Mazda BT-50 2015
Carsguide Ewan Kennedy had this to say at the time: Around 10 per cent of all Mazda sales in Australia are of the BT-50 and we feel this mid-life upgrade will do the sales figures nothing but good.You can read the full review here.
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Mazda BT-50: Stacks of interior room, Anti-rollover unit is handy, Impressive off-road ability
The 2015 Mazda BT-50 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Mazda BT-50 2015 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda BT-50 2015 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Why is the clutch making an odd noise in my 2015 Mazda BT-50?
The most common cause of a noise like this is likely to be a worn throw-out bearing, also known as a release bearing. Like most bearings, this component is designed to allow interaction between a moving surface (in this case the clutch which is turning at engine speed) and a stationary one (the clutch fork that physically disengages the clutch when you stand on the clutch pedal).
If this bearing becomes contaminated, rusty or just plain worn out, it can begin to emit the sort of sound you’re hearing. Why doesn’t it do it when the clutch pedal is pressed? Because the springs in the clutch are loading the bearing and taking the wear (or slack) out of it. When you release the clutch, the bearing relaxes and is free to make its noise again. Sometimes the reverse is true, and depending on where precisely the wear is located, the bearing makes the most noise when it’s loaded by the clutch springs. Either way, it’s a gearbox-out job, but beyond that it’s not a difficult task for a workshop.Show more
Mazda BT-50 2015: Dropping back from 6th gear to 5th on a slight incline
As there are no warning lights, and it recovers if left, it doesn’t seem likely that it’s an electronic issue, rather a mechanical one. It would worth checking the turbocharger.Show more
Mazda BT-50: Engine and powertrain light illuminated
You need to take it to a mechanic for a diagnostic check to find the cause of the problem. It sounds like it could be in the transmission; perhaps the powertrain module could be at fault.Show more
Mazda BT50: Why use synthetic oil?
Your engine will not fail if you use the correct specification of oil, even if it's not synthetic, but Mazda spokesman Tony Mee has the company line: "The specification does not indicate that the oil must be a 'synthetic' product, however . . . the Mazda recommended engine oil for BT-50 is a high quality 'synthetic' product that supports long-term engine durability and performance. The service schedule has been developed to ensure the long term durability and performance of the vehicle including all systems".Show more
Mazda BT-50 2015 Towing capacity
The Mazda BT-50’s towing capacity ranges from 2500kg to 3500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Mazda BT-50 Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|XT (4X2)||Ute||2.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||2500kg|
|XT (4X2)||Ute||3.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN||3500kg|
|XT (4X2)||Ute||2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||2500kg|
|XT (4X2)||Ute||3.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||3500kg|