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#2217 of 2226 Re: Tires on 2009 Mazda6 [mz6greyghost]
Mar 24, 2011 (10:15 am)
again...you're copying me
I had the Avid put on my min-van a few years ago (80k warranty)...made a huge difference over the OEM; which is why i looked at the Yokohama's for my car.
#2218 of 2226 2009 Mazda6 iGT Lock-Out Mode??
May 02, 2011 (10:14 pm)
(Sorry for my poor English...)
Last Thursday night leaving work my 2009 Mazda6 iGT wouldn't start. When I press the push button, all the gauges turned all the way to the right and back to 0 right away. I tried to push the button 3-4 times and suddenly the brake was locked out/stuck/jammed! All the lights were on including both headlights and dash lights. Tried the actual key, press the push button, still same thing. My coworker jump started my car and I was finally able to go home.
Friday morning it happened again. This time the push button stayed in ON mode, there was no way to turn it off whatsoever, it also did not allow me to pop the trunk open, my jump start cable was in the trunk:-( Had to flag unknown neighbor down to borrow his cable. Jump started again and drove the car to dealer immediately.
Dealer did the test on battery and said it's GOOD. Then they did DRAW TEST and also turned out GOOD...They had me pay for the new battery replacement claiming "IT HAPPENS"...so far 3 days passed and car is OK.
I googled it Thursday night and someone mentioned about LOCK-OUT MODE? Dealer knows nothing about it and told me there is NO WAY TO POP THE TRUNK OPEN. Any expert knows how to deal with this kind of situation? I found it very irresponsible...Thank you. Car was bought brand new in Nov 2008 in bay area, currently 38700 miles.
#2219 of 2226 Re: 2009 Mazda6 iGT Lock-Out Mode?? [mazda6hyy]
May 03, 2011 (3:37 am)
When you jumped the car and it worked, my first thought was the battery. Battery terminals do get corroded. If the dealer tested the battery on the battery posts, as opposed to testing it on the outside of the terminals, it may have tested good and not exposed a poor connection. A dealer should know this. I think the dealer just wanted to sell you a battery.
I would have pulled and cleaned the terminals and put an overnight charge on the battery. Two years out of a battery might be normal if you live in Phoenix. You should get five years, give or take, in a cooler climate.
#2220 of 2226 Re: 2009 Mazda6 iGT Lock-Out Mode?? [numb3rz]
May 03, 2011 (5:22 am)
Two years out of a battery might be normal if you live in Phoenix. You should get five years, give or take, in a cooler climate.
I know when I used to live in a cold climate 5-7 years was the norm for a battery...actually can't remember changing one.
Now in central TX...2 years and the battery is done.
#2221 of 2226 Re: 2009 Mazda6 iGT Lock-Out Mode?? [mazda6hyy]
May 03, 2011 (6:07 am)
I have the exact same car that I bought new in Oct 09 - - 3 days after it was delivered I went out to start car and the exact same thing happened except I was unable to jump start car (had to get to my hockey game) & when I came home car still was lit up like Christmas tree but lights all dimmer. Could not start - did not think to jump start. Next AM all power dead, car was towed to dealer and they put in new battery. They claim that the car had been in showroom for months w/ people playing w/buttons etc but not driven much so original battery had died and caused issue. Other 09 driver in CT. had similar battery issues. I think the batter was the cause not sure how else this could happen. Can't speak to trunk release - older cars had cables to electronics would not be issue but new cars with electronic locks maybe trunk won't open. I have not heard about a lock out mode though it maybe an anti-theft process they program into car, not sure what you did to cause that?
#2222 of 2226 Re: Tires on 2009 Mazda6 [sedmund]
May 03, 2011 (9:03 am)
I just got the DWS's on my 09 i GT after doing a lot of research. So far they handle very well. I would say about the same as my OEM Michelins.
They do seem to have a quicker turning response. They also seem to roll down the road better, with less resistance but those two things could be my imagination.
#2223 of 2226 Re: 2009 Mazda6 iGT Lock-Out Mode?? [626gt]
May 05, 2011 (9:03 am)
Thank you all for your kind reply. Not sure if anyone wanna duplicate the lock-out mode and if you are able to.
Basically what I did was as usual, stepped on the brake first, press the push start button, a little noise, gauges moved all the way to the right and back down to 0, Shocked!...Then I attempted to start 3 or maybe 4 times, then it locked up! Brake completely jammed and not step-able.)
Husband did this again next day AM and he said he tried maybe in 3-4times neighborhood, and same thing happened. The only difference was, I was able to switch it OFF the day before to pop the truck and grab my jumpstart cable, but we failed to do so next day AM. The push button stayed at ON.
I'll try to find that artitle from other forum that someone said his dealer told him about lockout mode. Will post later.
#2225 of 2226 Re: 2009 Mazda6 iGT Lock-Out Mode?? [ivan_99]
May 06, 2011 (4:19 am)
Living in Minnesota, replaced the original battery in my 03 Accord in 2010. 5-7 years is a pretty accurate window up here. Starting up your car on a twenty below zero morning in January will tell you in a hurry what the condition of your battery is.
#2226 of 2226 Re: light acceleration issues 09 Mazda6i GT w/manual [aviboy97]
Dec 04, 2012 (10:46 am)
Hey Aviboy97 - Did this issue get resolved? I just bought an 09 Mazda6 and I'm experiencing the same issues. I know it's been like 3 years, but if your wiring harness and throttle issue fixed the problem, that would be good to know.