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Hey guys,

I've loved my Cx-3. I've had it for nearly 5000 miles and now all of a sudden the car sometimes has issues where it does not go into gear from a stop sign, so it'll just rev the engine and the car will not move.

Other times, the car lurches forward instead of having a smooth acceleration. When driving, the car suddenly seems a lot more sluggish, with a lot less acceleration and power as it used to.

What should I do? I thought this car would be reliable and that's why I spent so much $$ on it. The last time this happened was with my old Corolla, and that turned out to be a fuel pump / transmission issue which the dealer could not figure out until the car died and had to be towed. That was such a huge headache and a lot of money to fix.

I have a CX3 Touring AWD USA model.
 

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Your car is still under warranty, so there's really no need to stress. Bring it to the dealer and let them do their thing. Ask for a loaner if they'll have it more than a day or so.
 

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Just updating this thread.

Took my car to the Ford "mazda" Dealer here. He wasn't able to figure out what was going on and we even went for a drive. He said he wouldn't fix anything until the car was broken. This is such B$. The car is no where as fast as it was when I bought it. Guess i'll have to settle for a slow CX3. Probably sell it for a miata in a few years.
 

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Just updating this thread.

Took my car to the Ford "mazda" Dealer here. He wasn't able to figure out what was going on and we even went for a drive. He said he wouldn't fix anything until the car was broken. This is such B$. The car is no where as fast as it was when I bought it. Guess i'll have to settle for a slow CX3. Probably sell it for a miata in a few years.
Ask the dealer to set up an appointment with one of Mazdas field engineers.
 

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By the sound of it, unable to duplicate the problem. I'm surprise the car hasn't stored and fault codes.
 

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I know this is an old post, but I'm not finding a lot that comes close to describing the problem I'm having with my CX3. But this is it exactly - I give it gas, and it has to think about it for 2-3 seconds before it actually downshifts and gets moving.
It mostly happens when I'm going slow - like I'm making a right turn, and then when I give it gas to get moving after the turn, it is sluggish.
I'm not convinced it's the transmission, though - if I put it in sport mode, or manual shifting, there is no problem at all.
I have a 2016 CX3, so no more warranty.
So - did anyone here ever come up with a solution for this?
 
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