So I found this letter today when I got home to TO (I go to school in London). It was sent in April 2012 apparently.
Has anyone else received this letter?
hmmmm not me yet....I also notice you have a Skyactiv too...gonna watch my mailbox over the next few days and let ya know. Meanwhile I"m gonna call the dealership and ask them about it.
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2011 Mz2 GX CWP (wifey's car) / led interiors only
this is something that the dealer should have done prior to the vehicle sale. this came out in january, i think it was the 21st, and for every skyactive sold they were told to inspect if the pcm update was available. some did have it and some did not. unless they have added more vehicles to the update since then, it takes about an hour. just call your servicing dealer and ask them to book you the appt for the recall.
your dealer doesn't need to wait for a disc from mazda... their computer system can automatically download the newest ECU update from the internet!Replace the VVT actuator only if DTC P0012:00 is stored in the PCM memory and with reduced acceleration performance.
2005 Mazda3 SP23 hatchback (auto)
2016 Mazda3 Sport GT (auto)
VARIABLE VALVE TIMING
SYSTEM EMISSION RECALL
Bulletin No. 12-11
Issued Apr 17/12
CONDITION OF CONCERN
On certain 2012 Mazda3 vehicles equipped with 2.0L direct injection engines, inappropriate
programming of the powertrain control module (PCM) may cause a malfunction in the variable
valve timing (VVT) system, and a malfunction indicator light (MIL) may illuminate with DTC
P0012:00 stored in the PCM memory when starting a warm engine. It will be possible to start
the engine and drive the vehicle, but with reduced acceleration performance.
Dealers are instructed to reprogram the PCM as described in the attached repair procedure, to
prevent the above condition. If a subject vehicle is brought into dealer with malfunction indicator
light (MIL) illuminating with DTC P0012:00 stored in the PCM memory, and with reduced
acceleration performance, replace the variable valve timing (VVT) actuator (P/N PE01-12-4X0B)
with a new one before PCM reprogramming.
Does this only affect 2.0 and Skyactive?
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My local dealership wasn't even aware of the recall. I informed them of it and they're going to get it fixed this Wednesday. I'll see how things go.
safety wise? no... but great inconvenience? yes.... if you drive around with the old ECU flash, it has the potential of causing the VVT actuator to be permanently stuck... so it's done for once it's stuck and needs replacement... that means your car spending a day or more at the dealership
getting it taken cared of now while the "CEL" hasn't turned on is a better idea... a new ECU flash done in 30 minutes to an hour, tops... and you're on your way!
Went to the dealership this morning. The PCM update took them less than 30 min.
There should be NO reason a dealership doesn't have a clue as to what is going on.
Like others have posted, this "recall" was issued back in January.
It isn't anything majorly serious, but the sooner the better.
From the South- Windsor
Windsor Mazda Service Advisor
2012 MS3 CWP- SOLD but not forgotten
2016 SWP Mazda6 GT 6-MT- DAILY
Anyone know if this is coming for the newer skyactivs?
issue has already been corrected at the assembly line after november 2, 2011
Car would have gotten it done before car was sold for cars that were bought before November.
I just got the phone call from my dealership 10 minutes ago... I don't know much about cars so I thought i'd google it.
From what she told me, the recall just means it has potential of stalling when idling too long...
I'm going in for my 24,000 check up this saturday and getting that computer thing done too for the recall... Lets see how long it takes!! lol
I just called my dealership and my 2012 GS sky qualified for the update. They asked me how I know about it, I said the Mazda3 form. Thanks guys!