Report: Difficult to Start in Extremely Cold Weather
Mazda 3 Problem
Average Mileage: 69,266 mi (61,000 mi - 81,800 mi)
The engine may be difficult to start in extremely cold weather (-20F) after a short trip. This can be caused by sticking main relay points.
Visitor, 2006 Mazda 3, 65,000 mi
During extremely cold weather, the car would not start. After knocking on the starter, it would finally go. This happened for 2 winters. I was going to replace the starter on the 2nd winter, but I could not get one anywhere. The fix was I moved away from Chicago to Denver. Havent had that problem for 2 winters since
Visitor, 2005 Mazda 3, 81,800 mi
The engine is very difficult or has a VERY hard start in the cold weather after sitting for a number of hours.