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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,173 miles

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2012 Mazda MAZDA2 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Mazda MAZDA2 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 252014

MAZDA2 4-cyl

  • 15,173 miles


I bought my Mazda 2 new from ricart Mazda, and take it there for service. As I drive at a steady speed, the traction control lamp and engine lamps light and stays lit. When this happens, I cannot accelerate. The car idles higher, just less than 2000 rpms. I must turn off the ignition and restart the engine. Once restarted, the traction control lamp is no longer lit, but the engine lamp remains lit. The car then responds normally. I have taken it to the dealer twice, they say the engine code is P2299. The dealer (ricart) states they cannot duplicate the problem. The first time I left the dealership, I had no problems going to work (approximately 10 miles - 2/25/2014). When I left work for home, I went approximately 7 miles before a recurrence @ 55 mph. On the way to work the next day (2/26/2014) the problem recurred, after 8 miles @ about 55 mph. On the way home from work, after about 7 miles the problem recurred @ about 55 mph. I took the car to the dealer 2/27/2014. Along the way to the dealership, and after approximately 9 miles @ about 65 mph, the problem recurred. I left the car for the weekend, and picked it up 3/2/2014. The dealer (ricart) stated they could not duplicate the problem, but replaced the oxygen sensor. On my way to work from the dealership the problem recurred after about 7 miles @ about 35 mph. The same evening, on my way home from work, after about 5 miles @ about 40 mph the problem recurred. I did not drive the car 3/3/2014. In every incident (twice per day after the car has not run for at least 8 hours), the traction control lamp lights and stays lit, after a few miles (5 -10 thus far). In order to proceed normally, I must get out of traffic, pull to the side of the road, turn off the ignition and restart. Upon restarting, the traction control lamp no longer lights, but the engine control lamp remains lit.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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