Mazda BT-50 2016
The 2016 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 2016 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda BT-50 2016 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What are the known problems for a 2016 Ford Ranger?
There are many things you should look out for before buying a second-hand workhorse like an XL 4x2 ute. Most never have an easy life.
Are there signs of abuse and/or neglect? How was the tray/load bed used, was it a tow vehicle and what does the type of wear and tear does it have? Was the vehicle off the road at any time, and why? This may indicate a major accident.
Finding answers requires a level of trust and taking the vendor's word at face value, but you can back these up with service records and history. Are they complete, and carried out by a Ford dealer or specific Ford specialist? If the answer to either is no, then that should be a red flag. In our opinion, these vehicles require specialised Ford maintenance.
Furthermore, having 15,000km service intervals is a bit of a stretch for such hard-working vehicles, so skipped ones is especially worrying.
Since the PX generation was launched in 2011 Ford has issued many recalls for the Ranger, and some are serious, including for being a fire hazard over tall grass due to exposed exhaust. The car's service history will indicate whether all recalls have been carried. You can crosscheck them at this website: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls
Rangers are known to have issues with the automatic transmission, engine control module (ECM) failures (that send the truck into 'limp home mode' in hotter climates or after long-distance driving), air-conditioning, turbos and engine crank bearing. Most of these should be picked up by an experienced mechanical check-up before buying, or sorted out under warranty if you decide on a newer model.
This sort of advice applies to all used trucks. Fundamentally, the T6 Ranger is a solid, safe, durable, comfortable and enjoyable truck to own and drive, and remains the only one (along with the T6-based Mazda BT-50 from 2012 to mid-2020) that is designed, developed and engineered for Australian conditions, so don't be put off.
Just make sure it has history, ask pointed questions about how it's been used and don't be afraid to insist on a mechanic's report.
We hope this helps. Good luck.Show more
Mazda BT-50 2016: Suspension and servicing problems
Your complaint about the suspension is quite a common one with one-tonne utes, not only with Mazdas, but many other brands as well. It's a message that should be heeded by anyone buying a one-tonne ute with the intention of putting it to work. Before you commit have it assessed by a suspension expert to establish if it really is up to the task you have in mind, or does it need upgrading. Your complaint about the company not reacting to your problem is not uncommon either, and it's not just from one company. There seems to be an industry wide reluctance to properly deal with customer concerns.Show more
Best diesel ute for towing a horse float?
The Amarok is rated to tow 3000 kg, which would make it marginal for your needs given that you want to tow around three tonnes. The Ranger and BT-50 are rated at 3500 kg, which would make them more suitable for you. The Ranger and the BT-50 are the same vehicle, it's only the features that separate them. For me, of those you list the Mazda is the best value-for-money.Show more
Mazda BT-50: Does it have transmission problems?
There have been reports of problems with the BT-50 auto, rough shifting etc., which could be enough to put you off buying one.Show more
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Mazda BT-50 2016 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|