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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Heard the scraping signalling that it’s time to switch my brakes up from the rear left tire. I dropped the tire off and to my surprise found that the inner brake pad was worn all the way down (unevenly as well) but the outer brake pad still looked fresh. Anyone have any insight as to why it...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello all, I just had my 3 sport GT in for a minor service at 43k km's and all was well except my brake wear threw me off. My rears were at 50% and fronts are at 80%. The reason I find this odd is because is a cars braking not generally 70% Fronnt and 30%Rear? I asked the adviser and she gave...
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I recently pulled off my Michelin A/S3+ tires at 5,600 total miles (installed my winter wheel set). I am a bearcat on keeping tire pressures accurate, and the car was checked for alignment immediately after they went on (no adjustment needed). I occasionally drive my car hard on curvy country...
  4. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey Guys! For starters i'm not heavy on the brake pedal, in fact, I tend to downshift using the paddle shifters (especially when i'm getting off the highway). Now that I've cleared that up, lol, I've had nothing but issues with brakes on my 2014 Mazda 3 GT from the day i've owned this car...
  5. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey All, A few days ago I noticed a very distinct noise coming from the rear of my 2014 iSport with only 22,000 miles. It did not sound like typical brake or suspension noise, more like a beeping or pinging. I had time at work one morning to get the car up and I was able to replicate the noise...
  6. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I have a 2015 mazda 3 with manual transmission and 23,000 miles on it. My rear brake pads are shot, with wear indicator whining loudly, and the rear rotors are nearly shot. However the front pads & rotors are fine... Normally with my driving habits, in a wide variety of cars, I get 50-100k...
  7. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Car: 2012 Mazda 3 i Mileage: 75XXX My Gf's 2012 MZ3 is experiancing uneven brake pad wear. The drivers side front pad wore down to the metal after only 10k miles. This is the second time this has happened (last time was not so extreme in terms of low miles) but now we think there is a bigger...
  8. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I decide to do a brake job on my son's 2009 3i with 50k miles. Front pads were worn pretty evenly, but rear outer pad was twice as worn as the inner pad, and this was true on both sides. Any ideas on what could be causing this. It doesn't appear to be a serious issue as the brakes stop fine...
  9. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I prefer cloth over black leather because black leather in the southwest desert climate gets SO HOT that you burn your legs if you wear shorts in the car. Cloth interiors are much easier and don't absorb the heat. With that being said, the white leather looks like a possible option to black...
  10. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    Hi Guys, I have a 2010 Mazdaspeed3 with 70k miles and I have replaced both upper strut mounts and it is starting to sound like they will need to be replaced again soon after only 20k miles. There is nothing abnormal when I remove them except the rubber bushing inside the metal perch is worn. I...
  11. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So about two days ago I accidentally shifted into first going about 20MPH. It was like I slammed on the brakes, frightening. There were no warning lights; but I went to the dealer told them the clutch feels like it's catching higher than usual as I'm letting go of the pedal. They drove the...
  12. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'm new to posting so sorry if this is not in the right section. I have been reading and the knowledge here is incredible! 2012 mazda 3 2.5 S GT So my rear tires are wearing took it to get an alignment and the right is -1.8 and left -2.5 camber cross is -0.7 the tech said he wasn't crazy about...
  13. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Has anyone else had any problems with early front brake disc wear? I noticed last week the car was starting to vibrate under braking, only really noticeable over 30mph, definitely from the front, you can feel it through the steering. The car is kept outside but it is only a year old, 7000 miles...
  14. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hello, I currently own a 2013 Mazda 3 SA but I am looking into trading it for a 2010 Speed with 70K on the odometer. I was wondering if anybody here has one in that range and what things might start to get lose or wear out at that mileage and thereafter. Turbo life, block life, drivetrain...
  15. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Wheels and Tires
    Hey Folks, I'm having extreme tire wear on my 2008 hatchback. All 4 tires are going bald just on the inner treads, while the middle and outer trends are still like new, this is the second set of tires this has happened to. The car's suspension if factory stock and its not lowered, I've heard...
  16. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello all, I am in the process of getting a new 2014 Mazda 3 GT Hatch, and the business manager offered me the Wear Care package at a discounted rate. I already declined the extended warranty, and I ended up agreeing to the wear care package. I am now having second thoughts. I put a deposit...
  17. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Just bought a 2010 3 with 72k on it. The wheel is worn on the top (previous owner probably always held it there) right through, and the logo on the wheel is flaking off and worn as well. Does this seem like excessive wear for 72k? I have seen others with more mileage that didn't have this issue.
  18. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi everyone. I was just having a discussion on my Mazda 3 s Touring MPG with a co-worker, and mentioned that the overall MPG on the cars computer is skewed as I spend so much time idling during after school pickups. I'd estimate a good hour a day. My co-worker then warned me that idling is very...
  19. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi guys, I need an advice about the causes of a strange wear on both front tires. I changed my tires about 8000 km ago, now I've spotted that on the outer edges of both front tyres there's a darker and rough stripe, (see the attached picture as reference, the 1st is the driver side tyre, the...
  20. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I'm new to the forum. I just bought a 2013 M3 HB iTouring (picking up tonight) and a friend said I should get the allignment changed because the factory settings cause excessive wear. Is this something that I need to be concerned about in this model? In my research, it looks like the...
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