Breaking systemBT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
The car at this point has proven to be everything promised but I wasn’t told about the braking assist. Very bad idea, dangerous to other drivers. The car makes you keep your distance. That allows others to fill gap the the car applies the brakes forcing everyone behind you to break and the gap in front of you doesn’t justify the brake being used. You end up being a bad driver. 3 times it has coursed me to experience others wrath.Show details
Fuel economy is shockingBT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
I put an empty 8x5 trailer on and I instantly lose 3.4 klm per litre or 12.5 lts per hundred klms which then brings my range down to just over 500 klm per tank , trailer weighs 250 kg . I put my pop top van on behind it which weighs 2100 kg an it drops 4.4 klm per litre . I can under stand it dropping with van that much but not with with a empty box trailer even the van is a big drop as the Isuzu motor was rated best economy for towing . Have had it in an out of dealer ship an case raised with Mazda but they reckon within specs which is a load... Read more of rubbish as sane model Isuzu getting much better economy . Not sure if true but been told mazda took on motor but no the there fuel management system . Only done 7000 klms an thinking of trading in on a Isuzu as getting no support from Mazda or there dealer ship on Fraser coast qld . Very disappointed
Nice ute but a few issuesBT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
Purchased March 2021 and now done almost 25,000km. This is a farm ute. No major issues except the mice like the wiper blades and, like other people say, the "take key" bell is really, really annoying when you are jumping in and out of the vehicle all day on the farm. Even after 2 years, that bell still drives me nuts.
Also, I think it is a bit soft for a farm ute. I don't know how long the plastic rear bumper will last the rigors of paddock work and sticks etc. And the front plastic bumper scratched easily until I got a bull bar. So far I don't put it through the same paces in the paddock that I did with my previous ute - 2003 Hilux.Show details
Regrettable purchaseBT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
The factory suspension is a disgrace. Only suitable for very light duties on good roads. No way can this ute safely carry its rated payload with the factory springs. I had to spend $3,500 replacing the whole suspension. The electronic gizzmos are a nightmare. It constantly screams at me for doing normal things like key in the ignition and door open. Lane assist is just dangerous. I have taped over both cameras on the outside of the windscreen. Autonomous braking should be illegal - it puts the brakes on when I drive under a low branch. And wh... Read moreich genius invented the rear proximity warning? Obviously someone who never towed a trailer. Reversing a trailer is accompanied by a loud scream warning me that I am going to run into it! The cabin is claustrophobic and the driving experience is mundane. The dust sealing is inadequate. I really regret my decision to buy this ute.
Frustrating piece of junkBT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
Unfortunately I purchased a new bt50 thinking it would be as good as my old one.
This new one is the biggest pice of junk I’ve owned.
Compared to my old 09 bt50 the ride quality is terrible, fuel consumption is slightly higher & even though it’s meant to have more power it seems slower & sluggish.
The auto transmission sometimes holds gears for too long around town, but at higher speeds it’s always changing between 5th & 6th.
Luckily mine has the update that lets me turn of lane keep assist with one button, but unfortunately there’s no easy way to turn off the autonomous braking which seems apply itself randomly when you pass vehicles using a turning lane.
Do not buy a BT50BT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
21 BT50 19000 kms used for camping, off road and commuting. At about 7000kms it went into limp mode and was picked up on tilt tray and taken to Darwin Mazda, although I had used mazda roadside assist Darwin mazda new nothing about why the car came in so it sat there for 4-5 hours until I enquired about the progress on fixing the problem. This just caused a delay and extended the time I was without a vehicle. I was told it required a software update (really, on a new car??). At about 18000kms while driving on a dirt road up in the Gulf country... Read more we somehow broke the rear diff lock actuator off. This was not warranty as it was impact damage. The Nathan River road is not that bad really so I was a bit surprised this happened. The car went in for a new actuator to be fitted and this is where things got really bad. The new diff lock actuator didn't work and I was told a ring in the diff was damaged, this turned out to be the whole diff centre. The part was ordered and the replacement part arrived but was damaged. Then I was told there were no more in the country and another part was coming from overseas, no eta. I asked if the old diff centre could be put back inbut they could not guarantee that further damage wouldn't occur and at my cost for 3 hours labour. I declined the offer thinking it wont be long before the new part arrives. About 4 - 5 weeks later I was told another part was on the way by road, but it was lost in transit. The dealer has had my car for 7 weeks by now. A new part was ordered and put on air freight but it was delayed and lost and eventually found and put in 9 weeks after my initial booking. At no time in the 9 weeks did there seem to be any urgency to get my car back on the road. So 9 weeks and $5000 later at my cost they got my car finished. No one would take responsibility and everyone just blamed someone else. I was surprise they had to actually replaced the diff centre and not just a part in the diff as I was initially told. How the diff was damaged and why the actual diff was replaced I do not know. My dissatisfaction is mainly with the dealer but the fact the car broke so easily is also disappointing. I have since purchased and installed a diff lock actuator guard and I recommend everyone to do the same (Mazda do not).
Buyer beware. Terrible "safety" features, paint scratches like nothing else, clutch noises.BT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
Had a 2020 new model/shape BT50 for 13mths.
-quiet on the road (if you can put up with beeping and warning systems!)
-Mazda Australia only provide lip service about the woeful "safety" features.... Lane control, cameras, auto braking, sensors are all very dangerous. Nothing short of dismal in fact. Will pick up things which are irrelevant on the road and then jam on brakes and swerve for no reason. Hated this stuff. Constantly beeping at something. Very difficult and frustrating to turn off without a simple button like other cars.
-paint scratches exceptionally easily and panels dent with minimal pressure.
Don't buy this car if you drive on country roads!BT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
The Lane Departure Prevention system makes driving this car on country roads down-right dangerous. This is a quote from the manual "In the following situations, do not use the system because an accident may unexpectedly occur. It may not be able to properly control the vehicle because the lane cannot be recognised. - General roads, -roads with curves, -old lane markings, -avoiding a stationary vehicle, -crack or repair mark on the road, etc." Unlike other brands we own, the LDP system cannot be turned off, except by going through a series of settings EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU TURN ON THE KEY! Mazda say they are working on a fix, but it has obviously been a long time coming. How hard is it to make it default to off instead of on?Show details
ShitboxBT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
Done 7000 kms on my brand new bt-50 before driving it on sand for 2 hours, somehow the front dif has blown a hole in itself and 4x4 wouldn’t work. Mazda says they’ll pay for everything yet I’m stuck in the middle of no where for weeks without a courtesy car or accommodation. Camping on the side of the road waiting for them to find me a hire carShow details
New 4X4BT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
Only 1 week old, can’t wait to get it off road. Mainly used to get to and from work, a lot of technology I have to get used to which will take a while, and have to see how reliable it is off roadShow details
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Mazda/Isuzu = mazduzu.BT-50 4x4 3.0L XT (2020-2023)
Purchased Ute in late June 2021. I was lucky enough that the dealer set the safety stuff and the iPhone up for me before I drove away. As far as the safety stuff goes I just don’t know it is there. Never had a single problem with the car to date. iPhone always connects within 15 seconds. Currently have 6000 kms up. Is very comfortable, very good on fuel. Around town I regularly achieve 9 litres per 100. On the open road I have had it as Low as 8 litres per 100. I also tow a van, 14 ft pop top. Sitting on 100 kph between 11.2 and 12 lit... Read moreres per 100. Depending on terrain and head winds. I had the upgrade ally tray fitted with the centre draw and the under tray water container on passenger side and under tray tool box on drivers side. Had the Mazda’s loop bull bar fitted. I have no extra lights for night driving as I feel the factory led light are more than adequate. The Ute is extremely comfortable for long drives. I have a manual and the first great is lower than I have had in other cars. Some people don’t like it but I love the low first gear for towing especially, don’t have to ride the clutch for take off with heavy loads. Would I buy another mazduzu if mine was written of? Yes I would in a heartbeat.
Questions & Answers
Front camera unavailable no traction control no cruise contrOL RLK off
Kiwi here. Just bought a 2022 BT50 and am horrified at the ridiculous settings it comes with. Loved my CX5 it replaced but it looks at if Mazda is at the mercy of Isuzu now. Lane assist in particular is lethal as I'm on rural roads often but Isuzu NZ says they will only make the off setting easier to get to through the menu, not supply a button as I read elsewhere for Auz owners. Any other experiences out there?
Yeh I think that's standard. Did you ask the dealer to remove it or turn it off for you?
I hate it-especially when towing my van. Turn it off and it just comes on again each time I restart the engine.
Put a sticker over the cameras on the front of windscreen behind rear view mirror, disabled all the crap
Cheers, yep, done that. I miss the cruise control but at least the blasted lane departure stuff no longer works. Have found they do have a software "bulletin" that allows you to use the EKT button to turn off lane control but they want me to pay to install it. The battle continues.
There is an upgrade through the dealer. You just push and hold the button that has a steering wheel on it until it beeps, and the orange lights on the dash come on. Its a free upgrade, but you might have to push to get it done.
Hey I’ve got a problem with my xt 2019 auto. Traction control and abs light is constantly on how do I solve it
Do you have OBD tool? That has worked for me.
I have had rear diff lock turn on magically while on bitumen. Twice. That really confused me the first time. OBD showed an error which I could reset. Mazda said they've never seen that before. That's what they always say ;)
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|Warranty Distance||Unlimited kms||Unlimited kms||Unlimited kms||Unlimited kms|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual||Automatic||Automatic and Manual||Automatic|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy (Silver)||18" Alloy (Black and Machined)||18" Alloy (Black and Machined)||17" Alloy (Silver)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Doors||2 to 4||4||4||2 to 4|
|Seats||2 to 5||5||5||2 to 5|
|Fuel Consumption||8 L/100km||8 L/100km||8 L/100km||8 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||76 L||76 L||76 L||76 L|
|Engine||3.0 litre in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC intercooled turbo diesel||3.0 litre in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC intercooled turbo diesel||3.0 litre in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC intercooled turbo diesel||3.0 litre in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC intercooled turbo diesel|
|Max Power||140kW @ 3,600rpm||140kW @ 3,600rpm||140kW @ 3,600rpm||140kW @ 3,600rpm|
|Max Torque||450Nm @ 1,600-2,600 rpm||450 @ 1,600-2,600rpm||450Nm @ 1,600-2,600 rpm||450Nm @ 1,600-2,600 rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Phone Connectivity||3.5mm Aux Port, Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB||3.5mm Aux Port, Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB||3.5mm Aux Port, Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB||3.5mm Aux Port, Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB|
|Steering Wheel Adjustment||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Cab Chassis and Pick Up||Pick Up||Pick Up||Cab Chassis and Pick Up|
|Cab Options||Dual, Extra and Single||Dual||Dual||Dual, Extra and Single|
|Maximum Payload||1,065 kg|
|Ground Clearance||235 mm||240 mm||240 mm||235 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Headlight Features||Auto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/Off||Auto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/Off||Auto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/Off||Auto High-Beam Dip and Automatic On/Off|
|Cruise Control||Speed Limiter||Adaptive (ACC) and Speed Limiter||Speed Limiter||Speed Limiter|
|Parking Sensors||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear)||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear)||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear)|
|Hazard Perception||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning|
|Lane Assistance||Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)||Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)||Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)||Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)|
|Speed Sign Recognition||Yes, read only||Yes, read only||Yes, read only||Yes, read only|
|Kerb Weight||2,035 kg|
|Ground Clearance||235 mm||240 mm||240 mm||235 mm|
|Gauges||Analogue and Digital||Analogue and Digital||Analogue and Digital||Analogue and Digital|
|Built-In Navigation System||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Heads Up Display||No||No||No||No|
|Digital Radio (DAB+)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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