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Mazda MAZDA3, Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA3, Transmission, Hatchback
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#417 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [squiggly1]
Nov 11, 2012 (1:37 pm)
Thanks for your update on the analyzed data from the recorder, Squiggly. I am sorry to hear that the process is still ongoing for you, even after the data has been analyzed. I hope they find a solution for you soon.
Here's an update on how things are going with my car:
My car went into the shop last week and the dealer was unable to replicate the issue (not surprising considering how intermittent this issue is). The dealership has contacted Mazda Canada, and they have requested that the dealership try rebooting / reinstalling the firmware in the computer of the car and perhaps try some other things as well (not sure what). I am hoping this fixes my car, as today alone I had 2 large RPM jumps (probably 1500 higher than what it should have been) when shifting from 3rd to 2nd. Needless to say, the acceleration was strong and I threw the clutch in pretty quick once it happened. This issue is getting even more stressful now that snow and ice are on the roads where I live.
Squiggly, did your dealership try reinstalling the firmware in the computer in your car at any point?
Thanks again for your continued updates as you progress towards finding a solution to this issue. I will continue to update my progress as well.
#418 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [dby]
Nov 12, 2012 (3:21 am)
There was a firmware update the first time I took the car in I believe.
I am actually on my way to the dealership this am. They have requested I road test the vehicle with them to ensure that what I am experiencing is not normal performance of the car and in hopes to get me to replicate the issue.
I am not sure what part of sporadic and random is not understood. I can't just make it happen or I would have done that 5 months ago! I can't help but feel this is a test to ensure I know how to drive a standard. I could be wrong though. I will keep you posted.
May I ask what province you live in?
#419 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [squiggly1]
Nov 12, 2012 (5:32 am)
Back from the road test with the dealership. It wasn't that bad afterall.
Basically we confirmed that I know how to drive the car, nothing I am doing is causing the issue (or obviously we would have experienced it then) and that the car's normal performance is not what I am referring to.
One step further ahead.....I hope.
#420 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [squiggly1]
Nov 13, 2012 (5:27 pm)
Obviously no steps further ahead. I just received this from the dealership,
"We completed extensive testing of the vehicle electrical system this morning and reported all the data to MCI. Engineering has reviewed all the data and the vehicle electrical system is operating normal. We have made every possible effort to duplicate the concern and can not recreate what you describe is happening. There is nothing further that we can do without experiencing the symptom. MCI will no longer cover the rental. I will have your car cleaned and ready in the morning."
Hopefully you all have better luck than I. There is always CAMVAP - Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan.
#421 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [squiggly1]
Nov 16, 2012 (9:07 am)
Yes, you can. I am from Alberta. Yourself?
Wow, I am so sorry to hear that they just dismissed your case like that. It's very unfortunate that Mazda Canada doesn't seem to back their cars even when issues with safety concerns like this arise. It is not fair at all that because the issue is intermittent and it hasn't happened to them yet, that we have to get stuck with faulty cars with safety issues.
It seems pretty clear in some of your earlier posts that you have had quite a few large accelerations after down-shifting. Seeing as Mazda Canada doesn't want to own up to this issue, have you considered involving the media in any way?
#422 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [dby]
Nov 16, 2012 (1:55 pm)
The more I looked into CAMVAP, it appeared that I would not be eligible because the complaint was against an alleged deficient part.
I considered the media..... but life is too short (and currently mine is too busy) to be in a constant battle. I have been fighting this for ~6 months. I give up.
I sucked up the negative equity and traded it in for a car that I can feel confident and safe in.
Hope others have better luck. If I can be of any assistance with the info I have collected, by all means, feel free to contact me.
#423 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [squiggly1]
Nov 19, 2012 (8:22 am)
traded it in for a car that I can feel confident and safe in
What did you get?
#424 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [autonomous]
Nov 19, 2012 (2:46 pm)
Kia Rio 5. I really like it so far.
#425 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [squiggly1]
Nov 20, 2012 (8:53 am)
The Kia Rio 5 was my second choice. That is a very nice car.
#426 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [squiggly1]
Dec 08, 2012 (7:20 pm)
I just wanted to chime in, i read a little bit. I have a 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactive 6 speed doing the same things as well. I have almost hit two people because of the busts of acceleration. The service department blows me off every time. It has 2000 miles on it now. It had 180 and I've been dealing with these issues since day one:
Clunks badly putting it in 1st and from 1st to 2nd.
Sticks in ALL gears pretty bad.
Refuses to go into 1st and 2nd gear as well as reverse intermittently.
Accelerates on its own, sometimes gradually, sometimes in bursts.
I contacted Mazda, they assured me that these are not normal things to be happening and said that they would contact the dealership themselves, so i am taking the car in for the 6th time in 40 days. And refusing to pick it up until the issue is resolved. The 2011 LOANER i had for a couple days was nicer to drive and i didn't have to worry about it driving off on its own.