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#4981 of 4993 Re: Part Number Needed - Mesh Grill Insert [dride]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 13, 2012 (8:35 am)
doesn't the dealer have this part? They aren't always the most expensive option.
#4982 of 4993 Brake petal got hard no response Mazda 3
Jul 19, 2012 (5:59 pm)
I was driving today when the brake petal got hard and there was little or no response. Threw it into neutral and got the car to stop. After waiting a couple of minutes, the brakes felt ok and I was able to make it home. any ideas? Thanks
#4983 of 4993 Re: Brake petal got hard no response Mazda 3 [BMW540]
Jul 20, 2012 (6:31 am)
Bring it into the shop immediately; this is not something you can put off.
Could be the brake fluid or a leak in the brake line or air in the brake system?
#4984 of 4993 Re: Brake petal got hard no response Mazda 3 [BMW540]
Jul 20, 2012 (6:43 am)
Were you driving with the wide open throttle (WOT) for a while? If so, you probably depleted the vacuum from the reserves, and there was no assist from the power brake booster. If you have MazdaSpeed3, then it uses different boost system.
#4985 of 4993 Re: Brake petal got hard no response Mazda 3 [blueiedgod]
Jul 20, 2012 (4:58 pm)
It's my sons car. I don't believe he was on it hard.
#4986 of 4993 Re: Brake petal got hard no response Mazda 3 [BMW540]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 21, 2012 (2:15 pm)
It's something wrong with the power brake booster or the vacuum supply to it.
#4987 of 4993 Brake petal got hard no response
Aug 06, 2012 (7:38 am)
Took the car to Mazda. They stated that the rear components were corroded rotors, Calipers etc. The right rear caliper was sticking and causing the problem and wearing out the pads. They asked if the car sits a lot and I told them of course not as it is a 2010 and has 60 K on it. They first said it needed new rotors and a caliper. I said, why can't we just turn the rotors? In the end, they agreed to that. I stated to them that this shouldn't happen, especially a caliper in California and could we get some help. They did what ever they could internally and said to call Mazda consumer help. By the way, their service mgr. said he had not seen this before either. I called Mazda and spoke to a rep. She was having computer problems but took all my info and told me the warranty was 36k. I said this is not a normal problem. She said she would get back to me. 4pm, I called her, she had lost my info, but did remember me. I had her call the dealer. They told the car needed a front brake job. Wrong, I said. Service mgr called her the next morning. and told her what the actual prob was.Then I received a dropped call from Mazda which I returned twice trying to contact her and left messages. Finally the third time they put me thru to her, she again said, wear and tear. And their is no supervisor to speak to. Not a good experience
#4988 of 4993 Good dealers in Southeastern PA or Western NJ?
Nov 20, 2012 (8:59 am)
I am looking for a Mazda dealer that has a good and quick service department in Southeastern PA or Western NJ. Anyone have any recommendations?
The dealer I purchased my car from has an atrocious service department, so I need to find a different place to have my car worked on. Having the car in the shop for a week just for a diagnosis of a very minor problem, and then a few more days just to have the vehicle fixed is unacceptable to me.
#4989 of 4993 Re: Dealer is a rip off? [scwmcan]
Dec 18, 2012 (8:28 pm)
scwmcan - not an anomaly.
My 2010 2.5 GT has been extremely reliable and it was an early build of the new body style.
2.5 years old (sat on dealer lot for 7 months before I snatched it up) with just over 34k miles.
7 oil changes (1 extra break in oil change 2500 miles)
1 air filter
1 cabin filter
2 remote batteries
1 set of wiper blades
1 set of tires
Thats all she wrote. Total cost of above maintenance dealership (minus tires) over this time ~$485.00.
Does have a few creaks when the temperature drops to 40 and below but other than that tight as a drum and besides for normal wear and tear you would still think it was a new car.
Look forward to many more years with her.