2011 Mazda Mazda3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Mazda Mazda3

2011 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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2011 Mazda Mazda3 Questions

What could cause the engine water time to run hot? (1 answer)

The cooling fan does not seem to run. The hoses going to the radiator overflow tank get very hot, they all get hot. The water temp gauge does not indicate a high water temp.

"Water in coils"...dealer mechanic said. What are coils? Can they get wet? (2 answers)

20111 Mazda 3 suffering from rough idle and lack of acceleration. Can "water in the coils" cause this? What is water in the coils?

Mazda 3 seatbelt pretensioner and airbag alert flashing intermittentl - how fix? (2 answers)

After three years no problem driving, 46k on clock, just a month out of warranty, the seat belt pretensioner and airbag alert has started intermittently flashing. My mechanical workshop did a computer scan, said problem was in driver's seat, cleared the fault in car's computer, said go aw...

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2011 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews

You cant beat the fuel economy. It runs on water! Acceleration is impressive for a small car, I've lost some bigger engine sport cars in my rear view mirror! Seating is good for four, comfortably. Trunk space is very good. This car is very good at cornering and stopping. I drive nothing but v8's and bought this for my daughter. I must admit i cant wipe the grin off my face when i drive it. The ...
This was my second Mazda3 and I love them. Very fun little car that is actually pretty fuel efficient. I never had any problems with it, granted it only had 20k on it before someone ran into me and totaled it. But there was not a single thing I could complain about that car. I highly recommend Mazda's because They're quick, fuel efficient, fun, reliable, good looking, and VERY safe. Mazda has...

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