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  1. Weird ticking noise ontop of engine and weird exhaust smell

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I was driving home tonight from work and when i got home i noticed a weird ticking noise coming fron the engine bay seems situated on the top right side of the engine looking in from the front, i took a audio recording, and i nnoticed a strange smell coming from the exhaust that i could smell in...
  2. Smelling gas

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hello everyone. I've got a 2012 Mazda 3 i Grand Touring (Skyactiv) hatch w/ about 122k miles. Still love the car and it's always been great, but lately I've started to think I may have a fuel leak because I get a strong gas smell around the car. The fuller the tank is, the stronger the smell is...
  3. Odd smell coming thru vents

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Last December I started to notice an occasional oily, gas smell coming thru the vents, only when the car has been idling for 30 mins and if I have just the heater going, no AC. It has happened a couple of times during the summer, but again only if it idled for 30 mins and the AC off. I have...
  4. Smell after aircondition switched off !

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have issue when using aircondition ( no smell or oddor at all) and after i switch it off it start to smell.Only way to get rid of it is to turn fan on max and open windows , and its gone after 1-2 minutes. Mazda 3 2017, 2.0/120hp
  5. Spray Paint Smell?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I hope someone can lead me to some kind of conclusion on this weird phenomenon. So, sometimes when I start my 2014 Mazda3 (doesn't matter with a warm or cold start), it smells like someone opened up a can of spray paint. It's a really alcohol-like smell. I would say it happens every 1/100 starts...
  6. Rubber-y smell when A/C is on.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    My csr (2015 GT Mazda3) is letting some weird odor when the A/C is on. It smells like letting a tire inside of your car for the entire day with the windows up. Its that smell like rubber, but comes from the vents. It has 72,000 miles on it. Enviado desde mi SM-N920T mediante Tapatalk
  7. Burning smell

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I've a 2016 iTouring automatic with 5,500 miles. I was entering an expressway and merged with traffic from a standstill. I pretty much depressed the gas pedal to the floor for about 4 seconds. After a few seconds, I smelled a burning odor (like burnt tires). Though I'm not 100% it was my car...
  8. That new car smell

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Bit the bullet and bought a white 2017 Mazda 3 GT a few days ago. My first Mazda. My first new car in almost 20 years. Things have sure changed in the past two decades. Oh good golly, I am in love with this car.
  9. Burnt rubber/plastic smell

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Have over 1500 miles and 6 weeks on our new 2017 2.5 Touring AT. Since the start I've notice a bit of a burnt rubber/plastic smell come from the engine bay once the car is stopped and parked. Smell doesn't really enter the cabin during normal cruising. Smells much like burned clutch, but this...
  10. Odd Smell While Stopping and Moving from a Stop

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi. We were just gifted a 2012 Mazda 3 automatic sedan from a family member, with about 65,000 miles on the odometer. The car is great, but we are having a problem that we cannot solve. We smell a strange odor coming from the vents under a few circumstances. The odor is hard to describe, but it...
  11. Racing Beat exhaust, burning smell

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have an RB axle back exhaust installed on my 15 Mazda 3 iGT. My car is also lowered with CS springs. When I first had my mods installed I noticed a little bit of a burning plastic / chemical smell after driving hard / hard acceleration. It seems to have decreased with time / mileage but I...
  12. Warming up outside, and a new coolant smell inside

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I've put about 750 miles on my 2016 i Touring. Everything is great, except now that it's getting warmer outside, I'm starting to smell antifreeze when driving. I don't smell it in the engine bay even after a long drive; it's just in the passenger compartment. That tends to mean a leaking heater...
  13. How to keep my new car smell permanent ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So as you guys know the new car smells good, anyway to keep that smell lasting forever like which products to buy etc.. ?
  14. 2011 Mazda3 2.5 -- Weird cruise control and smell

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi, all! I just purchased a 2011 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring from a dealer up the road. I test drove it and everything felt fine, but I didn't drive it fast or use cruise control. It was a great deal for the mileage and everything checked out great. On the way home, the highway has some rolling...
  15. Best New car smell ever!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I was just thinking.. I have the 2014 Mazda3 Grand Touring with Black leather interior and it has to be the best smelling 'new car smell' of any car I've had.. I've had it for 1.5 years 30k miles and it still smells great.. just thought I'd share that 0:)
  16. Musty AC Smell BOOOOO

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Recently my car's AC smells so bad when I turn it on, typical musty smell that makes me want to vomit, it goes away after a few min. I have 44,000KM, going to try changing the Air Filter and see if that works, if not the dealer will have to address this issue. Anyone else experience this...
  17. Finding cause of "fumes" smell - tough nut!

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi! I've been battling a "hydrocarbon" fumes smell problem for months. It smells like a mixture of crankcase blow by or exhaust. It feels slightly irritating to my throat when I breath it in. This happens when the engine load is high. e.g. Hard acceleration or driving on sustained inclined...
  18. Burning smell coming from heated seats

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I don't know what might be causing this, but every time I use the heated seats on level 3 or higher, there is a distinctive burning smell coming from underneath the seat. This is the first time I've noticed this in the 1.5 years I've had the car. Any ideas?
  19. Strong gasoline AND rotten egg smell

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I have a 2010 Mazda 3S Grand touring sedan with 50,000 miles on it. Lately it has been giving off a lot of gasoline odor and also rotten egg odor. What do you guys think it might be? Do you think it might be something that is covered under the drivetrain warranty? It drives okay it's just that...
  20. Mildew smell coming from A/C

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey everyone - I bought my 2014 3 about four weeks ago. Whenever I turn the A/C to outdoor air, this horrible smell which is a mix of mildew and just general unpleasantness comes through the A/C vents. If i change it back to recirc, the problem goes away. My old Corolla did this, but it was...