Lack of Power During Hard Acceleration in Cold Weather – 2013-2016 Mazda



Bulletin No: 01-011/15
Last Issued: 06/17/2015



  • This bulletin supersedes the previous bulletin 01-011/15, issued on 06/02/15. The APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/ VINS, REPAIR PROCEDURE and CALIBRATION INFORMATION has been revised.
  • Changes are noted below in Red beside the change bar.



2014-2015 Mazda3 2.0L with VINs lower than JM1BM******267077 (produced before March 30, 2015 – Japan built)

2014-2015 Mazda3 2.0L with VINs lower than 3MZBM****** 207478 (produced before April 1, 2015 – Mexico built)

2013-2016 CX-5 2.0L with VINs lower than JM3KE****** 656820 (produced before April 8, 2015)



Some vehicles may experience a lack of power during hard acceleration (approx. 6,000 rpm) in cold weather conditions below 32 °F (0 °C). DTCs P0300:00, P0301:00 and/or P0302:00 are stored in memory.

  • P0300:00: Random misfire detected
  • P0301:00: Cylinder No. 1 misfire detected
  • P0302:00: Cylinder No. 2 misfire detected

This is caused by improper control logic of the PCM. The PCM may detect a false misfire under the subject conditions and may fall into fail safe mode. To eliminate this concern, the PCM control logic has been changed.

Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure.



  1. Verify customer concern.
  2. Reboot the IDS to clear memory before reprogramming.
  3. Using IDS 95.05 or later software, reprogram the PCM to the latest calibration (refer to “Calibration Information” table) by following the “Module Reprogramming” procedure.


  • Always update the IDS tool first, then follow on-screen instructions to download the needed calibration file for PCM reprogramming.
  • It is not necessary to remove any fuses or relays during PCM reprogramming when the IDS screen prompts you to do so. You may accidentally stop power to one of the PCM terminals and cause the PCM to be blanked, or you may receive error messages during the IDS reprogramming procedure.
  • IDS shows the calibration part numbers after programming the PCM.
  • Please be aware that PCM calibration part numbers and file names listed in any Service Bulletin may change due to future releases of IDS software, and additional revisions made to those calibrations for service related concerns.
  • When reprogramming a PCM, IDS will always display the “latest” calibration P/N available for that vehicle. If any calibration has been revised/updated to contain new information for a new service concern/issue, it will also contain all previously released calibrations.
  • Start/Stop button vehicles only: DO NOT press the start/stop button during the reprogramming process.
  • When performing this procedure, we recommend using the “Power Supply” mode in the Battery Management System to keep the vehicle battery up to capacity. If a different charger is used, make sure it does not exceed 20 AMPS. If it exceeds 20 AMPS, it could damage the PCM.
  1. After performing the PCM reprogramming procedure, clear DTCs.
  2. After clearing DTCs, start the engine and confirm that no warning lights stay on.


  • If any DTCs should remain after performing DTC erase, diagnose the DTCs using MS3 online instructions or Workshop Manual section 01-02.
  • After PCM reprogramming, it is no longer necessary to road test the vehicle to “relearn” KAM (Keep Alive Memory).



2014-2015 Mazda3 2.0L – Japan Built Vehicles (VINs Starting with JM1)
Engine Transmission File Name Note
Calif. (PZEV) M/T PELC-188K2-C Mitsubishi
PELD-188K2-C Denso
A/T PELA-188K2-C Mitsubishi
PELB-188K2-C Denso
Calif. (ULEV) M/T PE18-188K2-E Mitsubishi
PEAA-188K2-E Denso
A/T PE19-188K2-D Mitsubishi
PEAB-188K2-D Denso
Fed. M/T PE5J-188K2-E Mitsubishi
PEAC-188K2-E Denso
A/T PE5K-188K2-D Mitsubishi
PEAD-188K2-D Denso


2014-2015 Mazda3 2.0L – Mexico Built Vehicles (VINs Starting with 3MZ)
Engine Transmission File Name Note
Calif. (PZEV) M/T PELG-188K2-C Mitsubishi
PELH-188K2-C Denso
A/T PELE-188K2-C Mitsubishi
PELF-188K2-C Denso
Calif. (ULEV) M/T PEDG-188K2-D Mitsubishi
PEDL-188K2-D Denso
A/T PEDH-188K2-C Mitsubishi
PEDM-188K2-C Denso
Fed. M/T PEDJ-188K2-D Mitsubishi
PEDN-188K2-D Denso
A/T PEDK-188K2-C Mitsubishi
PEDP-188K2-C Denso


2013 CX-5 2.0L (A/T)
Engine Transmission Drive File Name Memo
Calif. A/T 2WD PE02-188K2-M Mitsubishi
PE1H-188K2-L Denso
4WD PE1B-188K2-M Mitsubishi
PE1K-188K2-L Denso
Fed. A/T 2WD PE1D-188K2-M Mitsubishi
PE1M-188K2-L Denso
4WD PE1F-188K2-M Mitsubishi
PE1P-188K2-L Denso


2013-2015 CX-5 2.0L (M/T) 2WD
Engine Transmission Drive File Name Memo
Calif. M/T 2WD PUZ2-188K2 Mitsubishi
PUZ4-188K2 Denso
Fed. PUZ3-188K2 Mitsubishi
PUZ5-188K2 Denso


2014-2015 CX-5 2.0L (A/T)
Engine Transmission Drive File Name Memo
Calif. A/T 2WD PUYR-188K2-B Mitsubishi
PUYX-188K2-B Denso
4WD PUYS-188K2-B Mitsubishi
PUYZ-188K2-B Denso
Fed. A/T 2WD PUYT-188K2-B Mitsubishi
PUZ0-188K2-B Denso
4WD PUYW-188K2-B Mitsubishi
PUZ1-188K2-B Denso


2016 CX-5 2.0L
Engine Transmission Drive File Name Memo
Calif M/T 2WD PS32-188K2-C Mitsubishi
PS39-188K2-C Denso
A/T 2WD PS33-188K2-C Mitsubishi
PS40-188K2-C Denso
4WD PS34-188K2-C Mitsubishi
PS41-188K2-C Denso
Fed M/T 2WD PS35-188K2-C Mitsubishi
PS42-188K2-C Denso
A/T 2WD PS36-188K2-C Mitsubishi
PS43-188K2-C Denso
4WD PS37-188K2-C Mitsubishi
PS44-188K2-C Denso




  • This warranty information applies only to verified customer complaints on vehicles eligible for warranty repair.
  • This repair will be covered under Fed. Emission Warranty (long term) or Calif. PZEV Emission Warranty, where applicable.
  • Additional diagnostic time cannot be claimed for this repair.
Warranty Type A
Symptom Code 6X
Damage Code 9W
DTC Code P0300, P0301 and/or P0302
Part Number Main Cause 5555-RP-PCM
Quantity 0
Operation Number / Labor Hours XXL4KXFX / 0.3 Hrs. (Reprogramming)



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MDSFA/MMP Required Hardware (Not Included)  

As shown in the diagram, an SAE J2534 pass-thru device is required to use the application.

J2534 Connection


Hardware validated by Mazda can be purchased separately from a third-party supplier. Validation has been done using the following J2534 pass-thru device and cables:

  • CarDAQ+ (includes RS232 and Ethernet cables)
  • Cable between CarDAQ and Vehicle – CD2534-J1962-FEPS (Sold separately / Required)


Important Information: Mazda makes no representations about the performance of third-party passthru devices. This pass-thru device list is provided voluntarily and as a courtesy. While our software meets SAE J2534, the pass-thru device manufacturer is responsible for making sure their pass-thru device operates properly on each Mazda vehicle and with Mazda software. We have listed the devices below because their manufacturers have attested that the tools have been validated to work. From time to time, we may test these devices. If we determine they do not operate properly or are obsolete, we may remove them from the list, without notice. Additionally, pass-thru devices listed here have been listed for their use with Mazda North American products only. While they may work with some European and other vehicles, they may not meet the requirements for those regions or operate properly.


Hardware can be purchased from a third-party supplier. Mazda has validated the following J2534 passthru devices:


**J2534 Pass-thru Device Manufacturer
*CarDAQ+ Drew Technologies Inc.
*Pass-Thru+XS Actia Corp.
*Snap-On Pass Thru Pro II Snap-On.
*Universal Reprogrammer EASE Diagnostics
*FLASH2 All-Makes Reprogrammer CARDONE Industries
*Bosch Mastertech VCI Bosch Diagnostics

*Contact the device manufacturer for the latest DLL and firmware versions.

**Many J2534 manufacturers sell and market similar J2534 devices with like names. Please exercise caution when using the list above for purposes of understanding devices Mazda has validated for use. J2534 Pass-thru Device Suppliers: Mazda has validated the J2534 devices listed on this page. Mazda does not plan to validate additional J2534 devices at this time.


PCM Reprogramming Process Overview 

  • Purchase a subscription to PCM Reprogramming on this website.
  • Download the application and install it on your PC.
  • Connect the J2534 pass-thru device to the PC and the vehicle, and power it up.
  • Run the application installed on your PC.
  • The application will determine whether or not a new calibration file is available.
  • If you choose to use the new file, the module will be reprogrammed.
  • If PATS functionality is required, it can be chosen from the toolbox.


CarDAQ-Plus 2 Diagnostic Code Reader and J2534 Programming Tool
VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer
Drew Tech Mongoose Pro Oem Diagnostics And Programing Cable Ford


PCM Reprogramming Codes

A PCM Reflashing subscription allows you to program the Powertrain Control Modules on applicable Mazda vehicles (sold in the United States and Canada) to the latest calibration level.

Note: Please ensure that you and your device are capable of using MMP/MDSFA software as refunds will not be available.

The subscription includes access to download a software application that you can install on a PC.

For 2018 and later models:

  • Current MDFSFA Release = MDSFA 111.00, released 09/18/2018
  • Update version = MDSFA 111.04

For 2017 and earlier models:

  • Version MMP 111, released 09/18/2018


Calibration updates are for PCM (ECU) only. Medium speed CAN modules (BCM and other modules) cannot be reflashed using the MMP program and J2534 device. They must be programmed using IDS.

You may be required to access Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) when programming a module. A Service Information subscription is not included, but can be purchased separately.

All 1996 models and later can be reflashed except for Miata. Only 2006 Miata (MX-5) and later can be reflashed.

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