Plastic cap is that piece of trim that protects the Mazda CX-3’s back window wiper arm frame point. It was released from the vehicle at some point before the 19,000-mile mark. This will stay a mystery for the ages eather our presumed-innocent individual did in fact put some extra muscle into shutting the rear hatch or not.
Leastways they spot the piece lying on the ground. It was snapped the cap back into place couple minutes later. The tabs that hold it in place are very low but it looks like it’s doing good job securing it. It took a a lot of force to set it free. Problem was resolved, but that wasn’t suppose to happen.
Another matter is The CX-3’s glove box. As it goes while commuting in the usual L.A. traffic, peoples eyes wander. Glove box was detected. The bin edge nearest the center stack doesn’t sit completely flush. It’s hard to notice it when you’re in passenger’s seated position.
Remedy was optimistically requested during the 15,000-mile service
Remedy was optimistically requested during the 15,000-mile service, the CX-3’s second overall. It looks like the glove box bin may be on maximum of its adjustment range. The paperwork says the dealer “adjusted [the] glove box to sit as flush as possible,” but it still perks little. The bin, full or empty, clanges off and on and softly while driving, also. The rattle disappears if a hand is pressed against the box while the CX-3 is moving, naturally.
The little Mazda is seeing 27.6 mpg so far, close to its 27.0 combined Real MPG rating. That means it takes time to roads such as Idyllwild National Forest Highway which are zigzag, where phone signal is spottier and texts don’t filter through so quick.