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  1. Rusting Hatch Struts (potential recall item?)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Check your rear hatch struts for rust ASAP! I just checked on mine and my passenger side hatch strut has a black plastic cap that is split and the underside chrome top of the strut is all rusted pretty badly. If left unchecked, these may rust through and cause the hatch to fall on you. You...
  2. Rusting Welds in Trunk Area and Door Hinges

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Some Mazda3 sedan owners are finding rust starting to appear (slight yellow discolorations) on some spot welded areas that are painted. These are on the inside surface of the trunk, opposite side from the license plate, and also in the channel directly below the back window, right above the...
  3. Door Hinges rusting on all doors

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    *Check your door jams!!!! The hinges that hold the doors to the body are showing rust spots on them already. Looks like the edges of the door hinges are exposed metal. Either prime and paint them or spray rust proof wax on them. Looks like they rushed the painting of the hinges as the paint...
  4. Deep Rusting Paint Chips

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey everyone, I have two really small paint chips on my car that are already starting to rust. The one on the roof is bubbling the paint around it and the one near the passenger rear door is basically all the way to the metal. Roof Door What can I do? I want to take it to Mazda but I...