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2010-2018 Mazda 5 How to check engine oil level, add engine oil

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DIY guide on how to check engine oil level and add oil on Mazda 5. Applicable to years: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018. Check the engine oil level on Mazda 5 is easy and takes only five minutes. If the engine oil level is low on your Mazda, add oil to bring the level to the recommended level. Below you will find the instructions on how to add oil to Mazda 5. Watch the video clips for more help.

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  • Engine Oil level warning on
  • Engine noise
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What you will need

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Step 1 - Park Vehicle

Park your Mazda 5 on a level surface. This will help you get an accurate readign when you check the engine oil level on your 5.


Step 2 - Turn off engine

Turn off the engine and wait at least five minutes before you proccede to check the engine oil level on your Mazda 5. This will allow the engine oil to return to the oil pan of your 5.

Mazda 5 turn off engine and check engine oil level

Step 3 - Open Hood

Set parking brake. Open hood to access the oil dipstick.


Step 4 - Locate oil distick

Locate the oil dipstick on your 5. Remove oil dipstick from the tube.

open hood to verify motor oil level on 5 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Step 5: Note Low/Max oil level mark

Remove the oil dipstick. Wipe the oil off the dip stick. Note the minimum and maximum marks. Reinsert the dipstick back into the oil dip stick pipe of your 5.

2010-2018 Mazda 5 Check engine oil level, Add motor oil

Step 6: Check Mazda 5 oil level

Pull the dip stick out and check 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 5. Follow instructions as described in the next step.


Step 7: Locate oil filler cap

Locate the oil filler cap. This is where you can add oil to your Mazda 5.

location of oil filler cap used to add engine oil Mazda 5 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Step 8 : Add engine oil Mazda 5

Add only half a quart at the time and check the level again. If the oil level is still under the MIN mark, add more oil. Don't overfill your Mazda 5 will oil above the MAX/FULL mark.

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Additional Notes

If the 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. 

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