Volkswagen had the same problem and they did a large recall on the vehicle because of the safety issue it involves. My car went from 60 mp to 40 mp in about 30 seconds. The car had been up to date on all maintenance. My daughter moved to the left shoulder as soon as she heard the pop and the vehicle engulfed in flames. There isn't a ton of cargo room in the back, but the seats fold down to give more than enough room. The cars quality and features is impressive. It usually happens when I am at a stop light and do not have a way to get off of the road.
It handles like its on rails and its fun to play with the excelleration. There are numerous claims similar to ours all over the internet. This should be covered because I've kept my maintenance up and just did oil and fluids changed and have to have it done again because the oil leaked into the turbo charger. Of course the average gas mileage goes down when I have it. I have to turn off my car for a minute or so and then restart before I can drive. It is plenty sporty enough for what i need, and has great fuel economy.
I do not know exactly what can happen to a car if the chain breaks, but my best guess is it will stop running, which is a huge concern regarding safety of the vehicle. It seems very unfair that our car was not covered for an issue Mazda was clearly aware of in 2012. The approximate failure mileage was 165,000. A normally-aspirated non-turbocharged model is introduced for 2010. I was thinking safety and performance while she was thinking looks and gas mileage. The only problem with the entire car is that there weren't as much options or features as other car brands like Subaru or Volkswagen.
This is also a Mazda dealership. I called national Mazda and all they did was read the notes from the dealer and were not willing to budge. With the Active Torque Split system, two computer controlled magnetic clutches feed up to 50% of the engine's torque to the rear wheels. Interior quality is amazing minus the cheesy woodgrain in the pricier vehicles. The seats could use a bit more cushion, but are overall sufficent. I brought my vehicle into my local Mazda dealership and they advised it was the turbo and in order access appropriately they would need to tear down the engine.
The contact also stated that the turbo failed. Both automatics feature a manual shift mode. The vehicle was taken to the dealer at least ten times who replaced the motor mounts, ring seal, converter, gasket and main pipe, but the failure recurred. Within 3 weeks I notice a rattling noise from the engine when start up the car. The car's seats are comfortable and roomy enough for any adult. Radio shuts off and beeps that key is not in car.
Then it will happen again. However coverage under the program requires perfect documentation of all required maintenance with other stipulations. I love to take on corners going very fast because of the high cornering limit. The vehicle was a total loss. Volkswagen is recalling approximately 4,000 of its cars.
The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, he heard a loud whining noise and was unable to accelerate the vehicle. Assisting the smooth transfer of power is a six-speed Sport automatic transmission featuring a manual shift mode for a more spirited driving experience. I was told by Mazda warranty department that they would not pay for anything based on sludge build up in the engine. The vehicle was driven back to the contact's residence and then stalled. I read online and saw lots of complaint about this problem. I took my car to 2 different certified mechanics and they both acknowledge that the rattling noise does exist. This car beats the others hands down in quality, performance, and style.
Manual recommendation is to change oil every 7,500 miles with normal driving conditions which is the case as my wife drove to and from work. I've googled this and there are many complaints on replacement happening twice. A sporty new three-spoke steering wheel features finger tip controls for audio, cruise, available navigation and Bluetooth activation, and the comfortable front bucket seats offer excellent support for spirited driving. They wouldn't even schedule an appointment to look at my car. Dealer did a full circle inspection and found the timing chain needed replacement. We were required to pay for the repair out of pocket because it was outside the warranty period. The vehicle was at 94,000 miles.
The leather and stitching is amaizingly supple and durable. I knew it was my car immediately. If the driver is caught off guard, this will lead to an accident. The Bose Stero is nice, and the interior layout I find excellent. The only negative is the gas mileage but I can live with that until gas prices go down. This was achieved thanks to a redesigned, smaller K04.
Handles like a sports car. The Grand Touring model I purchased has proven a great city driver with it's turbocharged engine. Our car has 39,100 miles obviously low for the age of the car. Obviously there is a manufacturers defect regarding this entire turbo system. My car is still under warranty.