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2010 Mazda Mazda3 Problems and Repair Histories

321 TrueDelta members own a 2010 Mazda Mazda3. 96 of these members (29.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 143 repairs to 2010 Mazda Mazda3s--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2010 Mazda Mazda3 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2010 Mazda Mazda3 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2010 Mazda Mazda3 repairs by problem area

13% of the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 12% to the suspension, 30% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 25% to the body and trim, and 13% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 143 repairs.

2010 Mazda Mazda3 repair cost distribution

Of the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 35% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 15% between $500 and $999, and 5% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 20 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2010 Mazda Mazda3 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 0    
1000 0 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. 
5300 0 Broken horn 
6000 0 Faulty horn was replaced for free under original warranty. 
31000  
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Kentucky, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 0    
0 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. 
2700 0 car has a low speed miss. car still misses, dealer could not get computer to id problem 
20000  

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2010 Mazda Mazda3

Engine not specified

Mazda Mazda3 in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 1000    
2000 0 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 Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 2000    
4000 0 Realign headlights, right side was dropping lower than the left. Under manufacturer warranty. 
14000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 0    
2000 0 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. 
24000  

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 0    
1000 0 The driver's door could not be unlocked from both outside and inside.  
8500 0 Replace a spring of clutch in the driver side's door. 
46000  

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

167-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 1860    
2660 0 loose rear seat, used 1/2L of engine oil, 
62000  

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2010 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

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

Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 0    
5000 0 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. 
7000 0 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. 
58000  
Mazda Mazda3 in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 0    
2000 0 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 California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 0    
10000 0 Loose bolt on rear sway bar caused rattling, bolt tightened and inspected under warranty 
41000  

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