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UPDATE: Mazda USA spokesperson Beverly Braga confirmed that this is a voluntary recall, and that the issue entails, "the control program that is designed to protect the capacitor [is] reacting hyper sensitively when the alternator belt gets wet and slippage occurs." There are no physlical issues with the components of the i-ELOOP, like the capacitor or DC/DC converter.

Need a break from news about the General Motors ignition switch recall? This Mazda recall should serve as a nice change of pace. It involves 88,000 cars across the globe, and focuses on the brand's three most recent (and important) models - the Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5.

The issue rests with Mazda's new i-ELOOP regenerative braking system. Apparently there's a problem with the ECU program that monitors whether a capacitor in the regen system is working. Acceleration is affected, and in severe cases, the engine could stall. There have been no mention of accidents or injuries due to the issue, and the glitch itself can be cured by an ECU reflash.

As i-ELOOP is a fairly new system for Mazda, particularly in the US, the total number of affected models is rather low, with just 6,500 US cars affected. Europe is hit hardest, with 38,000 models while Mazda's home market of Japan adds 27,600 cars and crossovers. Affected models were built between October 2012 and January 2014.


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      normc32
      • 1 Year Ago
      Isn't that most of Mazda's lineup?
        sukispeed
        • 1 Year Ago
        @normc32
        In the US, i-ELOOP is only on the top spec models of only two models. So most of the cars in the US are not affected.
      garciabusiness1
      • 2 Months Ago

       Don't BUY Mazda READ HERE! I have a 2015 Mazda 3 bought 3 months ago and it is more than an ECU problem. The center console loses power all the way to the SD / USB area. I noticed the shifter area lights tend to flicker or dims at times. The lose of power concerns me more because there is a passenger airbag sensor in the center that does not have/or gets power. Can this automatically deploy? I heard that there is a airbag recall also. The dealer does not care to further inspect because they can't duplicate it on the spot although I have provided videos and witnesses. They try to resolve it with a radio upgrade software that does not work and I expressed that this is not my problem. I am not trying to connect a bluetooth, radio setting or time. I LOSE power and Its a safety hazard. A certified Mazda programmer / mechanic said maybe the harness in the console is bad but dealer won't listen. I have to make a current video of when it happens. This normally happens while driving and I am at risk of getting into an accident if I do so. The front end is loose, make noise, tried to get it fixed at dealer but they don't know what to do and it about an additional month still waiting for the parts. The car hesitates on stop lights, makes loud engine noise and dealer states its normal due to high compression. SERIOUSLY it s a small engine.... Mazda isn't Mazda anymore and there is about 30 people I know having the same issue. I am trying to get it documented and if you are having the same problems contact me at - garciabusiness1 at AOL dot COM

      danfred311
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe recall those proportions too. And the combustion engine. And the weight. And the lack of aero.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Need a break?! Chrysler, Honda, GM, now Mazda have all had recalls this week. Im sure im missing one.
        Skylar Ross Toups
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jesus!
        I wish you would go missing.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Skylar Ross Toups
          Aren't you a pleasant one.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Skylar Ross Toups
          You still do not understand my comment. The writer acted like this was the only break we have had from the GM recall when in fact we have had many, almost daily. I wasnt complaining about Mazdas recall I was pointing out this isn't the only break we have had. And telling someone to disappear is very immature sorry my friend.
          Skylar Ross Toups
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Skylar Ross Toups
          Right, because your first comment was just a ray or sunshine.
          Skylar Ross Toups
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Skylar Ross Toups
          The one you're missing is Toyota. Recalls are a nessecary evil of the world, so instead of making it out like they are all a terrible thing you could have applauded Mazda for finding the issue and attempting to correct it before a government agency had to get involved. So yes I can handle this as a grown up, which I am, instead of pointing out useless facts that we the car blog readers would already know.
          Skylar Ross Toups
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Skylar Ross Toups
          The one you're missing is Toyota. Recalls are a nessecary evil of the world, so instead of making it out like they are all a terrible thing you could have applauded Mazda for finding the issue and attempting to correct it before a government agency had to get involved. So yes I can handle this as a grown up, which I am, instead of pointing out useless facts that we the car blog readers would already know.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Skylar Ross Toups
          Do you even understand what I was saying? The writer was talking about this being a break from the GM recalls..well shoot we have had about 5 others in the last week! I am pretty sure my comment was nowhere near rude and unnecessary like yours. I don't understand why people feel they need to bash each other on here so often. It's a blog about cars, there will be opinions and differences. Handle it in a grown up way.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Skylar Ross Toups
          Do you even understand what I was saying? The writer was talking about this being a break from the GM recalls..well shoot we have had about 5 others in the last week! I am pretty sure my comment was nowhere near rude and unnecessary like yours. I don't understand why people feel they need to bash each other on here so often. It's a blog about cars, there will be opinions and differences. Handle it in a grown up way.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Skylar Ross Toups
          Do you even understand what I was saying? The writer was talking about this being a break from the GM recalls..well shoot we have had about 5 others in the last week! I am pretty sure my comment was nowhere near rude and unnecessary like yours. I don't understand why people feel they need to bash each other on here so often. It's a blog about cars, there will be opinions and differences. Handle it in a grown up way.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Skylar Ross Toups
          Do you even understand what I was saying? The writer was talking about this being a break from the GM recalls..well shoot we have had about 5 others in the last week! I am pretty sure my comment was nowhere near rude and unnecessary like yours. I don't understand why people feel they need to bash each other on here so often. It's a blog about cars, there will be opinions and differences. Handle it in a grown up way.
      Brian
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm a diehard Mazda 3 fan (i've had both generations) but I just can't get myself to like this model. It just doesn't look as good as the 6 or CX-5.
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      MOAR POWARS?
      Jolly NonRancher
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mazda Canada announces sales down in March 20% compared to the same time last year. What's Mazda doing wrong? Just take a look at their new design, their way overpriced and the lack of customizations options eg tech package, their cheaping out on basic features like glove box light, smaller glove box, only one DC outlet to power your electronic devices, their permanently mounted LCD screen that makes you look like you're a cabby, and of course, the lack of buyer incentive and salesmen that are so full of themselves they think you should pay them to sell you a car.
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