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  1. Mazda 3 2019 GS Safety and Driver Support Systems temporarly disabled

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I am getting this warning in daytime and at night. It will go on and very rarely it goes off while driving. Sometimes my mirrors will still indicate someone in my blind spot when warning is up sometimes it doesnt. I asked the dealer and they said either it can be sunlight (which i doubt) or my...
  2. Safety Feature Problem?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hi, I bought a 2019 Mazda 3 AWD Premium hatchback about 2 months ago. I love it! However, there have been 3 instances where the smart brake support/collision avoidance has kicked in unexpectedly. I'm not sure what the exact safety feature/system is called, but it has to do with braking. All 3...
  3. Safety & Driver Support error

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I got the “Safety & driver support systems disabled” error twice today & Mazda didn’t have an answer this time...Can someone remind me what that means? Is it too hot outside, cold, windy or what? I swear this thing is a weathervane not a car.
  4. 2019 Mazda 3 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    https://insidemazda.mazdausa.com/press-release/2019-mazda3-earned-iihs-top-safety-pick-award/ Found this today regarding the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback earning IIHS top safety pick awards. Maybe that's why our insurance was much lower than I expected for this vehicle.
  5. Just bought a 2008 2.3 hatch, needs work for safety

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I really love these cars, so I finally got one! After lurking this forum for a while I thought now I'd sign up. It seems to run well, it was very cheap, 230km on it, it's well used and needs some work for sure. Body and inter are looking good at least! I just changed the oil/filter (was...
  6. 2016 upgrade to 2017 Smart Braking and Safety Tech

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm not sure where to post this, so posting it here. Sorry if it this is the wrong place. I've got a 2016 2.5L Grand Touring with all options including the safety tech package with adaptive cruise, smart brake, lane departure, etc. it does not have the smart city braking that the CX3 did in...
  7. Mazda 3 Picked Top Safety Rating

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    The latest, 2017 IIHS vehicle safety ratings are out and the Mazda 3 (and the Mazda 6 and also the CX-3) were three of the top 38 vehicles picked with the highest possible safety rating. These Are the 38 Safest Cars of 2017 » AutoGuide.com News
  8. 38 Earn 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    38 VEHICLES EARN TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARD AMID STRICTER CRITERIA -Motor Trend 12/07/16 Small Cars: -Mazda3 -Toyota Corolla -Toyota Prius (built after August 2016) -Chevrolet Volt -Hyundai Elantra (sedan only/built after March 2016) Midsize Cars: -Mazda6 --Volkswagen Jetta -Toyota Camry -Toyota...
  9. 2014 Mazda3 safety issue?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    I start my car as per usual and everything seems to be smooth. As I approach a stop sign my foot naturally goes towards the break pedals however, my car does not stop at all. I almost got into two accidents as I ran past two stop signs. My foot is hard on my break pedals the whole time and my...
  10. 2004 Mazda RX8 Top speed safety question?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I just bought a 2004 Mazda RX8 manual 6 speed. I have heard that the top speed is 147 or so. I would like to experience that in this car. My question is will the car handle it? Is there any known problems with the car, mainly the tires or anything that would cause me to lose control at that...
  11. zero 101: auto repair safety

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    hello everyone. wrote these 4 beginners guides during my time over at a hyundai site while i still owned my old accent. i do recognize that these newer cars don't require much, but the day will come. many found these guides useful, maybe someone here will too. although they are a little...
  12. Speed3 and Personal Safety

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hello all! I'm sure you have all seen the Land Rover vs. Motorcyclist story all over the news. My question is what would you do if you were in a similar situation in your Mazda3/Speed3?
  13. Safety recall

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    Don't know if anyone has seen these but they are on the Mazda Canada website and involve a couple of safety recalls from 2004-2009 I believe here is the link. Safety Recall | Mazda Recall | Mazda Canada
  14. smartkey safety

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Ok guys here i am gathering some opinions from different members so here goes the question how safe do you consider the smart key against car thiefs? I believe is extremely impossible to hot wire the car with push start button. Just want to know your opinions.
  15. Power window motor safety?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    When you raise your car window, is there a safety to stop the motor if there is an obstruction? I'm especially thinking about the one click driver window option but wonder about all power windows.
  16. Performance Brake Kits at CARiD - Your Safety Guarantee!

    Do you hear squeal or screech when braking? Do you feel it takes your vehicle longer to stop? Well, it's high time to check your brakes then. And if there is any noticeable damage, like cracks, grooves, heat spots or rust, don't waste time and replace the worn-out brake components as soon as...
  17. National Tire Safety week, Brad Keselowski's tips on checking your tire pressure

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    It's National Tire Safety week and with summer upon us now its a great time to get out and do a quick air pressure check and tread depth check before hitting the road for your summer vacation. Here's a few tips from our Nascar Driver Brad Keselowski and The Weather Channel. If you don't...
  18. Stereo cuts out like in safety mode

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    The factory stereo (non bose 6 speaker) front and rear speaker wires go to an Audiocontrol LC8i. Then RCA goes to 2 amps and then speakers. I don't think it's the amps b/c everything shuts off at same time. I contacted Audiocontrol and they mentioned this, "We have found that some systems...
  19. 2011 Mazda 3 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Drum roll please! The 2011 Mazda 3 is the latest vehicle to make it as a Top Safety Pick, after earning the top rating of good for roof strength in rollover crashes, as well as for front, side, and rear crash protection. The sedan/hatchback drove away with a Top Safety Pick in the small cars...
  20. 2011 Mazda 3 Scores Top Pick In Safety From IIHS

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety awarded the Mazda 3 with its Top Pick honor in the small car category. The Mazda3 met the criteria by scoring a "Good" rating in all crash test categories (front, side, rear and rollover) and has electronic stability control. The Mazda3 is the first...