Brakes not working? Also Mazda gripe.
As everyone knows my car has some transmission issue that Mazda dealers don't want to acknowledge exists in my car, instead saying it is "within operating parameters". The other day I turned left onto oncoming traffic and my car wouldn't go, so I was basically sitting there until I had to press the gas a few times and the car picked a gear finally and went before I got hit T bone style. As this is normal operation of the CX3 according to Mazda I wonder how many people have died in Mazda cars lol.
Anyways I was in the Northern USA last month and I had a different issue. It was very cold, probably like 20F and on starting the car the brakes were working fine in the parking lot but as I got up to 20mph and tried to stop, the brakes suddenly did not engage. There was a squealing sound and the brakes would not work, so I actually ended up sliding past the stop sign into oncoming traffic once again. After driving for a little bit the brakes came back so I was able to make it home. But this sounds like some frozen brakes issue, however I haven't had this problem with other cars so idk.
God has protected me the last few times, but I wonder when I will die in this car. I am bringing the car home for prepaid service maintenance at 22k miles soon so I will report the issues, probably get told it is "normal operating parameters" and sent home.
Oh also the prepaid service plan is a GIMMICK! and I hate myself for buying that. It was my first car and I let myself get lied to at the dealership. The prepaid service plan doesn't work at any dealer in my current area. There is no mazda service center within 150 miles of me and the Ford dealer said that he doesn't like Mazda so he didn't accept repairing their vehicles under the prepaid plan. So i'm stuck on my maintenance, I have to drive a good 150 miles to get it serviced. Annoying. I called the Mazda dealer and asked for a refund on the prepaid plan so I could just pay for the oil change myself and the man responded that Mazda doesn't refund those, then he said it was a huge embarrassment for Mazda and he would get back to me, yet he forgot to get back to me lol.
Just all in all really disappointed with this car. It looks nice and drives nicely, but if the company doesn't want to fix its own vehicles or stand behind its own prepaid repair plans etc, then its a waste of time for me.