12-volt Socket Swap - 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 Long-Term Road Test

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2010 Mazdaspeed 3: 12-volt Socket Swap

February 25, 2010

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Our 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 is making a trip to the Mazda Service Center tomorrow. Mazda tells us that some vehicles have a design defect that causes certain power cords (specifically those made for Verizon phones) to get stuck in the 12-volt power sockets.

A formal TSB hasn't been issued at this point but it will be soon. The fix is quick. Each 12-volt socket is swapped out for a redesigned version. That's it. Those who don't own a Verizon phone may never even need to worry.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 7,920 miles

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