Ignition Switch Failure May Cause Key Reminder to Chime Continuously on Mazda Mazda3

Internal failure of the ignition switch may create a condition where the key reminder continues to chime even though the key is removed. In addition, the doors cannot be locked with the keyless entry system. Replacing the ignition switch with an updated switch is the typical repair.

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Average mileage: 81,042 (30,000–120,000)
4 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011
14 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
2011 Mazda Mazda347,125
Mazda 6 When key is removed reminder chime still rings, key FOB will not operate. Juggling the key will make the problem go away.
2006 Mazda Mazda3120,000
Car constantly chimes thinking the key is still in ignition, now it has started to affect my starter, i have problems turning the key in the ignition. This was most recent and yesterday my steering wheel started making a clicking noise when I turn the steering wheel!
key reminder will not cut off with the key remove?
The key reminder chimes even when key is not in ignition. I have to manually lock and unlock door with key.
2005 Mazda Mazda370,000
This problem happened to me, but the solution was quite simple. There was something wrong with the fuses. Fuses are only like $5 each.
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