Dead Center ACC Access ...

Wheel Hub Component Inspection
Wheel Bearing Excessive Play Inspection 1. Install the magnetic base and dial gauge as shown in the figure and measure the wheel bearing axial excessive play. If it exceeds the maximu ...

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Front Oil Seal Replacement
WARNING: A hot engine can cause severe burns. Turn off the engine and wait until it is cool before servicing. 1. Remove the front under cover No.2.. 2. Remove the splash shield.. 3. Remove the drive belt.. 4. Remove in the order indicated in the table. 5. Install in the reve ...

D Pillar Speaker Inspection
D-pillar speaker 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the following parts: a. Trunk board. b. Trunk end trim. c. Rear scuff plate. d. Trunk side trim. e. D-pillar trim. 3. Disconnect the D-pillar speaker connector.. 4. Verify that the resistance between the D-pillar ...

Lift Motor Removal/Installation
WARNING: Handling a side air bag improperly can accidentally operate (deploy) the air bag, which may seriously injure you. Read the service warnings/cautions in the Workshop Manual before handling the front seat (side air bag integrated).. 1. Switch the ignition off (LOCK). 2. ...

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