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The evaporators and condensers can leak. Replacement of the leaking item is needed.
Evaporators can collect mold and give off a foul smell. Disinfecting the evaporator or replacing it will address this issue.
Evaporators can collect mold and give a foul smell. The evaporator will have to be disinfected or replaced to repair this issue.
Evaporators can grow mold and give off a foul odor. Replacing the evaporator is recommended, but the evaporator can be removed and washed in bleach to kill the mold.
A foul smell from the AC system can indicate mold growth on the AC evaporator.

Some of the fuel/temperature gauges fail and read maximum at all times. Our technicians tell us that there is a gauge cluster replacement that includes the little voltage regulator as well.

A light chatter or rattle or noise from the transmission may be noted with the clutch engaged and the transmission in neutral. Updating the transmission lubricant, SAE 75W will help but not eliminate it.
The rear hatch can pinch the window weatherstrip and cause a water leak. A new weatherstrip will be needed.
Wind noise and/or water leaks may be noted from the top of the windshield frame. Our technicians tell us that installing adjustable top latch handles should help to correct this problem.
The rear hatch can pinch the window weatherstrip and cause a water leak. A new weatherstrip will be needed.
If an air or water leak is present in the driver's side foot well, the grommet for the transmission shift cable may be missing or not seated correctly.Excessive engine noise may also be present.
If an air or water leak is present in the driver's side foot well, the grommet for the transmission shift cable may be missing or not seated correctly. Excessive engine noise may also be present.
Backlight (rear window) water leaks are common. Conduct a water test to verify the location of the leak. The lift gate trim should be removed and the glass resealed from inside.
A water leak may develop between the top and side curtains. There are updated right and left side rails available to correct this issue.
A lack of performance may be noted due to misalignment of the throttle cable bracket.
A rough idle condition may be due to a leaking intake manifold gasket. Our technicians tell us a revised intake gasket is available.
A loosening (or loss) of the nut retaining the engine cooling module fan can cause a vibration. If not addressed promptly, the fan blade may not turn, causing the engine to overheat. A revised engine cooling module fan retaining nut kit has been released.
Pinion bearing failure can cause noise in the manual transmission. A revised assembly procedure and components are required for repair.
The tensioner for the camshaft chain must be inspected regularly because the non-metallic pad for the timing chain variocam adjuster can crack/break apart unexpectedly. The inspection/repair will require valve cover removal and reinstallation.

The engine mount on the driver side of the car can wear out on cars with high mileage. This will put extra stress on the other mounts and the faulty mount will need to be replaced.

The EGR tube may develop an engine vacuum leak causing the check engine (SES) light to illuminate.
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The radius arm bushings may wear prematurely due to oil leaking onto the bushings; this causes a loud clunk when the vehicle is shifting gears or stopping.
The power steering hoses commonly leak fluid. Any leaking hoses should be replaced.
A loose timing chain on early models will produce a rattle (in the front of the engine) because the chain hits the guide. The timing chain should be replaced (the cam sprocket should always be replaced at the same time). Remove and discard the timing chain guide; on later V6 models, the guide has been eliminated.
A loose timing chain on early models will produce a rattle (in the front of the engine) because the chain hits the guide. The timing chain should be replaced (the cam sprocket should always be replaced at the same time). Remove and discard the timing chain guide; on later V6 models, the guide has been eliminated.
Mazda issued an emissions recall due to a problem with the Swirl Shutter Valve; this would cause the Check Engine light to illuminate.
The transmission has numerous problems; symptoms can range from shuddering to completely dying. The majority of the TSBs (service bulletins) require an overhaul of the transmission. Updated internal parts are available.  
The transmission has numerous problems; symptoms can range from shuddering to completely dying. The majority of the TSBs (service bulletins) require an overhaul of the transmission. Updated internal parts are available. 
The transmission has numerous problems; symptoms can range from shuddering to completely dying. The majority of the TSBs (service bulletins) require an overhaul of the transmission. Updated internal parts are available. 
The transmission has numerous problems; symptoms can range from shuddering to completely dying. The majority of the TSBs (service bulletins) require an overhaul of the transmission. Updated internal parts are available.