Vibration Felt at 55 mph on Mazda Mazda3

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

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Average mileage: 66,761 (35–155,000)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
11 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, more2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
49 people reported this problem
31 people shared problem details
2005 Mazda Mazda355,000
heavy vibration begins over 60 and gets worse as speed increases - bought new tires, didn't help, double checked balance and alignment at two shops - didn't help - new front rotors and pads - didn't help. Next step is checking mounts -
2007 Mazda Mazda365,000
Intense steering wheel vibration begins at 55 and worsens as speed increases. Loud road noise. I bought new tires, had them balanced, then re-balanced, but still no improvement. I have noticed my car vibrates when in drive with the brakes on, but not when I put it in neutral. I see a lot of comments on motor mount issues...
2007 Mazda Mazda365,000
vibration at 65 mph ... tires already changed, aligned and balanced
Driving at around 60 MPH I feel that the body (not the steering wheel) vibrates. Al 4 tires repalced and balanced including dynamic (on the car) blancing and still the problem not fixed.
2007 Mazda Mazda370,000
shaking at 55mph....5 different mechanics swore it was my tires did the front and rear shocks/struts front axle balanced tires 5x and aligned the car HOPING it is the motor mounts!
2005 Mazda Mazda390,000
We picked up a shimmy/vibration at 70 mph, and it was intermittent, sometimes to the point of slowing down to 20 mph to get it to stop. We thought it might be the roads, but we got all 4 tires replaced and the alignment done and no change. It's really bad in a side wind (this could be wind getting under the hood and yanking it around), but we're tired of spending money on it. Our tires also had severe wear on the outsides.
2012 Mazda Mazda3- 2.0L 4 Cylinder29,000
Not yet fixed, but suspect will replace motor mounts. Vibration at 55 MPH, not cured by new tires, balance, and second balance.
2008 Mazda Mazda374,400
Steering wheel vibrating mild to moderate 65mph...had front tires balanced but problem persists
2007 Mazda Mazda366,000
my car has always shaken no matter how many times my tires are rotated and realigned. New tires does not help the problem
2008 Mazda Mazda360,000
I'm having this problem too - the car shakes more than the wheel itself. It vibrates up through the car. The dealership said it's suspension actually - struts, links, etc. Very very expensive fixes. I don't know anything about cars so not sure what I'll do.
2010 Mazda Mazda388,567
Vibrates going 50mph and is real loud
2007 Mazda Mazda364,000
At low highway speeds, around 55-65MPH, the car would noticeable shake and the steering wheel would rumble, especially when accelerating. At lower or higher speeds, it was fine. Got an alignment, tires balanced, and rotors resurfaced and the problem went away. 10k miles later, it is slowly coming back again.
I purchased a 2015 Mazda 3i Touring that develops a vibration when driving between 55 and 70 mph. The vibration causes the driver's side view mirror to shake and is also felt in the steering wheel and seat. Second day of ownership I had to make a fast stop on a expressway and the brake pedal bounced and vibrated, the car made this horrific sound and then continued when ever I had to stop. Brought the car in, resurfaced one front rotor. Happened again and back to the dealer a week later and they replaced all 4 rotors(I guess). The vibration was addressed and said a tire was out of balance. On the way home the vibration appeared again. A week later back to the dealer. Balanced all 4 tires and also a performed a software update. A week or 2 go by and the vibration is back! Causes fatigue, and anxiety. Back to the dealer kept the car 2 1/2/ days replaced all the wheels and tires off another vehicle like mine. Vibration still there. A friend said it could be my transmission?? Purchased new in Feb 2015 it now has 4,700 miles on it. SO disappointed as I really like the car. No fix yet? Going in possibly tomorrow or Monday? My car has 4,700 miles on it now. Purchased new in Feb //2015
I have mazda verisa 2006. Same problem with the others who put comments here. Annoying vibration/buzzing sound when accelerating or reaching speed 50 or 60 or sometimes 40 or 30.. just bought my car last week and the mileage is 85000kms and everything was checked and passed for safety when i bought it. But its just that annoying sound that bothers me. The seller said he guaranteed its not a damage car and he gave me 6 weeks warranty. However i dont know if he can fix the problem.
2006 Mazda Mazda3155,000
car accelerates fine without issue until around 60 mph then starts to vibrate when foot is on the accelerator. Only shakes when accelerating and worse up hills, no problems going past 60 when just coasting
2007 Mazda Mazda375,000
Body shaking at 55+ mph. Shakes badly enough that it shook the window mounts loose on the driver side window. New tires, replaced bent rim in front, wheels balanced and aligned. Two mechanics stated that there were no visible front end or suspension issues.
2006 Mazda Mazda371,980
had the front and rear brakes replaced, new tires, front struts and rear rotor, wheel alignment fixed. Why is there still a noise in front right of the car???? I will never buy a Mazda again. I will stick to Nissan's as they never give me problems. Shame on you Mazda for making shitty cars!!
2010 Mazda Mazda3- 2.0L 4 Cylinder89,000
my mazda was driving fine one day, and the next time I drove it was shaking like my rims were filled with snow. Being from a snowy climate this has happened before. I checked tires and rims to find nothing throwing them out of balance, as well the steering is stable and does not shake, therefore i was thinking it may be something bigger... like a motor moving around a bit
2008 Mazda Mazda364,000
having the same problem and did the same thing as the other person on here .the only thing i can think it can be the shaft . the center one
2008 Mazda Mazda367,000
I started feeling vibration when I got up to 55. My tires are not even a year old and I get them rotated every 5,000 miles. I noticed vibration about a week after they rotated them so I brought my car back to the tire shop a couple weeks later to check the tires out. They said that the tires were fine and not out of balance or anything. I had the tire guy drive my car and he felt the vibration but couldnt explain it. Now it is even worse and started to vibrate between 65 and 70. I got on the freeway and it is on a sharp corner the whole front end started shaking so hard I thought my motor was going to fall out. Someone told me that it sounded like a lose motor mount. The vibration is in the whole body of the car....almost bouncy and sometimes the steering wheel just vibrates. Still not fixed
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