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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-16-2004, 04:11 AM
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Hi!

Just got my MZ3 here in but already facing some problems from day one. First one of the rear doors have the Child Lock permanently activated. Also noticed the plastic cover for that door was not properly closed! Mazda fixed it the next day by replacing the entire lock. Wonder if the vendor fixing the leather trims may have messed it up?

Now, the Keyless Entry Remote Control seemed to be working only intermittently. Read from the other Mazda3 Forum this may be a common problem. Mazda will be checking at the 5K servicing.

Another problem : when starting in the morning, upon releasing hand brake and reversing, a loud "bump" sound is heard!

Finally, the front seats seemed very filmsy. If a very tall person is seating behind the driver, I can feel his knees bumping into my back!!!

Since most of the problems concerns accessories fitted locally, any comments or similar experiences from our Singapore members?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-16-2004, 10:08 PM
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Hi Zoom2

What bad luck!

I can imagine that Mazda workshop is under a lot of pressure to outfit cars that were booked over the past few weeks. It seems like they are pretty short handed at the moment. Apparently the 2nd shipment has arrived for 2 weeks now - and yet they are not able to outfit those readily enough and is causing a big delay.

Nonetheless, slipshod workmanship is unacceptable. Did you spot those faults when you first received your car? Which model package did you get?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2004, 02:56 AM
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Hi des_k,

Unfortunately only found out the problems one after another after taking delivery.

Other than the plastic cover for the rear door lock coming loose, I also found the plastic cover for the wing mirror loose, and some rattling sound coming out of the area below the glove compartment.

Really hate to think that the vendor doing the leather upgrade may have contributed to some of this shoddy workmanship.

Cheers!
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2004, 03:14 AM
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Hi there ,it seem not all the cars have the same problem , i been driving mine for the past 3 week.Even to malaysia havent encounter any problem.Man you should bring it up when you sent it in. they should fix all the problem since it not under wear n tear.Do keep us posted if there are any more of that sort of problem cropping up.






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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2004, 06:08 AM
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Hi,

Think it is also a good idea to warn fellow bros in the local Singapore delphi forum.

The Mkting Manager of Mazda Motors is also in the forum; he should be informed as well as these are good feedbacks for them to improve rather than sub-standard cars delivered to customers for whatever reasons.

It also allow you to share your problems with other bros.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2004, 03:53 PM
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Hi Zoom2,

Got pic of your Sparking Silver MZ3? Can post some shots for viewing? Interested in the color of how Sparkling Silver of the MZ3 acutally looks like. Thanks in Advance



Oh BTW, sorry to hear about the problem you mentioned, it is definitely the shoddy workmanship of those guys fitted the leather upholstery.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 09:10 PM
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[quote="zoom2"]Hi!


Another problem : when starting in the morning, upon releasing hand brake and reversing, a loud "bump" sound is heard!

Hi,

I can quote this problem you have. It is normal for the noise to happen on all auto transmission with drum brakes on the rear(Singapore Sedan model). This is cause by pulling too hard on the handbrake and leaving it on for a long period off time. So when you put into reverse & release your handbrake(especially in the morning), the rear drum brake pads have not actually completely disengage from the drums, so as you back out you will hear the "bump" sound as now the springs inside pulls the 2 pads together and completely free up.

You might say, it never happens when you are moving forward. Well, its because of the rotational wear of the break pads. It tends to be abit more sticky on the reverse.

Try this, on park, always shift to PARK position and pull your hand brake up 3 to 4 clicks anyway your car shouldn't be moving already on park without handbrake.

Hope this help

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-16-2005, 09:10 PM
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Re: Mazda Singapore quality

[quote="zoom2"]Hi!


Another problem : when starting in the morning, upon releasing hand brake and reversing, a loud "bump" sound is heard!

Hi,

I can quote this problem you have. It is normal for the noise to happen on all auto transmission with drum brakes on the rear(Singapore Sedan model). This is cause by pulling too hard on the handbrake and leaving it on for a long period off time. So when you put into reverse & release your handbrake(especially in the morning), the rear drum brake pads have not actually completely disengage from the drums, so as you back out you will hear the "bump" sound as now the springs inside pulls the 2 pads together and completely free up.

You might say, it never happens when you are moving forward. Well, its because of the rotational wear of the brake pads. It tends to be abit more sticky on the reverse.

Try this, on park, always shift to PARK position and pull your hand brake up 3 to 4 clicks anyway your car shouldn't be moving already on park without handbrake.

Hope this help

Cheers
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-30-2005, 11:29 PM
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Re: Mazda Singapore quality

Strange.... the reason stated for the sound is for drum brake.... my M3 should be delivered this Dec and listed specs is for 4 disc brakes. Secondly, the dealer Weltac Credits, gave me impression that everything including the leader seats is assembled in Japan nowadays. I am getting the M3 sports package with full bodykit, racing leather, 17" alloy rims. Will watch out for the problem stated.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-01-2005, 02:32 AM
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yap, yours will come with all disc brakes... for the leather seats assembled in japan.... i doubt it. Its installed in singapore for sure. Do you honestly think that mazda motors Singapore would pay for the taxes on it?????????????? As it is now the other stuff like rims and body kits are all installed in singapore thats why the OMV of the sports and basic models are the same. The rest I leave it to your imagination.............
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