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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2009 Mazda Mazda3

2009 Mazda Mazda3

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2009 Mazda Mazda3 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

If you hear a constant grinding noise from the front brakes, even when not pressing the brake pedal, it is possible the wheel hub has shifted in the steering knuckle causing the brake rotor to grind against the caliper bracket. The hub will need to be inspected (replaced if necessary) and Mazda has a repair procedure for this concern.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

If the steering effort feels heavy, this can be caused by a power steering fluid leak. Some models may have burrs on the return port of the power steering reservoir that create a gap between the hose and the port. Sanding the burrs off the port and replacing the power steering return hose is the repair for this concern.

2009 Mazda Mazda3 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., June 15, 2011

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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.

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Suspension & Steering, July 14, 2009

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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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Suspension & Steering, September 15, 2010

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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.

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2009 Mazda Mazda3 Questions and Answers

gshacte, 2009 Mazda Mazda3, Buffalo Grove, IL

When I drive over a speed hump, even very slowly, or just small bumps, I get a strong groaning noise when the car rises and settles. When on smooth roads, no problem. The car is a 2009 Mazda 3 wit...

bisho, 2009 Mazda Mazda3, Clinton, IA

When i go in the morning to the work it is very cold,i turn on the air conditioner in my my 2009 mazda3 but it just blowes cold air instead of hot, i drive about 45min..can u help me identify the ...

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