2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
- Plano, Texas, USA
I have been changing oil of my vehicles since the first one many years ago. The CX-5 is the first vehicle I've owned and many other vehicles from friends and family that the stated oil capacity does not match the Full mark of the dipstick.Dip-sticks are imprecise. I've found variance on all vehicles vs stated capacity.
No, this definitely is not the typo. Mazda has revised the gear oil capacity on rear differential to 0.37 US quarts (from 0.45 quarts) on gen-2 CX-5 AWD. You'd believe Mazda should have known the error of typo on gen-1 CX-5 and issued a revision at least on factory service manual? Besides, everyone here who checked the gear oil level of rear differential from factory has found it's low. I believe Mazda preset the factory-fill to 0.45 / 0.37 quarts for rear differential. But then why the factory service manual states refill the gear oil to the fill-hole, which would be ~ 0.8 quarts, way more than factory specified 0.45 / 0.37 quarts?Rear diff may be a typo in the manual.
The same on engine oil. Owner's manual says top off the oil to the Full mark when oil level is low, which means the oil capacity should be ~5.4 quarts instead of specified 4.8 quarts on 2.5L NA.
It's all of these inconsistencies and discrepancies by Mazda which makes me feel like unprofessional.
And why Mazda wants to be different from everybody else on capacities and measurements?