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2011 Mazda Mazda3 repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (22%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 58 repairs.
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2011 Mazda Mazda3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (23%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (23%)

Chart based on 13 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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2011 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

13000 mi
rattles in dash behind cluster and near windshield 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
May 2011 - Nov 2012
May 2012

12000 mi

US $80
Stabilizer bar had come loose and stripped threads of attaching bolt. All damaged components were replaced under warranty 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Florida, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2011

8400 mi
Wheel Alignment due to hitting road hazard. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Alabama, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2016
Apr 2011

4000 mi
a little plastic cover over the SD card slot (for the navigation) wouldn't stay in place, so Mazda replaced it at the first service 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2013
Nov 2011

7000 mi
Windshield cowl was rattling, dealer installed anti-rattle clips, noise has abated. 
Mar 2012

16000 mi
Gas pedal is squeaking when cold, dealer verified concern and ordered parts for replacement 

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2011 Mazda Mazda3

Engine not specified

Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Jan 2014
Apr 2013

22700 mi
Roof spoiler loose. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

13020 mi
Auxilary button was not functioning on stereo. Will get it repaired when bring in for next routine service. 

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2011 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

167-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

7440 mi
Clutch switch was noisy. Was lubricated on the first visit (eliminated noise) while part was ordered, then replaced on a subsequent visit. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2013
Jun 2011

2000 mi
Loose undercarriage trim piece, missing nylon nut. 
Mazda Mazda3 in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2012
Mar 2011

11700 mi
Cracked thermostat housing. Leaking coolant very slowly. Repaired for free under warranty. Dealership explained 4th car in a week with same problem. 

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2011 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda3 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2016
Oct 2011

6093 mi
Driver's seat appeared loose, Replaced rail. Driver's seat still appears loose 

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2011 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

7000 mi
The cabin air blower only worked on the highest setting (4). Dealer replaced blower unit resistor. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

17000 mi

US $89
replace battery 
Mazda Mazda3 in Indiana, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Apr 2014

23000 mi
Alternator needed replacing due to bad bearings 
Oct 2014

25513 mi

US $202
Replaced AC and drive belt due to squealing noise when accelerating in the ~1500RPM range. 
Jun 2015

31000 mi

US $100
A/C was causing a squeak when the A/C compressor cycled. Replaced A/C Clutch pressure plate per Mazda TSB. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

46500 mi

C $50
Signal light holder melted. Repairable without replacement. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2011 - Dec 2016
May 2016

42780 mi

C $240
Tie rod driver side was replaced 

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2011 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

81000 mi

US $400
Had 1st brake job Driver side front wheel bearing 
Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

26000 mi

US $100
Battery dead 
Mazda Mazda3 in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2011 - Jan 2017
Jan 2012

1840 mi
horn not working (intermittently connected wire) 
Jan 2017

61380 mi

C $1500
Car would not fill tank with gasoline. Gas spit from tank. Air lock in tank. Had to replace charcoal filter, as well as Fuel Shutoff valve.  Also car would not read fuel level on dash. Had to remove rear seat to replace fuel level sensor. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

35960 mi

C $350
Rotors were worn 

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2011 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

167-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Missouri, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

49000 mi

US $95
battery (stock) drain in cold weather. replaced battery 
Mazda Mazda3 in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2011 - Aug 2014
Dec 2011

6820 mi
Battery was faulty, had a "bad cell" care would not start 
Jul 2013

34080 mi
motor mount had to be replaced. fogging in both headlights 
Mazda Mazda3 in Oklahoma, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2016
Feb 2016

50300 mi

US $14
Driver-side low-beam went out. Replaced it myself. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

45020 mi

C $500
Brake replacement 
Mazda Mazda3 in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

22000 mi

US $1000
clutch failed after 21000 miles, Mazda refused to cover. Clutch is only warranted for 12 months, 12000 miles 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Feb 2015
Dec 2012

12000 mi
The driver side door lock actuator was making a squealing noise when activated, so it was replaced under warranty. 

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2011 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

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

Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Jul 2015

81180 mi

C $1250
replace front brake rotors and pads snap clips fell off drivers seat. seat was removed, repaired and replaced. 
Nov 2015

86600 mi

C $300
replace one wheel bearing 
Mazda Mazda3 in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

56000 mi

US $223
Rear tires had bad inside wear. Camber setting was within Mazda's range, but the amount of negative camber was too much. The camber is not adjustable. Replaced the camber arms with aftermarket adjustable camber arms and adjusted the camber. Roof spoiler loose. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Missouri, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2015
Sep 2011

3000 mi
Minor rattle coming from upper dash area. Panel and soundproofing realigned. 
Nov 2011

6000 mi
Reappearance of problem from Sept 2011. Rattling/popping from driver's side dash. Repaired, however, problem has reappeared again (more than 1 week after repair attempt). 
Dec 2011

8000 mi
Reappearance of problem from sept 2011 and Nov 2011. Rattles and squeaks from instrument panel 
Jan 2012

9700 mi
Rattling from HVAC when fan is on. Dealer diagnosed as debris in fan housing 
Jul 2012

20000 mi
Intermittent check engine light. Turned Out to be debris in fuel line. Cleaned fuel lines and checked. 
Mar 2014

53000 mi

US $60
Noise from vents when blowing on high speeds Same as previous. Retried repair 
Jun 2014

57000 mi

US $108
Same as prior visits - only went to a different dealer who was able to diagnose the issue and repair. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
Aug 2012

15000 mi
Loose driver's side rear sway bar linkage was causing annoying rattling over most bumps. Could not be tightened so linkage was replaced under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2015
Jul 2013

22300 mi
Rear spoiler was loose. Had to remove interior hatch trim to tighten 4 very loose nuts. 10 min fix. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2013 - Nov 2015
Jul 2014

70700 mi

C $1677
Initially replaced the alternator and belts. Discovered fly wheel had separated and had to be replaced. 

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2011 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

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

Mazda Mazda3 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

45880 mi

C $300
Pads rotors 
Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2011 - Oct 2015
Aug 2012

9140 mi
Horn stopped working replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2013

21940 mi
replace sway bar bushings in the rear motor mount #4 replaced 

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