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I have a problem with my new Mazda 3 1.5 AT 2018, I hear whistle (sounds like a turbo blow-off valve) during transmission switch from 2nd to 3d, every day and after every traffic light. But when I just bought it (about 1 year ago) all was fine (no any strange sounds) and it appeared after 1-2 months. My dealer is not located in my town, so I can't be very often there. Previously I was there half year ago (on service maintenance #0), I told to master abut the appeared problem, he confirmed that strange sound appears. Then after a few weeks, he told me that they are can't find any TSBs about this problem, and maybe it is normal. Then I've talked with dealer warranty specialist, and we have agreed that next time(at the end of September) they will take some data from the car and send it to the Mazda Corp if needed( I was angry by the fact that the master did not do this during previous service maintenance #0). So now I'm waiting, and trying to collect available information about this issue. Also I know one guy with the same mazda and same problem) and I as understand this is very common issue for 1.5 + AT, many people just close their eyes on this problem. But for me this is very disappointing issue, because I bought new car , and I don't think this is normal. sound it's very audible(me and my wife hear it), so I don't think it is normal. I think that Mazda engineers should investigate issue and create corresponding TSBs to solve it, or replace defected detail/car.

Also I tried to create a video with this sound. Here is a lot of videos (6) http://bit.ly/2ku1ruL

Maybe someone has same problem or know anything about it (maybe links to Tsbs) ? Thanks (And sorry for my English)

After last visit to the dealer, they told me that Mazda says that this kind of sound is Normal AT behavior! So, actually I don't now what I can do ((((( This sound is really a problem for me and my family (

  • I didn't hear anything that I consider out of the ordinary in the videos you posted. Additionally, if it is the turbo "blow-off" valve, then that also is normal for a turbocharged vehicle. That part of the turbo system is designed to open when the ECU thinks there is excess turbo pressure for the current conditions. All that plus the fact that an associate with an identical vehicle that does the same thing leads me to believe that this is entirely normal. Keep records and if something happens down the road you'll have documentation of the issue when it was under warranty. – jwh20 Oct 1 '19 at 10:23
  • Thanks for response. But as I understand it is not "turbocharged" just skyactive 1.5 120, and previous model 2017 doesn't have that issue. – Maxim Oct 1 '19 at 10:25
  • And one more note is that is was started about 1-1.5 month after I buy a car. – Maxim Oct 1 '19 at 10:27
  • My mistake, I thought you had a turbo model. Regardless, however, keep meticulous documents in case you need to pursue a "lemon law" claim which hopefully exists where you live. You might contact the Mazda factory service representative, usually their contact information is in the owners manual, and discuss the problem with them. I think it's likely that this is, as they claim, not a real problem, but in case it is, you want to have documentation that YOU pursued it while the car was under warranty. – jwh20 Oct 1 '19 at 13:18

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