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#171 of 1387 Mazda Motor Corp. has halted the sale and production of the 2006 Mazda5
Sep 27, 2005 (11:25 am)
MAZDA HALTS PRODUCTION OF CROSSOVER .... Mazda Motor Corp. has halted the sale and production of the 2006 Mazda5 crossover because a potential heat buildup in the exhaust system could lead to a fire, the Associated Press reported.
Mazda has recalled about 2,000 of the Mazda5s that have already been sold and told dealers not to sell another 700 still on dealership lots. The Mazda5, which seats six but is smaller than a typical minivan, first became available in the United States during the summer.
Production of the vehicle, expected at 10,000 to 15,000 in North America, has been suspended while the company investigates the incidents.
The potential defect is not believed to affect vehicles in Japan and Europe, the report stated
#172 of 1387 Audio Stuff
Sep 27, 2005 (11:40 am)
Saw a few blurbs but still not sure.
MP3 CDs do they work with the standard M5 system (I have touring edition)
Satellite radio, seems the guts underneath the shiny metal is the same unit they put in several cars, does anyone know if the Sat built-ins work. Or is there another option (other than a Sat radio with an FM broadcast), similarly any way for direct Ipod connection?
glad they recalled the M5 otherwise the Mazda jingle might become
#173 of 1387 Re: Update from Mazda Corporate [smaria]
Sep 27, 2005 (5:30 pm)
I contacted him via phone and e-mail today to set up the test drive tomorow, but I didn't specifically ask about the recall issue. My guess is that this is another case where the prospective buyer is more knowledgable than the salesperson. I dropped him another e-mail, asking him to check with his service manager and respond, but it sounds like I won't be test-driving tomorrow (or anytime in the next month or two, apparently). I'm hoping that Mazda gets all of this ironed out before I'm actually ready to purchase (Dec-Jan). I was somewhat interested in changing the exhaust system anyway after I got it, hopefully in combo with a cold-air intake to get a bit more power. Nothing is officially out for the M5 yet, but there are some available for the 3. Anyone know where in the system the overheating issue was located? Just the muffler, or the cat, or something over the piping route?
#174 of 1387 Re: Update from Mazda Corporate [poohbah75]
Sep 27, 2005 (5:38 pm)
Actually, don't sweat the "where was the problem" bit--an earlier posting said something about a bracket overheating, and the replacement having to be redesigned and cleared by Mazda corporate and NHTSA before it actually gets shipped out to dealers for replacement.
#175 of 1387 Dealers and Salespeople
Sep 28, 2005 (8:40 am)
They are too busy e-mailing their spouses or significant others during down time at work. They don't have enough time to learn more about the vehicles they try to sell others. Nor do they have time to surf important sites such as NHTSA for further details about any recall or investigation, whether its the car they sell or the car they drive.
If you want the most current detail about the recall, go to NHTSA. That is where all other media are getting their info. Here is a good link addressing the exhaust issue:
Oh, while you're at it and if you have time, look up vehicles thay your spouse, mom, sibling, friend or signifcant other may be driving. It is a priceless and inexpensive gift or gesture the one could give or do for another.
#176 of 1387 NHTSA considers the Mazda 5 as an SUV
Sep 28, 2005 (8:47 am)
I'm not sure of the official classification, but in the recall notice NHTSA referS to the Mazda 5 as a sport utility vehicle.
Now, add AWD, 6 speed MT, & a turbocharger and it has my vote.
#177 of 1387 Re: NHTSA considers the Mazda 5 as an SUV [chacobleu]
Sep 28, 2005 (9:57 am)
Thanks for the NHTSA link. I'm still going today just to check the car out and see how big it is inside--I'm hoping the "dual-position liftgate" will allow me to finally not hit my head on the underside of a car's liftgate. I have heard some rumors of adding AWD later this year or next, but haven't heard anything solid. The turbo is still an option, as previously noted. I don't know about a 6-speed MT, though--I think only the Miata/MX-5 has one? I'd be happy to get all three together, then I can take my family rallying in a "space wagon"
#178 of 1387 Mazda teams up with Fire Department
Sep 28, 2005 (6:57 pm)
From Mazdausa website:
"To further ignite the effort, Mazda and the New York Fire Department (FDNY) are joining forces to throw Hot in the City - a "heated," star-studded, private bash"
Any word on when our 5s will be ready? My local dealer is still recovering from Katrina, they don't have any updates. They had 2 5s in stock. One had the roof crash in on it, and the other was stolen.
#179 of 1387 Re: Update from Mazda Corporate [frank4cars]
Sep 28, 2005 (7:33 pm)
I miss my Mazda 5...didn't have it for 2 weeks....now I wish I didn't bring it in....dealer says it'll take about a month to fix.....in reality that's probably 2!!
#180 of 1387 Re: RECALL WILL TAKE MONTH??? I was going to buy mine today [melonya]
Sep 28, 2005 (7:42 pm)
I feel sick having dropped mine off at the dealer 2 days ago after only having driven it for 2 weeks and 1500km. I went back the next day and asked for it back but they said no way!!...This is like a bad movie! I hate the rental car, and it's the second one already-didn't like the first one. I should never have brought it in!!!
My dealer said it might take even longer than a month. I'll sell it back to them, but at twice the price I paid for!!!!!!!!!!!