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#70 of 101 annoying beep
Jul 28, 2009 (2:18 pm)
I just bought a used 2006 Mazda 3. Every time I turn the car on, a beep comes on. Every 2 minutes while i'm driving, stopped, ANYTHING-One single long beep. I don't have any lights turning on the dashboard. I took it to the Mazda dealer and THEY have no clue what it is. Has anyone had this issue? Please help.
#71 of 101 Re: annoying beep [desy1003]
by pf_flyer HOST
Jul 28, 2009 (3:33 pm)
Just on first blush, that sounds like something with a low battery that needs to be charged, almost like someone stashed a cell phone under the seat that they forgot.
Did the beep happen for the dealer without you in the car? (Just covering the bases)
#72 of 101 Re: annoying beep [pf_flyer]
Jul 29, 2009 (5:18 am)
Well, the gas tank light was on when I test drove the car so I figured a trip to the gas station would stop the beep. Not at all. I've gone back to the dealer to let them know about the beep but said he had no idea what it was and unfortunately, I bought the car "As Is". The other 2 issues I have are the ignition light staying after ive removed the car key AND the "Passenger Airbag is Off" light stays on regardless if someone is in the passenger seat. Don't know if it could be related to the airbag light
#73 of 101 Re: annoying beep [desy1003]
Jul 29, 2009 (5:30 am)
Buying the car as is does not mean it is acceptable for a Mazda dealer to say they don't know what it is. Are they not actually willing to fix it, even if you would pay for the repair? I'd go to another dealer, if that is an option for you.
Do you have an owners manual? There are only a few things that are supposed to cause beeps. If you don't have a manual, I think if you register on line with mazdausa.com you can download an electronic copy for free. Not sure if knowing the things that are supposed to beep would help or not.
#74 of 101 Re: annoying beep [jeffyscott]
Jul 29, 2009 (8:11 am)
Well guess what, I just found the Owners Manual and I now know what the issue is.... "If a malfunction is detected in the air bag/front seat belt pretensioner systems and the warning light, a warning beep sound will be heard for about 5 seconds every minute..." Now I will take it to get fixed... Thank you!
#75 of 101 Re: annoying beep [desy1003]
Jul 29, 2009 (8:18 am)
But how could the Mazda dealer not know that would be one thing to check?
Also I thought you had said there was no warning light on.
#76 of 101 Re: annoying beep [jeffyscott]
Jul 29, 2009 (8:31 am)
The dealer said "We have no idea what that beep could be" and wanted to charge $150 just to find out and get a "deeper" diagnostic. Unbelievable!
And I dont have a light on my dashboard BUT the Airbag light stays on.
#77 of 101 Re: annoying beep [desy1003]
Jul 30, 2009 (5:49 pm)
Seems to me it could be illegal for them to sell a car with a defective airbag. At the very least, not good business. Regardless of your purchase "as-is, no warranty", they still must make sure the cars they sell are safe. They wouldn't sell one with a missing seat belt, would they? I would push back hard on this issue.
#78 of 101 Re: Mazda3 noise problems [stallionre]
Aug 28, 2009 (1:34 pm)
My 2005 doesn't have much of a squeaking problem with the brakes. Unless it's been sitting for a few days and I'm backing up. Kind of annoying sometimes.
#79 of 101 Re: Mazda3 noise problems [tj6968]
Aug 28, 2009 (2:25 pm)
squeaking problem with the brakes ... sitting for a few days
That's normal for any car with disc brakes. The surface corrosion is visible on the rotors but is easily remedied with a couple of applications of the brakes. Bonus: everyone gets to hear you coming!