I'm kinda pissed at the thought of (possibly) being without my 5 for another month too, but let's think about this for a minute. Mazda had reports of fires. They didn't know the cause. They decided it was in everybody's best interest to recall them and figure it out. Now that they have found the cause, they need to test and make sure the same thing won't happen in other configurations and situations. I'm sure they have now done some extended runs at redline in every gear in both trannies and probably other engine combos not available in the NA market too. When they are happy with those results, they'll make the determination about what needs to be done. Maybe they'll find the same thing happens in the manuals too. It might require a sticker, a transmission reflash (on the A/T) and/or a new or additional heat shield. Maybe they could give them back to us with the condition that we agree to not drive them in the offending manner to release liability, but I don't know if that will work. I'd love it if they had it ready tomorrow, but I'm willing to wait a bit to make sure they do it right so I don't have to go through this again in the near future. And as far as additional compensation goes, an extended warranty would be nice, or free maintenance for a few years, but I doubt they'll pop for that considering the millions they're already spending on rentals/loaners.
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