Already reported to Mazda 2 days ago. Please turn your istop off if driving any manuals... likely going to be a global recall.
No you haven’t understood me. The engine is in gear and you at attempting to accelerate and THEN it turns off. You have no ability to move or control you vehicle at all until it turns back on.Not sure I agree that this is as big a thing as you say.
If I understand correctly, you are saying that if you are gliding in neutral, feet off all pedals, then the engine cuts out at 5kph?
Why is that so dangerous, as to accelerate, you would have to engage a gear which would require depressing the clutch pedal, which would restart the engine?
And if you wanted to stop, the brake pedal would still have enough servo pressure to work correctly.
I have a 2014 manual 3 and have never experienced any situations where the car didn't do what I told it to do.
I drive my Mazda 2 in a similar way. Istop instantly starts the motor as soon as I touch the clutch. That the motor turns off at 5kph is by spec, even stated in the manual.
That’s why it’s a design fault not a functional one. The computers are doing what they have been programmed to do, the programming/design is defective.I drive my Mazda 2 in a similar way. Istop instantly starts the motor as soon as I touch the clutch. That the motor turns off at 5kph is by spec, even stated in the manual.
It’s not turning off while coasting that’s bad, it’s turning off when accelerating. Mazda have admitted to me this is of concern."ALL manual drivers trying to use neutral gear to coast to stopped lights or traffic instead of gearing down, and then go back into gear (2nd) at slow speeds under 5km will have the engine cut off by the computer."
I frequently coast to a junction in neutral in my UK Mazda 3 and haven't noticed any issues. My car has an iStop off switch on the dashboard. I disable iStop when I remember since I just find it irritating and don't tend to get stuck in traffic.
It's 2018. Why on earth do you *not* have video demonstrating this 'defect'? If this is such a major issue, why don't you reproduce it a few times on camera to warn others about the exact conditions required to generate this problem?By the way, I’m not posting this here as a discussion of whether I’m right. I am, and the fact that my service manager and even dealer principal were horrified at this defect, and the highway patrol police, and Mazda head office technicians etc were all concerned.
I think if it was a widespread issue somebody would have addressed it by now. Have you ever considered that this is just an isolated issue with a single car?Already reported to Mazda 2 days ago. Please turn your istop off if driving any manuals... likely going to be a global recall.