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#378 of 499 sudden surges
Jan 20, 2013 (11:11 pm)
While stopped at a light the car suddenly lurched forward as violently as though someone had hit me from behind. I estimate the car moved forward about one or two feet. I had my foot on the brake pedal and pressed it hard and the car stopped. I don't know where it would have stopped had I not stopped it with the break. This has happened twice with the strong sudden surge and two more times not so violently. One time the engine surged to over 4000 RPM when I started it (In Park of course). The car had only a few miles on it the first time it happened about 1000 miles the second time. I may have had both the accelerator pedel and brake pedal slightly pressed at the time of the surges. A diagnostic check at the dealership indicated no problems.
#379 of 499 Re: Cx5 Vs. Tribute [irishrmac]
Jan 20, 2013 (11:37 pm)
I got 27 mpg climbing about 3000 feet in 400 miles, Then 32 mpg for a 130 miles going over Donner pass on I-80, Then 40mpg going from Reno to Las Vegas. Felt very confident passing on two lane highways where acceleration was a must and found myself cruising at 80 mph a couple times. Most of the time the cruise control was at 65mph.
#380 of 499 roof rails and fuel econ
Jan 21, 2013 (2:05 pm)
we have only had the cx5 sport fwd automatic for a few days. so far we really like it. the braking is fabulous. it saved an opossum the second night. We are getting close to 29 mpg almost all around town according to the fuel economy gage but I have read that those can be off by 3 to 8 percent which seems pretty odd to me. I used the manual shift function a few times and think its great and it really boosts pick up speed.
We ordered roof rails to put on it. My wife thinks they looked very sporty on the red touring we test drove. When they came in they were silver and the service dept. said it was the only way they come. Our car is the mica red and all the trim is black. we are so sure the touring model we saw had black roof rails but its sold now so we can't check. Does any one have a red with black roof rails?
#381 of 499 scratched paint
Jan 21, 2013 (2:10 pm)
One other thing. When some one detailed ours, probably at the last lot it was at before it was shipped to us, they put circular scratches in the hood. Very noticeable especially at dusk. We were told to bring it in and a guy worked on it. while I was at the dealer it looked perfect. he told me he also put some type of protective coating (he didn't say clear coat) I thought he said teflon. when I got home and parked in the garage we could see the scratches but it was very difficult. Could the coating he put on (teflon?) just made them less noticeable like oiling an old wood floor and the effect is going to wear off soon and the scratches will show up again?
#382 of 499 Re: scratched paint [boutselis]
Jan 22, 2013 (3:42 pm)
as a follow up. I have since been told by the dealership that the body guy who put this coating on said it was a commercial 3m product specifically made for blending scratches in clear coat and the effect is permanent. Not certain if I believe that though.
#384 of 499 Re: in the news [steve_]
Feb 07, 2013 (7:06 am)
Sweet, but now I have to decide between this and the 2014 Forester XT.
I was looking around for tires in the 19 inch size Mazda uses and the selection is incredibly slim. Slightly better for their 17 inch option. Love to know what people are doing about replacement/improvement tires. I'm running ContiProContact DWS on my car and would love to get an equivalent for my new SUV.
#385 of 499 Re: Cx5 Vs. Tribute [yuma5]
Feb 24, 2013 (7:41 am)
40 mpg! Was this the AWD or FWD?
#386 of 499 Re: Cx5 Vs. Tribute [studebaker5]
Feb 24, 2013 (12:09 pm)
I just got a 2014 CX-5 Touring.
Just after I shut off the vehicle, only the driver's power window works (if you don't open any doors). I expected the other power windows to work also.
Question: Do your other power windows work just after you shut off the car? Or only the driver's window? They work fine when the car is running or when set to "ignition" but not when set to 'acc'.
I am hoping this is a setting that can be adjusted.
#387 of 499 plastic trim faded already
Feb 28, 2013 (6:48 am)
We have had our new cx5 for less than 2 months. the black plastic trim is faded and whiteish all along the area under the doors. the only thing I put on the plastic was maguires natural shine. I had read on other forums that it was a good choice for interior and exterior plastics. Only used it twice and its been weeks since the second time. the fading turned up slowly since then. It does not seem to have harmed any of the other plastic parts in front or rear. just under the doors. I have a feeling the dealer screwed this area up and covered it with something. Now that "something" is gone and the problem is showing. They had screwed up the hood with really bad detailing and had to fix it. Guess thats why I'm suspicious.
Any way. Has maquires natural shine ruined anyones plastics? is there a good way to fix this? I am testing a spot with mothers back to black. Man I am so pissed I have a problem like this on a brand new car already.