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#2 of 79 Similar issue on some '06 models
Jul 09, 2007 (10:22 pm)
I bought a 2006 Mazda3 Touring 5-door back in 12/05 and had issues with the clock. Mine would intermittently lose 15-20 minutes overnight. It would often go months without a problem and a few times it 'lost time' twice in the same week. There was no pattern or reason to it.
A few months after I noticed the problem, Mazda issued a service bulletin and provided a revised part to correct the problem. My dealer fixed it within 15 minutes. That particular issue only affected 2006 models built prior to November 2005. It sounds as though your '07 has a similar bug.
It was a little frustrating to me at the time, especially since this was my first non-Honda purchase. After 35k miles and almost two years, there have only been two warranty issues. One was the clock issue and the other was a problem with the adhesive used to secure shift knob on manual tranmsission cars. In hot weather, the knob would twist around and they gladly fixed that in no time as well. The service manager didn't even check the car in to speed me through the process.
Give your dealer a call and let them know what's happening. You may not be the first one to have this issue and they may know exactly how to fix it.
#3 of 79 Re: Similar issue on some '06 models [igozoomzoom]
Jul 10, 2007 (5:28 am)
This is my first "non-Honda" purchase as well. And yeah, I looked at my clock when I got in my car as I always do leaving for work...7:34am. Happen to look down at in a few minutes later and it was 30 minutes fast! For a second I thought I was going to be late for work! Also, I have a manual and the little thing in the center of the shifter knob has come off too! Weird! Although I love the car those little things annoy the heck out of me!
I'll see if it happens again. If it does I'll the dealer a call and have them fix it.
Thanks for replying. Glad to know I'm not aging before my time!....lol
Jul 10, 2007 (8:59 am)
Going to rename this discussion to make it a more useful one for dash and instrumentation issues.
#5 of 79 Re: Similar issue on some '06 models [missyc1]
Jul 10, 2007 (9:17 am)
YEP! it just happened again when I went to lunch. Jumped ahead 20 minutes! Calling dealership now!
#6 of 79 How to get rid of the red
Jul 24, 2007 (5:05 pm)
Is there a way to change the red lighting around the stereo and dash to another color? Does someone offer an aftermarket kit that someone could be paid to install in order to change it?
#7 of 79 Help me ZOOM ZOOM professional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 04, 2007 (5:36 am)
Hello guys....please help me....fuel tank had a hit from a big stone and the the last plastic part of fuel pump have broken...I changed it..and I fixed the tank because it is plastic and I checked it from inside and outside many times.but the fuel gauge is not working correctly...I changed it too from used parts....and the same problem stills. Fuel gauge sometimes be on the middle and by surprise starts to go higher degrees..then it comes back to the right degree.this is its problem..soooo what's the problem??? is there something in the car's computer should be solved ?
(Is it related way that the car sense the declined roads)
#8 of 79 Re: How to get rid of the red [irismg]
Oct 16, 2007 (5:17 pm)
I'm not aware of any way to change the instrument lighting color. It looks cool, but is nearly impossible to read with sunglasses on, even with the lights as bright as they go.
And I find I'm messing with the contrast, even without sunglasses. At dusk when I turn my lights on, it's still too light out to see the dash, so I turn up the brightness. Then I turn it down again when it's completely dark outside.
One last thing, and I'm done complaining (I really do like my car) - sure wish I could turn the fog lights on without the headlights. I'd like to use them as daytime running lights.
#9 of 79 Re: How to get rid of the red [chickenlips]
Nov 20, 2007 (9:04 am)
I don't know if anyone answered you or not put if you push the dim switch for the dash lights in, it will switch from blue to all bright red.
#10 of 79 This isn't exactly a dash issue...Please help!
Nov 20, 2007 (9:18 am)
I have an 07' Mazda3 S Touring. A motorcycle ripped the front bumper off of my car. (thank GOD thats the only damage it did!) Ever since I have noticed that when my daughter who is 82 lbs.sits in the front seat, the AIR BAG IS OFF light comes on. I never noticed that ever coming on before the accident. Also, the back right passenger airbag cover was coming off. My question is this...Is there a sensor that gauges weight or height for a front seat passenger? Could it have something to do with that cover not being secured? The dealership said that yes, it has a sensor, but the light should not come on.
Can someone answer my concerns and explain to me about how the airbag system works in a Mazda3 sedan?
#11 of 79 Re: This isn't exactly a dash issue...Please help! [missyc1]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Nov 20, 2007 (9:29 am)
I don't think the bumper is related to the airbag light at all. I don't own a 3, but I sometimes see the airbag off light come on in my Versa with my daughter who weighs about 140 if she fidgets around on the seat and sits kind of slouched down.
A gallon of milk placed on the seat will also trigger the light, since I assume the seats thinks there's a very light person there and so it turns off the airbag.
Even my wife has made the airbag off light come on by shifting in the seat on a long trip or reclining the seat fully to take a rest while I drive. The sensor in the seat seems fairly sensitive to changes in weight.
Keep an eye on it and I bet you'll find that you're seeing something similar.