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CX-5 / Re: New model CX 5 for 2017
« Last Post by Ant on Today at 09:33:15 pm »
Is anyone else not too keen on the wheel design on the new Sport Nav? To me, they've managed design an alloy that looks more like a wheel trim! I prefer the design on the previous model.

In every other respect though, I think the new car looks better than the model it replaces.

There's an 'Airdam kit' available now that adds a very slight extension to the plastic trims around the bottom of the car and incorporates a satin silver highlight. Looked good on the model I saw at the dealers. Not cheap though - list price is over £700 without fitting!

Yep, 59.00.502 now installed. It would be nice to know what (if anything) changes when they do this as there's never any obvious changes in the screens that I can see. Time will tell if its sorted any of the connectivity issues...

Vehicle Entertaintment / Navigation Systems / New Map Data
« Last Post by kroma on July 19, 2017, 10:58:34 am »
I don't think anybody's mentioned it yet, but there is new map data available for the MZD system dated 'July 2017'.

I installed it successfully yesterday (a whopping 7+Gb in size).


Vehicle Entertaintment / Navigation Systems / 2016.5 model SatNav update
« Last Post by CX-Fiver on July 18, 2017, 07:46:42 pm »
The latest map update is available and can be downloaded from the Mazda Toolbox app. Fill yer boots.
CX-5 / Re: New model CX 5 for 2017
« Last Post by tzd7kw on July 18, 2017, 08:14:18 am »
Had the brochure for the new CX-5 through the door today, confirms that the Safety Pack is only available for Diesel Sport Nav model not Petrol Sport Nav - makes no sense to me.

Visited dealer and they confirm Safety Park not available for Petrol Sport Nav YET. They said Mazda seriously underestimated the changed demand in UK for Petrol models over Diesel and the Safety Park will become available, together with other options on Petrol versions in Feb 2018.
Troubleshooting / Re: You have entered the twilight zone...
« Last Post by BigAl on July 17, 2017, 09:57:57 pm »
Well, the I-stop mystery seems to have been solved (but not yet fixed). A detailed measurement of the battery, cell by cell, reveals lower than normal readings. Not low enough to prevent it working, but low enough to not satisfy the conditions for I-stop to work. I'd noticed that the three items on the app screen were not all highlighted, so the system was not ready (even though the time stopped clock was still running).

There is a procedure which Mazda require to be run on the battery to recondition it, before they'll consider a replacement. This involves a long charge with the battery almost submerged in a water bath! Will get them to do that at next service which is no more that 2 months away.

Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Oil pressure warning
« Last Post by BigAl on July 17, 2017, 09:44:43 pm »
Problem sorted, and it does appear to be coincidental. Issue caused by a missing update to the ECU software; that's been done plus the main software update (plus tailgate struts replaced). Sounds a bit like solving the problem by removing the bulb to me, but I'll have to trust them on that!

Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Re: Binding rear near side brake.
« Last Post by kiakid2 on July 17, 2017, 06:02:40 pm »
2016 - Rear nearside again!     

Don’t be fobbed off – there is a known fault and Mazda are not prepared to do a recall, and are sitting back until it manifests itself and inconvenience the owners, rather than bite the bullet and do a recall.

When my rear nearside “cooked” in France when towing my caravan I lost 10 days of my holiday as the parts were not available. A disc and handbrake seal kit had to be sent from England to fix the car.

A new caliper, brake pad set, seal kit and replacement disc is what you need to fix it properly!     
General Discussion / Re: Pictures and Attachments
« Last Post by Willpower on July 17, 2017, 02:24:42 pm »
Due to the unexpected actions of Photobucket, it has become necessary to find an alternative image hosting arrangement.   As stated in the #1  post there are other hosting sites available.

These sites do require you to create an account, the same as Photobucket did. They are free and both the sites mentioned below provide  the  [IMG] tags required to embed an image onto this forum. 

The sites are    ImgBB


I have tried both of these sites and they work perfectly.   

I'm sorry that the forum does not provide hosting, but this was not included in the package we purchased when the forum was set up.   

As you can imagine because of Photobucket's actions we have lost links to many many historical images. However from this point onwards we can hopefully rebuild the quantity and quality of images included in the forum.

Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions please contact me at

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