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#353 of 404 HVAC Question
Nov 16, 2012 (4:16 pm)
Any vehicle we have had with auto climate control automatically puts the fan to high when you start a very hot vehicle, or high after a brief delay when starting a very cold vehicle. Our CX-5 doesn't seem to do this and we have to manually increase the fan speed to rapidly cool down/heat up the interior.
Is this a common experience or is ours ill?
#354 of 404 Re: Engine revs on its own [lisa122]
Nov 18, 2012 (11:42 am)
I've had mine for 8 months. Everything was fine until I took in for its first service. The next day the tire presure light and buzzard came on. I pushed the tire presure button for a few seconds and the light went off. a couple of days later it did it again, this happen about five times before it stayed off. Then a month later I had what you had happen going to work, I pulled over turned the car off waited a second and started it and every thing was fine. Then yesturday coming home from Disneyland, just going down the freeway, the anti skid light, AT light and engine light all came on and it was like it wasn't in gear. I pulled over and turned it off and on, but it did the same thing, I tried going but it was doing the same thing. It took four times before we could go, but the check engine light stayed on. I'm taking it to the dealership tomorrow and see if they find anything, but there looks like something wrong with the CX-5. I'm go to start a complaint with the NHTSA, this is a big safty issue.
#355 of 404 Re: Engine revs on its own [kfernandes]
Nov 18, 2012 (11:51 am)
After my first oil service visit at 5,000 miles, the tire pressure light stayed on as well. It came on as I was leaving the dealership, so I turned around and took it right back. An hour later they said they felt it was fixed. They knew the tire pressure was fine from all their testings, but the light kept coming on after they reset it. They said the sensitivity of it must be set too high. It hasn't come back on since, but I do feel that the software and indicator lights are malfunctioning on the CX-5.
#356 of 404 Re: Engine revs on its own [mow1]
Nov 18, 2012 (11:59 am)
I had my TPMS light come on the day after I bought my CX-5. I reset it (a few times) on the trip back to the dealer but it stayed off so I didn't take it in. No more problems until I took it in for it's first service 7500 miles. Two miles away from the dealership the light came on again. It came back on every two miles (resetting it each time). I took it back to the dealership and they could not explain why it was happening but they fixed it. No more problem. I am curious about the next service.
#357 of 404 Burning smell
Nov 23, 2012 (10:23 pm)
Picked up CX-5 about a week ago, ~90 miles so far. When I drove the car into garage, left car and smell burning. Is this a new car normal burning smell? Anyone has similar experience?
Also the wind shield wiper fluid reserve, by looking at the tube, it seems empty. Pour in more fluid, it seems filled up. However at the end of trip, it shows low and I have not used the fluid?
#358 of 404 Mazda CX-5 Driver's Seat Comfort
Nov 24, 2012 (6:43 am)
Can anyone comment on the comfort of the CX5 driver's seat during long trips? I'm a sales rep, put 45,000 miles on my '12 Subaru Legacy in one year and planning to sell when it turns 60. Considering the CX5, or biting the bullet and getting a Prius (purely for the MPGs). The seat on the Legacy are great...no soreness or fatigue on a long trip. I test drove a CX5 and the seats felt firm and tipped down towards the floorboards which I don't like on first impression...but test driving and road tripping can produce different results.
Also, the dealer I went to did not have any "Sport" models on the lot - they said the cloth in the seats is severely inferior to the "premium cloth" found in the Touring. Is that just dealer-speak for "spend more money"?
#359 of 404 Re: Mazda CX-5 Driver's Seat Comfort [trailrunz]
Nov 24, 2012 (9:06 am)
I have a Touring and have taken a couple of trips with over 400 mile days. The seats are fine and between the power seat and the tilt/telescope wheel you should be able to get and stay comfy.
#360 of 404 Re: Mazda CX-5 Driver's Seat Comfort [trailrunz]
Nov 24, 2012 (9:23 am)
Drove my Touring model from Minneapolis/St. Paul area to San Antonio and the seat felt quite comfortable to me... YMMV
#361 of 404 Re: Burning smell [tester1]
Nov 26, 2012 (8:49 am)
I have found that to be normal on new cars, personally. And heck, some used cars, too, when the dealer sprays everything under the hood with some chemical to make it look shiny.
#362 of 404 Cx5 Vs. Tribute
Dec 08, 2012 (10:06 am)
I am in the market for a new car and want something with good gas mileage, nice appearance, comfort and of course good acceleration. I currently have a 01 Mazda Tribute. Its a V6, drives nice but is noisy and not so smooth. Just wondering how the drivability compares. Is the CX5 peppy or gutless? I thought that perhaps with such great gas mileage it may be a bit wimpy. I am still young enought to want to pass other vehicles on the road. (o;
ANy thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks,