Mazda 5 Check Engine Oil Level
Learn to check the engine oil level and add oil to Mazda 5. Checking the Mazda5 engine oil level is easy and takes less than five minutes.
This guide applies to Mazda 5 model years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
What you will need
If the engine level is low, add 5W-30 full synthetic oil to bring the oil level between the Min and Max marks on the dipstick.
If the engine oil level is low on your Mazda, add oil to bring the oil reading up to the recommended level. Below you will find the instructions on adding oil to the Mazda 5 engine.
Park the Mazda 5 on a level surface. This will help you get an accurate reading when you check the engine oil level.
Turn off the engine and wait for the engine to cool down before you check the engine oil level on your Mazda 5. This will allow the engine oil to return to the oil pan, which is necessary to take an accurate reading.
- Set the parking brake.
- Open the hood by pulling the hood release under the dashboard.
- Locate the engine oil dipstick at the front of the engine. Remove the oil dipstick and wipe it clean.
Note the Low (MIN) oil level mark. Remove the oil dipstick. Wipe the oil off the dipstick. Note both the minimum and maximum marks. Reinsert the dipstick back into the oil dipstick tube.
Read the oil level. Pull the dipstick out and check the engine oil level on your Mazda 5. The level needs to be between the min and max mark. If the engine oil level is below the min mark, you need to add engine oil to your Mazda5. Follow theinstructions as described in the next step.
- Locate the oil filler cap on top of the engine. This is where you add oil to your Mazda 5.
- Add recommended engine oil. Start by adding about half a quart at a time and check the level again. Add more oil if the oil level is still under the MIN mark. Don’t overfill your oil above the MAX/FULL mark. Only add the recommended oil level in your owner’s manual. Typically 5W-20 or 5W-30 Synthetic Engine Oil.
If the oil light remains illuminated even though the oil level is normal or after adding oil, stop the engine immediately and have your vehicle towed to a mechanic. Driving with the oil light on can cause severe engine damage.
Checking the Mazda5 engine oil level is easy and takes less than five minutes. This guide applies to Mazda 5 model years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. If the level is low, add 5W-30 full synthetic oil to bring the oil level between the Min and Max marks on the dipstick.
We hope you find the Mazda 5 Check Engine Oil Level guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mazda.