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Mine is doing the same thing. on the passenger side, it has even torn a rip in the weather stripping where it pulls away frm the little tab coming out of the door.

The service tech at the dealer told me to wipe down the weatherstripping lightly wthi some armor all or other trim dressing type detail product and it will make the weather stripping not stick to the painted door frame on the car when you open/close.

Seems to work.

it is hot here in VA so it can be an issue!
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Just for consistency.. Do NOT use armor-all on that part. Some of the others may be OK at best, but if you must use something as a cover up, use vasoline. Though it may make it stick worse if it's a suction cup problem and not a sticky problem. The armor all will screw you over in the long run as it will dry out the natural oils just like how it cracks dashes

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Just an update on this, talked to the master tech and service manager at the dealer today, he's not playing around with this I can say that much. He's getting the area mazda rep in for the inspection/repair service of the weatherstripping to determine the next step and prevent recurrence. No exact date yet but sometime in the next 2 weeks is all I know as of yet. I just hope for their sake this isn't a ploy to buy time and prevent it from falling within lemon if it becomes irreparable. (Not that I want this car going anywhere, odds are I will tuck tail and seek alternative fixes on my own if it comes to that! O_O!!!!!!)

worth noting, I inspected it a bit further myself today. Has anyone else noticed the corner pieces on all 4 doors use a different STICKIER material than the rest of the stripping? Go take a look for yourselves Now ALSO underneath the rear weather stripping there is another indention very near the corner that looks like it was originally meant to be another anchor point but did not get punched out and used in the final production version, but still remained from tooling. Noticed this ONLY on the rear problem doors. It's about halfway between the corner and the next anchor point on top.

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Is anyone elses falling off like it was never attached at the top rear corner of the rear doors? BOTH of mine are like this. I just noticed it today, but honestly it looks like it came this way. There is a push-pin looking thing that I'm sure was suppose to hold them in place BEHIND the weatherstripping. Neither shows signs of wear or tearing but is completely unattached. Going in for an oil change friday.. so I'll be getting it taken care of. Just curious if any others have seen this.. if not, please check? LOL
I opened the rear drivers side door on my car this weekend to find the weatherstripping pulled over its retainer and flopping loosely.

I was able to pull the retainer out as far as it would go, then put the hole in the weatherstrip over it and stretch it until it slipped back in place.

My first thought was my kids were careless and pulled it loose. Now I see your post and wonder how often this is going to happen, and how long until the hole is stretched out, or I rip it, if this continues to occur?

I'm going to mention it to my dealer for sure.

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I opened the rear drivers side door on my car this weekend to find the weatherstripping pulled over its retainer and flopping loosely.

I was able to pull the retainer out as far as it would go, then put the hole in the weatherstrip over it and stretch it until it slipped back in place.

My first thought was my kids were careless and pulled it loose. Now I see your post and wonder how often this is going to happen, and how long until the hole is stretched out, or I rip it, if this continues to occur?

I'm going to mention it to my dealer for sure.
This is a design flaw that hopefully will be resolved in the 2015 model but for the 2014 model a TSB should be coming out with a fix. New model years always will have these types of issues. It takes one or two model year cycles to work out the bugs.
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Only took a third time to rip my weatherstripping to the point it won't stay on that retainer no matter what.

Interestingly enough My wife was test driving CX-5's this past weekend and it looks like they have the same design/material of weatherstripping, and even the used one we drove with 10K miles on a VERY HOT MUGGY day did not present this problem. So it is specific to the rear corner design on the 6...

- Also I'll be in with the Mazda rep and service dept Tuesday regarding this issue on my car.

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Only took a third time to rip my weatherstripping to the point it won't stay on that retainer no matter what.
I was afraid of that.

I'll be speaking with my dealer about it today, just so they are aware of the issue, in case nobody else has had it, or said anything.

My concerns are:

If a "patch" is put in place where they drill another hole or two, to put fasteners through, the metal is now bare, if they don't paint it, causing a potential rust point.

If they utilize an adhesive as a means to hold the weather stripping to the vehicle, it could cause the rubber to deteriorate and down the road, after it is out of warranty, we could need to buy new weatherstripping.

One suitable "fix" would be to make larger plastic washer, or better yet, a piece of plastic, cut in the shape of the weatherstrip that is an inch or more long, and then insert a new fastener through that. That would hold it very well. If it were cut to conform around that bend of the strip, it would not go anywhere.

In short, I'm very hesitant to allow a dealer to fix it, unless it is approved from a corporate level =)

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Let the dealer fix it. They have to attempt a repair before they can start hunting problems. My dealer explained it like this, the shipping stuff that is on these cars can make the weatherstripping sticky. If the delivering dealer did not properly clean and cleanse and lube the new weatherstripping the problem we're experiencing occurs. The mazda rep for my dealer is having them put new weatherstripping on my rear doors. Great timing too if they can ever get the new ones in (freaking new cars and low supplies!!!) because my weatherstripping is letting air and who knows what else leak through on the rear. The wind noise from it is driving me nuts when I hear it. For the most part I just crank the radio an extra two points and over-ride it LOL.

FWIW the CX5 rear weatherstripping is designed the same way, and I just test drove one a few weeks ago with 10K miles. it had no issue like mine does.

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You know, I have the same problem on one of my rear doors. The day it happen, it was really hot out, probably near 100 or so, makes sense that the issue could of been due to heat. I don't use my back doors much currently, so I'm just waiting to go to the dealer on my next oil change and have them fix it.


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You know, I have the same problem on one of my rear doors. The day it happen, it was really hot out, probably near 100 or so, makes sense that the issue could of been due to heat. I don't use my back doors much currently, so I'm just waiting to go to the dealer on my next oil change and have them fix it.
call ahead and make them aware... I've been waiting two weeks on my weatherstripping lol

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