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    Metal Knocking Sound when ignition & engine is switched off

    Just to add, I also apply the parking brake whenever I put the car into park. It's called a "parking brake" after all. If the car is parked on an incline, it saves the transmission from slamming into gear, which my wife happens to do all the time, regardless of whether the ground is level or not.
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    Mazda CX5 2.2 blowing through oil cap

    Assuming you're referring to the exhaust, it could be a number of things, but most of the major problems have clear symptoms. For example, dense, white exhaust smoke that takes a while to clear is evidence of coolant in the engine oil. Exhaust that comes out blue and smells like oil or fuel is...
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    Seeing the new CX-60 in person

    Nice! Congratulations on the new car @BWJ, it looks good!
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    Mazda CX5 2.2 blowing through oil cap

    What do you mean when you say it "blows a lot"? Do you mean visible exhaust from the tailpipe? Also why are you removing the oil cap with the engine running?
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    Garage or a locksmith? Ignition lock cylinder jammed

    What a cautionary tale.. never heard of anyone trying to use a plastic key in place of a metal one. First time for everything I guess. Maybe at this point, since you can't really do anything else, try putting the other half of the key back into the ignition to push the rest back in? Then maybe...
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    2016 CX-9 wheel well trim became detached

    I'm pretty sure the service desk is supposed to file a claim with Mazda USA to have them cover the cost of the fender molding and the labour. Then the service desk orders the part, and technicians install it when it comes in. To me, it sounds like the service manager didn't want to buy the part...
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    2022 CX-5 Turbo Brake Judder

    Definitely contact Mazda Corporate to assist. Let them know that the dealership has turned/serviced the front rotors twice and the rear rotors once on three separate occasions, and that they turned you away on the fourth visit. You may be able to request that they (Mazda) reach out to a...
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    Change Rear Brakes on 2016 CX9 with electric emergency brake

    About 2 weeks into the new setup.
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    2.5T Engine Coolant Leaking TSB

    You may be right. Certainly a very negative, "doom and gloom" outlook, but at least you'll be prepared for such a response if it actually gets that bad. I don't think it will, but I guess time will tell as this all plays out.
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    Joining the Mazda family from Honda

    Congrats on the little one, and the two new cars! The sand colour is probably my favourite colour for the CX-50. The Civic is certainly a very reliable car. For example, my wife still has her base model 2006 DX and the only issue we've had with it is a power steering line that just started...
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    2.5T Engine Coolant Leaking TSB

    I think that was only one person on these forums. I could be wrong..
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    For Sale JB4 for 2019+ Mazda CX-5 turbo, 2016+ CX-9

    Adds an extra 50hp and 70 tq on 91 octane, and will add a bit more power with 93. I bought this from another member, but never finished installing it because I didn't want to take off the front bumper. I have since decided to no longer use this, so it is now up for grabs. This sale includes the...
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    Realistic price discount for a 2023 CX-5?

    There's always a way to "do more", it just comes down to how much grinding a person is willing to do, and whether or not they think it will be worth it. @oldspicejet, if I'm reading your original post correctly, they sent you an invoice for the car, but you haven't paid for it yet. Is that...
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    Realistic price discount for a 2023 CX-5?

    It definitely does vary based on location and number of accessible dealers. But I think what @Tchman2016 was trying to say was that you could have expanded your search to include getting quotes via telephone or email from dealers 200, 300 or more miles away. This way you don't have to do all...
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    2015 CX-9 engine destroyed due to defective water pump - Seeking advice

    Agreed, I would do the repair as well. Then, when you have the car back, reevaluate what you want to do with it. Used car prices may have come down by then so it may be harder to get a good price for your vehicle, but it also means that you could get a better deal on a used or brand new...