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

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.

Rear Brakes Squeaking

The rear brakes can squeak because the rear brake pad may be contacting the brake rotor. A burr on the backing plate of the brake pad can prevent the pad from seating in the bracket properly causing the contact with the rotor. The backing plate and the pad support hardware can be deburred in the contact areas. Mazda has also released revised brake pads.

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2009 Mazda Mazda3 Questions

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.

While driving my car started shaking then died. Changed the battery. (1 answer)

Still idling ruff. Can't get a code to check engine codes. The car ran good until the battery died. What can I do to fix it?

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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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