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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
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#3663 of 4993 Re: Engine light on [etack]
Sep 18, 2006 (8:54 am)
If you check your error codes in an OBD II table (see http://www.obdii.com/codes.html) you may be able to get some more insight into the problem area.
For the codes U0100; U0121 ; U0155
U=Network; 0=SAE; 1=Fuel and metering; XX=specific fault
U0100 = Lost Communication With ECM/PCM "A"
U0121 = Lost Communication With Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Control Module
U0155 = Lost Communication With Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) Control Module
#3664 of 4993 New Front Carpeting
Sep 18, 2006 (3:01 pm)
Stopped at Mazda this afternoon & they've agreed to replace the carpets in the car, as they've torn under the drivers mat. They'll also give us a rental as it'll take a good day they said. Whoohoo for Mazda!!
Also saw some of the new '07's and love the new alloys...very sharp. I saw a few 3iTouring Sedans & 3s Touring sedans. Do these replace the base i & s? They also changed the Titanium to Galaxy Grey like my Civic, but Mazdas grey is really dark grey, unlike the greenish gray of the Civic. Nice cars though.
#3665 of 4993 Re: New Front Carpeting [sandman46]
Sep 19, 2006 (12:16 pm)
Mazda ... agreed to replace the carpets ... torn under the drivers mat. They'll also give us a rental ... Whoohoo for Mazda!!
#3666 of 4993 Re: New Front Carpeting [autonomous]
Sep 19, 2006 (1:52 pm)
and just think....somebody on here would have us believe that mazda doesn't stand behind their cars.
Sep 19, 2006 (2:01 pm)
We're very satisfied with the 3s and our dealership actually. We have the Toyo Proxes A05 on the car and the fronts already are showing the wear bars at 21.5k miles. We did have to replace 1 due to a nail puncture in the sidewall within the 1st month. I inquired about new sneakers while at the dealership yesterday and their prices were very comparable to my regular tire place.
Audia8q, 2 questions for you. The wife wants the same tires...I think she's nuts...and the dealership doesn't offer them. Is this unusual? And also, have you heard anything good or bad about the Goodyear LS tires? Tirerack gave them an o k recommendation. I really want her to have a touring tire with great wet traction, and I'd like to buy from the dealership. Any help would be appreciated from you.
#3668 of 4993 Re: Very Satisfied [sandman46]
Sep 19, 2006 (2:39 pm)
Take a look at the Avon TECH M550 they are reasonably priced and reviews are good.
#3669 of 4993 Re: New Front Carpeting [audia8q]
Sep 20, 2006 (4:50 am)
My 3 is my fourth Mazda, and I find their vehicles to be very reliable and the dealership to offer better than average service. Obviously the level of service you receive depends on the individual dealership but that is true of Honda, Toyota, BMW, etc.
What I have found in my experience is that if you treat the car dealership service department employees how you would like to be treated (you know, a smile, some patience, and being overall polite) they will go above and beyond. Based on some of the posts I read on message boards like these I am not surprised that dealerships give some people the run around. Not saying it is right, but it is human nature. If you treat someone with kindness and respect (unless they really do not deserve it) you may find that people will actually go out of their way to help you...
I will get off my soap box now. But I put myself through college working in the service industry, and I can tell you that being a rude obnoxious jerk will get you nowhere...
Sep 21, 2006 (7:16 am)
Any update on what Mazda is doing to solve the stalling problem? This has been a problem now - for almost 3 years!
Or do you consider helping to pushing a stalled car off the road to be STANDING BEHIND IT?
#3671 of 4993 Re: audia8q [z71bill]
Sep 21, 2006 (8:37 am)
what stalling problem?
#3672 of 4993 Re: audia8q [z71bill]
Sep 21, 2006 (8:59 am)
update: just got my 3 back from the dealer after a week of them searching and testing and they said they still didnt find any codes, any problems with the parts, or any replicas of the stalling during 275km of test driving my car. they gave me my first inspection/oil change though, and found that the mass air flow tube was not connected properly (that's what they are going on now as a probability to the stalling). weird that they didnt check it before. they even opened a file at mazda canada for me, if the problem is still there. i think i got the "extra mile" cause i showed up to the dealer and started saying that im registered on a bunch of forums and what ppl tried for the same problem. so i guess now they start taking me a little more seriously. they even gave me a brand new CX-7 as courtasy car (free) for all my troubles. but fact remains that im still crossing my fingers that the air flow connection was it, and i dont have to go back to the dealer yet again!