Mazda Mazda3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mazda Mazda3

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Mazda Mazda3 Problems

Rattle From Rear Suspension Due to Loose Stabilizer Bar Links

A Loose rear stabilizer bar link can cause a rattling noise from the rear suspension while driving on rough roads. Our technicians tell us if the rear stabilizer bar and links are not found to be loose, there are updated sway bar bushings available which should correct this problem.

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.

Airbag Warning Light Illuminated

Damaged wiring to the seat belt pre-tensioner sensor may cause the Airbag Warning Light to illuminate.

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Mazda Mazda3 Questions

My undercarriage has rusted out and I need it replaced. How much will this cost? (1 answer)

I need to take out a loan to get my undercarriage replaced and I have no idea how much its going to cost. I failed inspection because I was told I have giant rust holes that are dangerous to anyone looking under the car.

Idle is erratic. Runs hi, 1500-2000, and some times goes up and down. (1 answer)

Idle has been erratic for at least a year and the engine light is on because is usually too high

Why does my steering wheel shakes hitting 60 milles on expressway? (1 answer)

Shakes a lot.

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Mazda Mazda3 Recalls

Fuel Leaks From Fuel Tank Area

Fuel may leak from the fuel tank, due to a deformity during manufacturing where the recirculation pipe is welded to it. Dealers will inspect the recirculation pipe weld and replace the fuel tank if needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Fuel Leaks From Fuel Tank Area

The inlet check valve of the fuel tank may not have been welded properly during manufacturing. This could result in a fuel leak. Dealers will inspect the weld of the inlet check valve and replace the fuel tank as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Lift Gate Falls Unexpectedly

The rear lift gate support struts may corrode and fail, and the lift gate may fall from the open position, or not stay open as expected. Dealers will replace the lift gate supports free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Mazda Mazda3 Reviews

Loved this little car. Only complaints were that air conditioning was weak and the low profile tires, while good looking, make the ride a tad rough. I know it's a sporty little wagon but you definitely felt it on poor California roads. Oh and the rear view mirror causes a huge blindspot at four-way stops! Especially for this long-torso guy!
Nice interior materials, good ride, and good safety rating. Averaging 32 MPG on a commute that's about 50-60% city/traffic driving. Biggest downside in my opinion is that the A-frame creates a bad forward-driving blind spot that can hide a whole car when turning/pulling out at intersections.
Sold on Mazda. The 3rd Mazda3i I owned very good cars it's very safe drive gets great performance has lots of upgrades loving the value of this car. Automatic transmission has excellent ratios while fuel economy very comfortable love infotainment, blue tooth, navigation etc. Overall this is the best car I have ever owned besides (2 3is) this new model best than them all rides better and looks g...

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