Mazda BT-50 2014 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda BT-50 2014 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Mazda BT-50: Automatic transmission flaring

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Jul 2018

You shouldn’t be using Park as a brake, that’s not what it is intended for, and could damage the transmission. If you want to stop the vehicle change down through the ratios manually and apply the brakes. The problem is unlikely to be the wiring harness, it sounds like it’s deeper within the transmission. Have your dealer check it, or take it to an automatic transmission specialist.

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Mazda BT-50 2014: Cold start stalling

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Jan 2018

It won’t be a gearbox fault, and it won’t be air in the fuel. It’s happening on first starts, so look for something that’s amiss with it during the cold start phase. It’s probably not getting the required enrichment. Check the engine sensors.

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Mazda BT-50 2014: Coolant hose to the turbo fractured

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Jan 2018

It’s certainly something that should be fixed under warranty, but it’s not something that would normally be the subject of a recall. Recalls are for issues of safety where there is a risk to life and limb.

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Mazda BT-50: Losing power

Answered by CarsGuide 16 Sep 2017

No. That’s an odd one and needs investigation to determine what’s gone wrong. I’d suggest consulting a diesel engine specialist.

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Mazda BT-50 2014: Inverted springs

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Apr 2015

We have had one or two other complaints about the rear springs on the Ranger, which presumably is the same as the BT-50. Like you I would be concerned if the springs on my vehicle were inverted, and I would not be happy about them riding on the bump stops, and I too would question the vehicle's ability to do what it is claimed to be capable of. I would take it to a suspension specialist and have it uprated to do what you want to do with it.

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Isuzu D-Max: Is it a good single-cab turbodiesel ute?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Dec 2014

It's OK but the Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 are better. The Mazda gets The Tick based on lower prices for better value.

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Towing with a dual-cab ute?

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Nov 2014

It's too early for a reliability read on classy utes such as the Ford Ranger/Mazda BT50 and VW Amarok, which with their lusty turbo diesels are great for heavy work.

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Which dual cab ute should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Oct 2014

The new HiLux and Triton will arrive in the first half of next year. If you're planning a five-year run for your new ute it would be worth waiting to see how the pecking order changes once they're in place.

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Should I replace my Toyota HiLux with a Ford Ranger or Mazda BT50?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Sep 2014

Right now, with the HiLux set for a total replacement in the first half of next year, the Ford and Mazda are the better choices and get The Tick. Ford developed the car but shoppers report better deals on the BT-50.

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Mazda BT-50 2014: High fuel consumption

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Sep 2014

The claimed fuel consumption for urban driving, which would seem to be what you are doing is 11.8 L/100 km. On that basis your consumption would seem to be too high, but your car is still very new and I would be giving it more time to settle in. You could go for a run out on the highway and see what that produces.

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