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Mazda Mazda3 Vibration Felt at 55 mph

Mazda Mazda3 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Engine Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 66,452 mi (15,000 mi - 130,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    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 -

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  • Yoav, , 60,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    vibration at 65 mph ... tires already changed, aligned and balanced

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    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...

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 89,000 mi

    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

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  • Visitor, , 64,000 mi

    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

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  • Visitor, , 67,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder

    viabration at 55mpr

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