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Mazda MAZDA3, Mazda MAZDASPEED MAZDA3, Lights, Electrical, Hatchback
Dec 22, 2011 (7:44 am)
Car died again, but dealer is unable to reproduce the problem and says the car is perfectly fine.
At a complete loss as to what to do here.
#73 of 83 Re: Follow-up [28firefighter]
Dec 22, 2011 (10:38 am)
I apologize that this sounds so snarky -- but you have a clear-cut case of "Find Another Dealer" and/or "Insist they keep the car until the problem manifests itself to them too". You might ask around, which is the smartest dealer in your area. I should too, actually; I've been underwhelmed at the Seattle-area dealers so far. Luckily my 2 Mazdas have no issues right now.
#74 of 83 Re: Follow-up [whobodym]
Dec 22, 2011 (12:22 pm)
It has been to two other dealers since I posted. No resolution - they recognize that there is a probable issue, but will not throw parts at it unless they have a clear issue to throw them at. So far all we have is an electrical gremlin that will not reproduce itself consistently.
I have no doubt that bringing the car home tonight (which I am) it will be fine, but that 3 weeks from now I'll go out to start it and it'll be dead with no apparent reasoning.
The problem with leaving it with them is that we do need a second car, and they will not give us a loaner car because to them, there is nothing apparently wrong. Right now, the problem manifests itself once every month to two months - I can't and won't leave a car with them for a month or two until a problem shows itself. Not to mention, I shouldn't have to.
#75 of 83 Re: Problems with an '09 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring [28firefighter]
Dec 23, 2011 (5:34 pm)
So I guess the issue is not with the trunk light staying on ?
#76 of 83 Re: Problems with an '09 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring [mboria]
Dec 23, 2011 (8:46 pm)
Not that I can tell. Seems to be turning off properly.
#77 of 83 Battery Drain
Dec 31, 2011 (5:45 pm)
Put my mazda 3 in garage three nights ago, tried to start it in AM and nothing. It has not been in shop since then and they are pulling pieces one at a time. Whole thing appears to be on one fuse and they have no idea what is causing drain.
#78 of 83 Re: Battery Drain [dan7166]
Jan 02, 2012 (9:59 am)
Consider yourself lucky they they have been able to pinpoint a fuse. Ours has done this 4 times in a year, and they can't trace it to anything.
#79 of 83 Re: Left Side Turn Signals [autonomous]
Jan 04, 2012 (8:58 am)
Could you be specific? For example, have you checked the fuses?
I have checked every fuse (both under the hood and in the passanger footwell) Seriously I checked every fuse to make sure they were all good. I also tried every connector under the hood to see if there was a loose wire and nothing helped. I am still without my entire left side blinkers. (Now I will say it is a safety concern, and wish I could find the issue!)
-No the car has not been in any accident, nor hit anywhere.
#80 of 83 DSC/TCS Light On
Jan 18, 2012 (8:05 pm)
We recently purchased a brand new 2011 Mazda3 hatchback from a dealer back in July. The car is only driven on weekends as we use mass transit to commute to work. In November, the traction control and power steering failure light came on after turning the car on and remained on through several restarts. Upon taking to the dealer that sold us the vehicle, it was determined to be caused by a faulty steering sensor. Replacing this sensor resolved the issue until January of this year.
The lights returned, and upon further investigation, it was determine that the issue was due to interference from the headlight switch. While all under warranty at this point, our concern is the level of work needed to make the repair. The dealer stated the entire dash is to be removed and have the wiring re-routed to correct the issue.
Has anyone experienced a similar issue? The vehicle only has about 5,000 miles at this point. Our biggest concern is that by re-routing the wiring in the dash, other potential issues could arise, even after our standard warranty expries. Any recommendations on what we should discuss with the sales and service department once the repair is completed?
All help is appreciated!!
#81 of 83 Re: DSC/TCS Light On [dj_flores]
Jan 19, 2012 (1:08 pm)
If the work is being done by a Mazda dealership I would not worry too much. Just make sure to keep the documentation in case something untoward occurs.