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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
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#3545 of 4993 Re: Mazda3 Check Engine Light [obtube]
Jul 19, 2006 (8:45 am)
Greetings All, I can confirm this as i just yesterday had this problem repaired 7/18/2006 the code which the Check engine light generated in the computer was P2187 which according to the Mazda tech necessitated the replacment of the "Purge Valve"
but all in all since I've had my 2005 SP23 the small quarky problems that I've expirenced has moved my Grade of the car from an A+ to a B+
Just my 2¢
Jul 19, 2006 (6:15 pm)
I had the same problem with my 2004 2.3L - CEL kept coming on - replace purge valve.
Before they replaced the valve I was getting 22+ MPG mostly city - after my MPG dropped all the way down to 15-17 MPG - for many tank of gas. I didn't ever figure out why - and thought it would be a waste of time to even ask the service department. Hope you don't have the same result.
#3547 of 4993 Re: Mazda3 Check Engine Light [brodie2]
Jul 20, 2006 (9:40 am)
It's been a week and a day and the dealer still has my car. One of the guys even drove the car home to see if it would act up on him in the morning. No one has called me since Tuesday evening. I want them to just give me a new car. I'm soooo tired of this. P.S. I told the service manager about this website and how other websites had people with similar issues. He couldn't respond. GRRRR!!!!!
#3548 of 4993 Re: Mazda3 Check Engine Light [clarissa]
Jul 20, 2006 (11:32 am)
Are you located in Canada or the US. Have you tried calling the Ministry of Transportation to report the safety problem. Call them for an update.
#3549 of 4993 Re: Mazda3 Check Engine Light [brodie2]
Jul 20, 2006 (11:48 am)
I'm in the US. What's the ministry of transportation?
#3550 of 4993 Sirius Radio - Is it safe to install myself??
Jul 20, 2006 (1:26 pm)
I'm finally getting the Mazda-specific Sirius tuner kit for my MZ3 Gt this weekend, but my big dilemma is to install it myself and risk dinging up the trim or damaging the radio; or do I just pay the extra $120 and have the dealer install it? I'm also concerned that if anything happens with the radio, even if it's not related to the sirius being installed by me, they'll try to say I caused the problem with the self-install.....I do have a 10% parts coupon that would bring the total parts and installation to about $480 as opposed to the $340 I would pay doing it myself.
...besides plugging the tuner into the back of the radio and hooking up the antenna to the tuner, is there an additional power supply running from the tuner to the battery or the stereo??
Any insight or experiences with this would be much appreciated!
#3551 of 4993 Re: Mazda3 Check Engine Light [clarissa]
Jul 20, 2006 (3:11 pm)
clarissa, i think that would be the us dept of trans. (DOT) but i think the dept you would want to contact would be your state's dept of consumer affairs...not sure though. bummer about your car, my dad had a similar problem with his lincoln and he had to have it lemon lawed after having the same prob. 3 times, he just did it through the dealer, after getting a lawyer. good luck
#3552 of 4993 Re: Mazda3 Check Engine Light [mscaf]
Jul 21, 2006 (7:28 am)
Thanks mscaf. By the way, I'm using all these posts in my argument against the dealer. He said that there were no problems that he'd heard of. I'm glad you all are helping me! It's not easy being a girl when going to these dealers. They love to take advantage of us. Little do they know I'm doing my research! mwahahahahaha! I just want my car back!
#3553 of 4993 Re: Mazda3 Check Engine Light [clarissa]
Jul 21, 2006 (10:06 am)
Use the search button on this site to seach "stalling" I'm sure that will give you enough research to provide to your dealership. Perhaps they haven't given your car back because they can duplicate the problem but don't know how to fix it. That's what happened to my car. They had it over nearly a month at one point.
#3554 of 4993 Re: Mazda3 Check Engine Light [brodie2]
Jul 21, 2006 (1:11 pm)
"That's what happened to my car. They had it over nearly a month at one point."
In VA, if the car is at the dealership for service for a total of 30 calendar days or more the first year you own it, it is considered a
Clarissa, check your states lemon laws. At some point, you may have a case. The fact that the car is stalling makes it even more serious...