Check Engine Light Is Off - 2014 Mazda 3 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mazda 3 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mazda 3 S: Check Engine Light Is Off

February 10, 2014

2014 Mazda 3 S

Ed was driving our 2014 Mazda 3 when the check engine light, along with several others, lit up. We took it to the dealer the next morning. Before pulling into the service drive, we plugged our OBD code reader into the Mazda to see what we could learn...

2014 Mazda 3 S

When we started the car, the engine light was off. Still the CarMD was able to pull a single code, P0882. This appeared to be a generic code for a low power input signal to the transmission control module. Alone, the code didn't pinpoint the actual problem. That, we left to the dealer. Shortly after we dropped off the car it confirmed the code and found a loose battery cable. Problem solved, hopefully.

While the 3 was there, we also had a Mazda Connect reflash performed. It added 20-30 minutes to our visit but was covered under warranty.

Total Cost: None
Days out of Service: None

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 2,554 miles

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