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  1. Chipped Transmission Case?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi there, I was changing my manual transmission fluid the other day and noticed what looked like a gouge in the transmission case. I can't tell if it is part of the design of the transmission, or if it is damaged. Any thoughts? Good news is that it is not a leak, as 2.5l of fluid came out of...
  2. sad, i my windshield chipped already

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    ive had the car for less than a week (4 days) and my windshield is already chipped and front end all specked up. i was driving on i280 around the sf bay area and i guess a gravel truck hit an expansion joint and dropped some gravel all over the road. and i was in the process of getting quotes...
  3. Chipped my alloy - Repair suggestions needed

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Got a pea-sized scrape on the very edge of my wheel last night trying to manuever around someone who double parked me, (turned my wheel right into a rock by accident :argh 1: ) The person supposed to be spotting me also let me back right into the car's license plate, leaving some press-marks on...
  4. Chipped paint after two days of owning it

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi, I bought my car (2010 white mazda 3 isport) 3 days ago and after two days, I decided to wash it since it had rained and the car was dirty. While drying the car, I noticed the following on my driver side door: It looks bigger in the photo than it is in person but it still is quite...
  5. Chipped Paint - Anyone Helped by Mazda or Dealer?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Just hand washed my new 3 this past weekend and noticed a TON of rock chips on the lower front bumper and quite a few (10ish) on the drivers door. I cannot believe that a 4 month old car with 4,500 miles could possibly have this much damage already. I have had cars up to 200K miles before...
  6. Consequences of Ignoring Chipped Paint?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Well, like many other people on these forums, my 2010 Mazda3 finally found its first scar. At the moment, I think I'm still in the denial/bargaining stage of the grief-coping mechanism, and I thought about joining the 'First Scar' thread...