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Old 02-22-2012, 02:04 PM
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I have heard of this. I have found a video that talks about it.
2012 Mazda 3 SkyActiv Review: Car Reviews
Scroll down page a bit--2nd pic, that's where video starts. Watch it between 2:00 and 3:30. They do say the automatic does not like to downshift (no Zoom Zoom there!)
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I wish there was more said about automatic transmission down shifting like this. It is like in the video referenced above. Just a short 20 seconds blip. I have read about 20 reviews and most have praise for this transmission. I think your average driver would not notice and just go with it, but i just don't like it.
I don't like it either . I have a 6 speed automatic transmission and i'm going around right hand corners in 3rd gear when I think it should be in 2nd. Use the manual override shifting-----mind as well have bought a standard, damn it! There is absolutely no fun with an automatic .
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congrats on getting it fixed.

That is one of the reasons I prefer manual transmissions so you are able to decide when to shift. I have a 6MT skyactiv, I mentioned in another thread that low end torque was initial lacking, did sort of feel like turbo lag, but has since gone away after the first 1k miles or so.
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There is actually a notice on this, for all November-December cars the vehicle was supposed to get a transmission "reprogram" BEFORE been sent to the customer. This dealer obviously did not do this.
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Is there a sport mode for the transmission? Or is the only alternative shifting on your own?

My guess is that it's a software issue. Some cars like BMW have a transmission reset procedure that the owners can perform on their own.
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