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  1. Improve understeer and traction

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    hello, I read various posts on the car set-up. I'm thinking of improving driveability, reducing understeer and improving the traction of my 2.0 165 hp 2017 model. I have already mounted the Eibach Pro Kit, but it has a lot of understeer and little acceleration traction. Do you advise me? Rear...
  2. Traction Control OFF/ON

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey guys, I wanted to ask if you notice a difference in performance when the traction control is off? I swear I get more power when I turn it off, also my shifting improves like day and night. Other manual cars I had before I always shift smoothly for the most part, but every since I got my 2017...
  3. Possible Misfire (CEL flashing and traction on)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hello forum. I have a 12 Mazda 3 Skyactiv 2.0L. Coming back from work today I was passing an unsospecting Fiesta. Pushed through second and third and hit redline at 7K both times (I’m OVTuned). I was in manual mode. Right after shifting to 4th, the christmas tree lit up. CEL flashing, and the...
  4. traction control

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    i have tracked my m3 on many occasions. today the traction control wont turn off. the light come on but on track i can tell its still on. of course the first session i forgot to turn off (just like first time i ever tracked it...) and hit the button while on track. i could tell it was still on...
  5. After replacing strut, ABS and Traction Control lights are ON

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Not sure why, not sure how to fix. Any ideas? Could they have broken a sensor or is there a way to reset the lights? They do not blink. I drive a 2011 Mazda 3
  6. Traction Control Light Always On

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I've owned my 2013 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Hatch for a few months now and since I bought it the traction control light is always on. Is this a common issue? Any ideas on how to fix it?
  7. Brake lockup or poor traction

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have the 2016 Mazda 3 GS (Middle tier 2.0 sedan) and it seems to me when I put more force on brakes when nearing a stop it seems to slip. Normal driving is fine but when I am a little more aggressive about 20km/h to 0 hard braking seems either the brakes lock up or poor tire traction I have...
  8. ABS and Traction Control light on

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey everyone. 2010 Mazda 3 2.5S hatchback with about 43k miles on it. My ABS and TC light come on at times when I'm driving and stay on until I turn the car off and restart it (presumably resetting the ABS/TC computer). I'm guessing it's just a simple wheel speed sensor that needs replacing...
  9. Red key light, traction light, and vibrations

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, I'm about to take my M3 2014 into the dealer on Monday. The red key light with the little X in the middle stays on. (Both Key FOBS are in the car at the time) The traction control light stays on when moving. When the car is warm, and I'm at idle (red light), the car "pulses" every second...
  10. Traction Control - On or Off

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I personally drive with mine on but I have a question. How does the Mazda traction control work? Does it retard the ignition or apply brakes when traction is lost?
  11. Traction Control

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2014 Mazda3 -- Sebastien Toutant Canada Snowboard | Mazda Canada - YouTube Fun looking vid, but how did he manage to smoke up the inside right? Whenever I get my wheels spinning, even with DSC switched off (Even when it's fully switched off with the long press), I always get ECU interference...
  12. Traction Control Light

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Ok, so the last problem I have that I'd like to fix is the traction control system. So when I'm driving, the traction control light comes on and stays on until I turn off the car. I'm not sure why but it seems to come on faster when it's hot outside, which is almost all year here in Texas. Im...
  13. Traction control light came on

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Odd thing, yesterday the traction control light came on and stayed on for about 20 minutes. I was pulling out of a parking lot. It went off and hasn't come back on-any ideas why this would happen? Thanks
  14. traction control

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey guys got quick about our traction control, can you turn it off and keep it off. I find waaayyy too intrusive. Also idk if any of you have felt the shifter boot but the part between the tranny and knob it slanted, I was woundering if you can convert it to straight stick. Thanks.
  15. 2010 Madza 3 Abs and traction light on randomly?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey everyone. My abs and traction light lit uo the other day randomly while i was dfiving i have no idea how this happened. Ive had aftermarket coilovers and rims for 2 years now and ive never had a problem. Does anyone know why nkw nd how i could fix it? Thank you so much
  16. Traction Devices! Chains?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I was a Winchester Auto and they wouldn't sell me a set... They weren't sure they would clear the struts. Now I thought this might be a problem, but I've really let it linger. I don't use chains intentionally - they're just winter equipment to make sure I can get out of the mountains if the...
  17. Confirmed puny wet traction on stock Bridgestone Turanza EL-400

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Although it wasn't a surprise from reading various posts in this forum, I found out today how puny wet traction is (and probably non-existent snow traction) on stock tires. The road was slightly wet from over-night rain.. I was doing about 25 - 30 mph on a slow curve when I felt the front...
  18. Traction Control Light ON

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Did some searching and apparently there was an issue with the TSC light coming on and staying on a few years back but I could not find any recent news. I was driving my '13 Mazda 3 iGT today when my TSC light came on and stayed on and continued to stay on until powered the car off. When I...
  19. TCS (Traction Control System) Indicator Stays On?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Please lead me to the right direction/thread if there's one out there. I tried searching but I couldnt find anything. After I left the gym today, i started my car and the TCS indicator ( car icon with curvy lines under it, its above the seat belt indicator) came on. It wasnt blinking or...
  20. No traction in snow

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Wheels and Tires
    Hey everyone I am sure as you all know the North East got hit with some pretty heavy snow and I just experienced my first drive in the Speed while driving through snow. So as I was leaving work I try to drive the Speed but I couldn't seem to get much traction. I wasn't spinning the wheels like a...