2009 Mazda Mazda3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Mazda Mazda3

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2009 Mazda Mazda3 Problems

Emissions recall due to problem with swirl shutter valve
Mazda issued an emissions recall due to a problem with the Swirl Shutter Valve; this would cause the Check Engine light to illuminate.
Airbag Warning Light Illuminated

Damaged wiring to the seat belt pre-tensioner sensor may cause the Airbag Warning Light to illuminate.

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.

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2009 Mazda Mazda3 Questions

a/c clutch stays on continuously, does not cycle on/off. (1 answer)

My a/c stopped working. a/c coil bad. replaced w new coil, new pulley w bearing, new clutch plate w (old) spaces, new a/c stretch belt.
drove it about 5 miles, a/c stopped working. Clutch plate turned intermittent. installed (new) spacers which were thinner than old ones. heard noise when a/c tu...

Do you service a/c. An attendant said it was the compressor, not getting power. (1 answer)

Could my sensor be out. (1 answer)

My Mazda takes a while to pick up speed if I try to hit the gas to go fast the rpm revs up. My clutch goes in to gear just fine it just takes time to pick up speed. And on an incline its worse. The rpms just rev up.

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2009 Mazda Mazda3 Recalls

Windshield Wipers May Not Function

The ground terminal of the windshield wiper motor may have been bent during vehicle assembly. Due to the bent terminal, over time, the electrical resistance of the motor circuit may increase to the point that the windshield wipers may stop working. Loss of wiper function in adverse weather could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will install an additional ground harness on the wiper motor to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by July 15, 2011. The Mazda recall number is 6411F.

Mazda Recalls 2007–2009 Vehicles Due to Sudden Loss of Power Steering Assist

Mazda is recalling 2007–2009 Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 vehicles due to a sudden loss of power steering assist that can occur at any time. A sudden loss of power steering assist adversely affects the driver's ability to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Starting in September 2010, Mazda will mail notification letters to owners with information about the recall.

Improper Operation of the Electronic Stability Control

Due to a fault with the electronic information related to the yaw rate sensor, the electronic stability control may not function as expected. Dealers will replace the affected unit to correct this problem. This recall is expected to begin by July 14, 2009. The Mazda recall number is 5509E.

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