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Shiftstick backlit and vehicle vibration

fred198fred198 Posts: 1
edited October 2015 in Mazda
Hi everyone,

I am new to this forum and frankly new to car repair & maintenance. I recently encountered a rather weird problem after getting my car back from a repair shop and I want some experts' opinions before I go back talk with those guys.

I have a 2008 Mazda 6 iSport version, 4 cyl, 2.3L.

About two weeks ago I had a large service including: neutral safety switch change, rear brake hardware change, two front control arm change, two front CV assembly and transmission flush. On the day I got my car, I noticed that the backlit for the [non-permissible content removed] stick won't light up when the car started (P,R,N,D). The backlit for the manual position (+/-) however works fine. The backlit will come back after 20-40 min drive. I didn't think this is a big problem then and too bad the shop was closed when I drove out my car.

Another problem I just noticed yesterday (didn't drive often) is that the car will have larger than normal vibration when I brake during traffic lights. I can feel the vibration on the steering wheel, or from the door as my left hand rests on it. The vibration eventually reduces also around 20-40 min drive.

I am worried because I am not sure if they didn't place something tight enough or messed some wires up. I have emailed the guy received me and he responded as follow:

"After talking to the technician who worked on your vehicle, we changed your neutral safety switch, rear brake hardware, two control arms, bumper repair and a transmission flush. Unfortunately, none of theses repair were near the gearshift of your vehicle. The neutral safety switch is located underneath the vehicle on the transmission, control arms are the front suspension of the vehicle, and obviously the rear brake hardware is on the rear brake components."

Obviously he is trying to clear off all responsibilities and maybe try to sell another in store inspection to me. But do you guys agree with what he says? I don't know much about car but since these issues happened right after the repair I do believe it has something to do with their work.

Thank you in advance for any kind of suggestion, advice or warnings! And I wish you all a good weekend.

Best,
Fred
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