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2006 Mazda Mazda3 Repair Histories

249 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Mazda Mazda3. 96 of these members (38.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 267 repairs to 2006 Mazda Mazda3s--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 267 repairs.

2006 Mazda Mazda3 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 115 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Maryland, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
12000 mi   Car sputtered occasionally when starting up and immediately driving without waiting for car to warm. Reflash described in TSB took care of it. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Michigan, United States
Feb 2006 - Sep 2012
13000 mi   clock not keeping accurate time. 
12000   Clock not keeping accurate time. 
57000 US $1300 Right front strut and control arm replaced. 
70500   Replace one motor mount 

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2006 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Arizona, United States
Jul 2007 - Sep 2012
14700 mi   Difficult to put 5 spd in reverse 
32000 US $108 MAF Sensor failed and problem with MAF connector and wiring. 
34000   Crack in center front of dashboard. Dealer gave a loaner for repair. 
91000   Bad thermostat. Caused vehicle to run cool and trigger MIL. 
95000   Replaced MAF 
Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2006 - Sep 2014
17360 mi   Fuel cap hanger broke during cold weather while refueling. Replaced under warranty. Leather on shift boot badly discoloured - extremely accelerated wear. Awaiting part - will be replaced under warranty. Shift knob extremely loose - could not be tightened. Repaired. Centre console rubber bumper missing at delivery. Replaced under warranty. 
19220   Glove box light worked itself loose. Requires some disassembly of dash to repair. Covered under warranty. Installed new shift boot. 
29760   Power steering pump leaked from housing - pump replaced under warranty. 
33480   Transmission was "clipping" when shifting into third gear. Audible clunking noise outside car and rough feeling going into gear. Transmission removed and torn down - replaced 3rd gear and synchro ring. Abnormal wear - manufacturing defect. Replaced under 
48360   The reinforced locking plate installed by the dealership last year (part of an anti-theft recall in the Victoria/Vancouver BC area) somehow worked loose and interfered with the window - would not roll down. Replaced by dealer at their cost. 
102300 C $70 Failed connecting rod despite good maintenance history. Engine rebuild or replacement required. Repair not performed for cost reasons ($3000-6000) 
102300   Broken connecting rod leading to catastrophic engine failure. Engine replaced with used motor. Mechanic believes it is related to earlier oil consumption issues as oil was consistently checked and changed as per manufacturers recs. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Nov 2005 - Oct 2010
18000 mi   purge valve 
73000 US $300 thermostat replaced engine mount replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2006 - Sep 2014
500 mi   Transmission replaced when car just a few weeks old. 
7000   Power steering pump was leaking. Key had difficulty going into ignition. 
15000   In dash CD changer was jammed, would not play, eject, etc. In dash CD changer replaced at no cost under warranty. 
51000 US $250 Bad thermostat caused check engine light. Thermostat replaced. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2005 - Dec 2011
17000 mi   Faulty ignition key cylinder 
64000 US $1100 New battery, replaced #3 motor mount and New tires 
65000   Thermostat needed to be replaced,  
73000   Had front struts replaced Experiencing High Idle at start (2000+rpm), dealership recommended Fuel Injector Cleaning and new spark plugs, performed FI cleaning, problem continues, not sure new plugs will address issue? 

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2006 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

150-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2006 - Jun 2011
9920 mi   inverted seatbelt 

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2006 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Louisiana, United States
Oct 2006 - Sep 2014
4700 mi   Replaced clock module and clips 
8000   Engine would turn over but not start. Fuel pump replaced. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda3 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda Mazda3 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
38000 mi US $40 oil leak from broken oil plug seal 

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