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Jun 27, 2006 (9:52 am)
I agree with the honey and flies thing - but do you really think that being nice to the technicians at Mazda will get them to fix my crappy AC?
The reality is some Mazda3's have very good AC systems - some are OK - and some are very poor. Its the luck of the draw which one you will get.
This is true for the 2004, 2005 & 2006 model year (I would bet the 2007 also - but thats just a guess) - this is also true if you have the auto or manual climate control. Its just the way it is.
Mazda will not fix the weak ones - so check out the AC before you buy one.
#62 of 193 Re: A/C issue with 06 [jozoom]
Jun 27, 2006 (9:55 am)
I did extensive trolling of the 3 forums prior to purchasing, and was fully alerted to potential AC issues. I'd rented a 3 for work - the AC seemed normal (hot, sunny days) - as well as the one I took for a test drive.
We also own a 01 Tribute. My wife really liked it, and our Blazer was ready for the scrap heap. Reading some of the postings in the Tribute forum at the time, there were reports of windshield wipers breaking off, steering wheels becoming loose, axles rusting, in short - a litany of plagues. Test drives didn't indicate (as far as we could tell) that these problems were likely to occur. Our Tribute has proven reliable.
I also think that cultivating a friendly resource in a Mazda service department can be helpful. However, as z71bill has noted, what if the service department reports the AC is within spec - but the owner feels the spec isn't valid - what is the resolution?
#63 of 193 NEW TSB in Canada (probably in the US too)
Jun 27, 2006 (6:55 pm)
My dealer tells me that parts are on order. Basically, a new TSB is out that will add another level to the cooling. What I was told is that the A/C airflow will be cooled at another level or stage before it reaches the cabin.
Will have to wait and see how this works. It sounds like it's another diffuser plate fix which didnt do much if anything.
richml, when you say you rented a Mazda3 and had no problems, please be more specific. Some 3's have auto climate and others don't. The latter are the one's that have the A/C issue. Please also state at what level you had the A/C on: 1, 2, 3, of 4.
#64 of 193 Re: jozoom [z71bill]
Jun 28, 2006 (1:40 am)
The reality is that 21,732 2006 Mazda 3s were sold in the first quarter of this year in North America .. how many of those cars are you "certain" have bad a/c's? I spoke to two service managers .. they said yes, there were some issues with "some" of them in 04 and 05 .. they also said they hadn't seen that issue with any of the 06's .. granted these are two dealers is S.W. Florida. You are speculating as to 07's as they are not out yet. I understand you are angry that your car's a/c doesn't work they way you want it to .. but your global statements have not been supported by any figures or evidence. It's not the "luck of the draw" .. as most of us test drive our cars before taking possession. I'm sorry, but you have lost all credibility with me by making these unsubstantiated statements. I truly wish that you can get your car fixed .. In reality "some" Mercedes' and BMW's and Chevy's and Ford's, etc., have some problems ... when it really is a large-scale problem .. there is a recall. Again, I understand you are angry .. I'm sorry and hope you get it fixed .. but these global unsubstantiated statements .. "Mazda will not fix the weak ones" .. how do you know that ... all you know is that Mazda has not fixed "yours" to "your" satisfaction. This global Mazda bashing has gotten old .. you're bashing cars that aren't even on the lot yet. I wish you all the luck in the world .. have a nice life.
#65 of 193 jozoom - Take the credibility crow challenge!
Jun 28, 2006 (7:53 am)
Right - I am speculating on the 2007 - thats why I said "thats just a guess" - you can split hairs on what the difference is between speculation and a guess - if it bothers you I will change it to "I speculate - based on all the problems with the 2004, 2005 and 2006 AC system that the 2007 will have the same issue" Happy now?
Luck of the draw - well if some are good - some are OK and some are poor you have a chance of getting one of the three - I guess you could improve your odds if you test drove it on a very hot day - I bought mine in January - temps were not very hot - I will change it to "If you test drive it on a bright and sunny 95 degree high humidity day then you should be able to tell if the AC works - but if you test drive (buy) in any other conditions - then IT IS LUCK OF THE DRAW" Happy now?
Ask your two service managers how many of the 2004 & 2005 models with weak AC that they fixed? What did they do to fix them? In other words - PLEASE PLEASE prove me wrong -when I say Mazda will not fix the weak AC system - its easy just post what was done to solve the problem - I would love to eat some crow on this - it would actually taste pretty good.
But if you go ask the service managers what they did to fix the weak AC in the "few" 2004 & 2005 models that they know about - and they say - NOTHING WE DID NOT FIX THEM - they you get to chow down on some credibility crow!
#69 of 193 Re: jozoom - Take the credibility crow challenge! [z71bill]
Jun 29, 2006 (3:51 pm)
Why not get together with all the other dissatisfied Mazda 3 owners and petition Mazda USA. If that fails, file a class action lawsuit against them using an attorney who will work on a contingent fee basis. I assume you have already been up the management chain at Mazda USA with your problem . . .
I don't see how you are getting anywhere badgering other Mazda 3 owners who can't do anything to help you (other than sympathize - which we do).
#70 of 193 Re: jozoom - Take the credibility crow challenge! [ecm56]
Jun 29, 2006 (5:36 pm)
You are new here? Welcome--- Have you read all the post about the A/C issue in the "Problems and Solutions" forum?
Nifty56 hummm ecm56 strange
check out the poll at the link posted here..let me know what you think....