2012 Mazda Mazda3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Mazda Mazda3

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2012 Mazda Mazda3 Problems

Noise due to brake rotor grinding against caliper bracket

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.

Steering effort heavy due to power steering fluid leak

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.

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2012 Mazda Mazda3 Questions

rattling in the back of my car? (1 answer)

So I just bought this car used with 17k miles on it and it has had alway's have this rattling and squeaking from what seems like the back windshield, but the dealership isn't sure on what is wrong with it. It starts as a tapping and progressively get worse turning into a very loud squeaki...

I have a Mazda 3 Skyactive 2012 (6 answers)

When im driving between 55/60 We can feel a vibration in the front end, Motor mounts have been reset, and the tires have all been rotated, and the vibration is still there. Thank You

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2012 Mazda Mazda3 Recalls

Lift Gate Falls Unexpectedly

The rear lift gate support struts may corrode and fail, and the lift gate may fall from the open position, or not stay open as expected. Dealers will replace the lift gate supports free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2012 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews

This is an amazing car. The technology is great for the price. No problems the first 3 months after purchased new but then I hit a coyote. The car has never been the same. It is busting motor mounts, tires are lasting less than a year. The headlight has never worked right since the accident. It wasn't even hit in the accident. The cars look good but doesn't do well after an accident even...

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