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  1. Brake Pedal Vibration - only over 2000 rpm

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    2019 3 Premium Hatchback bought new last year. Car is only at 7,800 miles now, but this issue has been there since day one. I've noticed that when I step on the brakes there is a small vibration (more like a buzz) in the brake pedal. Now, this isn't like your normal warped rotor vibration, the...
  2. Are warped brake rotors a common issue?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I recently bought a 2015 Mazda 3 S Grand Touring (Made In Japan) with 16k miles on it. The car steering and brake pedal vibrate when braking at 50+ speeds. Can't feel any vibrations on passenger side. After some looking around online it appears to be warped rotors are causing this. The...
  3. 06 Mazda 3 abs light on

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Wheels and Tires
    Hi everyone, So I violently blew out my front tire in July. A bungee cord flew out of the back of a truck and got caught around my axel and then the end of the bungee cord popped my tire. I got the tire replaced no problem but my abs light was on. Fast forward to about a week ago I was driving...
  4. 2017 Sport - Brake Fluid flush

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Year 2 of my ownership -- all fluids got changed including the brake fluid. Motive doesn't make a cap that fits the Mazda reservoir, so I made my own. Bought a spare cap from the dealer (like $5), used a belt sander to smooth all that writing/letters off the top. Sealed up the vent...
  5. Rear Parking Brake Cable

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Guys Anyone have tips for removing this from a caliper with the manual handbrake? All of the official repair guides don't go into any level of detail. Is it a matter of pulling the actual cable or unbolting the entire mechanism from the caliper? My last car had drums in the rear :) I'm...
  6. Any idea what would cause my brake to wear like this?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Heard the scraping signalling that it’s time to switch my brakes up from the rear left tire. I dropped the tire off and to my surprise found that the inner brake pad was worn all the way down (unevenly as well) but the outer brake pad still looked fresh. Anyone have any insight as to why it...
  7. Brake squeal -

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2 month old 2018 M3 Touring with 2K miles. I noticed that the rear brakes sometimes make a squealing noise when driving slow, and the noise completely STOPS when I hit the brakes. It seems worst when the car/brakes are cold. I took it to the dealer since it is so new and they said...
  8. 2014 Rear Brake Issues (Again)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey All, Rewind to October 2016 - I had brake noise on the rear passenger side @ 22K miles. Upon inspection, the pads were unevenly worn. I took it to the dealership and had it repaired under warranty & TSB 04-001/16 (shown here.) The repair procedure includes a new/modified caliper mounting...
  9. Ceramic vs semi-metalic brake pads

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Car: 2014 Mz3 i sport. 70,000 km / 43,500 mi Bought the car in February knowing the rear brakes would need to be replaced soon. I think I now have a month or so left before I have to do that so I'm looking at my options. The front brakes are going to last a while longer. I suspect I have OEM...
  10. 2016 Mexican rear brake pads

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    How far is all the way in? The boot keeps wanting to twist with the piston. Do I need to back off anything with the parking brake to make it twist in at all?
  11. Power Brake Booster

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi all, I have a 2012 Mazda 3 I Touring. Next weekend I will be replacing my power brake booster. It is mostly a straight forward job as far as I can see. My question is this. Has anyone performed this repair? I am looking, mostly just by feel at the pin on the brake peddle that connects the...
  12. One-man brake bleed

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Any recommendations where I can get specific tool for Mazda. In the past, I made the caps and used a clamp for my other cars. The Mazda’s reservoir has a slanted base and i can not use the clamp as I did with other cars. I went to buy a factory cap and made the fitting but it won’t seal the...
  13. 06 mazda 3 brake lights not working

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    hi everybody, i have a 2006 mazda 3 2.3l and my brake lights have stopped working. the horn still works, i can shift into park and drive. the fuses are fine, i replaced the brake light switch and it still doesnt work. i've checked all the bulbs and they are all fine. i still have running lights...
  14. Parking Brake

    2019+ Mazda 3 How-To Guides
    Hello, does anyone know if the Auto function on the electric parking brake can be turned OFF? I would like to turn it on and off as needed instead of it coming on by itself ? Thanks for your help.
  15. '08 Mazda3 brake fade,low pitch whistle on release of pedal

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    When my abs was activated in February while braking on ice the pedal dropped way down as the pedal pulsed.thereafter even on dry road the brakes would come on when the pedal was high but again the pedal would drop way down before brake pressure would resume.no pulsations for the abs wasnt...
  16. Brake Mean Effective Pressure: The Best Measurement for Comparing Engine Designs

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Introduction Currently, Mazda produces three engines: the 2.0 L used in the Miata and the 2.5 L normally aspirated and turbocharged types. The SkyActive-X engine will not be part of this discussion as its exact specifications have not yet been announced. Some of our Forum members might be...
  17. 2016 3 hb parking brake not working

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello. My parking brake works but will not stay in place. There is no clicking noise when I move it up and it goes directly back down to the resting position. I did hit a pot hole between it working and it not. Here are photos. Did a piece come off? I'm far from home and wont be back for a...
  18. Strange clunking sound when releasing brake

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    All, On my 2019 FWD Mazda3 I am occasionally hearing what sounds like a faint clunking or popping sound when I release the brakes. It's like a light 'thump thump' sound. It might be from the brakes or even the suspension. The car has 500 miles on the odomter. The car drives perfectly fine...
  19. Parking Brake Malfunction?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So I get in my car this morning(2017 Electric park brake) and I had a warning light with a corresponding message on the screen in the warning guidance menu "Parking Brake Malfunction". Tried to disengage the parking brake, nothing. I tried to move the car to coax it off, nothing. Finally I...
  20. JDM ASTAR 1260 Lumens Extremely Bright PX Chips Red Brake LED

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    I have a 2008 Mazda 3, I noticed the other night while driving behind my wife my tailight was out. I remembered Arathol reccomended these lights so I ordered them and gave them a shot. Before and after shots, the install you could say was easy but was a bit difficult to get back into the...