Mazda Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mazda

Mazda Problems

Crank but No Start Condition

If the engine cranks but does not start, it may be caused by a tripped inertia switch. Switch the key to "ON" and the fuel pump should be heard running for a second or two. Listen at the gas filler if necessary. If you do not hear the pump the inertia switch should be reset, it will "click" when it is reset.

Engine Cranks and Doesn't Start

An electrically shorted air flow sensor can cause a crank-no start condition. Diagnosis may show that ignition spark is normal, and there are no trouble codes stored.

Damaged PCM Wires May Cause Engine Misfires

If the engine is misfiring, it may be caused by a damaged wire(s) which connect the fuel injectors to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The damaged wire(s) can be repaired or the emission wire harness replaced. A misfire can result in a loss of engine performance and illumination of the Check Engine Light.

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Mazda Recalls

Steering Knuckle Separates Causing Loss Of Steering

The lower mounting nuts and bolts that attach the front strut assembly to the steering knuckle may loosen, resulting in the steering knuckle separating from the strut. Dealers will inspect the nuts and bolts to ensure they are properly tightened, replacing loose bolts and tightening them to the proper specification free of charge to resolve the concern.

Fuel Filler Pipe Ruptures In A Crash

The fuel filler pipe may rupture and cause a leak and fire hazard in an accident. Dealers will alter the attachment between the fuel filler pipe and the left rear side of the bracket of the fuel filler pipe free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may rupture and spray metal fragments upon deployment. This is due to excessive internal pressure in the inflator. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Mazda Reviews

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