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It should be tight enough to pull down on the hatch without it coming out.

I once got my car back from service and something didn't feel right about the handle. They'd put it in backwards.
 

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It's a snap in plastic pocket, and as such will move about. If it bothers you, I suppose a little thin foam tape around the edge might firm it up.

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Thanks for the advise so far, so for those who have checked, your "Boot Handle" does not move at all? not even when trying to wiggle it a bit?

As @GerryB stated above, in my situation it moves a bit if I wiggle it a little, it does not come off by any means, just a very small movement but it doesn't stay in fixed position.

So my question is, is it suppose to move a little, or not to move at all? :saddam:
 

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Just what I thought, I ordered a replacement piece through TascaParts, probably the boot handle clips are loose or broken.

Will report back when I install the new piece.
 

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Mine wiggles around ever so slightly, perhaps a millimeter....
 

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Same...

I have my car for almost 4years and I use that handle at least twice a day. It moves a little but nothing bothers me.


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I've had my car for almost 3 years and never realized the handle was there.
 

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Update

I received the new parts today from TascaParts.

I followed the instructions of removal as per the Mazda PDF Manual, and I replaced the old part with the new one, the new handle is fixed as a rock.

So if yours is loose then most probably:

A) It was taken apart improperly and put back together the same way
B) Too much grip/force is applied to "bend" the inner plastics when closing the hatch door causing it to become loose.
C) Irrelevant in any case and you can continue living your normal daily life.
 
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