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  1. How bad is this rust on the calipers and discs?

    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...
  2. Help me identify this hanging thing

    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...
  3. Couple of rust spots on roof

    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.
  4. New owner - rust questions

    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...
  5. Rust on front/rear suspension

    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...
  6. rust protection

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Is there any need to get rust protection on new MZ3?
  7. Rust on roof

    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...
  8. 2014 Mazda3 rust :/ advice?

    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...
  9. Best way to get rid of this rust?

    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?
  10. 2014 Mazda wheel rust on cap behind rim

    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.
  11. 2014 Sedan Rust Worries

    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...
  12. Rust ... rust and rust

    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...
  13. Mazda3 GT 2015 rust control arm and near suspensions

    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...
  14. 2014-17 Mazda3 Recall - Rust on Parking Brake Actuator Shaft

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
  15. Rust on Brakes; Rotors, Discs etc..?

    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.
  16. Rust Specs on Rear Hatch 2016.5 CX-5

    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
  17. Rust on spot welds by the hatch hinges!!

    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...
  18. Wheel Well Rust

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Despite constant flushes after winter, it seems rust can still occur on a 2014 MY Mazda 3. Both the driver and passenger sides have rust bubbles on the inside lip of the rear wheels. It only seems to happen where the two carpet like panels meet and form a seam. Take a look at yours and see if...
  19. Fuel Filler Rust?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi, I've got a 2014 Mazda 3 and I was wondering if anyone had experienced what looks like rust on the fuel filler neck?
  20. Check under your hatch rubber seal for rust...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Did some preventative maintenance today. For all you hatch owners, check under the weather seal rubber hatch trim that seals the hatch to the body. FOUND LOTS OF pre RUST on some spot welds especially on the bottom area by the hatch latch hook. Had some stage 2 rust (metal corrosion and rust...