Mazda quality?

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  1. iZero

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    Here's a TSB for the Mazda 3:

    09-024/03 2004 MAZDA3 - WATER DROPLETS / MOISTURE INSIDE FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS
    APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/VINS

    2004 MAZDA3
    DESCRIPTION

    After car wash or when driving in the rain, some customers may notice the outer edge of the headlights and/or rear combination lights become foggy due to water entry.

    This symptom appears at the sealing location of the light unit. Water is not trapped inside the lights which does not affect its function. The water droplets will evaporate and will not damage the light unit.

    DO NOT perform any parts replacement for this symptom as this is considered normal.

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  2. Dr. Woo

    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    That's normal?

    Oh, sweet Lord...
     
  3. Hurricane

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    Not technically a Mazda fault.

    Someone there is probably kicking a suppliers ass for manufacturing faults right about now.
     
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  5. Ry-Ballz

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    My VW Passat did the same thing, and VWs are known for excelent build quality.
     
  6. Gundam

    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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  7. iZero

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    :rofl:
     
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    Fixed. :)
     
  9. iZero

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    Bonk's Revenge is better.
     
  10. Dr. Woo

    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    For real.
     
  11. Ry-Ballz

    Ry-Ballz This sucks, change the channel

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    Find me something to the contrary. VWs have very high factory standards.
    Materials, panel gaps, everything is pretty much 1st rate in the class.
     
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    APC must make their lights :mamoru:
     
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    I'll still be looking at an RX-8 as my next vehicle.
     
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    There's a recall out about that. Because we all know that car companies never make mistakes.
     
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    Ry-Ballz This sucks, change the channel

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    That talks about problems per vehicle, we're talking about build quality, not dependability.
     
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    Shitty build quality = more problems. That chart isn't just for engine/drivetrain issues. :uh:
     
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    Ry-Ballz This sucks, change the channel

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    So you're saying Buick who was number 3 in reliability has high build quality.
    Next time you're at a GM dealership compare the interior panel gaps with a european car.

    Check tolerances and see if the body is uniform.

    That's build quality. The guys in the factory doing good work.

    Now they build reliable cars, I'm sure of it, but they're not built well, there's a difference.
     
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    We're not talking about how well the panel lines up. No one is going to go to the dealership to complain that a panel is 2mm apart from the next one rather then 1mm. We are talking about water entering the headlight housing, which should not be happening.
     
  23. Ry-Ballz

    Ry-Ballz This sucks, change the channel

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    Well, water in a headlight would be caused by a gap in the seam between the light fixture and the body. There's a small gap between the seal the body in this case letting water through.
    This isn't a reliability issue, it's a build quality issue. But as I was pointing out, one that's fairly common these days.
     

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