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  1. Strange noise at idle

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone. This is my first post, though I've gotten a good foundation of information from this site. I've had my 3 for a little over a month. Now that I've noticed this noise, it's driving me nuts. I was sitting in my car, parked, engine running, with the radio turned down. I started...
  2. Strange clunking sound when releasing brake

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    All, On my 2019 FWD Mazda3 I am occasionally hearing what sounds like a faint clunking or popping sound when I release the brakes. It's like a light 'thump thump' sound. It might be from the brakes or even the suspension. The car has 500 miles on the odomter. The car drives perfectly fine...
  3. Very strange AC problem/climate control issue

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Howdy! I have a 2012 Mazda 3 with a 2.0l @ 87k. My car developed a really strange problem earlier today were the AC isn't working properly. The fan on 1,2,3 doesn't blow any air, but the AC compressor appears to be working. It will build up cold air in the vents (which isn't blowing out air)...
  4. Strange vibration issue

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'm dealing with a strange vibration. Here are the facts: - happens only between 52-55mph (85 - 90 km/h) - feel it less while accelerating and more while coasting/letting the gas off - feels more on car's body/floor/seat than on steering wheel - feel it less when car is cold and...
  5. Strange blirp sound from corksport catback

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Does anyone know about the "dsg fart" that comes from the corksport catback when shifting? I have a 2017 2.0l touring sedan and am looking to get it but am on the fence if this is a consistent sound. I heard it in a video and it sounds kind of rice.
  6. Noticed a strange metal strip on the passenger door sill

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Anyone know what this is (photos attached)?
  7. Strange MZD iphone wired/dock mode behaviour

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've had a good look around and the forums and cant see to find anyone else who has this issue. Would appreciate any help or ideas. I have had my BM Mazda 3 SP25 GT for about 2.5 years and the MZD has been fine so far until now. Typically I connect my iPhone to the car via USB and play music...
  8. Strange Wiper Blade Behavior

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    The rain is falling in Portland, and I'm using my wipers from time to time again. My Safelite windshield was installed 3 or 4 months ago; at that time I applied Aquapel (product similar to RainX) on the glass, the few times I used the original wipers there were no problems. I installed a set of...
  9. Strange issue with a/c

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Please forgive me, I don't know too much about cars honestly. I have a 2010 Mazda 3, it's automatic but it's a very basic model otherwise. Occasionally, the a/c or possibly the fan won't blow at full power even at the highest setting. What is even stranger about this is that about 20-40...
  10. Sirius XM Strange Behavior

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey everyone! First post! I just purchased my first Mazda a few weeks ago (2014 Mazda 3 ST) and I absolutely love it except for a strange issue with Sirius XM. I was able to select "XM" from the menu no problem (so I know it has the hardware) and it showed Ch. 0 just fine (with the Radio ID)...
  11. Strange mark on the front lower right...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I went in the garage today to put a tool back and noticed the leaf blower was real close to the 3 because someone was getting something from nearby probably. I figured "uh oh I hope it didn't hit the 3". Anyways it was a bit dark in the garage so I used my flashlight. I saw this like cut on...
  12. 2015 Mazda 3 2.5 Strange Transmission Issue

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I drove my friend's Mazda 2 Automatic with the 1.5 petrol recently and immediately felt that his transmission felt more direct compared to my Mazda 3 2.5. So I did some test driving and I feel there may be an issue, unless my understanding is wrong. I will try my best to explain the issue and...
  13. Strange Skyactiv engine noise

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hey all, So I just purchased a A/T 2012 Mazda 3 I touring hatchback about 2 weeks ago. I love it so far for the most part, however I noticed a deep sounding rumble/humming noise upon acceleration coming from the engine mostly between 1500-2000 rpm in 4th and 5th gears. When this sound is...
  14. Strange increase in boot loop issues lately. Is the world coming to an end?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Some say the Mayan calendar ends on this date, or that those crazy North Koreans launched an EMP. All we know is... Over at reddit.com/r/mazda3 theres has been a sudden increase in the number of reported boot loop issues. 4 separate threads in the last day alone, with even more responding with...
  15. Strange metal-on-metal scraping noise

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So my car has been making the strangest, most cringey metal-on-metal scraping noise, coming from the rear of the car. The noise doesn't occur while the brakes are being applied, but rather when the car comes to a complete stop, or when accelerating. Seems to be caused by the body weight shifting...
  16. no USB after applying tweaks and other strange things

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm on cmu150_EU_56.00.230A and used the All In One tweaks scripts and applied seemed apply them successfully. However, now I have no USB access ... and, if I look at the Version Information in System, it shows it as 'unavailable'. Other strange things are that in Navigation, all the icons are...
  17. Strange noise coming from engine. 2009 3

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey guys, I just bought a 2009 mazda 3 a few months ago and have finally decided to figure out what the noise is that I'm hearing. It sounds like a creaking or rapid ticking noise about every minute while idling. This also happens while driving when I'm not accelerating but if I press the gas...
  18. HELP A POOR NEWBIE! Can't find 2014-2016 bulb replacement how-to! Very strange!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hello everyone. Just bought a 2016 Mazda3 iTouring with MT, and this is my first-ever question. I thought the answer would be easy-peasy to find, but I've looked everywhere -- on this site and elsewhere -- and I can't find it. Maybe one of you fellow Madzites can help. My request is...
  19. Strange metallic clonk sound

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi, I got a strange metallic "clonk" sound, I guess is coming somewhere at the front-steering side of my Mazda 3 Skyactiv 2.0, 120 hp. It’s periodically, it feels like a very little twitch in the car and comes when I'm accelerating from first gear and releasing the clutch. It can sometimes be...
  20. Strange, intermittent sound that's louder since timing advance?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hello, hello. First, I never thought of driving a Mazda but since picking this thing up used (and in perfect condition outside of the usual real Japanese car rust I've become accustomed to). This. Car. Is. So. Awesome. And. So. Fun. Anyway, to the point. After doing the timing upgrade, when I...
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