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: 115,000 (81,500–151,500)
4 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
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2005 Mazda Mazda3 144,000 mi,
Stalls at very low speed. sometimes stops. Mostly in the morning.
2008 Mazda Mazda3 151,500 mi,
I have experienced the engine stalling at low speed when the accelerator was lightly pressed.
2008 Mazda Mazda3 95,000 mi,
I just bought this car two days ago and I am having the same problem. Yay.
2004 Mazda Mazda3 108,000 mi,
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 Mazda3 81,500 mi,
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.