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Wheels/Tyres / Fuel efficient tyres, do they compromise on grip
« Last post by Aft207 on August 18, 2017, 11:09:34 AM »
I have been looking at getting new wheels but now I've picked out the wheels I don't know what tyres to get. On my current wheels I have Yokohama s drive and toyo r31s but I am getting quite bad fuel economy, I was just wondering if a more fuel efficient tyre will have the same grip as one less efficient
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Mazda 2 / Re: Automatic door locking
« Last post by Si on August 14, 2017, 06:09:05 AM »
Hi and welcome

There is no automatic locking but you can easily do it manually.  Just move the lock on the driver's door (above the door handle) and it will lock all the others. 
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Mazda 2 / Automatic door locking
« Last post by Xebeche on August 13, 2017, 10:24:22 PM »
I recently purchased a 2014 Mazda 2 Sport Venture. I'm really happy with the car as a whole, and was very impressed with the gadgets in it. However, one thing that is bugging me is that the doors do not lock automatically when I start driving. This was a feature in my previous car and, living in London, I am a little concerned about the safety when driving around. I was wondering if this is a feature on any of the Mazda 2 models, or if there is a setting that needs to be activated?

Any relevant information that anyone may have would be very much appreciated.
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General Discussion / Re: Mazda 2 - safety recall - Drivers seat security
« Last post by Si on August 10, 2017, 09:14:40 PM »
I used the same one but changed the end date to August 2017.

That brings up 26 entries and I've quoted the 25th, dated  31/05/17.  Your link is now showing it for me, but that may be due to cookies on my tablet!

https://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/searches/expand.asp?uniqueID=74F42A36EC6184338025811B002689BF&freeText=Blank&tx=


Out of interest, the VOSA site doesn't have the wheel bearing recall that my old 2008 TS2 had, so I guess that was a Mazda recall and not an "official" one.
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General Discussion / Re: Mazda 2 - safety recall - Drivers seat security
« Last post by cosh68 on August 10, 2017, 08:34:30 PM »
Si,

Just checkedbut didn't get any hits about the seat ? what did you search ?

https://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/searches/search.asp


Shaun....
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General Discussion / Re: Mazda 2 - safety recall - Drivers seat security
« Last post by Si on August 10, 2017, 07:04:59 PM »
A quick search on the DVSA website brings thus for the Mazda 2, 3 and 6 built between 03 Feb 09 and
30 SEP 10 (so it may not be your recall).

MOUNTING POINTS FOR SEAT RUNNER MAY FAIL
Description :   One or more of the mounting points between the runner and the driver?s seat may fail.
Remedial Action :   On affected vehicles, inspect the driver?s seat frame to determine if seat lifter links are damaged. If no damage is evident, fit reinforcement brackets and ?push nuts?. If damage is present to the seat lifter link, replace seat frame. If damage is restricted to stabilizer bar then the bar will be repaired plus brackets and? push nuts? fitted.
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General Discussion / Mazda 2 - safety recall - Drivers seat security
« Last post by rgwar on August 10, 2017, 12:10:23 AM »
Just received a recall notice for my 2008 Mazda 2 concerning drivers seat security.
It says the seat adjuster link may be cracked or the securing nuts may have become detached.
Does anyone have any more information on this fault and exactly what the dealers do to rectify the problem?
Thanks
Richard
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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Tracking or other issue???
« Last post by darwenmaz2 on August 04, 2017, 08:06:33 AM »
Hi Guys,

I don't post often - mainly because I forget I have this option for my car..... However here goes... oh and its an '04 plate (demio chassis)

Recently I have been having a bit of problem with the tracking again on the Passenger (left) side of the car......

Background

I got new tyres back in March both new front tyres, the backs were fine, when I got the car back after work I drove it for a test (I always like to after it's been to the garage). So I noticed the tracking was out, it would veer right if I held the wheel level. Not ideal so I told the garage who said their equipment was waiting for repair and that I should go to where they use for now... So I did and shure enough the tracking was out - whilst I accept this can happen after a tyre change it was sorted and no problems. The garage also said that when they changed the tyres they noticed the front pads and discs looked a bit worse for wear, having spent alot of the car I decided to hold for a month or two as they wern't urgent yet. Teacking result ALL GREEN (see below)

I eventually got the pads and discs changed and it appeared that I had a sticking pad on left side. These were done and as before I took the car for a drive as before this time I was somewhat shocked and annoyed to find the car now veers left when I hold the wheel level and to drive straight I have to hold at 1 o'clock....... So I straight back to the tracking place explained the situation they thought I'd fallen out the sky and started with the usual mechanic patronising tone, so I told stick on the ramp and they did find that the tracking had gone, so they tested twice and 'repaired'. The print out does show a red on the left front toe (will add these printouts later).  Not happy I went to the garage where I get the works van sorted with tyres, they tested and told me its within tolerance and that I could be one of a few things.... So this is my problem.

I have head no knocking, bangs, thuds or any other noise (other than a constant squeaking in the back of the car that I can't trace) coming from the the suspension or steering.
No-one has said that they have found a problem with a Ball joint, wishbone, suspension arm, track rod etc
Also MOT in a couple of months.... I'd be greatful for any sugestions or advice where I could poke around myself before I take it to get the entire steering and front suspesion stripped and checked (costly).

It's beyond annoying and it's only going to wear out the tyres worse.

See the pictures- probably shouldn't of taken the picture whilst driving but how else do I show it when I'm on my own in the car..... Don't give me stick on that. I just want the car sorted and any advice to help that happen please. Sorry for the size :)


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Wheels/Tyres / Re: Best alloy wheel size?
« Last post by cosh68 on August 03, 2017, 08:21:22 PM »
Aft207....













Shaun.....
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Wheels/Tyres / Re: Best alloy wheel size?
« Last post by Aft207 on July 30, 2017, 07:06:48 PM »
I'm still looking at wheels I'm wanting to get the wheels more flush to the wheel arch what would be the best offset for this
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