Mazda Mazda3 Problems

Low Speed Stalling when Accellerator is Lightly Pressed and Released on Mazda Mazda3

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A low speed stall when the throttle pedal is slightly pressed and released may mean the Engine Control Module (ECM) needs to be reflashed (updated).

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Mazda Mazda3 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 115,000 (81,500–151,500)
4 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
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Once in a while the engine will idle VERY low and when the gas pedal is pressed then released to up the revs it may dip below where it was idling and stall.
I have experienced the engine stalling at low speed when the accelerator was lightly pressed.
Engine seems to be "testing" more frequently than before. CEL intermittant and now permanent. Vehicle stalls after spending time at freeway speeds. Rough idle. Stalls or nearly stalls at stop lights. Hard start after refilling gas tank during long trips. No resolution yet.