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2014 Mazda6 Diesel - Serious Problems

Wow, people are cancelling their orders out in Europe and Australia for the SkyActive Diesel due to the problems of diesel fuel overfilling the crankcase.

Mazda's response to this is that the owner MUST check their dipstick level every 600 miles or Mazda will void the warranty if and when the engine seizes.

So Mazda is basically putting the owner on notice that if they don't check their dipstick oil levels every 600 miles, they are not performing proper maintenance and if the crankcase gets sucked dry or overfilled with diesel fuel, your engine will fail and Mazda will not cover it under warranty:

http://www.derwan.com/download/MazdaDieselCare.jpg


Mazda is also calling for oil changes every 2,000km or 1,200 miles:

Mazda CX-5 oil issue fix nearing

This has sealed the deal for me, NO DIESEL for me. Too many problems and Mazda has no solution right now and is finding band-aids to deal with it until the engineers can figure out what's happening.

So Mazda expects customers to pay a $4k premium for a diesel engine that needs to have its oil level checked every 600 miles and an oil change every 1,200 miles? Mazda really dropped the ball on this and hopefully this error isn't going to bring a demise to Mazda as it did a few decades ago before Ford bought them back from the brink of extinction.

Mazda has the desire to be innovative but they lack the testing and R&D on some of these designs. They should have done more tests on the diesel before releasing it to mass production. This will come back to haunt Mazda.

http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor...821-24k6w.html

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The oil rise issue is a fairly common one in Diesel operated vehicles, just ask the folks over at the Volkswagen forums. Friend of mine deals with this issue but it's really easily avoidable. With the strict emissions laws in the U.S. it's going to be real tough for car manufacturers to sell the diesel models here without having any issues.

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From Rotaries to Diesel's, what's up with their cars and these very frequent oil checks and changes?

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Damn. I really want a skyactiv D Mazda6 too
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Check the oil level every 1,000km (621mi approx) or once a month on the Sky-Activ D...so what's the big deal about this?

Heck, I check the oil level twice a month (every two weeks, no past)..sometimes, even weekly (on Sats, that's the day I usually tinker on my cars).

I could see this to be an "issue", for someone who just drives cars..and don't give crap about it.
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All these article's are from last fall, so enough time for them to fix any issues before the US release this fall. Even the SkyActivD race car had some issues early on.
Right now Mazda can't even build the regular 6 fast enough, they only have about a 30 day supply in the US.

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Mazda just pulled all mention of the diesel from its US based website. So much for it being available soon. I talked to a Mazda insider and they stated that Mazda is in serious PR damage control mode with the diesel problems.

For Mazda to fix the problem would require a COMPLETE redo on the engineering of the SkyActive diesel. In other words it's not going to happen. This is bad news for Mazda as Australian and European Mazda6 diesel owners are getting hosed on this.

No SkyActive diesel anytime soon. If Mazda releases the current problematic diesel version here in the USA, there will be some seriously pissed off new vehicle owners posting on this site.
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Damn, so no boat pulling diesel Mazda CX-5 or Mazda6 for me!

At least we still have VW Jetta and Passat TDI.
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Mazda just pulled all mention of the diesel from its US based website. .
It is still there, they redid the Website, it is now under SkyActiv Technology.

Mazda SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY

Mazda SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY

Not sure were you get the Europeans aren't buying the Mazda Diesels, they are as Mada is one of the few increasing their sales, mostly CX-5's and Mazda6's with a SkyActivD

Mazda on sales upswing in Europe but won't build there - Autoblog

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