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#490 of 499 CX-5 Observations; 1 Major Unresolved Issue!
Nov 29, 2013 (5:20 pm)
I have my AWD CX-5 for one month and less than 2k miles. No paint issues; need to mention that the paint appears to be no different that of Honda or other Japanese manufacturers, none of which are in the same league for durability as VW or the German manufacturers. Phone: system worked perfectly with my Samsung SIII. Got a little more used to the Bose audio system. Using the EQ settings I mentioned earlier helped--not so annoying (except on mono sources like news or talk radio) but still not thrilled with anything Bose; hope that Mazda considers a knowledgeable company to do their future audio systems. MPG: 27-28. My '08 Mazda3 took several thousand miles to break in but now regularly does better than it's ratings. Note that winter decreases MPG. Transmission and engine work well together: one of the best automatics I've ever driven and enough to make me re-think my long time preference for a manual. Now for the big issue I'm experiencing: from the day I after driving it off the lot, I have a vibration problem. Dealer re-balanced tires; next time back, replaced two wheels and tires. Went on a long trip and still experienced vibration that's strong after 60 to 80 mph (did not exceed 80). I had winter tires/wheels on order from Tire Rack which they shipped precision balanced as a set. Recently installed them--STILL having vibration from the rear as before. (Wife says it feels like a massage chair!) I have an appointment with the dealer who seems to wonder what to do next as it now looks like a drive train problem. I'm not a happy camper because of this major issue with what appears to be an otherwise excellent vehicle. Need to have resolution soon... or?
#491 of 499 Re: SMS over Bluetooth [bkobso]
Dec 05, 2013 (4:31 pm)
I have the same problem but I am using an iPhone 5. The dealership told me that it is apple that is blocking it. I somehow don't believe them. I also asked them what Pandora is because it doesn't work. I was informed that it is not available in Canada.
#492 of 499 More than one major problem. LOL
Dec 05, 2013 (4:49 pm)
I purchased my Mazda CX5 in June of this year. I am so disappointed with this vehicle.
The command start sucks. Won't start half the time. Comes back with ER on the screen which is supposed to mean "error". But when I look out the window the vehicle is running. Having to walk outside to get within 100 feet in order for it to work.
I hate the fact that you cannot lock the doors while the vehicle is running.
No running lights come on when you start it with the command start unless you leave them turned on when you turn the vehicle off.
Does not get the fuel mileage that they claim it does.
Next time I go to purchase a new vehicle I am going to rent the one that I am looking to buy so I can check it out thoroughly before I throw away $42,000.
#493 of 499 Re: SMS over Bluetooth [lds1966]
Dec 05, 2013 (5:51 pm)
I do not know much about the blue tooth set up but I can believe that the problem is with apple. the reason is, I have tried to use some non apple products with my phone and the phone rejects them. the strangest one was an aftermarket charger. It worked for a few days then the phone would say unauthorized device when I plugged it in. So I bought another thinking the charger was just bad and I received the same message. I know some one else who had similar issues with an aftermarket card reader. The apple device seems to know when you are not using an apple product.
#494 of 499 Re: Bose Sound System [kathyma]
Dec 06, 2013 (2:23 pm)
Update on the volume and HD:
I was recommended to undo the HD option and I have to say that the system sounds much better at times without it. Apparently it is an HD issue in general and not related to Mazda components, according to what others are saying.
Also, I took someone else's instruction on this forum to remove the beeping sound in set-up for the steering wheel volume. I did that and oddly enough the steering volume works smoother to me without the annoying beeping sound.
#495 of 499 What is the best phone?
Dec 06, 2013 (2:44 pm)
I purchased my 2014 CX-5 AWD Touring last June 2013. I will be purchasing a smartphone in the near future. I noticed various issues posted by others on their phone problems and compatibility with Pandora, etc. I am not using Pandora currently and don't have a newer phone to connect via Bluetooth. What do others suggest as a great phone to use overall with the 2014 Mazda CX-5? Eventually, I really want to use Pandora in my CX-5.
#496 of 499 Re: CX-5 Paint [kathyma]
Dec 06, 2013 (2:51 pm)
I also purchased my 2014 CX-5 AWD Touring last June 2013 and within a few months I noticed two small dot-like areas of what appears to be missing paint. I have contacted the dealer and they said it was probably chips from rocks or something. I don't believe that is true. The dots do not resemble a chip, but more of missing paint. I am currently in contact with Mazda corporate about this issue and a few others. I just noticed a third spot of no paint right on the edge of the front of the door under the side mirror. I am not happy that this is happening to my new car. I am careful driving it and don't drive a lot with it. If indeed this happened from pebbles, I still can't believe the force of those pebbles to make this happen on such a high-quality paint finish on a 2014 vehicle. What is this car going to look like in the future if it already has these spots after about 6 months of driving it off the lot??
#497 of 499 My new 2014 CX-5 stalled three times?
Dec 06, 2013 (2:57 pm)
Stalls when taking a quick u-turn: I purchased my 2014 CX-5 AWD Touring last June 2013. I am SHOCKED to say that this has happened three times so far and I cannot believe that it happened at all (and embarrassing that it happened to my brand new vehicle). Basically, when driving down a street and wanting to make a quick u-turn by quickly going into a drive-way or side-street, immediately putting the car into reverse to back up - it then just stalls right there in the middle of the street during the reverse process before it even lets me put it back into drive again. I consider this a dangerous situation to be in. I have never in all my years from driving vehicles has this ever happened to me. All older vehicles would perform this function without an issue and not stall out by making a quick u-turn. This is something that many people do on the occasion and in certain situations as an impulse to do. A car should never just stall out - especially a brand new 2014 vehicle. When this happened, it was a dangerous situation to be in "stuck in the middle of the street" while trying to quickly realize to restart the car again after moving the shifter back into "park".
#498 of 499 Durability of shiny trim used on the dash and shifter.
Dec 06, 2013 (3:00 pm)
Interior Durability Issue with shiny trim: I purchased my 2014 CX-5 AWD Touring last June 2013. There is a shiny decorative strip on the dash that runs above the glove compartment. I am really careful in this car because it is my first "new" vehicle. Somehow several scratches appeared there that I notice recently. I have only brought the car in once for a tire patch service recently at the Mazda service department but other than that only rarely does someone else sits in the passenger side. I don't understand how something that I could not remember even being leaned up to it can even leave a scratch as it has and I could not remember it? I don't stuff anything upfront. Just by looking at this shiny strip of console earlier, I did wondered if it would be durable to the normal function of its occupants. Apparently, any small thing that could rub into it will leave a mark? That is unacceptable. The same thing goes with the plastic piece over the numbers on the shifter. There is a small scratch there as well. I notice this one in the early summer but decided to mention it now. Again, that is unacceptable. If Mazda wants to put in "shiny" trim it is expected to be durable to normal usage - which means if something was rubbed up against it. How can Mazda expect that nothing will touch these shiny trim to leave them scratch free when they are in prime locations of constant use? To a certain degree, they should remain scratch free because the material should be able to withstand it. Unless a heavy duty thing would jab into it like a screwdriver or something, then basically it shouldn't scratch. What is this car going to look like in the future if it already has these subtle scratches after about 6 months of driving it off the lot??
#499 of 499 Brakes squeaking on 2014 CX-5 AWD Touring
Dec 06, 2013 (3:22 pm)
Squeaking from the brakes: I purchased my 2014 CX-5 AWD Touring last June 2013. I have no idea why this would occur but it happened a second time (the first time it happened maybe weeks ago, I thought it was a fluke or a one-time thing). However, I went to the supermarket a few nights ago on Monday evening (Dec 2nd, 2013). It was a chilly evening in New England but not overly cold; after pulling out of the parking lot of the super market and driving away through the lot toward the street, there was stop and go just because there were many other cars trying to exit. My brakes made a clear squeaking sound every time I applied the brakes slightly (not heavy braking). After about 4 times braking on the way out, the squeaking sound stopped. Again, I am shocked that a 2014 vehicle or any brand new car would even have squeaking from the brakes, even for a short time. Why is this happening?
It happened again, two more times: Yesterday and this morning just after I started the car and inserted the brakes at the end of my street, it squeaked loudly. After that it didn't happen again for the remainder of the day on each day.
I have to say it is embarrassing that the brakes squeak on a brand new car?