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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: 2018 "PCM Reprogramming Campaign"?
« Last Post by apav on November 11, 2018, 10:07:51 am »
It seems that on this website they have the details and on the personalised one with the registration they have a recall note.

Just print out the recall you found and show it to the dealer.
Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: 2018 "PCM Reprogramming Campaign"?
« Last Post by mareng73 on November 10, 2018, 02:59:00 pm »

Yes that's  the  website, but you can also go to another part of the site and enter your  Reg which will list any outstanding recalls plus in another section MOT  dates. But oncedone and the dealership has entered the data on the system then under Reg, it will say no recalls.
I notice your car is not a Gen 3  as  this recall applies .

The website is a bit specific, try altering the build date to 2013  and the recall dateto November 2018  it will be at the bottom of page 4.

Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: 2018 "PCM Reprogramming Campaign"?
« Last Post by apav on November 10, 2018, 11:56:23 am »
Is this what you use to check the recalls?

There is no 259 recall there.

I have the second generation car and when I got it had done less than 15K miles in 3 years. It was regenerating a lot but gradually it cleaned up. In that sense, if you drive in traffic all the time, the car can only clean up that much on a journey.

The only way to keep an eye on the consumption is to keep long term statistics. I bought it, went for a run around the corner (~100 miles) and before I returned home, I filled up and zeroed the counter. Since then I fill up and add the miles and the litres. I use the same website each time to give me the figures for that fill up and the overall. In that way, the current fill up may be not be good depending on traffic, etc, but the overall mpg is absorbing that. While the trip computer is still increasing the mpg, it is lagging behind the real statistics by 10+ mpg. At some point it will match up.

When I bought the car, it had the oil changed but as it was regenerating a lot, it started rising up as you say within the first 2K miles. They removed a bit of oil but later I realised this was down to the regeneration. Now I am due a service after 13.5K miles since the last change and the oil level is half way through.

You should go back with the invisible recall and ask them to do it properly and make a note that you are not happy with the software update. If the car is not running wrongly, the consumption statistics after the update may not be great but they may have been like that even before the update.

A lot of garages do failing parts only and they do not touch anything else, e.g. replace one injector seal, one shock absorber, one spring, one calliper, one bearing, etc. These should be done in pairs at least for the same axle. So for injector seals, if you have found out that these needs to be done, do all of them. There are old posts about a Mazda specialist called AS that they advertise that they do the seals for £95. So if Mazda has a recall for it and they just do one of them, it sounds that they play very cheap as the total cost of doing them all is almost nothing.
Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: 2018 "PCM Reprogramming Campaign"?
« Last Post by mareng73 on November 09, 2018, 12:49:47 pm »
I had this done on my 2014 diesel and then went up to Aberdeen and back with some time in Shetland.
The fuel consumption was higher than expected even on the long steady runs at 70mph using the cruise control, also the frequency of the DPF regeneration increased aiding and abetting  the poor fuel consumption.
So goodness knows what they cocked up with this software update. Also noticed the oil level has increased  in only 2k miles  following the service.
According to the Vosa website on recalls, this car is also required to have the injectors removed for cleaning and retorqueing , but this wasn't done at the service. I got the impression that dealers only remove the injectors if they can detect one blowing, by which time the damage is already done to   the lube oil and the rest of the engine.
From Vosa -  Vin numbers 105 981 - 347 652 ( last 6 numbers of your vin)  down as 'injector nuts' ( incorrectly tightened in the factory) R/2018/259
                                                                                                                                     Fuel Injector Software  R/2018/288

These are the Vosa numbers,  they all come under the Mazda number  AJ 0024*   followed by A to E depending on what SSP they are going to do.
This recall came out of Mazda Japan  a year ago, so Mazda Europe/UK have been dragging their feet.
CX-7 / Re: Heated Seat Switch Replacement
« Last Post by apav on November 09, 2018, 11:01:02 am »
If the bulb needs replacing, you do not need to replace the whole switch. It is just a bad bulb. So you replace that. I am not sure if you want to replace the switches for some kind of cosmetic upgrade though.

If you decide to replace the bulb, you have to remove the plastics to get access to the bulbs. You swapped them with something else and it should work. In the 6 you can remove the plastics without using any tools. From these photos:

Pull the cup holder like here:

If it goes out, just use your finger to push out the other plastic with the switches.

The bulbs should be something like this:
CX-7 / Heated Seat Switch Replacement
« Last Post by Agentmatt on November 08, 2018, 01:07:28 pm »
Hi All,

The light on one of the Heated Seat switched has gone, so need to replace it. 

I've done some searching, but all I can find are Heated Seat switches for an RX8. 

Do any of you know if the RX8 switch would be the same as the one in my CX7? 


Interior trim / Re: Missing part from the door
« Last Post by apav on November 08, 2018, 10:09:34 am »
Quite possibly your only chance of getting one new is from a dealer. But if you are looking for a used one, a scrap dealer will have one. They have web sites that you describe what you want and they come back with a price. But check with the dealer as well as a new part may cost less.
The November 2018 issue of Car Mechanics magazine has an interesting article on electronic diagnostics on the second generation  2.0 petrol version of the Mazda 6. The car they used in the article is a 2009 model.
General Discussion / Re: Mazda Air Bag Recall
« Last Post by chris o on November 08, 2018, 07:23:36 am »
Well, I received an airbag recall letter last week on my 2004 Mazda 6. Mazda don't seem to be moving very quickly on this. I have recently traded in my 2004 Mazda 6 for a newer version so all I could do was notify Mazda that I'm no longer the owner.
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