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Mazda MAZDA3, Auto Repair, Hatchback
#72 of 104 Re: annoying beep [pf_flyer]
Jul 29, 2009 (4:18 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 104 Re: annoying beep [desy1003]
Jul 29, 2009 (4:30 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 104 Re: annoying beep [jeffyscott]
Jul 29, 2009 (7:11 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 104 Re: annoying beep [desy1003]
Jul 29, 2009 (7:18 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 104 Re: annoying beep [jeffyscott]
Jul 29, 2009 (7:31 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 104 Re: annoying beep [desy1003]
Jul 30, 2009 (4:49 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 104 Re: Mazda3 noise problems [stallionre]
Aug 28, 2009 (12:34 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 104 Re: Mazda3 noise problems [tj6968]
Aug 28, 2009 (1:25 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!
#80 of 104 Re: Rattle during acceleration [toledoan]
Dec 18, 2009 (12:39 pm)
I have a Mazda3 i and I get a rattle when cruising above 50 MPH. If it's windy, the sound increases with the wind gusts. It's definitly outside. I had the glove compartment replaced due to a severe rattle over bumps.
#81 of 104 Re: Rattle during acceleration [RiceBurner3]
Feb 23, 2010 (2:46 pm)
Did you ever figure out what this noise is? I have the same issue. I am starting to think its the timing chain on mine. I used to be able to get up to about 70 before the rattle started and now its earlier, maybe low 60s. My thought was that if the chain is getting looser that the sound will get worse. I dont know where the chain is but mine comes from the drivers side of the car. Yours?