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  1. Scary braking issue, please help!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi guys, first post here. 2013 4 door Mazda 3 with 2.0L Skyactiv Engine. 66K Miles. 6 Spd manual. Once a week (maybe less) my brake pedal will sink almost to the floor. Note I still have stopping power, just have to press further/harder. After a few quick pumps it goes back to nice and firm...
  2. 2019 Mazda3 HB braking metal impact noise

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hello! My 2019 Mazda 3 Hatch Back have a metal impact noise. When the vehicle is reversing and braking to vehicle stop. It will appear metal impact noise from the vehicle front both side(But not every time). I have already gone to the dealer and told them my car has this issue. But they after...
  3. [Video] What is this Braking Noise?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Roughly 3,000 miles ago I changed the pads (Mazda), turned the rotors, and flushed the fluid. Now I'm hearing this weird pop/springy/scrunchy sound in my right passenger rear. Does it sound familiar to anyone? TIA
  4. Braking makes sound from rear left tire

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello everyone Whenever I'm pumping brakes on my '14 M3 hatch, I'm hearing this screaching sound coming from my rear left tire. After further inspection, it seems like the disk b/w brakes (rotor?) has two rings, outerside is silver and innerside is black (compared to the other three where it's...
  5. Left foot braking

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So it was recently pointed out to me that I could benefit from some left foot braking in autocross. I have a very tough time with this, at 6foot2 trying to get the steering wheel out of my way without compromising my ability to control the vehicle is not easy. So today I tried a new...
  6. Mazda Smart City Braking System just saved my Butt

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    You know, over the years I have been a hard critic of these new safety systems auto manufacturers are creating and adding to new cars. I say things like "You shouldn't need these systems if your paying attention like were all supposed to be". Then one day(today) Im driving home in stop/go...
  7. Noticeable rattling when engine braking (2005 mazda 3 hatch 2.3 liter)

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I've recently bought a used 2005 mazda 3 hatch. Got a good deal and everything is in good shape other than this noise i would notice when i let off of the gas. It seems like an exterior rattling but is only noticeable when engine braking... I'm hoping it is something small like a loose heat...
  8. 2017 Mazda 3 - Engine Braking

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Quick question. I have a new Mazda 3 2.0 Automatic. First time Mazda owner and loving it. I drive a lot of mountain roads with 4000 feet elevation gain and loss. When coming down, the engine is slicker than slick and doesn't offer much resistance. If I really want to have engine brake to...
  9. Smart City Braking Operation

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My UK Mazda 3 has Smart City Brake Support according to the Mazda 3 brochure. The brochure mentions Advanced Smart City Brake support which uses the forward facing camera and laser based system (rangefinder?) to monitor the vehicle in front and apply the brakes if a collision is likely. The UK...
  10. 2016 upgrade to 2017 Smart Braking and Safety Tech

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm not sure where to post this, so posting it here. Sorry if it this is the wrong place. I've got a 2016 2.5L Grand Touring with all options including the safety tech package with adaptive cruise, smart brake, lane departure, etc. it does not have the smart city braking that the CX3 did in...
  11. Creaking noise while braking

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi All, I'm hoping that someone on this forum can help me solve my issue since it's very frustrating. Issue: When coming to a complete stop I can hear a creaking noise coming from the front driver side. Below is the video youtu.be/2rMOqaQtn2U Let me know your comments/thoughts.
  12. Release Of Electronic Parking Braking When Reversing Uphill

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm about to buy a new Mazda 3 (manual) which has the electronic parking brake which I haven't used before. I park my car facing downwards on a steep 1 in 3 gradient downhill slope on my driveway. Will the the electronic parking brake release automatically when I reverse uphill out of the drive...
  13. Do You Use Engine Braking?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    For the past 13 years I owned a Pontiac Vibe with a manual transmission. It was an extremely reliable car. I rarely needed new brakes because I used engine braking a lot to slow the car down. My new I Touring has an automatic with + - pseudo manual shift. My questions: - Do you use engine...
  14. Cold weather Braking

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have noticed that in the last month since the bitter cold weather started up here in Pennsylvania that my 2015 3i Touring has been having brake squealing issues. It doesn't do it during the whole slowing down and stopping process, but rather in the last 1-2 seconds before the...
  15. Braking Performance

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So I'm looking into upgrading the braking performance of my MZ3. I don't know if it's just me but I find the brakes to be soft and lack bites under heavy braking and also seems to fade quite a bit when I'm doing spirited driving. What kind of upgrades should I be looking at? Has anyone upgraded...
  16. Braking noise - creak/

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a SP25 (GT in north american) and I have an intermittent creaking noise/ from the front left side of the car when lightly braking. It does not happen all the time. The noise is at about 12 seconds in the following video. Does anyone have any ideas? What it might be...
  17. hard braking at high speed

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So, I've been in my Mz3 now for about 3 months and had to STOMP on the brakes today for the first time (sudden bottleneck brought highway traffic from 60-70 mph down to a dead stop). Could feel the ABS system kick-in and was very impressed that the car held a straight-line and didn't tip...
  18. Revs Stuck and Shooting Up While Braking...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey everyone, please excuse the ignorance while describing what seems to be an issue with my '15 Mazda3 iGrand Touring with 6,000 miles. I have always noticed that revs sometimes get stuck when braking, and just recently I've noticed that if I am travelining on the highway, accelerate, and then...
  19. Engine braking causes RPM fluctuations

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have an automatic sGT. When I'm coasting down a gentle slope in heavy traffic, I like to manually downshift to 2nd gear to control my speed and ease my braking. When doing so I've noticed that my RPM will steadily rise to 2000, then suddenly drop down to 1000, then steadily rise back up to...
  20. Smart City Braking

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Has anyone tested or experienced how well this system works?