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2010 Mazda Mazda3 repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (19%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 216 repairs.

2010 Mazda Mazda3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (24%)

Chart based on 45 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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2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Michigan, United States
Jul 2008 - Feb 2013
Nov 2011

25000 mi

US $60
TPMS sensor was leaking air. Mazda quoted $25O for repair. I took the car to Discount Tire and they fixed it for $60. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

20000 mi
Intermittently won't start. First after sitting for a couple of days or more, and/or when the weather was very cold. Now progressed to intermittently not starting at anytime. Dealer has been unable to find the problem. Had it in 3 times. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2012
Mar 2012

42000 mi
Microphone for bluetooth was relocated so people could hear me better. It didn't help at all. It hasn't worked right since I bought it. Too much road noise I think. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2012
Apr 2012

31000 mi
Rattle from dash, addressed under warranty 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2016
May 2011

4000 mi
Check engine light illuminated due to misfire. Code was cleared and problem did not recur. After clearing code, dealer replaced spark plugs with 2011 model plugs. 
Dec 2013

32000 mi
Rattle emanating from the dashboard/windshield area. Felt pads and other materials installed into windshield cowel per Mazda TSB. Repair was done under warranty and at no cost. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Jul 2014
Jul 2011

15000 mi
Squeaking noise was coming from the rear hatch area. A trim piece was rubbing against the hatch and was adjusted to correct the problem. 
Mar 2013

31000 mi
Rattle in rear hatch; rear hatch latch replaced 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Indiana, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2016
Jun 2011

35000 mi
Driver's seat was squeaking loudly. Dealer inspected seat and found broken weld in lower seat frame. New lower seat frame ordered and installed. A free rental car was provided while car was in shop. Dealer charged $571 to Mazda. 
Dec 2015

74000 mi

US $218
Failed left rear shock absorber replaced. Also replaced right rear shock as an upgrade. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Washington, United States
Nov 2010 - Feb 2013
Jun 2011

26000 mi
Finish peeling off on wheel. Dealer ordered new wheel and replaced. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2012
Jun 2011

26000 mi
Replace front brake pads 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Washington, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2012
Aug 2010

4000 mi
Squeaky Drivers seat 
Sep 2010

6000 mi
AM/FM radio stopped working. Dealer determined radio was bad. Dealer ordered a new radio and installed it under warranty. 
Jul 2011

16000 mi
Radio stopped working completly. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

31000 mi
Windows wouldn't lower when cold outside CD player started to skip on certain CD's Loud clicking noise when a/c is turned off from automatic mode 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in West Virginia, United States
Jan 2012 - Oct 2014
Apr 2012

33000 mi
Something to do with fuel sensor causing Check Engine. Apparently a known issue. Sensor (unknown) was replaced. Problem has not reoccurred. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Apr 2014
Dec 2013

38000 mi
Headlight was retaining water, entire assembly was replaced for free. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2015

82000 mi

US $492
Replaced worn out shocks and struts. 
Mar 2016

94000 mi
Stock rear sway bar end links were clunking and worn out. Replaced with upgraded versions. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2012
Nov 2009 Car had an erratic idle when stopping with clutch pushed in. Had it from day 1. Dealer on 2nd visit diagnosed problem as warped pressure plate, replaced with new plate and clutch. 
Apr 2010

2700 mi
car has a low speed miss. car still misses, dealer could not get computer to id problem 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2010

1000 mi
Driver's seat would creak during cornering. Dealership fixed this problem.  A rattle from the dash cowl/windshield can be heard when traveling over bumpy roads. Dealership installed 'silencing materials' inside dash, but this did not resolve problem. 
Nov 2010

5000 mi
Broken horn 
Dec 2010

6000 mi
Faulty horn was replaced for free under original warranty. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Indiana, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2016
Aug 2014

33300 mi

US $400
Car developed a rust spot on drivers door. No apparent reason, but it appears the corrosion protection they use is very poor. 
Feb 2016

48000 mi

US $75
Original battery was cranking slowly and tested as bad. Replaced with Interstate Battery. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Washington, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

21000 mi
The module for the keyless entry went haywire running the battery dead. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2014
Jun 2013

65000 mi

US $100
Front axle had a squeaking joint, replaced front axle 
Jul 2013

65300 mi

US $250
Squeaking suspension when turning the wheel at low speeds. 

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2010 Mazda Mazda3

Engine not specified

Mazda Mazda3 in Sweden
Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

52700 mi

$355
car lower arm bushing started leaking oil after 85 000 km, replaced, everything fine now 
Mazda Mazda3 in Rhode Island, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

2000 mi
Drivers seat squeaks from left side. Common issue with these cars. There are three TSBs for this 

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

167-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Missouri, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2016

98000 mi

US $1300
Clutch went out, had to be replaced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
Feb 2016

92000 mi

US $200
Bad wheel speed sensor. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2012
Mar 2011

15000 mi
Driver door lock actuator making pre-fail noises. Actuator replaced under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Nevada, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2015
Jun 2012

33000 mi
Gas cap threads worn down causing cap to come loose and check engine light to come on. Gas cap was replaced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Nov 2013
Dec 2012

34000 mi
HVAC recirculate door actuator stripped causing clicking noise when deactivating recirculate mode. Dealer replaced actuator under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2010 - May 2011
Sep 2010

9300 mi
Creaking sound coming from driver's seat. Seat track changed under warranty. Problem solved. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2012
Jun 2010

12000 mi
Lock cylinder not cycling, when key removed beeped like key in and remote did not lock doors. 
Oct 2010

17000 mi
Drivers side seat squeaking since car was new. 
Jan 2012

39000 mi
On three or four occassions, I've removed my key (non smart key) and hear the warning chime that indicates I've left the key in. When I close the door and go use the remote to lock it, the doors don't lock. If I put the key in and cycle through... 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2010 - Dec 2012
Oct 2010

3900 mi
Plastic trim in the wheel well area expanded and was ajar from the body. Dealer determined issue and ordered the part from the US. The affected trim was replace under warranty. 
Jan 2011

6200 mi
When going over bumps or going around corners (even slowly), a noticeable "pop" and "thunk" could be heard from the suspension. Dealer noted the sound, chassis bolts were tightened, however problem could not be solved. 
May 2012

19820 mi
Both front headlight lens began turning an opaque white, starting from the top of the assembly. Underbody plastic piece covering handbrake line, in rear-passenger area, came loose due to holding bracket/clip falling off at some point. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2011
Dec 2009

8500 mi
Realign headlights, right side was dropping lower than the left. Under manufacturer warranty. 
Mar 2010

14000 mi

US $30
Backing plate of driver front wheel was bent and began to scrape against brake disk. Scrapping was very noticable, loud, and caused me to stop driving the car altogether for two days. On route to dealer noise ceased and could not be recreated. 

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

167-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2014
Dec 2009

2000 mi
Trunk pops by itself and car battery dead. Happened twice in 2 months. Remotes were stored in drawer so not possible it opened by mistake. Dealer replaced battery. Unable to replicate since only happens every few weeks. Weird. 
Sep 2014

40000 mi

US $3300
FAULTY SEALS OF HEADLIGHTS AND CONTROL UNITS OUT 4TH BATTERY REPLACEMENT 
Mazda Mazda3 in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2011

35000 mi
Bad Starter. Dragging, pulling down battery. 
May 2016

74300 mi

US $329
Oxygen sensor #4. Had to be replaced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2009 - Apr 2013
Mar 2013

45000 mi

US $450
Had to replace both front tie-rods 
Mazda Mazda3 in Indiana, United States
Aug 2012 - Jan 2015
Oct 2013

74300 mi

US $90
Replaced front brake pads 
Mazda Mazda3 in Alaska, United States
Apr 2009 - Apr 2012
Aug 2010

23000 mi
Windshield replacement. Seems very susceptible to rock chips and flexing. Was a result of defroster usage and flexing in extended winter temperatures (Alaska). It showed no signs of impact damage. 
Mar 2012

48000 mi
one of the front tie rods was worn. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Illinois, United States
May 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

72000 mi

US $220
Valve cover gasket leaking oil. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2009 - Mar 2016
Feb 2015

77500 mi

C $220
Driver's side door wouldn't unlock. Latch had to be replaced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Georgia, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2015
Sep 2013

32000 mi

US $200
Brake pads replaced. 

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2015
May 2013

75000 mi

US $60
Fixed passenger side airbag light 
Mar 2014

88000 mi

US $119
Battery replacement 
Sep 2014

95000 mi

US $525
replaced rear shocks, diagnosed through uneven rear tire wear, excessive road noise, and vibration 
Mazda Mazda3 in Maryland, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2013
May 2013

28700 mi

US $300
Chassis control unit failed. Dealer wanted $1,000+ to repair, I was granted a goodwill repair as the car was 6 months out of warranty and this was an unusual problem. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2011

11500 mi
Dropped car off for TSB work for windshield noise. That day got a call saying they didn't order enough parts. 2nd day got a call they broke the windshield. 8 days later we rcvd car back with OEM glass after the 1st was dmg and 2nd went MIA. 
Apr 2012

21000 mi
RF speaker was blown and replaced under warranty by dealer. 
Mar 2013

30000 mi
Odd ticking noise coming from PS of engine bay. Took to dealer thinking it may be the VVT issue common on the 2.3. Dealer couldn't duplicate noise but replaced belt tensioner under warranty as it had play & said to contact if noise Took tech on test drive to point out noise and when it happened. Noise was duplicated and serpentine belt was replaced at no charge. Stretched out due to faulty tensioner. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2014
Aug 2009

1000 mi
The driver's door could not be unlocked from both outside and inside.  
Aug 2010

8500 mi
Replace a spring of clutch in the driver side's door. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2010 - Jan 2014
Nov 2012

29440 mi
Actuator faulty. Replaced successfully. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Feb 2015

70020 mi

C $211
Engine mount fail 
Mazda Mazda3 in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2010 - Jan 2016
Sep 2013

63000 mi

US $447
Passenger side engine mount failed. 
Aug 2014

73000 mi

US $30
Brake pad retention clip failed. Wagner ThermoQuiet pad. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Missouri, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2014
Mar 2014

60000 mi

US $1000
The tire pressure monitoring system needed to be replaced because the valve stems had deteriorated 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2012 - Mar 2016
Feb 2014

43360 mi

C $700
Abs light kept on coming on when car was cold. Was diagnosed as low battery which was replaced. Rear brakes were worn. Repaired. 
Sep 2014

48360 mi

C $500
Worn rotors and pads 
Oct 2015

60760 mi

C $300
Replaced front rotors 
Nov 2015

60760 mi
ABS and parking brake on continuously. ABS module needed replacement. 
Dec 2015

60760 mi

C $170
Previously repaired front brakes and rotors needed re-servicing 
Mazda Mazda3 in Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
May 2015

60000 mi

US $964
ABS light would illuminate periodically and disable traction control. Replaced ABS control module. This is a know problem with Mazda3 and there is a NTSB TSB issued on the problem for 2010-2013 Mazda3. 
Dec 2015

65000 mi

US $216
Standard brake job for worn out pads. 
Mar 2016

66000 mi
Replaced dashboard cover for glue separation and cracking. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ohio, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2014
Aug 2013

38700 mi

US $600
Front rotors had to be replaced prematurely due to unexpected wear. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

24800 mi
Drivers Seat Squeak, Like an old Bed! Left rear Power Window would not operate. Replaced motor. Knocking noise from rear of car. Replaced sway bar linkages. Chirping noise when gear changed assumed from transmission. Dealer said it was the AC Clutch and or the Belt. Replaced both. Chirping is still there but not nearly as bad. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

60300 mi

US $200
Check engine light came on. Too rich of a fuel mix in the emissions. Was told it was in a technical service bulletin. On board computer had to be reflashed. Cost was $247,but with extended warranty deductible, paid $200. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2015
Sep 2011

13000 mi
showing wear on fabric, stains and plastic trim. Dealer cleaned and will be replacing 2 parts 
Oct 2011

13000 mi
Installed new trim. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2011
Jun 2010

12000 mi

US $300
The fan on high-speed became very loud and had to be replaced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2016
May 2012

30300 mi
Sensor which detects that the shifter is in Park was not properly detecting that signal, or transmitting it to the steering wheel lock. 
Mar 2016

89000 mi

US $150
Downstream O2 sensor failed after almost 90,000 miles. (Note that the Mazad3 has 2 O2 sensors --- three for California models.) I bought the OE part from the dealer and installed it myself. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2016
Aug 2010

27500 mi
Front driver side door would not unlock. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

84700 mi

C $700
Check engine light came on,after verification ,mechanic replaced a transmission sensor 

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2013
Jun 2011

24888 mi
Under warranty: The rear shock absorber/bushing and damper were replaced on one side to correct noise, vibration and harshness reported by the owner. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2015
Mar 2015

48000 mi

US $700
Calipers needed replaced. 
Oct 2015

51000 mi
Transmission failed and needed replaced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2016
Feb 2011

26000 mi
squeaking noise coming from the rear, rear windshield was pulled and resealed. Intermittent popping noise from the front end. Sway bar bushings replaced 
Oct 2012

57000 mi

US $90
Valve stem had corroded and split. Required replacement. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2009 - Oct 2015
Dec 2013

65000 mi

US $90
hard to start car. Bought new battery and took into dealer. No problem found, but car is still hard to start sometime. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

77500 mi

C $500
Rotors and pads needed to be changed; part of the regular maintenance 
Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2016
May 2015

69700 mi
Front rotors and brake pads were replaced, at 71,000 miles for the first time. They lasted that long probably because of downshifting to decrease speed. 
Jul 2016

90000 mi

US $1500
Clutch got burned and the replacement of all components but a slave cylinder was needed. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

77000 mi

US $50
Replaced Horn. Duration - 10 minutes 
Sep 2015

82000 mi

US $6
Found puncture in CV Boot and lost some grease. Repacked CV Joint with new grease, glued the CV Boot. Found ripped lower ball join boot. Replaced ball Joint boot and re-lubricated ball joint 
Mazda Mazda3 in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2013 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

56000 mi

US $476
AC compressor died and needed replacing. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jun 2016
Jan 2011

6820 mi
Car would not start. Finally got it started by hitting the gas pedal multiple times, which tells me it might have been related to the gas pump. Dealer said they had recalls on earlier models, checked my car, didnt find any problem. 
Mazda Mazda3 in North Carolina, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2013
May 2012

16700 mi
The tires started to make a loud hum. They say it is the tires and that it is a common problem. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2011 - Oct 2015
Dec 2013

39000 mi

US $17
Serpentine belt idler pulley became noisy. Replaced with a $17 pulley from NAPA. Took less than 15 minutes. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Missouri, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2016
Apr 2014

82000 mi

US $80
TPMS (tire pressure monitoring sensor) started leaking air. Had to fill up the tire with air every day. Had the valve stem and sensor replaced. The other tires started doing it a couple weeks later. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Mar 2015
Jan 2012

43000 mi
replaced blown speakers 

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

167-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

64000 mi
Parking brake had stuck on. Shop was unable to reproduce. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2012 - Apr 2016
Aug 2014

46000 mi

US $90
Blower making significant noise on higher settings and air flow reduced. Air filter clogged with wet leaves that had been sucked in. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Maryland, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Nov 2014

88300 mi

US $900
Replaced defective battery 
Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2009 - Apr 2014
Jan 2010

1860 mi
loose rear seat, used 1/2L of engine oil, 
Mazda Mazda3 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2012
Sep 2011

19000 mi
Wheel bearing failure, slight grinding on coasting, engine braking, turning right. Replaced front passenger wheel hub bearing. Problem not resolved. Driver side front wheel hub bearing replaced, problem resolved fully. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Jun 2012

34000 mi

US $1600
The clutch completely failed after only 33,000 miles! Mazda refused to cover the repair under warranty, claiming it was "normal wear and tear", but there was nothing normal about this failure! 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

60000 mi

US $500
clutch master and slave cylinders replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
Aug 2013

115320 mi

C $350
The check engine light was coming on and off with no discernible pattern. The code was no. P04021 (catalyst warm-up efficiency). They cleaned the air mass flowmeter but the light still comes on and off at anytime. 
Dec 2013

124000 mi
CEL resolved by replacing a sensor in the fuel tank. 
May 2014

136400 mi

C $3000
Normal wear; new shocks all around, front brakes, new summer tires. I sold the car a few months later. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Jul 2016
May 2015

51460 mi

C $300
Brakes needed replacing. Replaced all disks and rotors 
Jul 2016

71300 mi

C $80
Serpentine belt needed changing 
Mazda Mazda3 in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

24800 mi
BlueTooth system faulty, rest of audio system works perfect. Mazda has bulletin/recall (some models) out about this problem on particular model/year. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

13000 mi
Manual transmission problem. Clutch was sticky. They bled the hydraulics lines and problem went away. Also, had tires rotated. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
May 2010 - Jun 2016
Apr 2012

9300 mi

C $170
Rear windows would not open. Apparently, a wire got disconnected from the switch in the driver's side door. Repair was done under warranty. Also did the 2 yrs maintenance including oil change, blake check, filters check... that one cost 170 
May 2016

29360 mi
Sunroof won't open 
Mazda Mazda3 in Illinois, United States
Jul 2009 - Apr 2016
Jun 2013

30000 mi

US $50
Hatchback rear spoiler had to be remounted as it had come loose after two of the fasteners had fallen off completely inside the headliner and the other two became very loose. 
Dec 2013

36000 mi

US $200
Passenger window seal needed to be replaced. The glass was loose inside the door. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

68000 mi

US $600
Both struts, strut bearings, lower control arms replaced due to excessive wear on bushings and subsequent vibration. 
Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jun 2016
Sep 2012

53940 mi
left front axel seal leaking 
Dec 2012

60760 mi

C $450
replaced struts and shocks. oem ones are craps. do replace them after 80,000. 
Jun 2013

74400 mi

C $85
driver lower seat frame lip sagged lowered, been having discomfort for 1.5 years, or since 80,000km on odo. added foam, bent the lip back up, diy repair, s---ty 2010 seats. 
Apr 2014

95100 mi
side skirt clips (inside) broke off, the mold is very s---ty, have to add additional plastic to hold the clip otherwise epoxy wont work. and no, not buying a new piece ($220) 
Mar 2015

117180 mi

C $171
rear passenger side shocks bottomed out. 3rd pair kyb installed. 
May 2015

123100 mi

C $2475
clutch slipping frequently, replaced lower control arm x2 replaced front struts, front driver side endlink, front passenger side abs sensor(cracked housing). passenger side strut was bottoming out. 
Oct 2015

133760 mi

C $200
inner tire wear due to rear camber sagged, installed adjustabke camber arm. further adjustment needed. 
Dec 2015

137020 mi

C $900
alternator failed. battery light goes on after driving. car shuts off on highway... 
Apr 2016

144200 mi

C $850
front struts 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Mar 2015
Jul 2011

49600 mi
replace head light cover 
Jan 2013

99200 mi

C $50
repaired broken bracket between seat frame and seat rails . 
Mazda Mazda3 in New Hampshire, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2014
Sep 2012

73000 mi
Left rear brake rotor had seized. Replaced the rear brakes completely. 
Oct 2012

74000 mi

US $185
Valve stem broke off front right tire as it was being inflated. Necessitated new tire valve stem and TPS part be installed. 
Feb 2013

77300 mi
Squeak from rear hatch fixed by installing new screws 
Jan 2014

88700 mi

US $120
Replaced battery 
Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2015
Jan 2015

80700 mi

US $300
Rear brakes complete 
Sep 2015

95000 mi

US $480
Replaced front pads and rotors with OE parts 

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

167-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Oregon, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

2000 mi
Check engine light came on. I have a OBD reader and it read misfire in cylinder 2...I took car to the dealer, they said it was a common problem and they took care of it by replacing the intake manifold. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

39000 mi
battery needed replacement - would not start in cold 
Mazda Mazda3 in Alaska, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

99000 mi

US $1500
Wheel alignment + new tires and 2 new rear control arms. Wheels were not aligned properly and caused premature wear of old tires. Control arms were too rusted to work on without replacement. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
- Jan 2011
Jan 2011

10000 mi
Requested assistance with car's horrendous gas mileage.  
Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2016
Dec 2009

5000 mi
Started hearing a clunk in the front end, particularly in cold weather. Happened mostly when wheel was turned to the left, going over a bump. 
Feb 2010

7000 mi
Started hearing a clunk in the front end, particularly in cold weather. Happened mostly when wheel was turned to the left, going over a bump. Dealer was finally able to diagnose noise as a loose bushing in front crossmember. Squeaking noise coming from driver seat track / seat belt area. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Jul 2015
Nov 2013

79000 mi
Passenger Headlight housing seal went bad and water got inside housing and shorted out HID module, bulb, and, adaptive lighting module. Dealer replaced housing, bulb, hid module, afs module, and all gaskets. FYI there is a tsb for this issue 
Mazda Mazda3 in Maryland, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2012
Aug 2010

25000 mi
Drivers seat was squeaking. Dealer took apart seat cushion and fixed seat. 
May 2012

63300 mi

US $80
Tire pressure monitoring sensor went bad caused air leak 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

24760 mi
Seat motor and rails replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in Arizona, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2010

2987 mi
Fuel injector was defective and had to be replaced. 
Mar 2011

16000 mi
Plug got stuck in the Cigarette lighter. Was a known defect, with TSB. Was replaced. 
Jun 2016

39000 mi

US $500
Electric lock on drivers side had to be repaired. The actuator was replaced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2011
Apr 2010

9700 mi
CD Player / 6CD changer stopped working. Got it replaced within warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Apr 2011
Jun 2010

10000 mi
Dashboard squeak, FM antenna reception 
Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2010 - Apr 2015
Dec 2012

17360 mi
Passenger's Seat airbag not functioning warning light came on when passenger was sitting in that seat. Recalibrated. 
Nov 2014

30960 mi
Passenger seat sensor doesn't come on when 105 lb wife sits in it, thus deactivating airbag. Dealer could not replicate the problem, which has been intermittent for 2+ years. Headlight covers become opaque instead of transparent 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2016
Jul 2011

37000 mi
Oil leak in timing cover. Dealer repaired. Latch was broken on center console. Replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2013

49000 mi

US $230
Horn stopped working. 
Nov 2013

54000 mi
Battery failing. Replaced battery. 
Mar 2016

69000 mi

US $246
AT light on dash flashes and car downshifts. One wk later AT, DSC, ck engine lights all came on. Taking to dealer.  While at mechanic found that power steering hose was leaking. Scheduled fix but have not followed up due to more AT problems. 
May 2016

69700 mi

US $298
AT light on dash flashes and car downshifts. One wk later AT, DSC, ck engine lights all came on. Manual says to tow car when this happens. Dealer extended warranty to replace the TCM for free. Power steering hose was leaking. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Nov 2015
Mar 2010

10540 mi
I've found that in all Mazda3 hatches, but not the sedans, the windows rattle when down. Replaced all the parts inside the door, but it still rattles. 
Mar 2011

19840 mi
Front passenger speaker replaced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Jan 2013
Jul 2011

28000 mi

US $167
Brakes were soft and pedal travel excessive. Turned rotors and new pads. 
Jan 2013

34000 mi

US $75
Battery died and couldn't hold a charge 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2009 - Jan 2011
May 2010

5360 mi
alarm system was going off remotely by itself. 
Jan 2011

9920 mi
Car is very hard to start in cold weather. Told it's a common problem fixed with a reflash, car already has the latest reflash. No fix available. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Michigan, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
Aug 2013

18000 mi
Door lock module replaced for the passenger side rear and now the passenger side front is also making noise when it locks. 
Oct 2013

18300 mi
Door lock module replaced for the passenger side FRONT door. 
Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2010 - Apr 2015
Oct 2013

17560 mi

C $750
Battery died. Replaced by the dealer for a new (better) part. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ohio, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
Feb 2014

41500 mi
Passenger seat belt receptor/latch replaced. 
Sep 2014

48000 mi

US $20
Slow tire leak from bead. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2011 - Feb 2016
Feb 2014

43000 mi

US $1300
My headlight ballasts needed to be replaced. My headlights stopped working. The ballasts were pulling charge from the battery even when the car was off. 
Feb 2016

61000 mi

US $1300
HID bulb and ballast needed to be replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jan 2012
Mar 2010

10000 mi
Loose bolt on rear sway bar caused rattling, bolt tightened and inspected under warranty 
Mazda Mazda3 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2015
Jun 2014

70000 mi

US $700
Brake pads replaced. But, it is easy to drive with emergency brake on and not notice. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Oregon, United States
Aug 2013 - Oct 2013
Sep 2013

63000 mi

US $800
Clutch disappeared from compressor and fell on the road somewhere Drivers seat track broke and had to be welded 
Mazda Mazda3 in Maryland, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Oct 2013

25000 mi

US $300
Master window switch to make rear driver's side window go up broken. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2012
Sep 2010

1000 mi
bad horn would not function, was replaced 

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Mar 2014
Nov 2013

84360 mi

C $340
damper rt boot 
Mazda Mazda3 in Georgia, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013

88300 mi

US $175
motor mounts  shocks 

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

104-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Denmark
Aug 2010 - Oct 2011
Jul 2010

1240 mi
Replaced driver seat slide-track plastic cover. A small plastic clips cracked shortly after purchase. I am not sure if this was due to passenger accidentally hit it on exiting the car or if it has something to do with low-quality plastic. 
Nov 2010

6840 mi
Driver's seat plastic part on seat rail (left side). Thin painting on my car and the early rust spots / on hinges in doors and more... 

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