Mazda caught in emissions cheating scandal

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2013 CX-5 6MT
The link in the first post by OP.

That link doesn't go to the full story anymore.. And yesterday the only detail in there was that the details would be released today (uhm)

this story has details:
https://www.motor1.com/news/261758/mazda-denies-cheating-emissions-test/

In both testing modes, Mazda did not find any sort of *improper alteration or falsification of test data.*

However, the company did detect speed trace errors, which refer to situations in which the car being tested deviates more than the permitted amount from the pre-established speed trace pattern as described by the test mode. These speed trace errors were discovered in 72 cases out of a total of 1,472 cars that were tested under the aforementioned JC08 cycle.

Following a more in-depth investigation, Mazda detected two causes for the mishap. The first one is about the system not being correctly programmed to automatically invalidate results containing a speed trace error. In addition, these test procedures were incorrectly organized as detecting the speed trace deviations became the responsibility of each individual inspector.

Mazda has already re-examined all the test data and the results are: *No effect on specification fuel economy and emission figures.* The company goes on to say it hasn*t encountered any issues during the WLTC test cycle.

Put down the pitchforks everyone. A minor programming Error in a test machine and a small procedural error is not considered "cheating".

Looks like the only real cheating going on here is the made up news headline in the original post from yesterday.
 
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13' CX-5 and 16' Mazda6 both Touring w/Tech/Bose
The article's title seems a bit click baitish. To me at least.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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That link doesn't go to the full story anymore.. And yesterday the only detail in there was that the details would be released today (uhm)

this story has details:
https://www.motor1.com/news/261758/mazda-denies-cheating-emissions-test/

Put down the pitchforks everyone. A minor programming Error in a test machine and a small procedural error is not considered "cheating".

Looks like the only real cheating going on here is the made up news headline in the original post from yesterday.
Ha, you seem to always find some more details. Yeah these improper conducted fuel economy and emissions tests seem minor on Mazda part. But still the "mishap" about the system not being correctly programmed, and the test procedures were incorrectly organized are still at fault by Mazda. Nobody can prove if Mazda did these intentionally or not.
 

ColoradoDriver

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2014 CX-5 Touring
Ha, you seem to always find some more details. Yeah these improper conducted fuel economy and emissions tests seem minor on Mazda part. But still the "mishap" about the system not being correctly programmed, and the test procedures were incorrectly organized are still at fault by Mazda. Nobody can prove if Mazda did these intentionally or not.

Ummmm...considering it affected 72 out of almost 1500 test cases, I think you are stretching here.

I've worked for places that purposefully programmed stuff incorrectly (before my time there). The result was $450 million payed to the feds in settlement as the nature of this purposeful "error" enabled fraud against the feds. And believe me when I say it was 100% of the time incorrect on purpose.
 
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'18 Mazda CX-5 Akera KG i-Activ AWD 2.5L In Sonic Silver
Took a while for it to make news here:

Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha Admit To Improper Emissions Testing

Mazda admits to fuel economy and emissions testing errors

"The results of the investigation show some models produced at Mazda's Hiroshima Plant were inappropriately handled in 72 cases, when tested under the JC08 standard.
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The investigation found that JC08 test data containing "speed trace errors" were handled inappropriately in 72 cases out of the 1472 units tested, however no such cases were found in WLTC testing."
 
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2015 CX5 GT AWD
Listen, if there's even a remote chance that I'll get a free upgrade like VW's buyback program, I'm quite happy to be outraged too.
 
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This is not on the scale of the VW fiasco. This was negligence at a local level. Unfortunate, as it tarnishes Mazda's reputation to some degree, but it's really much ado about nothing.