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  1. Issues with paint

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Purchased my 2018 GT hatch a few weeks back. So far I love the car except I find the steering wheel uncomfortable. I wish the area where you keep your hands around was round instead of oval. I noticed this yesterday since the car was a little dirty. I noticed the attached issue with paint on...
  2. Did Mazda fix Soul Red Crystal issues for 2019 Mazda3?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Appearance & Interior
    A lot of Mazda forums including this one have people complaining about how easily the SRC paint chips and swirls on 2018 CX-5s and 3/6s. Does anyone now if the formulation changed for our cars to improve the durability of the clearcoat?
  3. Mazda corporate on the issues we are having

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I emailed corporate about 3 main issues we are having, and that seem a lot of people are having with their 19s. Jerkiness at low speeds Vibration from a stop walk away lock feature is unreliable Some background, apparently they found "bad gas" and attributed my issues to that even though it...
  4. ADD/HUD issues Mazda 3 2014

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all I know this has been discussed in the message boards a couple of times but thought I'd reach out for some help. I've been having an ongoing issue where the ADD/HUD will raise/deploy but not all the way so I have to push it the last little bit. I read on the forum that it might be down...
  5. Please post your Mazda 3 issues on the NHTSA website

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    lot of you guys have the same issues as me with our Mazda 3s. the rear view mirror fell out of the frame, jerky acceleration, etc. please go post your issues on the NHTSA website so that mazda will see it and will have to issue a recall to get it fixed. that way, if you complain to the...
  6. Headlight protection/sun issues.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello! Not sure if you guys can see it in the pics but my '16 Mazda 3 is getting headlight sun damage, the annoying part after every wash I atleast wax or paint seal it. But I see it's getting worse with time. I already have a meguiars kit so I can always clean it and seal it so it can look...
  7. 2014 Rear Brake Issues (Again)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey All, Rewind to October 2016 - I had brake noise on the rear passenger side @ 22K miles. Upon inspection, the pads were unevenly worn. I took it to the dealership and had it repaired under warranty & TSB 04-001/16 (shown here.) The repair procedure includes a new/modified caliper mounting...
  8. 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...
  9. Aftermarket backup camera issues

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, this is my first post to the forum so just saying hello. I'm having issues with an aftermarket backup camera I've installed. The camera is powered by the ACC line via a fuse tap and the camera does get detected by the screen. However, the image is black and white and scrolls up/down. It...
  10. 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...
  11. I-Stop issues

    Engine / Drivetrain
    Hello, I probably got the wrong category, but I have been having issues with i-stop in my 2015 Mazda 2 Genki (Aware this is a site for Mazda 3 but out of ideas currently). Started with it turned off when I was in reverse one night and the car started back straight on (heating was on in the car)...
  12. Badge and paint issues

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Alright peeps. I got an issue with my badge and my paint so I need advice on what to do. I will get pics as soon as possible to show the issue.
  13. 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 Issues to Look Out For

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    I'm looking at buying a 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 with 155,000 miles. I've looked at the Carfax and the service history looks good and well documented. The 6 speed has been serviced at 154,000 miles, new clutch kit, seals and fluid change. I wanted to know what things i should pay close attention to...
  14. Transmission TCM/Selenoid Issues

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi, I tried the search for a topic like this and didn't find anything. Here is my issue: I bought this 08' Mazda 3 Touring (about 165k miles) and couple weeks ago started to have some issues with the Transmission. I was getting the Check Engine light and the AT on the dash board. The car is...
  15. Infotainment issues

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Have a couple of annoying problems with the infotainment that have been there since day #1 ...have not found any solutions so far. #1 - The system will always restart my previous track at full volume even if I mute/pause the track before I shut the car off. I want the system to boot up in the...
  16. 2019 Hatchback GS Quality Issues!!!

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I recently purchased a 2019 GS hatch with luxury pack and it's been nothing but problems. 1. Driver side seat belt clip is on backwards so now every time I wear it, it's twisted. 2. About 2 weeks after, the airbag malfunction light came on, it would go off when I restart the car. 3. The driver...
  17. 2013 Mazda 3 2.0 SkyActiv With full Corksport Exhaust issues

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys. Pretty well in desperate need of help at this point. I installed the entire corksport exhaust system on my car, car as said in title, and pretty much nothing but issues since day 1. I had a CEL P013A, that has been cleared and hasn't come up again. Now my new issue with the car is shes...
  18. 2016 sp25 gt manual - electronic hand brake issues

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    Hi all, new to here and have been searching and closest thing i have found with a similar issue.. ( i cant seem to post links due to being a new member ) Long story short.. from the day we have owned the car, it seems on the initial starting of the car, and the first time the auto handbrake...
  19. coil issues

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey... I have a 2006 Mazda 3 and I can’t seem to figure out what’s up. Wife took it to work then when she ready to leave work she started the car to go home and realized it was running rough so she turned off the car! Hours later after work I go see it and realize it’s runing on 2 coils...
  20. Brake Issues

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi All, I'm currently experiencing issues with my 2014 Mazda 3 i Touring. When coming to a complete stop I hear a creaking noise coming from sometimes the front and sometimes the rear. When I initially heard the noise I took the car into the Mazda dealer. After inspection they told me it was...