2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
- Plano, Texas, USA
People here can get Mazda OEM parts from partsouq.com in UAE via DHL within a week, and you really believe Mazda headquarter in Japan can’t allocate a set of gaskets for coolant control valve replacement and ship them over to the US in very short period of time? One member in CX-9 forum mentioned after he kept pushing, MNAO expedited the process and shipped the whole engine from Japan via air and eventually got installed months sooner than originally scheduled. It all depends on how the Mazda setting up the priorities. The assembly lines are still operating and the gaskets and engines are still been manufactured and assembled everyday, not like Mazda doesn’t make those parts and engines anymore.They would still need to get the parts shipped here, which was the reason for the 2+ month delay, as quoted in one of your earlier posts. New vehicles are being built, but how many are you seeing on the lots? I've been to one of the two dealers local to me recently, and they have 18 brand new cars and and only 12 used cars on their lot.
Good luck getting the dealer to pull parts from a perfectly good vehicle, in a time where inventory is at a low, and selling prices are at a high. Your personal experience with VW from however many years ago is very, very different from the way things are today, in this market.