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  1. Vehicle System Malfunction

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I have 2019 3 Sedan AWD. Twice now in the last couple of weeks it has displayed this message on screen "Vehicle System Malfunction Have the Car Inspected." Also the car went into some sort of limp mode - still runs, but at about 50% power. Today the car showed this message just after I left...
  2. Leak in a almost brand new vehicle

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Took my 2017 Mazda 3 GT 6MT to the dealership today for a standard service and they said that they spotted a oil leak on the AC compressor. I had to leave it there today for a diagnosis and they will let me know what they find later today. But I am pretty disappointed about this. I bought the...
  3. my son's first vehicle 2011 Mazda3i sedan

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello everyone I'm a new member here but not new to forums. I just bought a 2011 mazda3i sedan auto (78,000 miles) for my son as his 17th birthday gift and his first vehicle. I've been a member of bimmerfest,a bmw forum, for about 9yrs now. I DIY and like to maintain and work on my vehicles so...
  4. Installing Infotainment to vehicle without Infotainment

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Hey guys, First post on the forum and I am most definitely a noob at car stuff. Just wondering if it is possible to install an infotainment stereo to the dash if the car didn't come with the info. system.
  5. Automatic Transmission Oil Pressure Switch location on vehicle

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi I have a 2012 Skyactiv Mazda 3 that I am replacing this switch on. I have taken the transmission pan and what not off and I can't locate where this switch goes. If someone could either explain or show me a diagram it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  6. Hello from vehicle importer in NZ

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi everyone, Just a quick Hello and a little about who we are. My name is Ryan and i run a business called Motorvation Autos. A small vehicle importing business here in NZ. We import alot of Mazda Axelas (3) out of japan for our clients here in New Zealand. We have imported all different...
  7. What shocks for lowered vehicle?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello all If my BM Mazda3 is lowered by about 35mm and I wanted to get new shocks/struts, what would be the best to get? Springs are King Springs (Australian brand, I think?)
  8. Transfer Audio to Vehicle not working!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    2016 Mazda 3 + Moto X Pure + AA I can make a call from my car as usual, but the audio will never be transferred to the car. It is always now on my phone! Even if I pressed the button "Transfer Audio to Vehicle" from Communication menu in the infotainment, nothing happen! I tried unpairing and...
  9. Exiting the vehicle with the keyfob and the car running.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi everyone, fast question. Every morning when I get to work i have to exit my car to unlock a pad locked gate to the parking area. Of course with the keyfob in my pocket i hear the car beeping at me after i exit the vehicle. Then i have to go back and throw the fob in the cupholder, then go...
  10. HID install in new vehicle - voids warranty

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I picked up a 2017 Mazda 3 and it comes with halogen headlights. I asked the dealer about installing HID headlights, and they told me that if I were to install them anyway, I could void my warranty on the headlights, bulbs and wiring to the headlights. Furthermore, Mazda could blame any...
  11. Unlocking doors with fob after exiting running vehicle?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi folks, sorry if this is the wrong section. I have a Canadian 2017 Mazda 3 GS with basic keyless entry (I have to unlock my doors using my fob but push button start engine). I noticed when I exit the car while it's running, only the drivers side door remains unlocked. I can not unlock all my...
  12. When you get positive comments on your vehicle.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Mazda maintenance tech liked the corksport catback sound. I know we make these cars our own and not everyone will like the noise but it's satisfying knowing others share opinions.
  13. 2015 Mazda 3 sGT (Selling Vehicle)

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Hi everyone. My wife is going through some pretty heavy medical issues, so I'm looking at selling my car to help cover the costs. I'm already posting it for sale locally, but I thought I'd also post it here in case someone was looking to upgrade or knew someone who's looking for a Mazda 3. It...
  14. Vehicle Setup

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I can't seem to change the door locks, turn signals, and lighting under setup. Each option is grayed out. I can't even scroll down. I'm running 55.00.753A. What did I do or not do? Hopefully I've overlooked something simple.
  15. New in this forum but however with Mazda 6 vehicle

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi everybody, It's the first time in this forum although I have a Mazda 6 sharing certain issues: MZD Connect System, isn't it?
  16. Dave Coleman (vehicle development engineer for Mazda N. Am.) in da house

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Dave Coleman (development engineer for Mazda N. Am.) in da house Dave Coleman (former tech editor at Sport Compact Car magazine) will be online at the Jalopnik site (see 1st link below) at 2 p.m. (EST) today (Tue. 9/1/2015), for anyone who might have questions..... Ask Mazda Fun Engineer And...
  17. Vibration left front of vehicle

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey Guys So, a month or so ago I hit a pothole at 110km/h and blew & bent both the left h/s rims. No panel damage what so ever. They have finally been replaced today, and a vibration persists. The tyre fitter re balanced everything and realigned the car too.. so what gives? The repairer has no...
  18. 3 unknown clicks from roof heard upon starting vehicle and accelerating

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I have a 15' iSport Hatch and every time I start the car and begin to accelerate three clicks can be heard which seem to come from the roof of the car. At first it sounded like twigs falling on my car from trees but now I've noticed that it always occurs after the car is turned on and moves...
  19. Tracking Vehicle Miles?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I recently got an email from Mazda Full Circle Service telling me right about the exact amount of miles I have on my car saying it is due for it's first service. I know in the past I have gotten these notifications on other vehicles with an estimate of the miles but is Mazda tracking our cars...
  20. Road Magnet needs a 2014 test vehicle near Baltimore - Free Springs!

    Middle Atlantic Region
    Hey there folks! Road Magnet is seeking a volunteer in the Baltimore region to help with their R&D to develop lowering springs for the 2014 Mazda 3 since the 2010-2013 springs are not compatible as I discovered in my own tests. For details on what is required see my thread here The payoff? You...