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  1. MZD Connect / infotainment display cracks

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Last year I bought a second hand Mazda 3 from 2014. The car had a couple small cracks in de MZD Connect / infotainment system underneath the display. The top screen (touch part) is 100% perfect. The cracking is underneath the top screen. I find it highly annoying, especially since the cracking...
  2. Sidewall damage of my tire. Should I be concerned?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello, I noticed a small crack on the side wall of my driver's side rear tire. Should I be worried about this? I have a Mazda 3 2017 GT. Thank you in advance.
  3. 2015 Mazda 3 GPS on crack

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2015 Mazda 3. When we bought the car we opted for the GPS option, SD card. I updated my maps every year until my 3 years just expired. For the past month my GPS has been going haywire. If I press the home button it does not do this. This only happens when the GPS option is...
  4. Replacing the outside piano black trim around gear shifter?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I just completed my second successful Mazda3 retrofit for Carplay/AA, but unfortunately cracked the glossy black gear shifter when I pulled it off of the middle console. Upon further inspection, it turns out my own Mazda3 also has a crack, in the same place (thought it was a scratch, not as bad...
  5. Mazda 3 GT engine sound

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi everybody, I just bought an used Mazda 3 GT 2010 (2.5L Engine).I'm so used to Honda that I can not tell if this engine sounds normal. So does it sound normal? Is that engine knocking or a normal 2.5L Ford engine sound? youtu.be/qva7fogPfAY Also,(see pic) is this a hole/crack on the intake...
  6. Mazda 3 windshield cracked.... OEM? OEE? windshield replacement

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    HI My 2016 Mazda 3 is just 1-year old and got a big crack after hit by a small rock on HW 3 days ago. :crying2: The crack is larger than "$1 dollar bill" so needs windshield replacement. But how to decide to go with an OEM auto glass or OEE (OEM equivalent per Safelite Auto Glass website)...
  7. Rock hit winshield left nickel sized crack

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Insurance will cover a fill which glass company said they can do without replacement. They said it will still be visible after (passenger side). Should I have them fill at no cost or pay for a replacement? This is my second rock hit, first was 2 small to even fill. Would you fill or replace...
  8. Valve cover crack

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey all. So I bought my 2013 speed in February and when I bought it there was a stress Crack on the top on the valve cover. Well my OCD didn't like that plus the car didn't even have 20,000 miles on it so I scheduled to have it replaced. I took it in on Friday and when I got it back it looks...