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Old 09-19-2012, 02:45 AM   #11
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Iv bean having the same problem so thanks for the info.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:00 AM   #12
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My issue is missing and hesitation in first and second gear mostly, does anybody else have this issue when taking off in first gear sometimes the car will miss and hesitate?? You do not notice this on the tack as if the engine was actually missing. I decided to drive the car down a long alleyway with buildings on each side to see if I could hear any spark knock in the engine. When the car does hesitate it does spark knock a few times right before hesitate? Almost like the spark plug is firing before the mixture is ready which results in that whole power stroke being missed. I have no check engine lights or codes present. Any help will be great thanks a lot.
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Iv bean having the same problem so thanks for the info.
Hi 2012TI and deadknite,

I'm happy to escalate both of you to your regional Customer Service Managers. They'll reach out to your dealers to ensure this is resolved pronto. Just shoot me a DM with your VIN, mileage, preferred servicing dealer, and a good daytime phone number; I'll get things rolling!

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Head to your dealership and get TSB #12-5-5 done. Then install a Mazdaspeed3 rear motor mount.

The TSB reflashes the PCM and will automatically raise the idle a hair when you release the brake, helping to get rid of the throttle lag. Also, the stiffer rear motor mount gives you a more direct throttle response instead of a 'rubber-band' effect.

FWIW, I also run 92-93 octane fuel.
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TSB 12-5-5 would be correct for the OP's car.
Thanks for chiming in, folks! Group effort for the win!

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:47 AM   #13
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None of the TSB's apply to my 5/27 build, AFAIK. Been experiencing similar(but not identical) issues every once in awhile.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #14
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I'm definitely experiencing a lag when I launch in First Gear - Can I just go to the dealership and tell them about this TSB? I'd like to see if this is something my car is eligible for... I only have 2,400 miles on it and it's been bothering me...

I'm a 5-Speed 87 Octane user myself...
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:35 AM   #15
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what is the meaning of TBS? i need to translate for my chinese dealership...
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #16
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what is the meaning of TBS? i need to translate for my chinese dealership...
TSB = Technical service bulletin i.e. a service document describing a repair proceedure if a certain condition is present.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #17
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None of the TSB's apply to my 5/27 build, AFAIK. Been experiencing similar(but not identical) issues every once in awhile.
I hadn't noticed any build dates attached to TSB 12-5-5. I can tell you from experience it's a definite fix.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:25 PM   #18
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No lag on my car so far, I have about 4000km's on the car. I would definitely have it checked out by the dealership, hopefully they can replicate the issue.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:43 PM   #19
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My 5 speed is fine. But I use 93 octane exclusively.
Never any stumble. (except air conditioning on full blast 90+ F out, and not giving enough gas, then twice so far in 6,000mi I have had a little stumble from a stop.)

I did notice last month the gasoline was not the best. Poor quality basic gas.
Even from top tier stations.
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I hadn't noticed any build dates attached to TSB 12-5-5. I can tell you from experience it's a definite fix.
Well, mine was built after the TSB was released. Logic would tend to dictate that they applied the TSB calibration to the assembly line. Probably not, though. Either way, it is not listed in my ETIS.
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