Low Speed Stalling when Accellerator is Lightly Pressed and Released on Mazda Mazda3

A low speed stall when the throttle pedal is slightly pressed and released may mean the Engine Control Module (ECM) needs to be reflashed (updated).

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Average mileage: 103,250 (81,500–144,000)
4 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
8 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
2005 Mazda Mazda3144,000
Stalls at very low speed. sometimes stops. Mostly in the morning.
2008 Mazda Mazda395,000
I just bought this car two days ago and I am having the same problem. Yay.
2004 Mazda Mazda3108,000
Engine seems to be "testing" more frequently than before. CEL intermittant and now permanent. Vehicle stalls after spending time at freeway speeds. Rough idle. Stalls or nearly stalls at stop lights. Hard start after refilling gas tank during long trips. No resolution yet.
2005 Mazda Mazda381,500
Once in a while the engine will idle VERY low and when the gas pedal is pressed then released to up the revs it may dip below where it was idling and stall.
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