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    TSB SSPA4 - Modified Steering Wheel Cover

    Does anyone have any further information on this recall? I went in this morning for the rear hatch damper recall and dealership mentioned this one needed to be done as well. This is all I can find:,2013 EDIT: This TSB is listed as a RECALL by...
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    2018 MPG - FWD and AWD Models

    We own both a 2013 Mazda CX5 and a 2015 Subaru Outback. I'm not quite in the market, but I do like the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. Many of us have noticed the change in MPG rating. What surprises me is the diff between CX5 FWD and other AWD models. Comparing like for like (in terms of...
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    Mazda Service - Raleigh NC

    Anyone know of a good mechanic/service center for Mazda in or around Raleigh NC? I do my own fluid maintenance, but lean on the mechanic for diagnosis and suspension when in need. Any recommendations? I like shops that specialize in Mazda (or JPN imports).
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    Caliper Bolts - Front Brakes

    I was doing some service on my brakes this evening and had an odd experience. I have not run into this in the 10+ years I've worked on various Japanese and American cars I've owned. On the front brakes, I removed the caliper slide pins to clean and grease them (high temp silicone). Pads...
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    Special Service Program A4 - Steering Wheel Core Cover

    Build date 12/2011 - 12/2012 apparently your finger could get caught on a sharp edge on the backside of the steering cover. Mazda will repair/replace at the dealership.
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    2013-2016 2.0 CX5 - Recall 8915K - Emissions

    I just got the notice on Friday. Mazda is recalling certain 2013-2016 2.0 CX5s and 2014-2015 2.0 Mazda3s for a lack of power during hard acceleration in cold weather. The PCM can incorrectly detect a misfire when accelerating in high rpm and wide-open throttle below 32 degrees due to software...
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    2016 CX-5 Rental Review - By a 2013 CX-5 Owner

    I picked up a 2016 CX-5 Touring as a rental car on Thursday. My route that day would take me from Baltimore to Lexington Park, roughly a 1.5 hr drive. Unfortunately, the infotainment system was not functional so I have no input on the new system. Interior: Maybe I'm just used to my...
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    Dirt/Mud Splash on Plastic Trim

    Anyone know how to get mud spray off the plastic trim? I washed the car tonight and as it dried the spots came right back.
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    Exterior Plastic - Southwest Owners

    Could anyone chime in on what the status is of the exterior plastic? I live in the SouthEast and have always been hesitant of the exterior plastic due to how quickly its color deteriorates in hot climates. I had an F150 (97) where the rear window surround went from black to light grey in a...
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    Rearview Camera - Going Dark

    My backup camera got darker and darker one day while backing up. It never went so dark that I could not see in back, it was dark but I could see the outline of objects. I switched out of reverse and then back to reverse and it was back to normal. This has happened twice. Neither time was the...
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    Ipod - Beeping

    I've had my Ipod plugged into the car pretty much since I bought it. Never an issue until today. This morning, when I started the car I heard a faint beeping. Not just one tone but a little musical tone (3 or 4 notes). I thought it was the car. This afternoon, when I started the car I heard...
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    CX-5 Driver Headlight - Condensation

    Is anyone else running into this problem? I did a search and found a thread on the CX-7, but not the CX-5. After a good rain, my driver side headlight has condensation but the passenger side is clear.
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    Seat Back - Power Seat

    Is anyone else experiencing this problem? I've noticed, over a few days to weeks, that the seat back will have moved from the position I set it. At first I thought maybe I hit the switch when cleaning, but this has happened about three times. After a few weeks, I get in and notice the seat is...
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    Hooting Noise

    This happens infrequently, but just after starting the car and driving away I get a "hooting" noise. It sounds a bit like a kazoo. I assume it is something to do with the air intake because it goes away after the car is warmed up and never occurs at higher engine speeds than leaving a parking...
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    Engine Oil

    Is the Mazda brand 0W-20 recommended over store brand 0W-20 synthetic (Mobil, Pennzoil Platinum, Valvoline)? I know the Mazda brand has quite a bit of molybdenum and was wondering if it was required where the store brands do not have the same levels.
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    Personalization Features

    I want to turn on the auto lane change feature for the side indicator lamps. The owner manual lists the features, descriptions, defaults and options but not how to change them. Any help would be much appreciated.(braindead
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    Mazda CX-5 Emergency Start (Dead Fob Battery)

    There was a question about starting your CX-5 if the fob battery dies in another thread (on a different topic). This video shows how to start the car in this scenario:
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    Auto Dim Rear View Mirror w/ Homelink

    What does it take to install the auto dim mirror in a CX-5? My dealer has flagged a CX-5 for me that is coming to port on Sunday. It has all the options I wanted except the Auto Dim Rear View Mirror w/ Homelink. He says they can install it at the dealership. I'm sure they can, but how well...
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    PrePurchase Questions

    Hi All, My ship has come in....literally, the CX-5 I would like is on it's way to port this Sunday. I am still getting the details from the salesman, but so far this is what he says: CX-5 GT FWD White Mica Sand Interior Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink Out the Door Price...
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    2nd Color Choice

    Dealers generally ask for a backup color when creating a new order. I am dead set on Crystal White Pearl Mica and Sand interior. The other options for me with Sand interior, in a dead heat, are Stormy Blue Mica and Zeal Red Mica. Which is your favorite? Vote above!