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Mazda MAZDA5, Van
#87 of 136 Re: well whatcha know! [jaman_ca]
Jan 27, 2006 (8:01 am)
well there are issues and then there are doors that don't close. I'm sure you knew they would when you bought the car.
#88 of 136 Re: well whatcha know! [broncos730]
Jan 27, 2006 (12:25 pm)
To be fair, this only affects those in sub zero or really cold temps. And the fix is the type of lubricant they use, so I don't consider this to be a big deal really, more of an unfortunate annoyance.
#89 of 136 Sliding doors ULTIMATE TEST
Jan 27, 2006 (12:10 pm)
Had my latches greased and lubricated at dealer as per mazda bulletin 01/06. I went to the high pressure car wash yesterday. Last night it dropped to -17C (1F). This morning the sliding door handle was frozen. A few pulls and the handle budged and I heard the release of the latch. Pulling the door where the latch is, I was able to open it. I then came to close the door and what do you know 1st shot it closed fine. Tried the passenger side and got same result. I was the one who wasn't able to open the doors all weekend once.
Speaking with Mark at Mazda Canada yesterday. He told me that Japan engineers are working on a permanent fix and that maybe in mid February we would have something.
#90 of 136 Re: Sliding doors ULTIMATE TEST [bob_welsh]
Jan 27, 2006 (8:16 pm)
Is the fix going to be a replacement of the old latch with a new one?
And is the fix only for owners who complain about the problem, for owners in certain parts of the country, or a full recall?
I live in Vancouver Canada and its generally mild here especially this year can't see this as a problem for owners here but if there is a fix in place I probably would want a new latch as well.
#91 of 136 Re: Sliding doors ULTIMATE TEST [bob_welsh]
Jan 29, 2006 (8:06 pm)
I don't own a M5 but what I do in the fall is lub all the rubber seals around my doors with vasoline to hopefully keep any moisture forming and freezing,in the spring I just wipe them clean. I also spray a lub into the door locks and on the latches.
#92 of 136 Re: Sliding doors ULTIMATE TEST [dufos]
Feb 08, 2006 (9:19 am)
My friend works at a dealership and he says the locking mechanism is faulty. The whole unit needs to be replaced. The factory has already made a running change to the revised unit.
Should not be a factor for anyone waiting for their M5, like me. Ordered beginning of December.......
#93 of 136 Brake pedal noise
Feb 08, 2006 (10:31 am)
My Mazda 5 (purchased a week ago) developed a clicking sound when I sidestep from the brake to the gas. It's very pronounced if I remove my foot quickly from the brake pedal. It has a kind of cheap sound quality. I'm hoping that this isn't going to be an ongoing problem. I've heard that some owners of other makes (different car manufacturer) have ongoing problems once this clicking sound develops. Has anyone else experienced this?
#94 of 136 Re: Sliding doors ULTIMATE TEST [partsguy1]
Feb 09, 2006 (8:07 am)
Had this same problem start yesterday, took 10 mins to open a door, then 15 to close it. It would then not open again !
I was straight onto the dealer and Mazda canada, I then went to the dealers today. They were faxed a tip sheet which recommends the replacing of the lube. It'll take 4 hours as they door panels have to come off.
This is annoying and I'm certainly reporting this to the car press should they not fix it. So much for the North American car of the year if it doesn't work in -5 or below !
#95 of 136 Re: Sliding doors ULTIMATE TEST [mactavish1]
Feb 09, 2006 (10:15 am)
That's why in my opinion, while sliding door have some convenience value, I'd still rather have big swinging doors like on my Freestyle. If you're worried about kids bumping other cars, just put the rubber strips on the edges. And automatic sliding doors are really slow. Plus in the long run, the potential problems that come with sliding doors (especially with power sliding doors) is huge compared to a hinged door. I'm sure most others will be of a different opinion, but there are some conveniences on cars I don't want due to maintenance & long term reliability issues.
#96 of 136 Re: Sliding doors ULTIMATE TEST [mactavish1]
Feb 09, 2006 (5:29 pm)
Had this sliding door problem twice in the last 2 month whereby it did not close. Tried 10 minutes and then it eventually closed. From what I am reading in this forum, it is a problem especially in cold climate. I called Mazda Canada, they said they never heard of such problem. I find that very hard to believe. Called my dealer, they never encounter this problem and they told me next time it happens, is to bring the vehicle in. I think Mazda should start reading this forum.