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My CX-9 Signature just sits in the garage now it鈥檚 driven 25 miles in the past month. The MX-30 is doing all the heavy lifting now that gas is $5 a gallon.

I鈥檓 so happy I got this car before the Ukraine 馃嚭馃嚘 war. Now I hear there is a waitlist for these cars. Except in California where I did find 16 listings from all the dealers in California.

How happy are you that you received your MX-30 and are not paying $5 a gallon?
 

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My CX-9 Signature just sits in the garage now it鈥檚 driven 25 miles in the past month. The MX-30 is doing all the heavy lifting now that gas is $5 a gallon.

I鈥檓 so happy I got this car before the Ukraine 馃嚭馃嚘 war. Now I hear there is a waitlist for these cars. Except in California where I did find 16 listings from all the dealers in California.

How happy are you that you received your MX-30 and are not paying $5 a gallon?
I leased a MX-30 for 3 years due to super low pricing, to replace our CX-5 in wait for Mazda to release a proper EV platform. The incentive to buy an EV in Sweden atm is quite strong with low taxes and lower prices. The low cost to charge vs gasoline is an added bonus.
 

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How happy I am? I am super happy! I got this car in December 2021 to replace my (also very good 4-wheel drive cx5). This mx30 is fantastic, even despite the range. I use this for city drive and I usually charge once a week. This works wonders if you have a diesel/gasoline car as your 2nd car. But what is even better: the list price is here (Estonia) ~35 000 EUR. But you can get it from German dealers (showroom cars with <1000 km driven; check mobile.de) for ~22 000. I got mine such way and this deal is just unbeatable (and -3000 EUR as German subsidy is also very nice). To get a fully electric and fantastic car for ~22k EUR is s steal of the decade. So, all in all, not very happy, byt very verey very happy.
 

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My CX-9 Signature just sits in the garage now it鈥檚 driven 25 miles in the past month. The MX-30 is doing all the heavy lifting now that gas is $5 a gallon.

I鈥檓 so happy I got this car before the Ukraine 馃嚭馃嚘 war. Now I hear there is a waitlist for these cars. Except in California where I did find 16 listings from all the dealers in California.

How happy are you that you received your MX-30 and are not paying $5 a gallon?
 

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My CX-9 Signature just sits in the garage now it鈥檚 driven 25 miles in the past month. The MX-30 is doing all the heavy lifting now that gas is $5 a gallon.

I鈥檓 so happy I got this car before the Ukraine 馃嚭馃嚘 war. Now I hear there is a waitlist for these cars. Except in California where I did find 16 listings from all the dealers in California.

How happy are you that you received your MX-30 and are not paying $5 a gallon?
Not sure what part of the Country you are in or what your summer temps are but have you had any trouble with warnings on batteries getting hot. When it is over 90 degrees here they heat up and tells me to turn on the cooling system but it will not turn on
 

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I honestly thought that the battery cooling was automatic. It does state you have to stop the car and put the car in park. It also recommended having it plugged in and charging as the battery cooling system (reverse heat pump action) draws from the HV batteries. I assume that is not your experience?

Battery cooling
If the high voltage battery temperature reaches 40 醾 (104 醾) or higher after driving the vehicle, it is possible to cool the high voltage battery while the vehicle is parked for maintaining a long high voltage battery life.
If the Excessive Battery Temperature notification is displayed on the centre display after completing a trip, select Start to operate the battery cooling.
NOTE
Because the electrical power of the high voltage battery is used by the battery
cooling, we recommend that the charge connector is connected to the vehicle while
the battery cooling is operating, when parked in a location where charging is available

I don't know what Start means in the handbook never having experienced it perhaps you can help

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I honestly thought that the battery cooling was automatic. It does state you have to stop the car and put the car in park. It also recommended having it plugged in and charging as the battery cooling system (reverse heat pump action) draws from the HV batteries. I assume that is not your experience?

Battery cooling
If the high voltage battery temperature reaches 40 醾 (104 醾) or higher after driving the vehicle, it is possible to cool the high voltage battery while the vehicle is parked for maintaining a long high voltage battery life.
If the Excessive Battery Temperature notification is displayed on the centre display after completing a trip, select Start to operate the battery cooling.
NOTE
Because the electrical power of the high voltage battery is used by the battery
cooling, we recommend that the charge connector is connected to the vehicle while
the battery cooling is operating, when parked in a location where charging is available

I don't know what Start means in the handbook never having experienced it perhaps you can help

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I have not seen anything in the owners manual that even lists the warning. Also it has been in the shop for two weeks and they can鈥檛 figure it out even with help from the factory techs. They did call today and want to see me this afternoon because they finally got some info from the factory. Not sure what it is yet but if I have to stop and park it every time I get the message that will be totally unacceptable
 

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Gary, user manual section 3-18 and 3 -19

Perhaps the stop is only recommended at the end of your journey. During your journey I would suspect that acceleration etc. would be restricted to protect the batteries. Interesting to hear what the Mazda guys tell you as I thought cooling clicked in when driving like an ICE car and only warned you when the cooling system could not cope.

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Gary, user manual section 3-18 and 3 -19

Perhaps the stop is only recommended at the end of your journey. During your journey I would suspect that acceleration etc. would be restricted to protect the batteries. Interesting to hear what the Mazda guys tell you as I thought cooling clicked in when driving like an ICE car and only warned you when the cooling system could not cope.

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What they finally told me today is that the cooling is accomplished through the AC. Interesting because I thought it was liquid cooled and they told me it was liquid cooled so how does circulating cold air around the batteries help. I still don鈥檛 think they know what鈥檚 wrong but that is as far as they intend to take it
 

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What they finally told me today is that the cooling is accomplished through the AC. Interesting because I thought it was liquid cooled and they told me it was liquid cooled so how does circulating cold air around the batteries help. I still don鈥檛 think they know what鈥檚 wrong but that is as far as they intend to take it
I鈥檓 in Costal North Carolina it has been over 90 here for awhile. It鈥檚 gonna be 100 on Wednesday next week according to the forecast.

So I鈥檓 running the Air conditioning all the time. As far as heat soak I haven鈥檛 had any issues yet. I have approached my car and the fan was running on hot days when left in a parking lot.

My MX-30 is parked in an air conditioned garage when it鈥檚 not being used.

My Garage can get over 100 degrees in the summer as the door is westward facing. So I spent around $4,000 USD to Insulate the door, Insulate the attic space, seal up and Air condition my garage. I used to go in there and the loud fan would just be churning away. Now that鈥檚 it鈥檚 a nice 68 degrees in there it never turns on at all.

I believe there is a series of condenser tubes that runs through the battery packs that cools and heats the battery. It鈥檚 the onboard heat pump/Air Conditioner. It鈥檚 on most premium EV鈥檚 now.
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I鈥檓 in Costal North Carolina it has been over 90 here for awhile. It鈥檚 gonna be 100 on Wednesday next week according to the forecast.

So I鈥檓 running the Air conditioning all the time. As far as heat soak I haven鈥檛 had any issues yet. I have approached my car and the fan was running on hot days when left in a parking lot.

My MX-30 is parked in an air conditioned garage when it鈥檚 not being used.

My Garage can get over 100 degrees in the summer as the door is westward facing. So I spent around $4,000 USD to Insulate the door, Insulate the attic space, seal up and Air condition my garage. I used to go in there and the loud fan would just be churning away. Now that鈥檚 it鈥檚 a nice 68 degrees in there it never turns on at all.

I believe there is a series of condenser tubes that runs through the battery packs that cools and heats the battery. It鈥檚 the onboard heat pump/Air Conditioner. It鈥檚 on most premium EV鈥檚 now.
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Have you ever received a warning that the battery temperature was high and you should turn on the battery cooler and plug in to preserve the battery healthThat is the message I have received at least three times since the summer weather started heating up
 

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Gary, when you have to cool the battery down do you have to do anything relating to the Start function as per the handbook or does it start automatically? Or have you not had to do it yet?

I am trying to understand what Start means in the cooling bit of 3-19馃

Alan
 
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