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  1. Burning smell

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I've a 2016 iTouring automatic with 5,500 miles. I was entering an expressway and merged with traffic from a standstill. I pretty much depressed the gas pedal to the floor for about 4 seconds. After a few seconds, I smelled a burning odor (like burnt tires). Though I'm not 100% it was my car...
  2. keep burning power steering pumps!!!

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    Hopefully someone can help with this issue, or have some advice on where to start. I'm on my 3rd power steering pump in less than 4 weeks. The original burnt out. I installed another one that had a parts warranty. About a week later the new pump went out. Got the pump replaced and installed...
  3. Burning oil - bad PCV Valve?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    My '14 Mazda3 has about 24K miles and it has a rough idle. No CEL. Took it to the dealer and they found that it was burning oil.... The dealer wants to a make a case to Mazda to do the warranty repair but I won't hear back until Monday. The only problem is I never had the dealer change my oil. I...
  4. Racing Beat exhaust, burning smell

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have an RB axle back exhaust installed on my 15 Mazda 3 iGT. My car is also lowered with CS springs. When I first had my mods installed I noticed a little bit of a burning plastic / chemical smell after driving hard / hard acceleration. It seems to have decreased with time / mileage but I...
  5. Burning smell coming from heated seats

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I don't know what might be causing this, but every time I use the heated seats on level 3 or higher, there is a distinctive burning smell coming from underneath the seat. This is the first time I've noticed this in the 1.5 years I've had the car. Any ideas?
  6. Burning Smell

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    I have not posted in forever but ever since I got a new exhaust (has been 4000miles) my car stinks when im beating on it. Even if I do some WOT and get the exhaust nice and hot then shut it off and leave it in the garage it stinks up the entire garage with like a plastic burning smell and it...
  7. Burning oil - about 1.5 oz per week

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have about 2,000 miles on a 2013 Skyactiv 2.0. It's been consistently burning oil and I've been filling oil at the rate of about 2 - 3 oz per every two weeks (or about 4-5 oz every 1000 miles => about 1/8 quart per 1K miles). How's your oil consumption rate? The oil is Mazda 0w20 with moly...
  8. New Car smells like burning rubber!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I just got my new first car sunday! It's a 2012 Mazda3 2.5L touring. It's a sedan! I love love love love love my car and i couldn't ask for anything else. But i notice that every once in a while it smells like burnt rubber. The smell is the same as if you were to drive and slam on the brakes...
  9. California Burning!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello, Bought my 2011 S Sport 2 weeks ago. Awesome ride and I am glad to join the Mazda family!
  10. Burning smell after 80mph

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So I finally got my car back after i was severly rear ended a few months ago. 10,000 plus dollars in damage and 6+ weeks in shop and I must say they did a good job. Search for my previous thread to see pictures of the damage. Anyway when I drive over 80 mph I smell this burning smell that goes...