Mazda CX-60: Homeowners supplied free suspension repair

Complaining of a stiff journey in your Mazda CX-60? Properly, the Japanese model is providing you the prospect to have the suspension in your SUV upgraded, freed from cost.

Mazda Australia has confirmed with CarExpert the corporate has made a working change at a manufacturing facility stage, with “a revised rear shock absorber” being fitted from new builds from October 2023 to handle criticism of the terse journey high quality.

Homeowners of autos constructed between March 28 and September 30, 2023 are additionally being supplied the chance to “align their automobile with the most recent manufacturing facility specification… fitted without charge by way of the Mazda supplier community”.

“As CX-60 makes its approach into extra markets, we proceed to check the automobile and evaluation buyer suggestions,” the corporate stated in a press release to CarExpert.

Additional to the free suspension improve, Mazda Australia can be providing a free replace of the CX-60’s Powertrain Management Module (software program) to the most recent calibration, which mixes the engine management unit (ECU) and transmission management unit (TCU).

It’s understood this can be a direct response to complaints about refinement of the CX-60’s eight-speed computerized, which encompasses a multi-plate clutch and built-in electrical motor-generator instead of a hydraulic converter as an enter clutch.

In essence, the electrical motor in each mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations and mechanical clutch take the place of a traditional torque converter.

Whereas Mazda claims this helps to enhance gas effectivity and improved throttle response over a traditional computerized, however as a result of reality torque outputs of the engine and electrical motor are instantly transmitted to the gearbox “with quick and rhythmic shifting” akin to a handbook transmission, the calibration has been criticised for its jerkiness at low speeds in addition to the odd audible grumble.

It’s not simply the automotive media which have complained concerning the CX-60’s suspension and transmission, both.

Homeowners have been giving their suggestions as nicely – together with one who printed an proprietor evaluation of their CX-60 P50e Azami on CarExpert.

Again in August, S King wrote: “Sadly one of the vital essential options and performance, the journey high quality is poor. The suspension must be labored on earlier than Mazda can declare they’ve a really premium product.”

“The transmission is clunky round city when cease begin or at low velocity… The suspension is horrible feels each bump. Significantly on nation roads. Feels at occasions you might lose management.

“If the suspension may very well be corrected we’d be a lot happier.”

Mazda has no plans to introduce related modifications to the bigger CX-90, which shares the CX-60’s Massive Structure platform in addition to variations of the identical electrified powertrains, although the Japanese model’s new flagship SUV hasn’t been topic to the identical stage of criticism as its smaller stablemate.

In keeping with VFACTS gross sales information, Mazda registered 2779 items of the CX-60 in 2023 following its market launch in July. To date in 2024, the CX-60’s gross sales charges have slowed considerably, with simply 522 items registered as of February 28.

Share your ideas with us within the feedback part beneath, and if you happen to’re an proprietor of a CX-60 planning to or have already got had these modifications utilized to your CX-60, we’d like to know whether or not these modifications have been worthwhile!

MORE: Every thing Mazda CX-60

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *