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post #1 of 13 Old 10-04-2017, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Dash Gap!!

Does anyone else have this? Just noticed it today. Going to call Mazda to get it fixed today.

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Mine is the same. My local dealer tends to make things worse whenever I bring my cars in so I'm just pretending it isn't there.


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The dealer will fix that and you will have panel gaps 5x that amount where now there are none. I had my door card replaced and had to reassemble it back together due to rattles and poor fitment. If you decide to go the dealer route, keep us posted. Good luck!
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The dealer will fix that and you will have panel gaps 5x that amount where now there are none. I had my door card replaced and had to reassemble it back together due to rattles and poor fitment. If you decide to go the dealer route, keep us posted. Good luck!
I think this is hit and miss. I've had dealers take care of things like this perfectly. Just not the only Mazda dealer within a 1 hour radius from me.


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Will the gap disappear once the car is stored under shade?

Direct sunlight with unusually high cabin temperatures tend to wreak havoc on all dash components. If the material expanded, there's a chance that it may contract once cooled off.

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I park my car in a garage. Once I got in the car and was waiting in a parking lot for something when I noticed it. And I see it every morning when I go to work at 5am everyday.

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Will the gap disappear once the car is stored under shade?

Direct sunlight with unusually high cabin temperatures tend to wreak havoc on all dash components. If the material expanded, there's a chance that it may contract once cooled off.

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And I?m fine with that. If I get more panel gaps when they fix this one I?ll just take it back in. Every time. I have nothing but time

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The dealer will fix that and you will have panel gaps 5x that amount where now there are none. I had my door card replaced and had to reassemble it back together due to rattles and poor fitment. If you decide to go the dealer route, keep us posted. Good luck!

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Could we/I see a picture of this gap? I just went through my first hot summer with Miss Peanut. I don't recall seeing any gaps on sizzling days.

Edit: Never mind. Just noticed the video in the first post - my apologies. And no, I've never seen that.

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Hmm! I am wondering if you could apply some kind of injectable sealant into the gap (like bathtub or marine sealant, only black instead of white).

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Update: Mazda replaced the black plastic around the cluster and it was fine for about 2 months. The gap is coming back. Ill take it back when my next oil change is due.

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