Recent content by IamVAguy

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    2010 Mazda3 S Grand Touring Hatchback inspection

    We’re choosing to ignore the sensor. The door is still locked and won’t open accidentally. It depends whether you think $300 is worth it To fix the issue.
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    I wish I could turn off cylinder deactivation

    I have averaged about 32-33 mpg per the display on long trips driving 65-70 on the interstate.
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    Ugh...Tired of seeing the CX-5 everywhere

    Lots of CX-5s in Northern VA. But they are still outnumbered by CR-Vs and RAV-4s.
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    Dashboard Display Settings

    I feel your pain. It's hard to remember all these settings especially when we get older!
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    2010 Mazda3 S Grand Touring Hatchback inspection

    My wife is the original owner of a 2010 3S hatchback. No real problems except for random electrical problems that involve the door sensors indicating a door (usually the front passenger side door) is open. Shutting the door by pulling it harder works. Other than that, no real problems with...
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    Fuel gauge accuracy?

    I ran my CX-5 until the low fuel warning light illuminated and I filled up with 12.4 gallons when the gauge said only 5 miles remained. So it appears that there were almost 3 gals of fuel left in the tank. Does this sound right? I didn't add much extra fuel when the gas pump clicked off, only...
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    Auto Climate Control fixed at two-bar fan speed?

    My 2018 maxes out the fan speed in the situation you described.
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    MPG Gauge Blue Line Question

    I’m not sure the blue mark has ever moved in my experience. After a fill up on a long trip, the mpg starts in the low twenties and slowly increases to around 32.5 the longer I drive. I have seen 33.x mpg, but not in awhile.
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    Where is the knock sensor on a SkyActiv 2.5L engine?

    Hope my wife’s 2010 Mazda 3S 2.5L engine lasts that long. It only has 40k miles on it now.
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    2018 CX5 issue with emissions test

    No issues in VA.
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    Simple, customizable trunk storage

    @hal2 - is that a clear cargo cover in the first pic? Where did you get that?
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    Stuck in the snow? Don't do this!

    Possibly. If it were me, I would’ve opened the door and escaped where the flames were the lowest.
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    2017~2023 No auto hold after smooth stop?

    Same thing has happened to me since I like to coast up to red lights and save my brakes. I always kept my foot on the brake in case the auto hold didn’t engage. I think the firm press solves the issue although I didn’t really think about it until seeing this post.
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    2017~2023 CX-5 Trailer Hitch recommendations?

    There’s no way I’m using that hitch strap. Athough I’m glad someone found this in the Curt fine print. I have the class 3, 2” receiver version. I have the Yakima Ridgeback 4 bike rack and it’s been stable with two road bikes loaded. I’d be afraid the hitch strap would damage the spoiler. I...
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    2017~2023 Maintenance Reminder/Oil Change due - Last Oil Change @ 3,179 mi

    Thanks YRWEL52. I booked an appointment with a reputable independent shop to do this oil change since due to the pandemic, I don't have access to my parents' garage. I have a WIX 57002 filter so I'll try using it instead of my extra Mobile 1 108A filter.