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Fleet World Fleet: Mazda CX-5 Sport Nav+ 150PS 2WD

By / 1 year ago / Road Tests / No Comments

Dan Gilkes looks into a service light on our CX-5.

The oil change light on our CX-5 came on with less than 8,000 miles on the clock

At six months old and with less than 8,000 miles on the clock, I was a little surprised to see the service required in 500 miles light come up on the dash of our CX-5. Given that the brochure promises a visit to the dealer every 12 months/12,000 miles, it seemed a little early.

However, Mazda deemed it acceptable, as the system is apparently condition based. As most of my journeys are long-distance cruising, that still felt a little early. Local dealer Donalds Mazda was unable to get the car in for a few weeks, so it eventually had its first oil change at 8,600 miles, for £201.65.

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Dan Gilkes

Dan has been a commercial vehicle and construction equipment journalist for almost 30 years. An automotive engineer and former fleet manager, he has driven almost every van, pickup and truck that has been launched in Europe over that time. As editor of VFW, his aim is to keep readers up to date with the latest developments in the light commercial world.