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  1. Failing brakes at 4000km?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hello! I’ve had my Mazda for about 3 months now, no problems other than a little rattle here and there... but recently I’ve been getting brake problems almost every time I go for a drive. Basically the usual amount of force I use in order to brake, isn’t enough, I have to press the pedal harder...
  2. too many problems for a brand new car sell now?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Like many car buyers did lots of research and then decided to wait for the new 2019 model year. After reading many great reviews took the plunge. What a disappointment in the initial quality of the car. here are the main issues (so far). 1. A pillar had a gap you could put your finger in at...
  3. Intermittent start problems. hot weather makes worse?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I have been trying for a month to fix this problem I'm having and wondering if anyone has any ideas since I took it to the dealership and they couldn't fix it or even find out what was wrong. It's not under warranty it's a 2016 Mazda 3 with 83k miles I got for a steal only 10k. So the problem...
  4. Help !!!! Electric problems

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I have an 05 3s bought the car used less than a year ago and didn't know much about 92 thousand miles . It has major wiring systems work already. I wanting to do away with the door open close sensors !! Can any help plz
  5. Electrical problems

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I own a 2007 Mazda 3, about a month ago my interior lights stopped coming on when I open the door and won’t work when pressing the light buttons. When turning the key on my instrument gauge needles all spike up and then down and then back to the spots they need to be. My anti theft light doesn’t...
  6. Electrical problems

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    I own a 2007 Mazda 3, about a month ago my interior lights stopped coming on when I open the door and won’t work when pressing the light buttons. When turning the key on my instrument gauge needles all spike up and then down and then back to the spots they need to be. My anti theft light doesn’t...
  7. Sold my Mazda3 with 2,600 miles- too many problems

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hello Mazda3 fans, After owning the Mazda3 for 2,600 miles, I couldn't take it anymore and had to sell it. My first 1,000 miles were great. No complaints. I was very happy. But then the problems began. First, the front axle was loose and they had to tighten up the bolts. Then the dash/ glove...
  8. 2014 Mazda 3 battery problems

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    just received my 4 th battery replacement on my low mileage (less than 15000 miles) 2014 Mazda 3 touring hatchback. are the oem batteries that bad? on each service visit the dealer performs a complimentary vehicle check. last service on 4/10/19 and battery failed on 6/27/19!
  9. Samsung S9 plus (android 9) synchronisation problems

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Updates Samsung 9 plus SW to Android 9. Now have problems with synchronisation of contacts and last calls with MZD. Did anybody solve this problem?
  10. "new" 07 ms3 problems

    2007-2009 Mazdaspeed3 Discussion
    Hello, I'm new here and new to the mazda scene in general. Fairly new in the turbo world, but ive owned and molested a 90 Volvo 740 for the last 2 years so I have a decent amount of knowledge when it comes to general mechanics and problem solving. Now to the car; my oldest brothers friend had a...
  11. Mazda 3 skyactiv 2.2 Diesel engine problems ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I’m thinking of buying a Mazda 3 2.2 diesel skyactiv, what are they like ? Any engine problems ?
  12. Pandora Phone connection problems

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have the factory Infotainment system in my 2017 Mazda 3. My phone has difficulty connecting to the built in Pandora app through Bluetooth. I can listen to Pandora when I connect through my phone, But that doesn't have all the controls that the Pandora app has. Any suggestions on why the app...
  13. Exhaust problems

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    So last week I took off my muffler on my 2012 Mazda 3 skyactiv and lost the nuts the connect it back on would anybody know the thread size and what size they are?
  14. AC problems and question

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey everyone it's been awhile lol. I have a 2004 Mazda 3 2.3L 5spd manual that deeply like. Well recently the AC compressor died a horrible death and locked up. The system is still pressurized and holding. I am a very capable DIY'er and have done many complex things before. My question here is...
  15. Electrical problems SOLVED PJB

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    So I've posted here trying to figure out my electrical problems on my 05 3 hatch such as headlights flickering turn signals not working unless the horn is pressed horn not working wiper blades not working and dash and interior lights not all working along with my a/c. All did not work unless the...
  16. problems with AIO android auto

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    To start with, I'm looking for ideas. This isn't complaining. The problems likely reside with my phone. The problem: I have several of the AIO tweaks installed on my 2015 3. They work great, very happy. AA not so much...it works when it feels like it. Generally it will not start. Plug phone...
  17. Can I disconnect and reconnect the Battery without causing problems?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I notice on this forum that one of the remedies for problems is to briefly disconnect the battery, also when installing the official Mazda interior LED kit, I did disconnect the battery because the installation instructions told me to do so. This did not cause any problems except I needed to...
  18. Problems

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    So i have a 2004 mazda 3 2.3L S with 210k miles on it. I purchased this vehicle about 9 months ago and it seems everytime i fix a problem that it has with the engine another one pops up. So i was wondering if completely rebuilding the engine with forged internals and getting it dyno tuned (maybe...
  19. Weird starting problems, please help!!!

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I will do my best to explain this problem I am having. Once every few days my vehicle will not start correctly. All cold starts are fine. Let me make it clear that it only happens if the vehicle is already warmed up, I go inside somewhere, and come back out to the vehicle about 15-30min later...
  20. Multiple O2 CEL electrical problems PLEASE HELP

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I'll try to make this quick to the point I have a 05 Mazda 3 hatchback 2.3 AT 103K and slowly the car has been running more and more rough, rough idle hesitating and I have 8 yes 8 cel codes they are P0138 O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2 P0139 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response...