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#37 of 76 Re: Mazda 5 Cold weather issues [trishr1]
Feb 08, 2007 (7:12 am)
thanks for your help
#38 of 76 Re: Mazda 5 Cold weather issues [zoom500]
Feb 18, 2007 (2:12 pm)
My cold weather issue is that of the mazda remote starter.
At -28Celcius and below, if the car has been parked for 2 hours, chances are the car will not start the first time. AND the remote starter does not do a 'Retry' like the other typical remote start units I've used on other cars. The light turns on as if it has started and then turns off
after the cycle.
So, from the 6floor of the building looking down at my car byt the car park, I would click the remote starter, observe the car. If no steam comes out of the tail pipe, Then I will have to do another 'remote start' procedure.
I think this mazda remote starter does not know if the car has started or not. lolz.
#39 of 76 Re: Mazda 5 Cold weather issues [castg1]
Mar 28, 2007 (6:52 pm)
I had the same issue when the temperature here was really cold (-35 to -40 C). Just the type of weather that you appreciate remote starters.
I would here the horn honk to tell me that it responded to the starter but when I came out there was no motor running - just lights on, radio on and fan on but no heat.
This has happened twice so far...
#40 of 76 Re: Freezing door latches [what2get07]
Nov 03, 2007 (8:40 am)
I'm interested in buying an '08 and I was wondering if anyone knows if the freezing sliding door problem has been fixed for 2008. It should have been! Thanks.
#41 of 76 Re: Freezing door latches [kivo]
Nov 03, 2007 (12:47 pm)
It only affected 06s I believe. 07s and 08s, no probs.
#42 of 76 "Cracking" Windshield Noise
Mar 01, 2008 (10:39 pm)
Has anybody experienced this? Lately, when the temperature is low (20s) and I start driving my 06, if I hit a (small) bump I'll hear a cracking noise that sounds exactly like the windshield has just cracked. It's quite loud and unnerving but there is no visible damage. I'll frequently hear it a few times until either the car has somehow "settled" or warmed up.
One time it was noticeably worse (many "cracks") the next day after driving through a car wash. So this made me think moisture was somehow the cause. Maybe ice is forming between the windshield its mount. I don't know.
Anyway I'm curious if this has happened to anybody else.
#43 of 76 Re: "Cracking" Windshield Noise [mdchachi]
Mar 02, 2008 (5:09 am)
I'm sure is not the same, but the dashboard crunches when very cold, that's pretty much it (see link below). I started noticing it until I began driving my 08 daily (and my 06 does it too).
Not a biggie to me, my former car, a Honda Civic, did it since new as well (and that one's suspension squeaked bad during cold, but not my Mazda5s ).
coolmazda5, "Mazda5 Suspension" #137, 1 Mar 2008 5:20 pm
#44 of 76 Re: Freezing door latches [kanata]
Mar 02, 2008 (3:45 pm)
if i did not know better i would say you had your service in Ottawa they are crap. they are all owned by the same guy i think.
#45 of 76 Re: "Cracking" Windshield Noise [mdchachi]
Apr 16, 2008 (8:43 pm)
It's possible it's a loose headliner clamp. I had a similar problem last year. I would hear a cracking sound which sounded like it was coming from the edge of the windshield when going over bumps.
I am having the same problem once again. The noise appears to be more pronounced when it gets colder outside.
#46 of 76 Mazda 5 Question - Recalls
Nov 02, 2008 (7:07 pm)
I recently purchased a 2006 Mazda 5 and noted there are two recalls on NHTSA site (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM and LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH).
Does anyone know if one can look up a vehicle by VIN or other information to determine if the vehicle has had its repairs?
Anything else I should know about the car? Seems like a great vehicle.