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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I just bought a mazda3 and I noticed that the read suspension components have surface rust. I live in the UK so the car has been exposed to some harsh winters and salt, but I wanted to check if this is a normal amount of rust for the age and if I should worry about it. This are the worst parts...
  2. 2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I ask myself if there where other 3 owners who have rust on the inside of the exhaust. My 2019 3 exhaust start rusting on both insides exhaust tips. The exhausts tips are still completely clean on the inside, not black deposit at all after 40k km/25k miles, but now they contain some rust spots...
  3. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi all, I searched the forums pretty carefully before posting this, but I apologize if it has already been covered and I missed it. There are several threads covering 2014-18 models but there don't seem to be any for the BL generation. I'm curious to hear from those of you who live up North...
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'm looking to purchase a used 2014 Mazda 3 sedan @80,000kms and found out the rust situation on the brakes look pretty bad. I'm not technical enough to understand how bad this is or whether some of it is just expected wear and tear from a 5 year old car. I'm in a city with harsh winters and...
  5. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    My wife saw me drive into the driveway yesterday and said "you have something hanging down from the bottom of your car." Sure enough, there is some bracket that is holding some thing that looks like it might have only been held on by a single bolt. The joys of winter... looks like the bolt...
  6. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I noticed some rust spots on my roof after washing and waxing the car this past weekend. They are small and was wondering how do I fix these? Thanks.
  7. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I just purchased a 2017 Mazda3 Touring with 40,000 miles, through an online retailer. I am still in my 7-day return grace period. The CARFAX report says it was in a rental program for just over a year, in the Boston area. I had my mechanic (a Mazda-only shop that I have been using for 20...
  8. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey all..just looking at this rust collection on a 2015 that spent a winter or two in New England area...Is this excessive or I need of attention any time soon? It's similar in front and rear. Bolts here and there have it. Seems like surface rust to me but was a little surprised by it. Some...
  9. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Is there any need to get rust protection on new MZ3?
  10. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Well well, just found a rust spot on the roof of my 2017 sGT... looking forward to what mazda will tell me...
  11. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Got me a 2014 m3 a bit over a month ago with only 36,000 Miles. The car drives great, interior is great, paint is shiny, but then I started noticing rust. First just a tiny bit of surface rust on one of the rims. No problem. Then I found rust around some of the under hood bolts, these bolts are...
  12. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I noticed on the top of my car right behind the windshield there are 2 small paintchips with rust in them. What would be the proper course of action for getting the rust off and then reapplying (I assume some kind of DR. Paintchip) paint?
  13. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have a 2014 Mazda with severe rust on the cap behind the wheel rims on all 4 wheels. Is anyone else having this problem? I have owned alot of different cars/models and tend to keep them for over ten years. Never had this type of problem before.
  14. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, I recently bought a 2014 Sedan. The car is great - runs well and saving money on gas is great! When I bought the car I knew that there was a bit of rust on the trunk welds (which other sedan owners seem to have as well). Wasn’t a huge issue, but after I thoroughly cleaned the car I’ve...
  15. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello Guys I don't know if I am the only one with rust issues but this will be the fourth time that I need a rust fix by the dealer. the previous time were in the back of the car but now this is pretty everywhere. Car has 38 000kms. Car was purchased in November 2013 Anyone in the same...
  16. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi everyone, Bought a Mazda3 GT with 43k titanium flash a week ago. This is my first car here in Ottawa, Canada. I have read the forums about rust problems. My previous car VW Polo (lived in the Mediterranean ) never had any rust issues in 8 years. I know rust is pretty normal up to a certain...
  17. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    https://insidemazda.mazdausa.com/press-release/mazda3-mazda6-rust-parking-brake-recall-campaign-1217f/
  18. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone. Im new to the forum. Has anyone had this rust issue on the rotors/brakes? How do I get rid of this? Any solution to get it done without removing the wheels? Please Advise. Thank you.
  19. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey everyone, Has anyone ran into little specs of rust spots on the back of there rear hatch on a cx5 its white so i can notice it when washing it etc, only seems to be on the rear hatch
  20. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    I recently found rust on my 2015 M3 hatchback near the hinges for the hatch... Mazda Canada is fixing it but I just thought I would let you all know just in case you have never looked there. PS I was talked into the electronic rust inhibitor when I bought the car March of 2015.. I feel like...
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