2010 Mazda Mazda3 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Mazda Mazda3
2010 Mazda Mazda3 Problems
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.
A vibration felt at 55 mph may not be a tire problem. Mazda has revised motor mounts available which may help remedy this problem.
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).
2010 Mazda Mazda3 Questions
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
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...
Started with putting it in gear and indicator light not lighting up. I felt a small slip in the trany while driving @ 40mph, lights came on. Brought it to a shop and waiting for diagnostic. I am wondering what could be some mainstream causes and a ball park of the costs.
2010 Mazda Mazda3 Recalls
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.
2010 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews
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...
I have a 2010 Mazda 3 and my wife was driving it the other day and all of a sudden it made a horrible noise and it wouldn't go over 20 miles an hour. Makes terrible noise when you put it into gear. So called and had it towed to mazda dealer and they said we damaged the underside of the car and it might not be covered by warranty. They said we need to have a mazda rep come and look and then they...
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!