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#2907 of 4991 Did Mazda correct AC for 2006? by moontom
Jan 12, 2006 (6:44 am)
I don't think anyone can answer your question - because no one knows the answer except Mazda.
But Mazda will not even admit that there is a defect in SOME of the 2004 & 2005 models - I do not see them making some kind of anouncement - LOOK WE FIXED THE AC SO NOW IT COOLS THE CAR!!
There is no way to know until we get a large number of 2006 Mazda3's on the road AND we also have some nice hot 90+ degree days. That is when the complaints will show up - if the problem has not been fixed.
Just be aware - since Mazda has decided to not fix any vehicles with the weak - defective AC systems if you do get a bad one then you are stuck. If a good AC is important I sure would not buy one until I could let it sit in the sun for an hour or so on a nice hot humid 90 degree day and test it out for myself.
Or I guess you could ask a sales person - I bet they will be happy to tell you something like - never heard of that problem - I am sure IF there was an issue it has been fixed - and if a problem ever does come up you have a 4 year 50K mile warranty.
#2908 of 4991 Re: Poor Gas Mileage [ggoins]
Jan 12, 2006 (7:13 am)
we had an incident where a car wash jockey spun the car out but the rev limiter we hope did it's job"
I hope you smacked him in the face...
#2909 of 4991 Re: Poor Gas Mileage [mrblonde49]
Jan 12, 2006 (7:24 am)
well smacking done dawg.
#2910 of 4991 Re: Throttle sticking open under acceleration [mdaffron]
Jan 12, 2006 (8:54 am)
Problem with throttle sticking open didn't develop on the first tank of gas, but around 1000 miles on the car and about 5 times since episodically after I reached that mileage mark. Will see if dealer's service department knows what they're talking about ( If I explained the problem and fix correctly on this forum thread) when the new "revamped " throttle is installed. Thanks, Meade, for your thoughts on the issue. I welcome any thoughts on another issue with a 2004 Mazda 3s sedan I talked my mother into buying and am now on the hot seat over. We put 17" Bridgestone Potenza RE 750's on the car right after purchase and sold the OE Goodyears on eBay. The car vibrated at 55mph from the get go. The Mazda dealer has balanced the tires 4 times free of charge and rotated them once over the last year - she has only 6100 miles on the tires. 8/32 tread depth left. Still the vibration persists. Service manager says the wheels are fine - nothing bent. Finally, we put new tires on the car and had them Hunter road force mounted/balanced to ensure no tires were out of round as we suspected might be the case on the Bridgestones. None were. We went from an ultra high performance summer tire to a Grand touring All Season tire, the Continental ProContact purchased from the Tirerack. Can only conclude problem is with the car. Suspecting the brake rotors as Mazda 3s have had issues with them. Beyond that possibly suspension tightness, wheels bearings ? Any ideas out there ? Mother is about ready to buy a Jetta or Civic as her frustration mounts. Going to call Mazda Customer Assistance and open a case file on the car and see if that lights any fires. Maybe arbitration as dealer has had many opportunities to fix the problem and cannot correct the vibration.
Jan 12, 2006 (9:09 am)
A couple of weeks ago I test drove a top-of-the-line Mazda 5 with 205/50-17 tires by Toyo. When I commented to the Mazda salesperson that Mazda had switched tire mfg. from Goodyear to Toyo he tells me that the 17" Toyos are mfg. by Goodyear for Toyo.
Till date, I can't verify what he said; nor have I been able to find 205/50-17 tires from Toyo. At the time I didn't think about it, but thinking back I should have looked at the tread design of the Toyos to see if they looked anything like the Goodyears.
Does anyone have any insight as to the performance of these all-season tires? My test drive was brief and inconclusive.
Jan 12, 2006 (10:46 am)
I would like to see a post about what Mazda customer service does for you.
#2913 of 4991 Re: Tires 205/50-17 [chacobleu]
Jan 12, 2006 (12:05 pm)
I don't know of a switch on the 3 (I frequent another board and would have heard) You'll probably get more response in the Mazda5 forum
#2914 of 4991 Re: Poor Gas Mileage [jmills]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 12, 2006 (1:20 pm)
Well first of all the car runs richer (and longer) during warm up in winter, and some engines never warm up properly during short trips; then the gasoline is often re-formulated for winter; and generally in bad weather people tend to drive in lower gears for traction.
#2915 of 4991 Re: Tires 205/50-17 [chacobleu]
Jan 12, 2006 (2:49 pm)
my 2005 3 has these tires, they are not very good on snow pack or ice,
#2916 of 4991 Re: widow1 [z71bill]
Jan 12, 2006 (2:55 pm)
for the local dealers customer service they do as little as they can get away with, I finally went up the cooperate ladder to Mazda USA in California to get reimbursed for the rental that got us home after my 3 blew it's engine at 3559 miles... The local slogan is "where nobody buys just one" one is more than enough for me!