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2015 Mazda Mazda3 repairs by problem area

Engine (3%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (51%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 35 repairs.
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2015 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

3000 mi
Software update yielded a bug with the navi system. Subsequent update cleared it up. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Georgia, United States
Apr 2015 - Feb 2016
Aug 2015

3000 mi
Start button would only flash amber. Car would not start. Ended up being a blown fuse for the immobilizer. They had *no* idea how/why. 

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2015 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in West Virginia, United States
Jun 2015 - Oct 2016
Nov 2015

5000 mi
Brakes make grinding noise when applied. Dealer said nothing was wrong. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

8300 mi
recall to check fluid in radiator, had slightly loose seat trim re attached, oil change (dealer does for free) tires rotated and balanced, and 10,000 mile service done. Car still rides handles and looks like new. 

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2015 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2016 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

18500 mi
OEM battery failed on warranty. Replaced. 

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2015 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Oregon, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

11000 mi
GPS system refused to start or could not find sattelites. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
May 2016

32300 mi
Common problem to '14 & '15 3 models. Ticking sound in passenger A-pillar. Mazda figured out the problem & issued a TSB. Repair performed in exterior cowl area. Minor nuisance I simply wanted corrected before the b2b warranty is up. 
Aug 2016

37300 mi
Known TSB to correct some suspension noises. Fixed in production in later cars, retroactive fit available for owners who are complain-y like I am. This was NOT a safety issue. Merely a noise thing, same as 1st repair, for a picky owner. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Districto Federal, Mexico
Dec 2015 - Aug 2016
Jan 2016

3100 mi
Very noisy 
Jul 2016

6180 mi
Extremely noisy on rough pavement. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Colorado, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

6000 mi
The infotainment system quit working. Dealer performed a system update while I waited. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Maryland, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
Apr 2015

6700 mi
The radio was rebooting after purchase. A s/w update eliminated most of the reboots. However, the system still froze when trying to listen to music on an iPhone attached via USB. Bluetooth audio also stopped. Dealer is replacing entire entertainment system based on previously problem. 
Jun 2015

10000 mi
Same problem continues. The dealer has tried updating the s/w, replacing the head unit and even the memory card with nav maps. It has now been escalated to Mazda corporate. Same as all other trips. Tried one new s/w update but no change. Likely this is a lemon. Mazda is researching this issue but has no definitive solution. 
Aug 2015

15000 mi
Same problem continues. The dealer tried updating the s/w one last time. Unsuccessful. Next step is to pursue return via lemon law. 
Oct 2015

16500 mi
The same issue as above. The dealer informed Mazda that one last s/w update did not resolve the issue. Now in discussion with Mazda corporate to designate car as a lemon and discuss financial resolution. 
Jan 2016

17000 mi
Car bought back because audio system kept rebooting and they could not fix it. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Aug 2015 Heads-up speed display failed to deploy or retract properly. Replacement needed. Car spent an extra day in shop waiting for part to arrive. 

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2015 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

21000 mi
lost the center console....ie tel, maps etc. replaced a module that controlled the cruise control, radio and anything else that affected the visual controls. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
Dec 2014

3000 mi
The infotainment system repeatedly crashed on a road trip. While at our destination we took it to the dealer who installed a software update. The infotainment system repeatedly crashed on the return trip as well. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
May 2016 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

21000 mi

US $300
Brake pad on rear driver's side was worn out. Brakes were making screeching noise. Dealer replaced both rear brake pads and resurfaced rotors. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

26000 mi
Center Console lid hinge loose 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2016 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

6820 mi
There was a noise at the rear right suspension. New link kit was intalled. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

8340 mi
Water in right front when raining 
Mazda Mazda3 in Indiana, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2016
Jan 2015 Backing plate was bent, causing it to rub on rotor and make numerous sounds depending on speed. 
Aug 2015

6000 mi
Bad wheel bearing, replaced under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Oklahoma, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

11700 mi
I noticed the front of the seat material hanging down about 6 months after I took the car from the lot. Not sure if it was that way then. The fastener had failed and would no longer stay put. Cover is now replaced and no problems at this time. 

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2015 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in New Brunswick, Canada
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Feb 2016

14880 mi

C $10
It was noted that a few clips under my car were missing so they needed to replace them. Also, the emissions recall was done, all is OK now. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2016
Aug 2015

15000 mi
Software was not syncing the phone with car, radio sometimes does not work. Updated software. Had to "lose" the phone in the software and reprogram the car software to recognize the phone 
Oct 2015

17000 mi
Software issues with syncing my phone and getting the radio to work 
Aug 2016

28700 mi
Issues with radio. Does not always go on when you turn on car. Need to turn car and off to get it going. Sometimes phone and care do not sync. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Mar 2016

11160 mi
The Bluetooth system was not linking to my phone properly 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2015 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

16300 mi
Exterior chrome trim on passenger door was coming off. Replaced under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2016
Dec 2015

16000 mi
The infotainment system was freezing on a regular basis. I upgrade the system from v31 to v55. The system now works perfectly! While I did this upgrade myself, I'm pretty sure any dealer will do it for you at N/C. 

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