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Rear Hatch Spoiler Loose

I noticed that my Rear Hatch Spoiler is loose, has anyone noticed this on their CX-3 ? I took it back to the dealer and they say it's that way and the Mechanic tighten the bolts as hard as he can and it still loose. The Mechanic said that there are 3 bolts that secure it to the back when me and the service rep look to see where it it is bolted on I noticed that one bolt is missing. It looks like its bolted on by 4 bolts not 3 what the mechanic says. I'm taken it back to the dealer on Tuesday to have it look at this because I'm still under warranty. But I feel it should not be loose like that. So I'm curious if anyone else's C-X3 has that problem ........

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Wouldn't it be nice if we could just pay Mazda a flat fee and get the Workshop/Service Manual in a single download ... instead of having to buy timed access and downloading it piecemeal ...
See, there it is: "Remove And Replace Rear Spoiler," Torque bolt #4 to 14 nano tonnes

P.S. Make sure you don't push/pull on the spoiler to close the hatch.

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Wouldn't it be nice if we could just pay Mazda a flat fee and get the Workshop/Service Manual in a single download ... instead of having to buy timed access and downloading it piecemeal ...
See, there it is: "Remove And Replace Rear Spoiler," Torque bolt #4 to 14 nano tonnes

P.S. Don't push/pull on the spoiler to close the hatch.

So is it suppose to be that way ? Loose ?
" See, there it is: "Remove And Replace Rear Spoiler," Torque bolt #4 to 14 nano tonnes " I have no idea what you meant by that.....

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Apparently, there is a Technical Service Bulletin that your dealer's service department can refer to on their computer. See this post from @Snoogie
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Yeah, I noticed this right off. It is a pretty flimsy piece of plastic to begin with and as far as I can see it serves no function at all. Any strong airflow force on the thing would probably serve to rip it right off, so it is obviously only for show. On the plus side, it does look nice and it does not rattle (at least mine doesn't).

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So is it suppose to be that way ? Loose ?
" See, there it is: "Remove And Replace Rear Spoiler," Torque bolt #4 to 14 nano tonnes " I have no idea what you meant by that.....
Anchorman, Anchorman ... help, help ... might you offer a few suggestions for his spanner jockey.
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Anchorman, Anchorman ... help, help ... might you offer a few suggestions for his spanner jockey.
Tally-Ho Mainemanx, receiving you loud and clear, over!

All I can say is, its a bloody poor show when the dealer canít even check if a TSB exists for a customer problem. The good news is that there is a production fix for new models and existing ones qualify for the fix that Snoogs reported. As is often the case, this forum is the best source of information. Have a read.........
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Tally-Ho Mainemanx, receiving you loud and clear, over!

All I can say is, its a bloody poor show when the dealer canít even check if a TSB exists for a customer problem. The good news is that there is a production fix for new models and existing ones qualify for the fix that Snoogs reported. As is often the case, this forum is the best source of information. Have a read.........
Thank you so much Anchorman I am printing this out and showing this to the Dealer Service Dept. when I see them on Tuesday and raise hell with them because they should of known about this. I will also call the main USA headquarter in Irvine CA or just go there since I'm only 15 miles away from them. Thanks again.....

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I always think a very calm approach holds much more credence than a rant. You command a superior position over your opponent.

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I wouldn't "raise hell" ... rather a calm, respectful, but firm complaint and request for better communication with their dealers.

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