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  1. 2019 Mazda3 HB braking metal impact noise

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hello! My 2019 Mazda 3 Hatch Back have a metal impact noise. When the vehicle is reversing and braking to vehicle stop. It will appear metal impact noise from the vehicle front both side(But not every time). I have already gone to the dealer and told them my car has this issue. But they after...
  2. Noticed a strange metal strip on the passenger door sill

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Anyone know what this is (photos attached)?
  3. Mazda 3 inside Rear metal cracking noise

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi, I have been chasing a noise at the back of my car, and it is driving me nuts. I finally find the source of the noise, but I have no idea how I could fix this. I read a lot of topics around noise at the back of the car, but nothing is like my issue. I made a video of it: youtu.be/toWs0vEu8Lw...
  4. Poked a Hole in a metal pipe... need help...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi Fam, So I was a knuckle-head and didn't disconnect the negative terminal from the battery while I was installing the HID relay to the battery. I was tired and had a long day at work. ( no excuse ) I am ok! Thank goodness. However I dropped a ratchet on the battery and unfortunately the...
  5. New Wheels!! Enkei 18" Gun Metal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Wife asked me what i wanted for bday - threw out "wheels but can be pricey" but she gave the go ahead and asked for a link. Very grateful! I mainly wanted to lose some weight, while looking cooler than stock and trying to not look overtly modified or blingy. Was torn between gun metal and...
  6. Powder Coated OEM Gun Metal Gray

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Dealer said he could coat them locally and save about $500 over the OEM gray wheels.
  7. for all you metal heads out there or anyone who wants a chuckle

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    tell me when you see the similarities between the cars grey/black curvature in its grill and headlights and the disturbed monsters face Its not a bad thing, its stabbing back at everyone who says our cars are "clown faced" no its not clown faced it disturbed lol. disturbed with all the other...
  8. '06 Mazda 3 GT - Front-end metal grinding noise?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi all. My mom's got an '06 Mazda 3 GT. Bought it with 40,000km on the clock, about 140k now, and has done next to zero maintenance. Barely a couple oil changes in this time, and I'll bet they haven't been synthetic. Car has been massively neglected and is in shit condition. There is a...
  9. Metal pedals/covers for right hand drive?

    Hi UK guys. I see plenty of Metal/sport foot pedals available in the US for L/H drive, but can anyone recommend some here in the UK for R/H models?
  10. What is this piece of metal rod sticking out and went through my hood?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    I was driving and heard a big dump on my hood. I thought some rock fell off from where I'm driving and afterwards I keep hearing rumbling noises and found out it came from my hood because it's not closing properly. This piece of metal kept sticking out and made a huge hole through my hood and...
  11. Push Button Start metal trim????

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Does your push button start have metal/chrome trim around it? Mine doesn't. I saw it on a commercial and in the Smart Start Guide.
  12. Water in back hatch under sheet metal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Water in Hatch, 2014 Mazda3 - YouTube
  13. Newbie - Gun Metal Blue 3

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey everyone! Ive had my mazda for about 3 years now. It was my first new car buy and of course me being impatient and excited I grabbed this one off the lot. The only regret I have is that I didn't get power locks, but it's also not that hard to unlock by hand. I haven't done many mods on the...
  14. Clink/Clank metal noise in front eng/tranny area

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2012 Mazda 3 i touring with about 13k on it. Anyone ever hear a clank/clinking metal noise in the front tranny/engine area. It happens on the first drive of the day when the car is cool and you take off or go over a bump. Sounds like a motor/tranny mount item. It goes away by the...
  15. tsw nurburgring gun metal

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    What's good guys, I want to buy Tsw wheels for my mazda 3 2012 Hatchback. How ever i need help for the rim and wheel size. I was thinking 18x8.5 wheels size and a tire 235/40zr/18w. Are those sizes good or they don't go together. If someone knows about tire and rim size please advice. I am a...
  16. Front metal to metal noise

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I realized I posted that in the speed section. Sorry for the double post but my issue is on a regular 3... I had the transmission mount replaced last week, this solved an annoying creaking noise. However, today a scary noise came from the lower front. What started over the weekend as a...
  17. Revolving metal on metal noise

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    Hey everyone, i know there are a lot of posts already about creaking issues but i wanted to see if anyone had a similar problem like mine. I park my car in a garage next to my dorm and about 60% of the time whenever i start up my car and pull it out, there is this repetitive metal on metal sound...
  18. subframe popping / metal noise-unbelievable response from Mazda

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    Please read below. I have posted another thread as well, quite surprised at Mazda's ressponse... Dear Ms Stevens, I am surpised of your response, or lack of I should say. Your office may not be technically trained but your are representing Mazda Corporation, and I am sure you have the means...
  19. metal on metal noise from lower left front

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    I have a 2011 MS3 with 2K miles. I am noticing a solid metal on metal clank! noise coming from the front left (cannot figure out whether is linkage, motor mounts, etc) when chaging surface angles, e.g. road to garage ramp, specially when backing up. Taking to the dealer today, if anyone has...
  20. Dont use metal valve stem caps

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Apparently one of the places I had my car serviced at put metal valve stem caps on and as we know dissimilar metals corrode. It caused my stem to corrode from the inside so when it was connected to the air hose it collapsed on itself. Had it been longer and the cap would have seized on the stem...