2006 Mazda Mazda3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mazda Mazda3

2006 Mazda Mazda3 Problems

Rattle From Rear Suspension Due to Loose Stabilizer Bar Links

A Loose rear stabilizer bar link can cause a rattling noise from the rear suspension while driving on rough roads. Our technicians tell us if the rear stabilizer bar and links are not found to be loose, there are updated sway bar bushings available which should correct this problem.

Vibration Felt at 55 mph

A vibration felt at 55 mph may not be a tire problem. Mazda has revised motor mounts available which may help remedy this problem.

Check Engine Light/Trouble Code Due to Stuck Open Thermostat

Some vehicles may experience Check Engine Light illumination with a trouble code indicating the thermostat is stuck open. The thermostat will need to be replaced with a modified one and there is a software update for the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).

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2006 Mazda Mazda3 Questions

How much would a new computer for the 2006 Mazda 3 cost? (1 answer)

Grinding and tremors when slowing (both by applying breaks and by coasting). (2 answers)

I can feel tremors in the pedal and steering wheel when brakes are applied.
At slow speeds coasting or with brakes applied there is an intermittent grinding noise (grr..grr..grr) and a kind of "thup thup thup" sound. Also at slow speeds, the grinding noise becomes continuous when I tu...

Why won't My Mazda 3 start it turns over but will not start. (1 answer)

Iive searched and searched and checked aplmost everything. Fuel pressure is good, there is no spark on none of the coils but there is power to the pigtails. I've checked the starter the relays the fuses and I'm stumped

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2006 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews

This is an awesome car( 2006 mazda 3 hatchback) and it has about 93K miles on it. The only issue I have about it is the low profile tires that make it really zippy; need to be changed every 30-35K miles. One of the engine mounts broke last year at about 70 K miles and that seems like a common problem with mazda 3s. Other than this, the car is smooth, powerful and looks good..
Engine replaced at 49k miles due to bad connecting rod (under warranty). A/C compressor locked down at 56k miles, no longer under warranty. I replaced with a used one for $250. I've owned the car for seven years now and, despite the mechanical issues, I still love it. It has 93k miles on it now and the interior still looks brand new. Still fun to drive and looks great!
Overall an excellent compact car. Bought new in 2006 in California. Had a couple problems with car that were taken care of promptly by Mazda; 1. Clutch was defective right out of the box. With only 24 miles on the car (driven by a person who has had a couple m/t cars before), the clutch broke. 2. #3 engine mount broke at around 29K miles, requiring replacement of the front axles and the mount....

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