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There are a number of posts saying how people are pleased the fake engine sound has been removed following the latest software updates.
I for one liked the fake sound, those of you who also were disappointed that it’s been “turned off”, can, do the procedure below to turn it back on.
it works for me but I apologise if it doesn’t work for you.
its worth following the steps more than once as it can be difficult to get it right

1) Switch on the car by pressing the start button twice
2) Make sure you are still in Park
3) Press the brake and drive paddle simultaneously
4) Press five times the right flipper
5) Press five times the left flipper
6) Release the drive and break paddles
7) Shift to drive and go

Please don’t blame me if it doesn’t work for you.
 

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There are a number of posts saying how people are pleased the fake engine sound has been removed following the latest software updates.
I for one liked the fake sound, those of you who also were disappointed that it’s been “turned off”, can, do the procedure below to turn it back on.
it works for me but I apologise if it doesn’t work for you.
its worth following the steps more than once as it can be difficult to get it right

1) Switch on the car by pressing the start button twice
2) Make sure you are still in Park
3) Press the brake and drive paddle simultaneously
4) Press five times the right flipper
5) Press five times the left flipper
6) Release the drive and break paddles
7) Shift to drive and go

Please don’t blame me if it doesn’t work for you.
I didn't realize they released an update that turns it off! Is this in the UK only? Or has mine just not been updated yet? I still have the fake engine sound.
 

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The only updates I was aware off were am035a and am036a which did not clearly mention a change to engine tone but perhaps it was buried in there somewhere or was an accidental side effect🤔 To turn engine noise off is the same as before the update I believe. No simple setting to change unfortunately. I had mine switched off before the update and it was still off when I got it back so can't comment on the change of engine noise.
I would have thought the majority of mx30 drive train/car software (excluding mazdaconnect) would be universal barring country legislation but in reality who knows...except Mazda. Europe including UK all get/got the same update. Stateside, I would have thought, would be the same given it was to resolve potential 12v battery drain issue and ev battery heater on/off function (again not a simple setting change) both of which don't care what flag you are under or where you are geographically located⛳

See previous link below which includes video to turn it off;


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The only updates I was aware off were am035a and am036a which did not clearly mention a change to engine tone but perhaps it was buried in there somewhere or was an accidental side effect🤔 To turn engine noise off is the same as before the update I believe. No simple setting to change unfortunately. I had mine switched off before the update and it was still off when I got it back so can't comment on the change of engine noise.
I would have thought the majority of mx30 drive train/car software (excluding mazdaconnect) would be universal barring country legislation but in reality who knows...except Mazda. Europe including UK all get/got the same update. Stateside, I would have thought, would be the same given it was to resolve potential 12v battery drain issue and ev battery heater on/off function (again not a simple setting change) both of which don't care what flag you are under or where you are geographically located⛳

See previous link below which includes video to turn it off;


Alan
Hey Alan! Yes I knew about that older update that enabled the ability to turn the engine sound off, I just never did it myself. I've grown to kinda like it actually. However it sounds like this person is specifically saying that after the latest update the engine sound is turned off automatically.
 

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Or accidentally/coincidentally as it was not specifically stated and I certainly was not asked one way or another if I wanted it changed... 🤔

Surely it was a customer decision re on/off and if it was on when you handed the car in it should have been returned in the same configuration...unless asked....just saying..

It you can turn it back on then it was not actually removed so must still be a configurable option but perhaps the new default state is off. Wish Mazda had told us if that was the case.

Hey ho in the whole scheme of things its a gnats bite on an elephants backside I suppose.

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I asked for the horrible sound to be turned off when it was at the dealer for the updates. I can't say whether that would have happened anyway. I understand most customers complain about the fake sound so perhaps some more proactive dealers do it anyway. The car is so much better now; simply more relaxing.
 

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There are a number of posts saying how people are pleased the fake engine sound has been removed following the latest software updates.
I for one liked the fake sound, those of you who also were disappointed that it’s been “turned off”, can, do the procedure below to turn it back on.
it works for me but I apologise if it doesn’t work for you.
its worth following the steps more than once as it can be difficult to get it right

1) Switch on the car by pressing the start button twice
2) Make sure you are still in Park
3) Press the brake and drive paddle simultaneously
4) Press five times the right flipper
5) Press five times the left flipper
6) Release the drive and break paddles
7) Shift to drive and go

Please don’t blame me if it doesn’t work for you.
Can I ask - when the change has been made, does anything at all register/confirm the change on any of the displays?
 

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Can I ask - when the change has been made, does anything at all register/confirm the change on any of the displays?
my understanding is that the update made the sounds a bit lower, but did not remove it per se.
the procedure to put the engine sound on/off is still valid (you can try and see if it works). If the procedure is completed correctly you will see the "engine" red icon flashing twice. This is the only feedback, while there is no status visible (not even in the diagnostic menu)
 

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ahahhaa it does. it is a mazda official procedure (there was a mazda pdf somewhere) but looks like it is for "dealers" only. Clearly the car has the option to turn this on/off. hard to understand why I can select 3 sound level for the blinkers (a bit too much?) but cannot turn this on/off via the car settings menu (which btw is something they could easily add via software update and maybe they will). Considering they now have fake engine OFF - medium - loud options, why not having a menu and make all 3 selectable?
 

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After the 12v update my fake engine noise is either quieter or off but tbh I now prefer it off however Mazda should allow
within the settings the option to have the sound on/off with a flick of a switch
 

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ahahhaa it does. it is a mazda official procedure (there was a mazda pdf somewhere) but looks like it is for "dealers" only. Clearly the car has the option to turn this on/off. hard to understand why I can select 3 sound level for the blinkers (a bit too much?) but cannot turn this on/off via the car settings menu (which btw is something they could easily add via software update and maybe they will). Considering they now have fake engine OFF - medium - loud options, why not having a menu and make all 3 selectable?
Totally agree!!! All this press this and that wait and do so and so borders on comedy or a James Bond parody.
Kind of dig the sound in lower speeds but on the autobahn its just a tiny, tiny bit annoying.
 

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Vivamazda, that kind of English understatement almost leaves me wondering if you are truly Swedish. At motorway speeds, car manufacturers should be looking to minimise stress and noise and absolutely not adding din to it. You might dig the low speed accellerative noise now but you will appreciate silence all the more. I've never had a Mazda before and the way that they react to customer pressure is pretty woeful. Or should I say that their customer responsiveness could be a tiny bit better?
 

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I agree Alan, they should be particularly following user experience with their first EV. However, my brother has had a succession of Mazdas, including the RX8, and, though he likes the cars, he hasn't been impressed by Mazda as a company. Also, he believes that they mask problems to escalate that apparent good reliability record of theirs. I experienced some of that with an Audi; I took the car in for an offside rear brake caliper that clearly was not functioning (3 shiny brake discs and a single rusty one). They sent me a video insisting that there was nothing wrong with the brake and even included a dynamic brake report. Two weeks later, the disc had cleaned itself up. So, it was the customer who was wrong and not a fault with the car!
 

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Vivamazda, that kind of English understatement almost leaves me wondering if you are truly Swedish. At motorway speeds, car manufacturers should be looking to minimise stress and noise and absolutely not adding din to it. You might dig the low speed accellerative noise now but you will appreciate silence all the more. I've never had a Mazda before and the way that they react to customer pressure is pretty woeful. Or should I say that their customer responsiveness could be a tiny bit better?
Had a pretty scary experience driving an Audi etron. No fake sound, next to zero wind noise and minimal road noise. That leaves you with very little sense of speed. Maybe many will go too fast because speed becomes a bit abstract? I know I did. It might sound cool and all but is our pretty primitive brain wired to fathom speed with very little feedback? So accelerative sound in a quiet EV in general. The argument for it is not outlandish. But at constant speeds??? The concept makes sense but the execution could possibly have been a smidge better?
 

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Mmmm. Did you not experience the same sensation as the etron when you were driving seriously fast ICE cars? You know, the ones that someone thinks should be limited to 250 kph. Their engines, complete with gear changes don't exactly convey much sense of speed at sub 180 kph. So, putting pseudo engine sound into such a modest powered vehicle as the MX-30 cannot make much sense. I can only assume that together with analogue guages and transmission lever, it is somehow meant to instill some form of association with "normaility" and ease ICE vehicle drivers into EV's.
 

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Mmmm. Did you not experience the same sensation as the etron when you were driving seriously fast ICE cars? You know, the ones that someone thinks should be limited to 250 kph. Their engines, complete with gear changes don't exactly convey much sense of speed at sub 180 kph. So, putting pseudo engine sound into such a modest powered vehicle as the MX-30 cannot make much sense. I can only assume that together with analogue guages and transmission lever, it is somehow meant to instill some form of association with "normaility" and ease ICE vehicle drivers into EV's.
Sadly have not driven a bunch of Fast and Furious like cars. My first car was a 60th hand Fiat Uno. No need for a fake engine sound. An optimistic mindset and general good health was required to deal with all the shaking and the constant din. Things improved from there. Milkfloat this Mazda is hands down the most rational and sensible car I ever bought. Sound generator or no sound generator.
OK this whole fake sound business is pretty controversial? Birillo79, hopefully got that rigt, was suggesting options in the settings. And why not? Hopefully that would make everyone happy.
 

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So, we converge I think. I have had some very rapid cars over the years and I have to go back to 1982 to a car that was slower than the Mazda in acceleration, though even that would reach 100mph. But, I love this little car; I smile to myself each time I get into it; even more now that the fake engine noise is gone!
 
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