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Offline tubamanandy

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Nothing has gone wrong
« on: July 12, 2015, 11:59:35 am »
Had my brand new CX-5 for 6 months now, done around 6K miles and NOTHING has gone wrong with it.

MPG, whilst not at manufacturers claim, pretty damned god compared with my old car & towing mpg also good.

Personally, I think Mazda have done a pretty good job. Hate the way it plays .mp3 tracks but I believe there is a software update for this.

Offline xtrailman

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Re: Nothing has gone wrong
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 08:07:26 am »
In contrast my car has oil rise of about 8mm in 7K miles, not a problem for me but it would be for a high mileage driver.

Also had the "live" services fail to work properly, eventually sorted with a Tom tom update.

My compatible phone was found not to be compatible by not connecting say once out of every ten times, while it may seem trivial when you actually expect to find the phone working and it isn't, it is very annoying, not least because it was a real pain to get it connected.

I have a HTC 510 now that has been faultless, old phone was a new Samsung Y.

Car failed to start due to a flat battery, fault due to the smart charger not charging the battery, two trips to the garage to sort it.

Last issue was a brake vacuum pump fault, cars produced before some date in September 2013 need inspecting for excessive wear.
My car came under the Vins affected, mine was inspected at second service and found faulty, I wasn't allowed to drive the car away so was with out it for a week.

Which begs the question why no recall?

The early cars are also having some engine problems, they say a batch of faulty cams is the problem but i'm not totally convinced, apparently metal shards from faulty vacuum pumps can enter the engine oil ways and restrict oil flow, in some cases new engines have been fitted.

The latter is why I decided to change the car early before warranty ran out, I've actually ordered early due to an exceptional deal on a new car, so await an auto this time.

Mpg isn't good IMO, but is acceptable compared to the high 30's I got from my last 171bhp Xtrail, which did return 48 mpg on more than one occasion.
The CX-5 engine is far more powerful due to the torque available, and tows a lot better than my last xtrail, towing the same 1565kg caravan. Best towing 34mpg, average 24 to 28 mpg. (average same as xtrail)

Best I've had is an average read out of 55mpg a couple of times, around town its only around 41 to 43mpg, a regen quickly destroys the economy.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2015, 08:10:26 am by xtrailman »
Was 2013 Mazda CX-5 175 AWD sport nav Man 1663kg
Now 2015 Mazda CX-5 175 AWD sport nav Auto 1703 kg.
 Towing a 1565kg Bailey Valencia 2011 model.

Offline BigAl

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Re: Nothing has gone wrong
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 09:24:17 pm »
The early cars are also having some engine problems, they say a batch of faulty cams is the problem but i'm not totally convinced, apparently metal shards from faulty vacuum pumps can enter the engine oil ways and restrict oil flow, in some cases new engines have been fitted.

My first one had this. I was told that there was an early batch of engines which hadn't been flushed correctly after machining, leaving small debris in oilways which can cause mayhem in various ways. In my case it destroyed the turbo bearings. I've heard of it causing cam wear issues also.

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Re: Nothing has gone wrong
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 09:24:17 pm »