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  1. Some issues 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback (take back to dealer?)

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hi, first time new car owner here. Just noticed some problems with my new car and wondering if they are expected or I should take it to the dealer. -I've notice some vibration while stopped (seems different from other thread of vibration after releasing brake). -Noticeable jerk when...
  2. 7 issues on my 19 Mazda 3 so far, dropping off at dealer tomorrow, need advice!

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hi! It’s my third post complaining about the issues on my 19 Mazda 3 HB premium AWD. Though I love this car very much and it’s so much fun to drive it, these issues are really annoying and finally make me decide to drop it off at dealer tomorrow. The following is the list: Noise issues: 1...
  3. Oil change service manual vs dealer

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    The dealer recommends that I change the oil at every 5,000 miles, while the service manual say 8,000 miles. Which one is right? Paul
  4. What to have dealer check before warranty expires?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm approaching 36 months and 30K miles with my 2016 M3 Touring, 5-door, automatic. Does anyone have suggestions about what I should have the dealer check in addition to the normal 30K service before my warranty expires? The only thing I am aware of, and I expect this is not covered by the...
  5. Heater wasn't working after dealer installed homelink mirror.

    2019+ Mazda 3 Audio & Electronics
    So I had the accessories installed recently that aren't in stock at time of purchase, this included the home link auto dimming mirror and they updated the firmware at the same time. The next day I tried to use the heater (after 15 minutes of driving) and the air wasn't warming at all regardless...
  6. LED Headlight and Tail Light Install at Dealer?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My 2017 M3 GT doesn't have LED head and tail lights and halogens suck (no offense to anyone that likes them). I just came from a Miata that had LED headlights and I didn't realize the difference until I started driving my M3. What would the dealer charge to install these on my car? I guess...
  7. Possible Foul play from two Mazda Dealers

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So , hi guys, Mazda 3 2017 Grand Touring owner here. So!, my dealer told me that I needed to replace my rear brake pads. The problem is, they are charging me $200 just for the parts (plus $70 of service). I told them "no thanks" and I bought the genuine parts online for $70 , from a...
  8. Oil change at dealer

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Just bought the car almost 1,000 miles ago and scheduled a date for 9am Thursday at the Mazda dealer. Is there anything I should ask or know about? It's a 2012 Skyactiv 2.0 manual transmission hatchback. There was a coupon on the website. $69.99 for synthetic oil, plus free tire rotation, brake...
  9. Dealer Official Parts Warranty

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So while at the dealership to get an oil change I asked about getting the CP/AA retrofit. They said they would start making appointments for it on November 19th, but when I asked for what they would charge he said he did not know yet. I mentioned that online people where saying it was around...
  10. What to expect at dealer?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So my wife’s 2014 Mazda 3 has a problem with the sky active/ dashboard monitor where it shuts itself off or just never comes on. After reading thru this forum it looks like maybe code level 59 might address this issue (we currently have level 55) Should the dealer put his on for free? Should...
  11. Dealer price to install AA/CP

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I went to my local dealership here is Riverside, CA and asked how much to install AA/CP. I was told $420 on my 2018 GT. Wow really....
  12. Software update by dealer, how much $?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi! I have a 2015 Mazda 3 which has extended warranty and the FW version is 33. I want to update to 70, but before I call dealers, I would like to know how much should I expect to pay. I live in Ontario. Thanks!
  13. New Mazda Owner (Or about to be) - Android Auto, dealer or self install?

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi All Will be taking delivery of my new Mazda 3 in a few days so began to 'explore' what others have been doing. Long story short, I want Android Auto, (not sure why it wasn't offered as an extra, but anyway), so do I pay for the official upgrade, or go the self install route? What do you...
  14. 2018 Mazda3 Touring- Any dealer settings should I ask for?

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello, Excited to be picking up my 2018 Silver Mazda3 Touring tomorrow. Are there any computer settings I should make an informed decision about and ask the dealer to set before I leave? I saw in one topic that you may have to activate the "walk away smart lock" function. Any other dealer...
  15. RBCM reprogramming - dealer only?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My trunk light does not work, so it appears that the Rear Body Control Module (RBCM) is faulty. I can get a salvage one for not a lot of money, but it must be re-programmed for my vehicle (2016 SGT). Is there anyone besides a dealer who can do that work? Thanks, Michael
  16. Just a PSA if Dealer does a software update

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I had the dealership update my software a for times when I was under warranty. At the time I did not know that they had to remove the Navigation SD card to do the update. Turns out that the last time they forgot to put it back. Navigation is not something I use so it was a long time before...
  17. 2012 Skyactiv...the dealer recommended replace motor

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I picked this car up from a business after the dealer recommended the motor be replaced. It has 132xxx miles on it. the car is in great shape besides the massive build up inside the head. I am struggling to find a repair manual for this car. Can anyone help? I just want to get the head off and...
  18. Dumb dealer nicked up wheels

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Washed my car today and realized last week that when the dealer did its first oil change, rotated the tires and did the state inspection that they nicked up my wheels. Couple areas it's from the air wrench spinning I'm the lugnut hole. Couple areas it's a nick outside the whole like the nicked...
  19. Dealer gave me the wrong lug nuts?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I bought the Mazda M011 rims from my dealer this summer and had them do the installation as well. I have been driving around with them for a couple of months and today I was at Costco putting winter tires onto my stock OEM rims and the technician said I've been using the wrong lug nuts on the...
  20. Birthday card for our 3 from the dealer

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Yesterday, we got a birthday card for our 3 from Baglier Motors where we bought it a year ago. Really like the dealer. Best new car buying experience ever. Too bad they're a 6 hour drive away. Went there to get our 3 sGT because that was the closest one with 6M in the interior and exterior...