Last post on May 23, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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Mazda MAZDA3, Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA3, Transmission, Hatchback
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#433 of 475 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [jill31]
Dec 15, 2012 (11:53 am)
Best of luck to you.
I complained to MCI directly twice, and they insisted I go through the dealer and the lady I spoke with wanted nothing to do with me.
#434 of 475 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [jill31]
Dec 15, 2012 (1:16 pm)
Yeah mine happened on both as well, and it was usually in low gears like 2-4 not normally 5-6th. I would recommend trying to document when and why it happens, either way its a safety thing, just like a car not going into gear would be. If they have to ship the dealer a little black box then i would fight for that. Or i would ask to drive a new one for a couple days to see if it does it in that one. DONT GIVE UP. If you don't go away they'll have to do something. No one complains about a new car multiple times without a problem!
#435 of 475 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [squiggly1]
Dec 15, 2012 (1:19 pm)
Post a complaint on www.consumeraffairs.com and print that out as well. I was emailing back and forth with Mazda and the last email from them was saying to document everything and then i had driven the new one and had no problems. I was irate before that and told them that id see them in court, i didn't know what to do either.
#436 of 475 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [allyse]
Dec 16, 2012 (7:28 am)
You need to make sure you complain to the appropriate goverment agency, either NTHSA in the states, or Transprt Canada in Canada, Transprt Canada at least will contact you to ask you about the problem ( at least they did with a problem I had worh one of my cars). If they get enough complaints they will issue a recall, and Mazda will have to ensure that all cars affected are fixed correctly.
#437 of 475 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [scwmcan]
Dec 16, 2012 (9:59 am)
OH ! Okay ill do that also! Cause i was surprised actually with how many people had the same complaint that there wasn't a recall. The dealer said 'Oh they have some problems under warranty but we've never heard of a transmission or acceleration problem.' I was like sure ya haven't.
#438 of 475 Re: And here we go again... [nozoomzoom4me]
Jan 06, 2013 (4:13 pm)
I have this exact same problem. Do you think I could fix the ground wire on my own?
#439 of 475 Re: 2005 Mazda3 (automatic) with Transmission Issues [jitterbuggin]
Jan 06, 2013 (4:24 pm)
I have been having the same problem w/ it not going into 4th gear w/ the AT light on. Did you find a solution?
#440 of 475 20K miles and transmission is shot!
Jan 20, 2013 (6:04 pm)
2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv Grand touring....One year old and at 22,000 miles...
Last Thursday My Mazda locked up in first gear and would not shift at all. Check engine light on, AT light on, AntiSkid Traction light on, fastest I could get the car up to was about 35, and was pushing 5K rpm. Dropping into manual was no use, the M light comes up, but no gear display...
Managed to limp into the local dealership...They said the transmision fluid failed and they had more testing to do...
I called back the next day to check on the status. My transmission is shot! They were waiting on a return call from California corporate office for the "authorization" to replace the transmission. I asked how long my car would be down and they said "at least a week!"
Of course I asked if they had any intention of putting me in a rental or a loaner. They had to put me on hold to answer that one. Finally they decided that California would also have to authorize a rental...Honda puts us in a rental for an extended oil change.
I went in yesterday to see if they had solved the dilemma, and of course the service dept was closed. Today marks four days of being stranded...
I bought the most expensive extended warranty offered, I'm still under the original warranty and at a loss for what kind of authorization they would need for something so clearly covered.
I will get to the bottom of this one tomorrow, but the length of this blog really worries me.
#441 of 475 BRAND NEW TRANNY. Same problem.
Jan 21, 2013 (4:41 pm)
I have a bit of an update.
I got a whole NEW transmission on 12-28-12 at 2,000 miles. Drove well for about two days and i'm back to a now MILD clunking into 1st and 2nd and id say, 90% of the time, REFUSES 4th gear completely. Have to down shift into 3rd if i am on a hill or skip 4th all together and go straight to 5th if i am able to. And even every other gear refuses quite often. SIGGGHHHHH! I wanna push this car off a cliff. So fed up with it. Never had a brand new car before and this is not a fun experience. The techs are saying to bring it in but i'm just TIRED of bringing it in. WHAT COULD MAKE A BRAND NEW CAR REFUSE GEARS WITH A BRAND NEW TRANSMISSION? Beats me. ALSO still surges MORE OFTEN NOW and thats a safe feeling!
I hope they recall the whole damn thing.
#442 of 475 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [squiggly1]
Jan 21, 2013 (4:47 pm)
If you don't mind me asking, what was your negative equity? I have made TWO CAR PAYMENTS and i do not want it anymore. I am seriously considering getting out of it and getting into ANYTHING else. Im sick of Mazda's dismissal. Especially since my transmission is new and i have put 700 miles on it and its a piece of shit again. NOT FUN. If they'd drive the car for a whole day or more, they would be able to 'replicate' (i hate when they use that term) the concerns. Ridiculous. Im sorry to hear others are in this same boat still.