2010 Mazda Mazda3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Mazda Mazda3

2010 Mazda Mazda3 Problems

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.

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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2010 Mazda Mazda3 Questions

Could the AT warning light that came on have been responsible for my transmission slipping? (1 answer)

How much will it cost to replace my car fuse box (2 answers)

My brother replaced my battery and there was a spark and when the new battery was replaced my radio and in car lights won't come on

My car has this discoloration (like the rainbow you see in soap bubbles) on the back half of the car, and I don't know how it happened. There are even leaf "stains" on some parts where it discolored after leaves were left on too long. How do I fix this? (1 answer)

The discoloration is like the rainbow you see in soap bubbles, and it's only on some of the car. In the fall when leaves weren't cleaned off and left on too long, there are impressions from the leaves with the same discoloration on some parts. Not sure how it happened, and a car wash does...

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 Recalls

The Engine May Stall and Not Restart

The engine wiring harness may be routed too close to the starter, resulting in damage to the harness caused by normal engine vibration. If the harness is damaged, engine control and/or transmission shift malfunctions may occur. In some cases, the main fuse could blow, causing the engine to stall and not restart, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and repair the harness. In addition, a protector clip will be installed to prevent future damage. This recall is expected to begin by May 6, 2009. The Mazda recall number is 5409D.

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews

Loved this little car. Only complaints were that air conditioning was weak and the low profile tires, while good looking, make the ride a tad rough. I know it's a sporty little wagon but you definitely felt it on poor California roads. Oh and the rear view mirror causes a huge blindspot at four-way stops! Especially for this long-torso guy!
Second time Mazda 3 owner. First was 2006, this one 2010. Major heater issue!!! I am unable to control heat, it is super hot on all settings. Mazda will not honor warranty and fix the heat and sadly left car with coolant smell trying to fix. Now I have too hot heat and coolant smell. If only I had known that Mazda's new car warranty is only words on a piece of paper. Corporate Mazda no help, ju...
Hi, I purchased the Mazda 2010 over a year ago. Recently, my dog went "crazy" over a sound she heard in the garage for over a day. She was a frantic, distressed and panting, clinging, unhappy little dog. I tried to resolve the problem and found that the sound was related to the trunk being partially open. That was taken care of but the trunk icon is still flashing on the screen, How do I t...

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