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  • Mark Gilbert 6:11pm on Friday, April 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Mazda Service Letter – Dead Battery on RF 

    For those members who own a 2017 RF, you should be receiving a letter from Mazda North America soon detailing the service fix for the dead battery issue because of the cruise control draining of the battery. Attached is the letter you will receive.


    RF Dead Battery Page 1RF Dead Battery Page 2

  • Mark Gilbert 5:12pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Dead Battery on RF – TSB Ref. No. R087/17 

    It appears Mazda has now come up with the software fix for the dead battery issues on the RF models caused by the cruise control not being turned off. Anyone with an RF should reference the above Technical Service Bulletin (TSB R087/17) when taking your car in for service next time to get the reprogram fix.

    • Martie Basso 8:21am on Monday, February 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Good to know Mark! Thanks for the notice! My first service is coming up on February 27th.

    • Mark Gilbert 8:29am on Monday, February 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Martie, There is also a TSB out for excessive wind noise from the top. Some people have complained about that which in my case don’t find objectionable, but Mazda is putting more insulation in the top to quiet it somewhat if you are one of those that think the wind noise is too loud. Check with your dealer.

    • Martie Basso 10:21am on Monday, February 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Got it! Thanks again!

  • Mark Gilbert 11:14am on Thursday, January 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Dead Battery Issue 

    Looks like Mazda figured out the cause of the batteries going dead on ND models after left sitting for a period of time without being driven.

    • Doug Quara 3:47pm on Thursday, January 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Nice find, Mark! So I wonder if Jeff knows about this yet. Given the explanation, I’d prefer the instrument cluster NOT be changed out (paraphrasing: “if the customer wants an immediate fix, …. change the … cluster) and go with the customer procedural fix until the computer firmware bug fix is available. Then it would be only a flash to the firmware, rather than having to take apart the dash. But that’s just my opinion.

    • Mark Gilbert 5:21pm on Thursday, January 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Jeff knows. Mazda informed him of the issue with not turning off the cruise control was the culprit here. They replaced his entire instrument cluster 2 weeks ago. He’s going out of town in a few weeks so I guess we’ll find out if indeed this fix actually works or not.

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