Mazda Repair and Maintenance

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

Mazda Problems

Vibration Felt at 55 mph

A vibration felt at 55 mph may not be a tire problem. Mazda has revised motor mounts available which may help remedy this problem.

Cranks but Won't Start, Was Running OK

If the engine cranks but won't start, the fault may be internal to the distributor. Diagnosis will show no spark and trouble codes for the crankshaft position sensor (CKP) or the camshaft position sensor (CMP). Our technicians recommend replacement of the complete distributor assembly if these conditions occur.

Radiator Light Comes On

Mazda has issued Bulletin No. 01-010/10 for the above issue:

Some vehicles may experience the coolant level warning light comes on even though the correct amount of coolant is in the coolant reserve tank and radiator. The coolant level sensor float in the coolant reserve tank (A) is deteriorated and absorbs coolant. The float gets heavy, and sinks, causing the the coolant level warning light comes on. As a mass-production change, the design of the float has been modified.

Replace the necessary parts according to this VIN range.

• For VINs JM1FE****** 100000 to 157837 (built before July 1, 2005), replace the tank with sensor.

• For VINs JM1FE****** 157838 to 403405 (built on or after July 1, 2005), replace the tank only.

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Mazda Questions

Has there been a recall with the electrical cooling fan assembly? (1 answer)

My temp guage suddenly flew up to the "H" and I was told I needed a new electrical cooling fan assembly which cost me $1,100 for the repair. Just wondering if this is a known problem and if so, was there a recall?

why would the front driver side tire lock up while i am moving. (1 answer)

leading up to the wheel locking up there was a sound like tennis shoes on a basketball court, only louder. it came constantly. now it rolls but at times slows almost to a stop

1. How to repair broken handbrake cables? 2. How to diagnose/repair cruise cont? (1 answer)

This is a manual trans. The handbrake problem seems to be near the handle at the console, and went from half-working to not working at all.
The cruise control system seems complicated, and has totally stopped working a year ago. Can you supply instructions for diagnosing/repairing these systems?...

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Mazda Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Mazda Reviews

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