Far from being an advocate for stealerships, in this case they will be doing more than just a battery replacement. Compare the physical size of the two, diesel starter motors are substantially bulkier to handle the additional use. After that, had zero issues with it. My i-stop light recently started flashing orange along with the triangular warning light in red at the bottom of the display. Not sure if that'll be enough though.
I need a reliable car. This is a prime example of why i won't buy cars with stop start technology unless it can be permanently disabled. This guide makes it look pretty simple. We recommend changing the battery in Mazdas every 4 years. Technology may be great, but it always helps to have a manual back up on hand. Called the dealer and they said that its probably due to my battery dying This happened to me but once I turned the engine off and started it a couple of hours later the iStop was working fine and the triangular warning light has disappeared. If your dealer does charge a fee, local locksmiths usually charge much less to remain competitive.
Anyway, during a routine service, I requested the figure and it turned out I was saving 1. Even if you disable the iStop feature permanently there will still be an 'expensive' battery to replace at some point. You can utilize various functions depending on your device and the type of vehicle you drive. Having your Mazda key battery replaced by a qualified service technician is best to avoid damaging your key. The vehicle does not power off when you put it in park. Any input would be appreciated.
The rest of the story. My question is what could have caused this? Please keep track of your order number! I plan on replacing both fob batteries this weekend either way as the car is ~2. I would do business with you if I lived nearer. If you want a functioning I-stop system, you will need to have the re-learn completed, whether that's by your local Mazda Service Centre or you, is up to you. But what happens when the technology stops working? When I got to work, I checked and everything seems to be back to normal. But, you should definitely bring it in to get looked at, and carry around a spare key in the meantime. I dont have it on me have sold the car , however I can recall that once induced via a sequence of long and short holds of the i-stop button, steering wheel required to be turned to extremes, then engine let sit under no electrical load until such time as the green i-stop indicator returned solid.
See the post here by grobi555, a mechanic from Germany. Any reason why it isn't in the manual? My I-Stop worked perfectly on first start after replacement, and although it may have lost the 'learnt settings' it makes no big difference to me. Ask for a heavy duty battery as well — my highlander has press button start pretty common these days and the battery guys fitted a higher capacity battery than the stock battery was. Look up battery places in your area and use one of them. I assume it will just start 'relearning' from scratch again. If you have a Mazda technical question, by visiting and we'll help answer your questions and we may turn it into a future video tutorial.
Warranties come in two varieties: 3 year and 4 year. If you can't find it, call Mazda and they will give you the code for free. Mazda diagnostic tools will actually report in litres how much i-stop saves, I also believe later models have this incorporated into the info cluster somewhere? You can follow any responses to this entry through the feed. There is no green light on the start button. I'd say that start-stop systems do end up paying for themselves in the city with lots of sitting in stationary traffic. When I brought it in to dealership for my 60,000km service, they ran a diagnosis and said it wasn't the battery.
I had to wait 2 weeks as Century didn't have any in stock. What you will find happens is that you will install your gadget, the battery gets changed, the car will start just fine, all settings on the sound system will function perfectly and you will not see your steady green i-stop indicator as you normally would, nor will you until such time as the i-stop system has been re-learnt. You rely on it to keep you safe while driving but you can take steps to secure yourself by having a spare smart remote on hand. When I get the battery replaced I'll see what process the guys will go through if any to retain my settings. Fast forward an hour or so, when I went out to leave for work in the same car, my key fob wouldn't let me start the car until I pushed the start button with the fob.
Thanks for the post, saves me a lot of time, I was thinking about calling Mazda Australia before seeing this post. Gee that's expensive isn't it. Second and subsequent attempts required engine sit idle for approx 60 min before the green i-stop indicator returned solid. The procedure takes only a few seconds to complete and many dealerships will do it for free as a courtesy. It is a scam to fudge official fuel tests: How to permently disable it — do what mechanics do.
The warranty period begins as soon as the purchase is made. Funny thing was that the guy completely disconnected from all power during the install and never put anything in the cigarette lighter Or ran any restart procedure and guess what? We reserve the right to replace or refund within 30 days of the original ship date. I have 3 yr extended warranty, does it mean within the first 6 yrs if the battery dies I can have it replaced by dealer for free? At this point, the auxiliary key can be put back into the key fob, as the key fob can still be used to start your vehicle. If your dealer does charge a fee, local locksmiths usually charge much less to remain competitive. Compare the physical size of the two, diesel starter motors are substantially bulkier to handle the additional use. If one fob loses connection, does that automatically mean both have to be reset by pushing the start button? Perhaps that explains why it pooped out after 3 years, while the battery in my Jeep Key Fob is still going strong after 6 years.
This is the common theory but their own explanatory diagrams show the starter motor assisting And diesel starters will always be bigger as they are harder to start from cold and have a much higher compression ratio O. Like many technologies, the key fob on your Mazda can suffer from a dead battery and need to be replaced. Got it jump started and drove to the dealership — told them about the battery and would like to do service at the same time. Pinging is currently not allowed. We will test all items and may deny refund if damaged by the customer. Then all of a sudden the car will start. Its easy enough to drive without the iStop ever functioning.