2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
- Plano, Texas, USA
Yes, you’re correct. My 2016 CX-5 owner’s manual does have that paragraph with different gear lube spec. But I consider that is part of errors Mazda made when they changed the gear lube spec but failed to modified the maintenance note accordingly. Or I can’t think of a reason why Mazda changed the gear lube to a proprietary type SG1 which is a lot more expensive.It is still in the '16 and 16.5 owner's manuals though.
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For OP, this won’t be an issue as Mazda has eliminated that piece of gear lube replacement paragraph since 2017 gen-2 CX-5 owner’s manual. At the same time Mazda also reduced the fluid capacity on rear differential from 0.48 quart to 0.37 quart.