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  1. Hatchback Boot Handle Is Very Loose, Normal?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey Guys, I noticed recently that the boot handle is very loose, so my question is very simple, is this normal? Provided a picture below to show you what I'm referring to. Thanks!
  2. Loose seat - bad design

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    If anyone else notices that their front seat bottom has some play (upwards and downwards), you might have the same problem as me. Pretty annoying for a car with 30k miles. There is a rivet in the power seat that has some play. Fixing it seems like a ton of work. I took a quick pic of the...
  3. Loose Door Handles

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    In washing my 3 for the first time, I noticed that three of the four door handles were partially loose. Not worried about them falling off, but even a glancing wipe with my wash mitt caused the three to jiggle and make a metal rattle sound. Anyone else have this issue? Any ideas/adjustments...
  4. Loose 2014 seat?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Curious if anyone else has had this issue? My 2014 S touring only has 20K miles but I noticed the bottom driver seat cushion is loose and has alittle bit of movement. The movement is only in the bottom seat cushion and not in the seat bolts. Wondering in case anyone ran into this and if they...
  5. Oil drain plug was 1/3 loose after 8k miles

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    so I did my 4th oil change. I noticed some oil on the access panel and the underside of the car. when I removed the access panel, I saw the drain plug was 1/3 out! :surprise: after I drained the oil, the container said 3 1/2 quarts. I leaked a quart. no idea what I did wrong. :confused1 1...
  6. 2008 Mazda 3 i Driver's Side Interior Door Panel loose

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Driver's side interior door panel loose on my newly purchased 2008 Mazda 3 i -- is this an easy DIY fix or do I need to go to dealer. Panel is still attached but obviously loose and pulls away from door. Thanks.
  7. Trim around 3rd brake light loose

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    The trim around the light is loose. It's annoying as even with one window down or even on a bump I can see it move. There are 3 clips holding it on but looks like an empty spot for a clip to the driver's side of the light. Round hole in a pedestal type extension off the trim, slot in the sheet...
  8. loose object in fuel tank

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoJ1mxBYiNw Not my video, but sound exactly like it. And by exactly like it I mean exactly like it you could win the sound effect game on some radio shows, that kinda exact. anyone know something about it, or a friend that know something about it? A dealer is...
  9. Loose Center Console Lid Fix

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hey everyone I just wanted to quickly show something that apparently is a common problem on our car. So I lent my car to my neighbour for the past month as his car broke down. One night when I went to use it I noticed that the lid on the center console was completely loose. Firstly he broke...
  10. Sunroof motor loose

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    So i noticed a clinking sound like a loose screw the other day and the sound is coming out of the middle of the headliner. When i hit near the sunroof motor on the headliner i can hear something loose. I took out the map lights near the mirror to see what i could see and i can feel a loose screw...
  11. Loose Clutch Pedal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello all, I recently purchased a '15 sGT and I've been getting slightly irritated with the clutch pedal. At first, I thought there was a tactile click and had my dealer check it out and they didn't hear/feel anything abnormal. Now after driving it a few days, the entire pedal feels very...
  12. Windows loose

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    If I lower my front windows a little the window is loose and bumps around while driving. is this a common problem with the 3? It's done it since I bought the car new (only a few months old now)
  13. Possible loose e-brake handle?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Took a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGbGYCJTEeg Logically thinking that the e brake handle should be firm. It seems to me that the handle is loose when moving left and right. In the video, it makes a sound when I move it from left to right; indicating it may be loose. Is this normal...
  14. SUBS to bump and not loose the cargo space too bad

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Soon as I fell in love and said she is mine I have thought day in/out on what is the best design I could come up with that would looks a set of de. With that in mind I would love to share the design I came up with for many others to use or modify to accommodate whatever is possible. Btw sorry...
  15. Loose Spring Seatings

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    My car recently started making clunking noises in the rear, and I've double checked the JBR sway bar in the rear. It's not loose at all. I'm pretty sure the noises are coming from the rear springs... It is normal for the springs to not sit firmly in the spring seatings? Thanks!
  16. Ignition light bulb is loose

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I just got fog lights installed on my 2012 skyactiv hatch by the dealer, and it seems they knocked the bulb out of its holder for the ignition light. Tonight I noticed a white light coming from inside the steering column, and after looking in every crack, I found it was this bulb. How do you...
  17. Oh WOW .. both front coil springs loose??

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello again, I'm still hunting down the cause of the serious vibrations in my car and today noticed that while the car is on the ground, BOTH front coil springs can be forcibly moved back and forth slightly (with a little clicking noise as it does). It actually feels like the springs are no...
  18. Hatch wing rattling

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have had my car for about two years and always close the hatch gently. The past few weeks I started hearing a clunk when I closed it. Turned out the wing is loose. Has anyone else had the wing on their hatch loosen up?
  19. 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 Rear Sway Bar Concern

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    Hello everyone, This is my first post here but I've been lurking for a while. I have a 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 and the other day I noticed a clicking sort of noise from the rear when I would go over a speed bumps. I figured it was possibly the exhaust tapping or something similar. Well I crawled...
  20. How to rid CEL due to loose gas cap

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    i had a fill up couple of days ago and got a CEL yesterday. i drove the car for more than 30 miles now thinkin that it will reset and the CEL to go away. ...but i still have it. im sure this CEL is due to the loose gas cap. anyone have suggestions on how to remove the CEL, and more...