Yeah man, I drive several levels up a parking garage where I work each day. Going up and down and turning sharply often was driving me nuts. It's been a week and the problem has appeared since.Mine only happened when I was sharply turning (right or left) while going downhill or at a high speed. It's the next owners problem now.
No problem. Remember the key is re-creating the noise. If your problem is as bad as mine was, I would suggest getting either the manager or one of the tech's in your backseat and making it happen. If they say that's normal do the same thing in another one of their cars on the lot and challenge them with that.
This was the exact issue I was having... until Monday. I sat in my car after work and heard a loud POP next thing I know, I was leaning back G style in my driver seat. Apparently, according to the service tech at my dealership, the welds broke and required a whole new seat rail.What I have is a fore-and-aft (rocking chair) type of movement. It is pretty slight, and I do not notice while driving, but it is pretty disappointing and it scares me that it will just get worse....
The problem is that unless this is deemed as an actual safety hazard they won't do anything about it. To them is just a "deal with it" thing, to me is a strong "won't buy Mazda again", at least not a Mazda 3, would probable move to an SVU. I love my Mazda, best HB I've had but this type of things are deal breaker for me, my OCD won't let me ignore it .2004 Mazda 3 driver's seat "rocks"
I am finally going to have that seat track replaced ($1,158.00) because my Mom borrowed my car at the last minute to get to an appointment and noticed the seat was wo
my question: have any of you who had Lo-Jack installed in your cars? what if the Lo-Jack tech removes the driver's seat to put the device in there and they mess up the track somehow?
I bought my 2004 Mazda 3 in 2007 - it had Lo-Jack installed but I have never activated it - I understand that when Lo-Jack devices are installed, it is a sort of top-secret installation where they do not divulge where the device is installed.
If this is a Mazda manufacturing defect and it is surely a safety hazard to have the seat track not working properly, shouldn't this be a recall item?
it just leaned forward a little bit and hit a stop or something. Kind of annoying.