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  1. couple of odd quirks/issues with 2019 3 Premium sedan

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I've had my new Mazda 3 premium trim for about 12 days. Beautiful car, love driving it, but a few odd things have happened - 1. On really hot days, my rearview mirror glass has come loose (once)/fallen out completely(once). My dealer is replacing the mirror - I suspect, judging by some posts...
  2. Odd smell coming thru vents

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Last December I started to notice an occasional oily, gas smell coming thru the vents, only when the car has been idling for 30 mins and if I have just the heater going, no AC. It has happened a couple of times during the summer, but again only if it idled for 30 mins and the AC off. I have...
  3. Odd brake wear?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello all, I just had my 3 sport GT in for a minor service at 43k km's and all was well except my brake wear threw me off. My rears were at 50% and fronts are at 80%. The reason I find this odd is because is a cars braking not generally 70% Fronnt and 30%Rear? I asked the adviser and she gave...
  4. Odd clutch noises

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey all, New to the forums. I'm hoping someone can possibly point me in the right direction before paying nth number of diagnostics from dealers to figure out the issue i'm experiencing. '10 Mazda 3 - When the car is cold, as I go to engage or disengage the clutch, more suddenly then slow, I...
  5. Odd Smell While Stopping and Moving from a Stop

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi. We were just gifted a 2012 Mazda 3 automatic sedan from a family member, with about 65,000 miles on the odometer. The car is great, but we are having a problem that we cannot solve. We smell a strange odor coming from the vents under a few circumstances. The odor is hard to describe, but it...
  6. Odd Start/Stop button behavior

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Last night when I got home I turned the car off as usual... tranny in Park and press the Start/Stop button. I heard a weird noise and the car was on. When I turned it off again, the trip mileage app (which I show at the end of every trip) showed 0 mpg. I think what happened is that the car was...
  7. Very odd sound and vibration... Never seen this before and could use some help.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Alright something to get out of the way first of all is my tires are garbage, I had planned to buy four new tires and get an alignment after I did brakes, put on adjustable rear control arms and fix my "growl"/vibration that I was almost positive was my right front wheel bearing. Brakes on...
  8. Odd Info System Reboot

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I was driving down the freeway with listening to a local radio station with the Nav on, all the sudden the Mazda logo came up on the info screen, then the back light on the screen went off, and the radio changed to XM radio. Couldn't change anything except the volume level. I was thinking...
  9. Odd harness needed...

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So I am at a road block in my Galaxy Tablet install... pissing me off actually. My goal, as most know, was to NOT modify the factory harness. To do this, for example, our large radio connector I found a female end for, so essentially it will plug into the factory harness and be good to go, as...
  10. Any of you have odd audio troubles at the end of songs? Weird MP3 tag troubles?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Here is a problem that I've noticed... it's extremely specific but I feel like surely someone else on here has run into this. Hear (read?) me out. Since the touchscreen in the 3 is so predominate, of course your going to want your MP3's on your flash drive to have full proper tags with album...
  11. Odd problem with HIDs

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey everyone, so about a month ago I installed a Morimoto Elite H11 HID Kit from TheRetrofitSource. Installed fine and everything, but lately I've been noticing that my passenger side headlight won't fire up every so often. It'll fire up if I cycle the headlight switch (ie, turn it off and on...
  12. Odd Issue (Will not rev past 4000rpm in 4th, ATX)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi All, I am having an odd issue where my 3 will not rev past 4000rpm in 4th gear in manual mode. Upon reaching 4000rpm, the rpms will dip down to around 3700-3900rpm with the accelerator pedal depressed. It will happily rev past 4000rpm in 1st, 2nd and 3rd without hesitation. Are the RPM's...
  13. Odd ocurrance with my radio

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    I had a strange occurance today with my raido. I have a 2010 Ms3 with the tech and bose audio. When i got in my car after work all my pre sets on my radio had been erased. Its not too big of a deal or anything but it was just strange and im just hoping its not a small simptom of a bigger...
  14. Odd things on my 11 sedan

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    The door panel may be normal for a purpose but not sure about the missing lock knob on the insulator.
  15. Odd sound at. The rear

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi just insatlled my rm and just noticed there's a wierd sound like clak clak when there's a pot holes but nothing on the freeway even there's is a huge an even pavement as long as it's smooth. I think it's not coming from the springs, it could be the sway bar? Thanks
  16. Odd Radio issue

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I noticed on more than a few times now that if I'm listening to the radio (AM/FM only) and I turn the car off, that I can still hear the radio faintly until I open the door. On other cars I have, the radio will play until I open the door, but at the same volume it was when I turned off the car...
  17. Odd noise, 2010 MS3

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a new 2010 MS3 with about 150 miles on it. I have noticed a couple of times when turning sharp into a parking space that I hear an odd noise, like a squeak or rubbing from the front. Anybody have an idea what this might be? I wouldn't imagine the stock wheels/tires would rub. Kohai Utah
  18. Jessie odd PM, saw they were banned

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    Anyone else get this. Suppose I'd rather let Buddha in my life than be a born again Christian... stil junk.... Jessie Banned Points: 484, Level: 9 Activity: 0% Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 0 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Re: Matthew...
  19. odd wheels

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I was looking around tirerack.com and found a odd set of wheels..... Zinik Z28 Revento Bright Silver Paint Yes i know they are ugly as sin but something about them on the car kinda looks cool. NO I'M NOT GOING TO GET THE WHEELS.... dont flame!:shuriken:
  20. Odd plug/connector in change holder?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Has anyone else noticed the strange connector in the tiny storage compartment near your left knee if you're sitting in the drivers seat? Anyone know what this is for?