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#97 of 136 Power locks click but don't work
Feb 11, 2006 (9:27 am)
I've read a lot of posts about door problems but they seem to talk about the sliding doors only. On two mornings this week, with the temperature just a few degrees below freezing, none of our doors would unlock, even the hatch. The lights flashed. There was the regular thunking sound but everything remained locked, as evidenced by looking inside to see that the door switches had not moved! Using the key in the driver's door produced the same results.
Each evening, after returning from work, the locks worked normally again. This is not a problem with sticking weatherstripping. Has anyone had similar troubles? Any solutions?
#98 of 136 Re: Power locks click but don't work [jeff39]
Feb 14, 2006 (9:46 am)
Have had the exact same problem a couple times recently. However, only seemed to happen when previous evening temps were say around 0C, then dropped to -10C or so by morning. When sun warmed things up a few degrees, they opened fine. Hasn't been a problem on days with highs around -5C, just a couple really cold mornings. Just like you said, heard the motor trying to unlock the doors, but don't see the switches moving inside. Very frustrating - fortunately it's been an unseasonably mild winter here so far...
#99 of 136 Re: Power locks click but don't work [rjdemon]
Feb 14, 2006 (5:56 pm)
I spoke to the service manager in our area (Southeastern Ontario) and he had not heard from anyone else with the same problem. The trouble is that by the time the car gets to the dealer, the problem is gone. It seems odd that the servo in all five doors should fail to operate its latch all at the same time.
Feb 14, 2006 (8:41 am)
Just called Transport Canada to report the latching problem of the sliding doors. They simply suggested me not to use the High-pressure drive through. I think more Mazda 5 owner need to call them to make them aware of the serious nature of the problem.
Here is their link:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/tp/tp2822/page4_e.htm or 1-800-333-0510
Have your VIN number ready when you call.
#104 of 136 Re: Sliding door problem AND Acceleration Hesitation [bob_welsh]
Apr 06, 2006 (5:23 pm)
Bob, I'm having the exact same problem, and have had it ever since I brought it in for the recall. Before the recall, I never had this problem. This leads me to believe that something in the programming when they flashed the computer is wrong. I've gone back to the dealer several times and they still haven't fixed it. I even asked that they delete the update, which they said they did, but then later said they didn't. I'm also having problems with one of my sliding doors not opening os easy. I have to pull on the handle 4 or 5 times, like it's stuck. I brought it in for this as well, and they didn't fix that either!! I had enough of this dealer's BS and am now looking at another dealer. I can say right now that this has been the worse new car experience ever!!! I haven't heard the ned of it from my wife!! If these problems don't get resolved soon, I will sell the car, take the loss, and make it my life long goal of NEVER buying, endorsing, or recommending another mazda product ever again!!!!!
#105 of 136 How to put key on keychain?
Apr 16, 2006 (7:22 am)
We just bought a new Mazda5, and love it. The folding key's really cool, but we have a seemingly simple question - we can't figure out how to get the key onto a keychain! It's so hard to get a loop through the holes at the top of the key. We'd appreciate any suggestions!
#106 of 136 Re: How to put key on keychain? [velveteendad1]
Apr 17, 2006 (7:50 pm)
LOL! That totally pissed had me pissed off the whole first week of ownership! I just went to walmart and bought me one of those thin elasticy hair bands (smaller the better) and poked it through the small opening in the key then i just attached it to my old keychain.