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#453 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [scwmcan]
Jan 25, 2013 (2:50 pm)
They already had me do that and it drove nothing like mine, it was quiet, smooth driving and shifting. They did offer me that option again and i declined because i KNOW that it will drive better, so what i might have them do is compare the two once again to make sure that the things that are happening now are 'normal' yeah. It has got to be that the skyactiv is new still and they're working out the kinks. Which is unfortunate for those who own the first year but at the same time, its normal for things to have to be worked at i guess. Im going to just breathe easy for now knowing that its under warranty should anything terrible come of this.
Jan 25, 2013 (6:07 pm)
Update: Jan 25, 2013
Re: 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Sport Hatchback GS Auto
Picked up repaired unit today. The problem was a " valve assembly " and that is all that I know. Problem occurred at approximately 2900 km. Out of action for a week, but it was totally painless as my prior posts will indicate. Phoned Mazda hotline right away and a tow truck was there in minutes. Had courtesy car waiting for me etc. It is as if the incident did not even occur since I was never lost for a vehicle and the courtesy car was OK and equipped with Bluetooth etc. It was like the whole thing never even happened. Congratulations to Mazda for keeping the customer happy.
#455 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [allyse]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:14 pm)
Well in one way I am glad that their demo doesn't have the same symptoms ( at least it isn't all of them) but can feel your pain that yours doesn't work the same way. Can they check that the demo has the same version of the software ( ecu programming etc) as yours? Is it a newer build than yours. If not they really need to figure out what is making yours act the way it does. Yes it is good it is under warranty, but from what I understood, it is also a safety concern, and nothing is worth getting into an accident over. I really do hope they can figure this out for you.
#456 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [scwmcan]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:26 pm)
They told me everything is the same, but what i could do is ask them that specific question so that if they dont actually know, theyd have to go make sure. I am gonna take it in tomorrow and just say hey, im not happy, can we trade up into a 13 and im gonna drive it for a WHILE to make sure it drives well. If not, then ill have to see what other options i might have.
#457 of 494 Re: Back in Action [barneyrubble]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:27 pm)
Thats good to hear gives me a shred of hope!
#458 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [allyse]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:30 pm)
Well you can check the build date yourself, should be on the door pillar plate ( label?), but the software version they need to check. With the problems you have he they should be trying to make it right. If they won't do the trade up, ask them what are they going to do to make you happier with your current car, if the answer is nothing, then you have a dilemma .
#459 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [scwmcan]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:43 pm)
Oh, okay. I see, thank you. I will speak with them about that. My friend has a 2011 that has had several problems as well. Same dealership and she is just as fed up, but hers is under warranty still also. I will let her know this stuff too. Hers also whistles when she drives a certain speed and she took it in 4 times with the same complaint and they just keep saying they fixed the 'clicking' and she's like thats not even why i brought it in! I wonder if we should go to a different dealer. Cause this is a Mazda/Ford dealer. Maybe theyre just better with fords!
#460 of 494 Re: Mazda 3 2012 skyactiv faulty Manual Transmission [allyse]
Jan 26, 2013 (3:18 am)
Well the dealership can make a big difference, but it doesn't sound like they are exactly blowing you off, by it couldn't hurt at some point to see if you get a different response somewhere else. I am assuming it is the dealership that you bought the car from so I would thik they would be more willing to help make things right ( if they can't fix it), but you never know. It is never a bad thing to get a second opinion mind you. In any case see what they say before going somewhere else.
#461 of 494 '06 Mazda 3 AT slip from 4 to 3
Feb 13, 2013 (9:01 am)
I have an intermittent issue with my transmission. I will be riding along and all of a sudden the transmission slips from 4th to 3rd. It will happen at low speeds and unfortunately at high speeds occasionally. I have to stop the car and sometimes shut it off and it will reset. The check engine light stays illuminated but AT extinguishes. After a day or two the check engine light goes out but then the issue appears again randomly. I changed the tranny fluid as it appeared very dirty. Thankfully nothing alarming in the fluid when i changed it either. After changing it the problem went away for about a week but now the issue is back. Does anyone have any insight to what might be going on? Im guessing a sensor is faulty.
#462 of 494 Re: '06 Mazda 3 AT slip from 4 to 3 [mayton]
Feb 13, 2013 (5:05 pm)
... all of a sudden the transmission slips from 4th to 3rd. It will happen at low speeds and unfortunately at high speeds occasionally
As this is an AT (automatic) how do you know you're in 3rd or 4th? Are you doing the shifting?