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Easy Greasy Fix

This bulletin applies to 2009-2011 Mazda6 models. A click or pop noise may be heard during low speed braking. The noise is likely caused by the front brake pads contacting the mounting support. According to Mazda, a special grease is available, to be applied to the front brake pads and retainers to eliminate the noise.

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Shifty Flash

Some 2011 Mazda Tribute vehicles equipped with a 6F35 automatic transmission may exhibit an intermittent harsh 1-2 shift or harsh 5-6 shift regardless of temperatures or soak time. Additionally, 4-5 shift flare may be experienced after an extended cold soak. 2.5L equipped vehicles with late 4-5 shift events/high rpm's may also benefit from this calibration update.

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Dirty Solenoid Dilemma

Some 2010-2011 Mazda Tribute vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engine may exhibit DTCs P0016 (crankshaft position – camshaft position correlation – Bank 1 Sensor A), P052A (cold start camshaft position timing over-advanced – Bank 1) and P052B (cold start camshaft position timing over-retarded – Bank 1). This may be accompanied by hard-start and/or rough idle concerns.

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Mazda Toots its Own Horn

Some 2013 Mazda CX-5 vehicles may exhibit a sudden, un-commanded and continuous horn activation for no apparent reason. This condition may occur after the vehicle is parked in cold ambient temperatures of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or colder for several hours, then moved into a warmer area (shop or garage).

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Mazda Cam Cap Adjustment

This bulletin applies to 2010 Mazda Tribute models. Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent knocking or thumping noise from the left cylinder head. After the engine temperature reaches 210-220 degrees Fahrenheit, the noise is typically heard from the rear of the engine as the vehicle comes to a stop.

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Mazda Modification

Some 2012 Mazda5 vehicles produced before April 10, 2012, may experience the MIL on with DTC P0451:00 stored in memory. This is caused by foreign material adhering to the fuel tank pressure (FTP) sensor. To prevent this from happening, the installation angle of the FTP sensor has been changed.

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Mazda Needs a New Brain

Some 2011-2013 Mazda6 models equipped with the 2.5L engine with VINs lower than 1YVHZ****D5M07793, produced before June 18, 2012, may experience a MIL on with DTC P0600:00 (serial communication link) stored in memory. As a result, the customer may also notice a loss of engine power while driving due to engine fail-safe mode initiation.

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Liftgate Re-learn

Some 2012 Mazda CX-9 vehicles may exhibit an inoperable power liftgate after the vehicle battery has been disconnected then reconnected. The power liftgate will require re-initialization.

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Mazda Skyactiv Caution

This bulletin applies to 2012 Mazda Mazda3/Mazdaspeed3 vehicles. The recent Mazda Skyactiv-Drive FW6A-EL automatic transmission uses ATF Type FZ. Only use ATF-FZ to fill or top off the fluid level.

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Mazda MIL

This bulletin applies to 2011-2013 Mazda6 vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engine and produced before June 18, 2012. Some vehicles may experience a MIL on with DTC P0600:00 stored in memory (serial communication link). As a result, the customer may experience a loss of engine power due to engine fail-safe mode initiation.

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