Mazda Mazda3 Repair and Maintenance
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Mazda Mazda3 ProblemsCheck Engine Light/Trouble Code Due to Stuck Open Thermostat
Some vehicles may experience Check Engine Light illumination with a trouble code indicating the thermostat is stuck open. The thermostat will need to be replaced with a modified one and there is a software update for the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).
A vibration felt at 55 mph may not be a tire problem. Mazda has revised motor mounts available which may help remedy this problem.
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.
Mazda Mazda3 QuestionsWhy does my steering wheel shakes hitting 60 milles on expressway? (1 answer)
Shakes a lot.
I hear this noise everyday.
The noise is coming front of the car like there is something loose.
Mazda Mazda3 RecallsLift 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.
The fuel tank shut off valve may allow fuel to enter into the fuel tank emission system unintentionally. This may result in a fuel leak to the ground and engine stalling. Dealers will inspect the vehicle's fuel shut off valve and replace it as necessary, as well as replace any further affected fuel tank emissions system components free of charge to correct the concern.
The powertrain control module (PCM) may incorrectly assume that the charging system has failed, in the event that water causes slippage of the alternator belt. This can cause needed vehicle accessories and functions such as power steering or windshield wiper operation to fail. Dealers will reprogram the PCM with updated software free of charge to resolve the concern.