2004 to 2020 Mazda 3 Forum and Mazdaspeed 3 Forums banner


  1. 2015 6MT popping out of 5th

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Bought a 2015 3 i Sport last month, 60k on the clock. On the way home from from the Toyota dealer where I bought it, it popped out of 5th gear. This happens nearly every time I drive it now if I linger in 5th, but not every time. I've taken it to the Mazda dealer twice. They haven't been able to...
  2. 2013 Skyactiv-2.0G 6sp problem shifting into R, 1st, 3rd, 5th

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I was wondering if anyone has ran into this same issue before as it appears to be a design problem with the G66M-R shifter cable sleeve: The problem began yesterday when I noticed trouble shifting into 1st gear at an intersection when the light turned green. After a few tries, the car...
  3. Car vibrates when auto shifting from 4th to 5th gear

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hello all, Was hoping to tap into the community knowledge... My Mazda3 with automatic transmission, started vibrating when auto shifting from 4th to 5th gear (as seen on the dashboard). If you've ever driven stick-shift, vibration (stuttering, jerkiness) feels identical to the one one would...
  4. Automatic 5th door opener

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    You know the feeling, trying to open the hatch with your hands full. Wishing that you had the same options as a BMW, Mercedes or even some Fords that can open -and close- the trunk remotely. No one has tried to install those linear electric actuators yet?
  5. Arizona Overdrive Sunday July 5th Mt. Lemmon Cruise

    Pacific West
    Here is the Arizona Overdrive July 5th Cruise to mt. Lemmon. Meetup time is 10AM at Wild Horse Pass Casino ( NE parking lot) Here's the link to the cruise. We had over 20 cars on our last cruise! https://www.facebook.com/events/452123284955757/ We will be cruising down to Tucson for this run...
  6. Rita's Combo Mazda Meet, Thursday, February 5th.

    Pacific West
    MOD EDIT: 01/14/15 We're having another combo meet Thursday, February 5th. Same place and details as before. Photo by @My spoon is too big This is gonna be a combo meet between the Redondo beach Ritas meet and the San Diego Ritas meet. I wanted to join the meet so we can finally meet some...
  7. Why do are cars always grind with a 5K+ shift from 2nd into 5th or 6th?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Has anyone figured this out? I couldn't figure it out at first when I got the grind until recently. I have a fast off ramp that I end up in 2nd and then at speed by the time I merge so I just go 5th / 6th. Any other car I have had there (a 1996 Saturn SC2, a 1998 240SX SE, a 2006 BMW M3 ZCP)...
  8. 5th gear vibration at 2000 rpm? 2013 Mazda 3 5 Dr Hatchback

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi, just got a 6speed 5dr hatchback (2013 2.0 Skyactiv). Is it normal to have 5th gear vibrate/buzz at exactly 2000 rpm when both accelerating and decelerating(or coasting with 5th gear engaged) ? If I put my hand on the stick, I can feel like engine is lugging. What's odd is that the same...
  9. Some weird issue with 5th gear on MT

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all. I'm kinda new to manual transmissions so maybe I'm doing something wrong, but this seems to only happen occasionally, and I can't reproduce it if I try, and it only seems to happen on 3rd (rarely) and 5th (often) gears. Might happen on other gears too but if so not often enough for me to...
  10. Problem with 1st 3rd and 5th gears?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hey guys So something really weird happened while driving today. My speed 3 was driving fine and then I was at a light and tried to shift into 1st gear and it physically couldnt shift it. Finally I was able to force it into first gear. I had similar trouble with 3rd gear and it would just...
  11. Big San Diego GTG - October 5th - Wednesday night

    Pacific West
    Big San Diego GTG - October 5th - Wednesday night - moved to oct 12th just like last time - sears parking lot in kearny mesa ...little bit of it all hanging out and enjoying the night - last meet was good had 6-7 of us roll out togther CarGathering.com San Diego Car Gathering – October 5...
  12. Orange County Choppers 3rd Annual All Mazda Meet June 5th 2010

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    More info will be posted as it becomes available This has become an Official Orange County Choppers Event so there is the possibility of international TV time Location: Orange County Choppers 14 Crossroads Ct Newburgh, NY 12550 Time: 10am Official Meet Site & Registration Form...
  13. Dave & Busters - Plymouth Meeting - Dec 5th - 3PM

    Middle Atlantic Region
    Location 500 West Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 610-832-9200 Saturday December 5th @ 3PM. It's attached to the Plymouth Meeting mall so we should be able to park in front of D&B's just far away by the road that circles the mall.
  14. Short 5th and 6th gears......

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Seriously. Why is the 5th gear manual tranny geared (including final drive ratio effect) so much shorter than the 5th gear in the automatic? Especially 6th gear? I'm discovering this is not just a Mazda phenomenon, but several manufacturers of cosnudmer sedans have short top gears with the...
  15. 5th Gear Grind on High Speed of 80mph above

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2010 Mazda3 Touring with 250miles. I noticed that the 5th gear grinds on high gear. Heres what happens; going 80mph, i take it out of 5th gear and put it in neutral,wait till the RPM goes back to 1k , I then step on the clutch all the way and shift into 5th gear -this is when i get...