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2007 Mazda Mazda3 repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (27%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 422 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2007 Mazda Mazda3.

2007 Mazda Mazda3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 171 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 Mazda3 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda3 in North Carolina, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Jul 2015

110700 mi

US $150
Replaced battery 
Jul 2016

129300 mi

US $275
rear bakes worn out 

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2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Maryland, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

81000 mi
second time the rotors warped. last time was at the end of the pad life, but this time it happened after only about 5k miles. 
Mar 2014

82000 mi

US $200
All four shocks are blown and rattle. I replaced myself with aftermarket shocks. rears are done. will be doing the fronts in the next few weeks. 
May 2014

83000 mi
Car went into "Limp mode" and would barely move. parked it and tried to start it again 24 hours later and problem disappeared. 
Sep 2015

96000 mi

US $60
CEL Light for insufficient Coolant temperature. Replaced the thermostat. soot had collected and was preventing the EGR valve from operating correctly and was throwing a CEL code. Dissembled and cleaned the EGR valve. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Louisiana, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

27300 mi
Check engine light saying that the engine was running lean. Side molding on driver's side rear door was coming off and would hit driver's door if opened. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

38000 mi
For the second time in 3 years, the engine mounts failed, resulting in catastrophic engine failure. Awaiting satisfactory solution. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Sep 2009 - May 2011
Aug 2009

42000 mi

US $1000
Shocks were blown out, replaced with aftermarket. 
Mar 2010

49000 mi

US $70
Suspension bushings were worn, had to replace. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2009 - Feb 2011
Oct 2009

25125 mi
Front Struts, Control Arms, Sway bar endlinks and bushings. Because of clunk over bumps - Warrantied EGR Valve Replacement for Check engine light - Warrantied 
Feb 2011

42000 mi
The struts and shocks were blown. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2013
Sep 2009

38000 mi
Shock Broke just out of warranty. Mazda fixed it out of good faith. Most likely guess I have is I hit a pot hole and it cracked. Dealer replaced both rear shocks with no charge. 
Feb 2011

48000 mi

US $500
02 sensor that apparantly isn't covered under the powertrain warranty. The dealer won't tell the problem and if it's covered under warranty until you agree to pay 99$ for an inspection. And will only cover the 99$ if the problem is warranty 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
May 2009

44000 mi
Loud rattle at start up TSB preformed under powertrain warranty. VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) NOISE WHEN STARTING ENGINE Bulletin No: 01-002/08 Last Issued: 01/16/2008 
Dec 2009

51000 mi
bad heated O2 sensor replaced heated O2 sensor myself rather than having the dealer do it 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
May 2014

45660 mi
There is a disconcerting noise coming from the diff. As yet has not been diagnosed fully. Being sent to a specialty transmission shop. Deciding what to do with options given by aftermarket warranty, ie. wait & get extension on warr or go now 
Feb 2015

51440 mi

C $50
Rear window wiper motor has stopped working. 
Mar 2015

52080 mi

C $50
Installed the previously ordered rear window wiper motor. 
Jul 2016

65380 mi

C $256
Passenger side rear shock replaced Rear shock tower upper bolt-in holders (? noisy) 
Nov 2016

67760 mi
Rear bushings and links needed replacement. I still have noise coming from the links on the right rear so I'll have to take it back in 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Missouri, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

31000 mi
Blew the rear, passenger-side shock. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2006 - Feb 2011
Oct 2006

1860 mi
Sticky Throttle Actuator for Choke. On the verge of TSB 
Dec 2006

2480 mi
MAF sensor malfunction in cold weather. 
Jan 2008

13020 mi
Shutter valve replaced and ECU reprogrammed to new specs. 
Mar 2009

23560 mi
Rear strut seals torn and leaking. Replacement parts covered under warranty, but opted to replace with 3rd party coil overs. 
Jun 2010

34720 mi

C $350
Rear chambers where way off (-11) and it took several additional hours between on a lift and a wheel alignment rig to correct.  
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Oct 2006 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

44000 mi

US $200
Got CEL with code P0128: coolant running cold. Thermostat was stuck open and was replaced (OEM part ~$60). Apparently a common problem in Mazda 3's. Fuel economy improved after fix. 
Jun 2014

51000 mi

US $850
During last repair, mechanic reported a leaking rear shock. Replaced all four shocks/struts with Koni yellows (~$525 from a website on sale). Labor was about $325. 
Mar 2015

63000 mi

US $80
Battery was low (after 8 years), so replaced it. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2009 - Mar 2013
Mar 2010

21080 mi
Purge Solenoid tripped CEL..Took it to dealership, they replaced it within the hour at NO cost 
Jan 2011

28520 mi

C $62
Turbo was smoking. Took it to dealership. Warranty covered parts and labour. Received car back next day 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Texas, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2015
Jun 2011

41000 mi
Variable Valve Timing Actuator had become loose and caused a rattle on starting the engine which I had not noticed but the service tech did notice. Actuator was tightened and the timing chain which had become stretched was replaced. 
Nov 2011

45000 mi
Fuel pump in the gas tank failed and also shorted out the wiring harness. There was only one wiring harness in the U.S. in California. The interior of the car had to be removed to replace the harness. The pump and harness were successfully replaced and ev 
Apr 2012

47000 mi
Engine started to overheat in 75 degree weather. Water pump and thermostat were replaced. 
Mar 2013

56000 mi

US $450
Front strut was leaking. Replaced both front struts including rubber mountings and rubber bushings. Noise from rear of car on bumpy roads. Replaced sway bar bushings. 
Mar 2014

64000 mi

US $330
Replace motor mount 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Illinois, United States
May 2011 - Aug 2011
Jun 2011

67000 mi
Replace front left strut 
Jul 2011

68000 mi
Replaced front strut 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Oregon, United States
Jun 2011 - Feb 2014
Aug 2011

34000 mi

US $200
replaced oem pads. Found rodent crushed in front lright caliper. 
Jan 2012

40000 mi

US $250
Drivers window switch failed. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Georgia, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2012
Sep 2011

57000 mi
VVT actuator was replaced under warranty. This is a fairly common problem and there is a TSB. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2012
Oct 2011

54700 mi

US $290
PCV valve stuck open 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Nevada, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

58000 mi

US $700
EGR replaced. Thermostat replaced. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Maryland, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

63000 mi
Minor clunk in front end caused by worn front stabilizer bushings; did not replace/repair. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Jul 2011
Jun 2010

23000 mi

US $45
Racing at Thunderhill, Willows, CA. On track the check engine light came on, (P700), misfire code. Mechanic cleared code and light has not come on since. 
Jul 2011

34000 mi

US $600
Brake rotors and pads replaced. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jan 2012 - Sep 2012
Mar 2012

63860 mi

C $240
Same issue as previous, new transmission didn't fix it. So they replaced the power steering pump which also did not fix it! Radiator hose split, causing overheating 
Apr 2012

65560 mi
Previous transmission noise issue. Added friction modifier to fluid to avoid differentional slipping. Was the whining noise at low speed turns 
Aug 2012

72120 mi

C $200
Pin hole in radiator, leaking 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Rhode Island, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
Jan 2011

64000 mi
EGR Valve was clogged with carbon build up and debris, threw a P0401 Code. Cleaned EGR valve of carbon, check engine light went off, light returned about 1 month later, same code. Unaware of how to resolve problem. Fuel prob running rich. 
Mar 2011

64000 mi

US $600
Sirius Satellite Radio Read: Antenna Fail. Never fixed it. Never worked right... Common problem with MazdaSpeed3's 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Virginia, United States
Oct 2007 - Apr 2010
Oct 2009

36000 mi
Tire pressure sensor has malfunctioned. The shop couldn't fix the problem and I was unwilling to check all 4 tires for a faulty sensor, so I left until I get to a dealer. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2009 - Jan 2016
Sep 2009

48000 mi
Variable Valve Timing Actuator became noisy on start up. Replaced per Mazda TSB.  
Oct 2009

26633 mi
Replace turbocharger 
May 2010

60000 mi

US $630
Front pads and rotors were within @1mm of minimum acceptable thickness so it was decided to replace them although they had a small amount of usable life remaining. 
Oct 2010

71000 mi

US $700
EGR valve clogged, tripping CEL. EGR valve replaced. 
Dec 2010

71000 mi

US $369
Right rear shock leaking and noisy; both rear shocks replaced with OEM Mazda parts 
Oct 2013

131000 mi

US $300
CEL illuminated; fault code was: "Low Coolant Temperature" Dealer replaced thermostat and re-flashed PCM. 
Jan 2014

132500 mi

US $1269
Replaced front struts and rear shock absorbers with KONI FSDs(front struts were completely worn out) Replaced front strut mounts, bearings, and bump stops while at it 
Feb 2014

133000 mi

US $89
Both front sway bar bushings were worn, causing a loud knocking sound from the front suspension over bumps and other pavement irregularities. Replacement of both bushings with OEM Mazda parts completely cured the problem. 
May 2015

152000 mi

US $56
Left rear shock bump stop split 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2012
Mar 2007

3000 mi
Heard clunking in engine bay during hard accel to freeway. Asked dealer to check engine mount under battery tray for proper torque. Bolt was checked and confirmed to be tight. No repairs made. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

72000 mi

US $141
Battery died, car ran rough. Brought into shop, ECU reset and throttle body cleaned. Took care of rough idle, car runs smoother and gets slightly better gas mileage 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2008 - Dec 2016
Mar 2008

9000 mi
High-pressure fuel pump was not delivering sufficient pressure. Pump was replaced. 
Feb 2009

16400 mi
1. Defective fuel purge valve was replaced under warranty. 2. Rust was discovered under both roof rails. Areas were repainted and both rubber roof rails were replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2009

17000 mi

US $94
Driver's-side inside door handle rattled- body shop technician removed interior door panel, tightened door-handle mounting screws, and re-installed the interior door panel. Rattle disappeared. 
Apr 2009

18000 mi
Rainwater entered and pooled in spare tire well. Diagnosed as defective rubber seal around rear windshield wiper shaft. Replacement seal was ordered for future installation. 
May 2009

18000 mi
Engine rattled on start-up. Diagnosed as a problem with the variable-valve adjustment mechanism. Problem was repaired under original manufacturer's warranty. 
Dec 2009

19000 mi
Scuff plate on driver's side came loose. Dealer used double-sided adhesive tape to re-attach plate. 
May 2010

21000 mi
Closure tab broke off of the battery case. Battery case was replaced. 
Jan 2011

24700 mi

US $313
Check Engine light came on. Took vehicle in to dealer. Dealer analyzed problem, and discovered that the Bank 1 oxygen sensor was bad. Replaced oxygen sensor. Problem has not recurred. Dealer commented that sensor failure at 24k is unusual 
Dec 2011

32000 mi
The passenger-side motor-mount burst and its damping fluid leaked out. The mount was replaced by the dealer under warranty. 
Feb 2012

33000 mi

US $37
The passenger-side window lip seal had become permanently twisted and deformed, and had to be replaced. 
Dec 2012

39000 mi

US $13
The molded plastic hand-grip for the rear hatch broke, and was replaced with a new one. 
Sep 2013

43000 mi
The trunk light in the rear failed to turn on/off with opening/closing of the hatch. 
Dec 2013

43000 mi

US $22
The trunk light in the rear failed to turn on/off with opening/closing of the hatch. 
Jan 2014

44000 mi

US $20
The trunk light was fixed successfully on the third attempt, mostly because the first two shops simply didn't want to be bothered with it, and the third shop was run by an old-school mechanic who wasn't afraid to tackle repairs. 
Feb 2014

45000 mi

US $183
All 4 suspension dampeners were replaced. 
May 2015

52000 mi
Driver's-side front window regulator wore out, and was replaced. 
Aug 2015

53700 mi

US $25
Rear brake light bulb socket wore out, and was replaced. 
Apr 2016

56000 mi

US $1
The fuel filler door latch was failing to disengage when released from the cabin. The owner fixed this by spraying WD-40 into the cable end. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Florida, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2016
May 2008

3000 mi
reflashed ECU as per latest TSB [vehicle idles rough] 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2012
Oct 2011

65000 mi

US $1800
Replaced factory turbo. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Hawaii, United States
Nov 2006 - Jan 2009
Nov 2008

11000 mi
Motor mount failed causing motor to 'fall'. Driver side axle popped out, exhaust tweaked. All fixed over Thanksgiving weekend. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in North Carolina, United States
- Dec 2014
Dec 2014

75000 mi

US $1283
Timing chain was loose. Timing chain tensioner, guide, crank case gasket replaced. Simple fix. Costly labor. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2016 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

125000 mi

US $650
Turbo seal went, causing oil to burn off in the down pipe - replaced turbo with aftermarket turbo (BNR S1). Car runs great now. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Feb 2007 - Jan 2013
Apr 2007

3000 mi
Loose nut on rear stabilizer bar. Had to replace stabilizer bar link. Also, two days rental car. 
Jul 2007

6000 mi
Replaced one spark plug & coil based on ECU data. Also reflashed ECU to latest firmware revision G. 
Oct 2007

11000 mi
CEL for intake runner flap. Was subject of a recall anyway; replaced actuator. Also updated ECU firmware on another recall. 
Sep 2009

40000 mi
EGR valve malfunction 
Dec 2011

68000 mi

US $81
Replaced evap solenoid 
Apr 2012

72000 mi

US $300
New front brake discs and pads installed 
May 2012

73000 mi

US $10
Front shocks noisy - lubricated shocks and front ARB bushings 
Nov 2012

80500 mi
Starting battery was weak - cranked slowly after sitting for a few days. Replaced with Optima Red Top. 
Jan 2013

81000 mi
Loose upper strut nut. Clunking noise 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Washington, United States
Mar 2008 - Dec 2016
Jan 2008

6000 mi
seat belt, female receiver part (right of driver, left of passenger) had a faulty part, some sort of tensioner that squeaked. Earlier repair, also warranty, was windshield gasket that was out of place when vehicle was new 
Mar 2009

17000 mi
Passenger seat belt receiver (short piece belt snaps into) squeaked. Driver's side had squeaked before. Sounds like a saddle when a horse is riden, appropriately. Didn't need to replace, just adjust/lubricate. All fixed. University Mazda rocks, as usual! 
Apr 2012

57700 mi
Factory service order ("recall") to address leaking turbocharger seals. Two levels - does turbo need replacing? or merely change seals. They changed my seals, no more problems. Symptom is blue smoke when accelerating after idle. 
Nov 2012

65000 mi
Turbo seal, which had been replaced before, was leking a bit, resulting in the notorious grey/blue smoke with acceleration after idle. They cleaned seal area, and this seems to have helped. 
Jul 2013

73000 mi
Air was not always cool, sometimes not, sometimes cool. Compressor replaced. Bearings were going out. Also some peripheral bits were replaced. 
Sep 2013

75000 mi
Trip in summer. Oil level from "full" to almost empty in 500 miles. Shop there could not find leak. Didn't burn any oil in 1000 mile return. My shop asked me to monitor. Burning (?) about a quart every 750, will report... 
Jan 2014

77700 mi
As reported before, burning oil. Rings bad. Luckily, had ext. warranty: they'll replace entire long block most of engine. Don't fault Mazda, good car, s*** happens (material failure, bad day on assembly line, whatever.... :) new engine :) 
Apr 2015

89000 mi
Fuel injector failure. Extended warranty covered Sway bar bushings worn out 
Aug 2015

93000 mi
2nd fuel injector failure (different cylinder than April's fuel injector failure 
Dec 2015

95000 mi

US $100
Driver door window switch failure. Quick fix ten minutes. Extended warranty covered but I paid deductible 
Jun 2016

99000 mi

US $400
Driver side window switch failed 
Sep 2016

102000 mi

US $1500
Two injectors had gone out earlier, but covered by extended warranty. That ended 2000 miles ago, now these went. Maybe because of nature of engine (hi po) 100 is all I might expect out of injectors, but disappointing and expensive. 
Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Florida, United States
Nov 2006 - Dec 2016
Oct 2014

87700 mi

US $1000
VVT Actuator and timing chain failure 

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2007 Mazda Mazda3

Engine not specified

Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

3000 mi
My car was declared a lemon. I won the case with my lawyer and Mazda is buying the car back. What piece of junk. I will never buy another Mazda (Ford) again. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Alabama, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Feb 2015

87000 mi

US $1600
Traction control not working 

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2007 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2010 - Nov 2015
Sep 2010

46500 mi

C $220
changed calipers, front wheels, left & right 
Nov 2012

68380 mi

C $300
strong noise when driving, coming from wheels 
Aug 2013

76900 mi
A/C compressor replaced 
Jul 2014

84920 mi

C $500
Changed the brakes and mechanic discovered the tie-rod end had to be changed due to (apparently serious) rust issues. 
Jan 2015

87820 mi

C $450
replaced front lower control arm with ball joint 
Jul 2015

90500 mi

C $387
A/C blowing warm air, after the compressor was completely changed 2 years ago. The system was recharged and dye was applied to future leak detection. Clunking noise from front and underneath of the vehicle when driving at any speed over any uneven road. Right front sway bar link worn out, recommended to change the both - changed both. 
Oct 2015

91760 mi

C $550
check engine light; thermostat housing leaking fluid; replaced it,flushed the coolant system; inspection result mentioned that there's a problem with the O2 sensor as well(code PO138, may need further repairs (throttle service, cam reset). 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2014
Mar 2012

58000 mi
vehicle alarm was setting itself off randomly. Inspected and cleaned the reed switch that monitors if the hood is closed. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2012
Sep 2010

20000 mi

US $200
code 2177, dealer charged for replacing purge valve. Car was driven < 10 miles, Check engine light came back on, same code. Dealer replaced fuel pump, this repair covered by warranty because of low mileage. Light has not come back on yet 
Mazda Mazda3 in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2007 - Jan 2017
Aug 2010

45000 mi

US $225
Check engine light. Diagnosed as "Small evaporative leak" Smoke check indicated a solenoid valve had malfunctioned.  
Sep 2011

58000 mi
A heavy clunking noise in the rear suspension. Found that nuts holding rear sway bar had worked loose. Simply had to tighten them up.  
May 2012

69000 mi

US $138
Check Engine light came on. Diagnosed as a slow responding thermostat. Changed thermostat. 
Apr 2014

93000 mi

US $375
Hose clamp above alternator allowed antifreeze to leak onto alternator. Alternator failed. 
Nov 2014

95000 mi

US $300
Right front strut leaking fluid and not functioning. Replaced both front struts. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Illinois, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2014
Dec 2010

70000 mi

US $400
Third time the sunroof had been rendered inoperable due to it falling off of track. This repair, as well as the previous two, were replaced under the extended warranty, which has proven quite useful. Entire sunroof assembly was replaced. 
Jan 2011

71000 mi

US $850
The rear shocks were leaking and were replaced for the second time, after having been replaced at 30,000 miles under warranty. At the advisement of the dealer, I also had a brake flush, coolant flush, and fuel injection service. Expensive. 
Mar 2011

73000 mi

US $540
For several hundred miles, a slight rotational noise when driving progressed into a noise not unlike a monster truck going down a rutted dirt road. Left front wheel bearing and a four wheel alignment solved the noise. Ext warranty is great! 
Feb 2012

85000 mi
Shocks were replaced and the third set of struts in 5 years and 85000 miles were replaced yet again. 
Sep 2012

93000 mi

US $957
Check Engine, Traction/DSC Control, and AT light illuminated - OBD registered code U0101 - Transmission control module lost communication with ECU; module replaced, parts not readily on hand - loaner required. Drivebelts, oil & filter change 
Jan 2013

97000 mi

US $945
Shocks and struts changed, this time not under warranty....this car eats shocks and struts whole. 
Mar 2013

99000 mi

US $300
Noise in the rear right sounded as though the shock had gone bad. Upon inspection, the clips that secured the brake pad to the rotor were missing. New brakes and rotors for the rear were in order. 
Nov 2013

107000 mi

US $92
Powertrain control module went bad; $25 replacement part from Autozone and a mom & pop auto repair shop brought an end to the issue. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2013
May 2013

109700 mi

US $60
replaced thermostat due to thermostat failure 
Mazda Mazda3 in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2016
Apr 2014

164000 mi

US $3600
Burning oil, threw a rod and damaged timing belt 
Apr 2016

257000 mi

US $120
The AC compressor clutch stopped working. The coil was bad and was replaced along with the pulley and a new AC relay switch 
Mazda Mazda3 in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2015
Jan 2015

95300 mi

US $560
I bought a used 2007 mazda3 form Sansone Route 1 Mazda. And the car has a big problem in the transmission. If you want to buy a car. Don't trust that dealer. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

102000 mi

US $425
Cv joint 
Jun 2016

105000 mi

US $200
Rear brakes replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2015
Apr 2009

32000 mi
when starting engine rpm reaches 1500 then nearly goes down to 0 and then goes back up normally or engine turns off. diagnosed a problem with the purge valve so it was replaced. 
Mar 2010

46000 mi
CDs stuck in the 6 CD changer 
Jan 2011

60000 mi

US $160
replaced motor mount #3 
Aug 2011

66500 mi

US $265
problem diagnosed at the dealer. code P0126. ECT sensor, thermostat, PCM reprogram. ECT sensor and thermostat were replaced at a private shop.  
Aug 2012

80000 mi

US $250
leaking shock/strut on front right side; replaced both front shocks. 
Jun 2015

102000 mi
Never fixed CD changer. Tried to get it out myself at one point, but couldn't figure out how. Told it's a common problem. 

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2007 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

156-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Illinois, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2016
Jun 2014

97000 mi

US $540
Calipers were not working properly releasing after using parking brake. 
Apr 2015

108300 mi

US $375
Replaced tie rod. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
- Oct 2008
Oct 2008

25420 mi
Replaced shifter cables, under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2013
Jun 2010

70000 mi
Replace Solenoid Purge Valve Replace Solenoid Purge Valve 
Mazda Mazda3 in New Mexico, United States
Jan 2010 - Jan 2013
Jun 2010

75050 mi

US $983
Replace clutch. Mechanic speculated a manufacturing flaw cause friction material on one side of clutch disc to disintegrate. 
Sep 2010

80010 mi

US $950
Replace A/C compressor and condenser 
Dec 2010

80050 mi

US $90
Replaced #3 engine mount. 
Jun 2011

91000 mi

US $57
Thermostat stuck open 
Sep 2011

93000 mi

US $275
Defective Sachs clutch kit--rivets of clutch disc on pressure plate side too long, caused premature failure. Installed about 72k when friction material on orig. disintegrated. Clutch kit replaced under lifetime materials warranty. Mechanic split labor cos 
Apr 2012

98000 mi

US $35
Rear link to sway bar 
May 2012

99000 mi

US $5
Rod linking front swaybar and strut became disconnected (nut came off bolt). Replaced nut and bolt. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Illinois, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2016
Mar 2009

16000 mi
CD Changer stopped working. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2009 - Mar 2014
Jul 2012

74400 mi

C $300
Back brakes, rotors and pads replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

142000 mi

US $519
Car was reading P0126 code, citing "insufficient coolant temperature for stable operation" on and off since fall 2011. Diagnostics were preformed, and replacement of thermostat solved the problem. 
Mazda Mazda3 in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2008 - Jan 2017
Jul 2008

32000 mi
Grease leaking from front left outer cv joint. 
Oct 2012

120000 mi

US $70
Replace fuel purge valve causing engine stumble and cel. 
Dec 2012

125000 mi

US $125
Replace leaking right side cv joint 
Apr 2013

134300 mi
Replace passenger side motor mount and one other motor mount. 
May 2014

155000 mi

US $45
Replace thermostat 
Jun 2015

164000 mi

US $90
Replaced vapor canister purge valve 
Mazda Mazda3 in Maryland, United States
Nov 2006 - Jul 2011
Dec 2006

200 mi
Air bag light came on--bad sensor chip replaced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

73000 mi
When you do a cold start you coud hear a noise for 2 seconds. Timing chain has been replaced. 

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2007 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

148-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Michigan, United States
Jun 2007 - Dec 2016
Jan 2012

95000 mi

US $30
Both low-beam headlights quit working in the same week -- replaced both. 
Mar 2014

148000 mi

US $20
replaced headlights after one burned out 
Nov 2014

163300 mi

US $1660
Replace front struts and rear shocks after a rear shock failed Replace front and rear brakes 
Mar 2016

200000 mi

US $436
Brake pedal suddenly became mushy. ABS module had an internal leak and was replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2012
Nov 2011

88000 mi
Driver's and front passenger's side window regulators were loose. One bolt had fallen off, others loose. Tightened all bolts and all other screws and bolts inside of door. 
Mar 2012

90000 mi

US $40
Check engine light came on. Code P0172-thermostat stuck open. Replaced thermostat and engine cooling temperature sensor. Problem resolved. Brake pedal seemed very low. Thought it was the master cylinder. My mechanic said he thought it was just that the brake fluid needed flushing 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
May 2010 - Sep 2014
Nov 2012

66920 mi

C $1400
Noticed poor handling and noises from the suspension. Many "long-term wear items" in the suspension replaced. All four shocks and various related bits. The roads here in Montreal are quite bad. 
Nov 2013

73960 mi

C $900
Replaced clutch. 
May 2014

77460 mi
Replaced front right CV joint 
Mazda Mazda3 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2014 - Dec 2016
Jan 2015

107000 mi

C $300
Replace front pads and rotors Replace left front bearing 
Jun 2015

114700 mi

C $1500
Rear pads calipers and rotors Lower control arms 
Dec 2015

125860 mi

C $250
Rear shock retaining brackets 
Jun 2016

135160 mi

C $900
struts and shocks replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

138000 mi

US $396
Car would not start, intermittently. Starter, alternator, and battery all tested OK, but I ultimately decided to have the starter replaced, which appears to have solved the issue. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Missouri, United States
Feb 2012 - Nov 2015
Aug 2013

81700 mi
air conditioner motor went out. My warranty covered the repair cost. 
Jul 2015

87500 mi

US $375
a seal in the brake was leaking. 
Aug 2015

88000 mi

US $400
I've had to take it back 2x. going back for the 3rd. The part bought was bad so the mechanic had to take it back to Oreily's to get a new one. That didn't fix the prob,it is going back in tomorrow. :( 
Sep 2015

88000 mi
brake repair 
Mazda Mazda3 in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2010 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

94240 mi

C $650
Cv joint and boot replacement and brake flush 
Oct 2016

96540 mi

C $300
Replaced brake pads and rotors 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2014
Sep 2011

71000 mi

US $1200
Driver side window motor worked intermittently.  Suspension making noise. Spent 1200 to repair everything. Noise still present. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Oct 2006 - Oct 2013
Jun 2010

33000 mi

US $772
Faulty oxygen sensor. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Florida, United States
Sep 2006 - Jul 2011
Mar 2007

5000 mi
An intermittent clicking noise is present when taking foot off of the gas pedal. Dealer was able to reproduce the sound but was not sure of the cause. I have not had it repaired due to personal issues that have interfered with time. The issue 
Dec 2010

35000 mi

US $264
Check engine light came on. Car shows no sign of any issues. Problem turns out to be the coolant temperature sensor. Part replaced, problem solved. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

55000 mi
There is a humming noise when turning car to the left. Said it was my brakes and rotors. Had work done yet still have problem. Will go back when I can afford. 

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2007 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2008 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

98580 mi

C $700
CEL on , Diagnosed as stuck valve inside intake manifold. Intake manifold replaced. 
Aug 2015

101060 mi

C $600
Let and Right lower control arms replaced Left rear trailing arm bushing 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2007 - Aug 2013
Sep 2010

42780 mi

C $115
replaced front pads and rotors 
Nov 2011

56420 mi

C $80
blown rear shock 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

41540 mi
left front wheel bearing replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in Louisiana, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2016
Jan 2013

41700 mi

US $60
thermostat was stuck open, had to replace the thermostat 
Dec 2013

49000 mi

US $230
Front passanger strut was leaking, replaced both front struts. 
Mar 2015

55000 mi

US $68
Passenger side motor mount needed to be replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2016
May 2015

57000 mi

US $274
Replace Front Brake rotors and pads 
Jul 2015

58000 mi

US $800
MIL on - DTC P2404: Evaporative system leak detection pump replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Apr 2016
Jan 2013

52080 mi

C $500
Front and rear break pads and rotors needed to be replaced. 
Nov 2015

80620 mi

C $1500
Suspension had to be fixed, needed new shocks etc. Bearings as well. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
May 2007 - Feb 2017
Aug 2008

9300 mi
Rough idle Flashed EPROM and corrected it. 
Nov 2008

9920 mi
Car would run rough at times. Shop did firmware update but did not fix. Tested it again and indicated a throttle body would need to be replaced. Had to order part and will need to bring car back again 
Dec 2008

9920 mi
The car continued to have a ruff idle at certain times. They replaced the throttle body and it has corrected the problem.  
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

13640 mi
Car would not heat up.. Thermostat replaced..I was told the problem was fixed but it wasn't.. Cooling system was flushed problem seems to be ok now.. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2014

80600 mi

C $600
Parking brake cable snapped several years back, finally replaced. Left rear suspension mount broke, creating massive knocking noise. Left Rear suspension mount-brace part replaced. 
Dec 2014

86180 mi

C $600
Unable to start car, took to shop fitted new starter motor. Problem persists and developed stalling issue upon stopping. Throttle body cleaned, and gear box sensor to notify car is in P changed. Problem Fixed. $600 due to misdiagnosis. Rust on the underside of the body. Rust on the rear trunk tail-light. 
Aug 2016

114320 mi

C $70
Right Rear shock pad replacement. Previous one damaged and created clicking and rattling noises during normal function 
Nov 2016

117820 mi

C $500
Front Damper replacement. Old ones wore out. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Utah, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

66000 mi

US $905
Needed new compressor, condensor, expansion valve, drier, and new ac flush and fill. Whole system went down. Bought parts from rock auto and chopped $700 from the repair price. Still hurts...Prius here I come again! 
Mazda Mazda3 in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Oct 2011 - Jan 2017
Dec 2011

39680 mi
Gasket on thermostat or around that area where heater core hoses joint. 
Jan 2017

72540 mi

C $300
left and right lower control arms front 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Feb 2017
Dec 2011

40000 mi

US $680
replaced dead alternator and bad battery 
Jan 2012

40700 mi

US $588
replaced warped rotors and uneven worn brake pads 
Feb 2013

49300 mi

US $315
check engine light, replaced evaporation purge solinoid 
Feb 2014

64000 mi

US $350
replaced front warped rotors because of steering wheel vibration during braking, this is second replacement of front rotors for less than 2 years 
Jan 2015

71700 mi

US $300
stuck open thermostat replacement 
Mazda Mazda3 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2011 - Dec 2016
Sep 2011

31000 mi

C $118
Problem with wire to starter motor. This had to be replaced. 
Oct 2012

46500 mi

C $325
front right axel replaced 
Jul 2014

83900 mi
Front right brake seized and got quite warm. So had to replace disc and pads. Left brake replaced just pads. 
Jan 2016

105400 mi

C $425
Replaced front heated 02 sensor Trailing arm bushings replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in Iowa, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

41000 mi
power steering pump replaced because it stopped working while driving intermittantly, covered by warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2007 - Mar 2011
Oct 2007

11160 mi

C $66
Wheel Lug Nuts were damaged at delivery of car so I had dealership replace them free of charge 
Feb 2008

16120 mi

C $212
Ping in engine that dealer denies is there. Once weather gets better, will take car to another dealer. 
Aug 2010

56420 mi

C $500
Engine mount leaking. Fixed under warranty. Front brakes and rotors replaced, Oil changed. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
- Feb 2008
Feb 2008

14000 mi
Replacement airbag control module (covered under warranty) 
Mazda Mazda3 in Maine, United States
Jan 2007 - Jan 2012
Feb 2008

13000 mi
Engine noise rattle/clatter when in motion at low RPM and slight throttle. 
Jul 2008

18000 mi
Code P2404, Evap system malfunction. Dealer was ultimately unable to diagnose the cause for the code. They cleared the code and did a test drive. The code did not reappear. 
Sep 2009

33000 mi
Code P2404, evap pump circuit malfunction. Cleared and it didn't re-appear. 
Nov 2009

35000 mi
CEL for evap leak. No leaks found in system upon inspection. Evap leak detection pump replaced. 
May 2011

51000 mi

US $1000
A rear shock was bad Replaced both rear shocks Bushings in front lower control arms were torn/worn. Replaced front lower control arms. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Michigan, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2014
Apr 2011

60000 mi

US $120
Purge valve replaced; check engine light triggered, slight engine hesitation noted on starting, purge valve replaced without incident in less than one day 
Mazda Mazda3 in Maryland, United States
Feb 2010 - Jan 2017
Jan 2010

35000 mi

US $150
Engine light on. 02 sensor replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2016

103700 mi

US $450
Engine light on. Owner cleaned sensor as advised in forum. Light went out then came back on. We then replaced sensor. LIght still on and failed emission test. Took to firestone who replaced a main value / sensor. $450. 
Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2009 - Jul 2015
Aug 2010

30120 mi
Brake pad was rubbing when the wheels would be turn to one side. What dealership has done is to shape them a bit and the noise dissapeared. 
Aug 2012

51740 mi

C $15
My tail-light went out so I had to change it. 

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2007 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

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

Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Dec 2016
Jun 2009

12000 mi
engine sputters and stalls in morning when cool at first startup. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ohio, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2016
Jan 2009

20000 mi

US $50
Bearing in the left, front wheel needed to be replaced. 
Dec 2015

85000 mi

US $700
At 85K miles, I finally had to replace the rear brakes (not bad)! I also had a trans flush, oil change. The vehicles runs much better! 
Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

54000 mi

US $2100
Replaced front struts and rear suspension 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

142000 mi
AC stopped blowing cold. Found center bolt for AC compressor/clutch pulley had backed out, causing clutch to fall offand land on splash shield. Reinstalled bolt with loctite and AC works again. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Nov 2007 - May 2012
Aug 2008

18000 mi
The pump that sends fumes back to the engine to be burned went out. I forgot what it's called. 
Dec 2011

42000 mi

US $650
Thermostat was bad. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007

7440 mi
Very sluggish shifting from 1st to 2nd gear (in both automatic and manual mode), changing gears too early when in automatic mode. Software update fixed the problems. Airbag light was on as well and parts (airbag module) were ordered. These were insta Airbag light was on when I got the car. Dealer needed to order an "airbag module". Was installed in return visit in March. 
Mar 2007

9920 mi
Needed a new "airbag module" (not sure if this counts as electronics or not). Air bag warning light was on when I got the car but I didn't notice it until I'd been driving it a few days (I actually thought it was supposed to be on until I read the manual 
Mar 2010

79360 mi
Electrical? Light & rain sensor on windshield that turns on headlights when it gets dark & controls intermittent wipers failed permanently. This meant no intermittent wipers and had to be careful not to turn the headlight switch to automatic. 
Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Dec 2016
Jan 2016

82860 mi

C $1600
TCM module  and motor mount had to be replaced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Georgia, United States
Aug 2007 - Feb 2017
Mar 2014

52000 mi

US $182
Thermostat stuck open, replacement required 
Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2008 - Jun 2012
Aug 2008

13640 mi
KEY FOB BROKE - Ordered a replacement. REPLACEMENT KEY FOB WOULD NOT PROGRAM REPLACED UNIT - BOTH KEY FOBS WORK.  BUT NO ALARM NOISE NOW - DEALER WILL CALL WHEN THEY HAVE FIGURED IT OUT. DEALER REPLACED LCD SCREEN ABOVE STEREO AGAIN. THIS IS LCD SCREEN 3 NOW IN TWO MONTHS. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

12000 mi
Engine cranks excessively when cold. Dealer checked and stated it was normal!! 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2010
Dec 2009

35000 mi

US $60
Right-rear strut was leaking 
Mazda Mazda3 in Indiana, United States
Feb 2011 - May 2012
May 2011

86000 mi

US $150
Experienced sudden hesitation/shuddering at idle and under acceleration. CEL came on. Code read a cylinder 1 misfire. Inspected spark plug and ignition coil on cylinder 1 - replaced coil and all spark plugs.  
Sep 2011

91000 mi

US $500
Front struts found to be leaking. Replaced struts. Passenger side engine mount was totally blown (leaking black fluid). Mount was replaced. Greatly reduced highway-speed (50mph+) vibration issues. 
Oct 2011

92000 mi

US $95
Check-Engine Light on. Car would not start after fillups. Problem was purge valve. Replaced, and fixed those problems. 
Jan 2012

93300 mi

US $495
Driver's side front wheel bearing faulty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2008 - Aug 2012
Jul 2012

41520 mi

C $300
Passenger power door locks no longer engage. 
Mazda Mazda3 in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2007 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

57000 mi

US $300
Alternator putting out 0 voltage. Replaced along with accessory belts. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Washington, United States
Apr 2010 - Apr 2016
May 2010

36000 mi
Leaking motor mount. Leaking left rear shock. Replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2013

57300 mi

US $60
Changed a stuck open thermostat. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Mar 2014
Mar 2012

82460 mi

C $500
Rear trailing arm bushings worn and cracked, and thus replaced. 
Jan 2013

94240 mi

C $159
Upper engine mount was cracked and leaking fluid. Upper engine mount was replaced. 
Oct 2013

107000 mi

C $185
Replaced right rear shock absorber and bolt that broke off, requiring replacement 
Dec 2013

109120 mi

C $685
Front left wheel bearing noisy when turning. Both front wheel bearings replaced (first time). 
Mazda Mazda3 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2017
Apr 2012

45000 mi

US $1000
replaced rotors and pads on rear brakes, also replaced factory Goodyear RSA tires (tread worn out) 
Feb 2013

59500 mi

US $150
dead battery.. would not turn out in cold, kept losing charge.. probably the original battery's life was up 
Sep 2013

71000 mi

US $234
car wouldn't start -- neutral safety switch replaced 
Jan 2016

105000 mi

US $300
check engine light randomly going on and off at times for no apparent reason .. Did not affect car's driving Turns out Thermostat needed replacing 
Jul 2016

112300 mi

US $3700
transmission mechanically failed -AT light came on, stuck in 3rd gear replaced with remanufactured transmission replaced failing neutral safety switch (yet again) 
Jan 2017

120000 mi

US $50
wiper hose line had broken inside wheel well,causing washer fluid to leak.. Hose fixed 
Mazda Mazda3 in Nevada, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2016
Oct 2013

77000 mi

US $70
Check engine light came on. Code indicated low coolant temp and thermostat was the most likely fault. Changed out thermostat with new OEM one. Flush coolant. Light went off. 
Jul 2014

87000 mi

US $1060
Noticed fuel odor near rear of car and saw fuel leak near gas tank under car. Difficult starting. Fuel pump inside gas tank was leaking. They had to drop tank and replace fuel pump. 
Feb 2015

96000 mi

US $230
Passenger side engine mount failed. High vibration and knocking sound at idle. Tell-tale dark hydraulic fluid under it. Replaced with OEM. Only hour to fix. 
Mar 2015

96000 mi

US $15
Dash Lighter socket intermittent. Keeps blowing fuse. Loose, goes on/off with just a bump in road. Have to keep wiggling phone charger to find right spot to stay on. Replaced lighter socket. 
Apr 2015

97300 mi

US $990
Clunking sound over speed bumps or turns. Loose passenger side sway bar endlink. Worked itself loose (known issue with this generation) and wore down the threads bare so couldn't tighten. Replaced with new one. Slight grinding noise from read wheels. Jacked up car and spun rear tires by hand and they made clicking noise while spinning. Repair shop said both bearings bad and should be replaced now as could be dangerous. 
Jan 2016

107500 mi

US $200
Leaking Driver-side strut. Was feeling like it bottomed out over large bumps. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2013
Jul 2012

57700 mi
Leaking strut Lower control arm damaged 
Feb 2013

64500 mi

US $100
Car threw trouble codes P0442 (evaporative emissions leak) and P2187 (System too lean at idle bank1). Replaced purge valve solenoid. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Dec 2016
Sep 2013

98580 mi

C $100
Replaced rear struts and replaced spark plugs in my own 
Jan 2015

114080 mi

C $248
Thermostat stuck open, replaced thermostat at reg oil change tire rotation 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Dec 2016
Oct 2011

52700 mi

C $270
Recommended and peformed throttle body clean, didn't help the sluggish feeling. I noted that I haven't filled up at Shell for past 2 months. Filled up at Shell, feels better, going to run Gumout and fillup at Shell only (not a shell ad!) 
Mar 2012

57040 mi

C $480
Second front strut started leaking. Replaced all 4 at mechanic's. Replaced one of the leaking engine mounts. 
Aug 2013

70680 mi
Driver side crappy aftermarket front shock made pretty strange noises. Took forever to pinpoint the source. Installed a used set of OEM front shocks temporarily, noise gone. Going to pick up KONI Orange. 
Sep 2013

72540 mi

C $400
KONI Orange front shocks installed, they are awesome. Also absolutely awesome, is Jimmy of T&M Automotive! 
Aug 2014

79340 mi

C $100
Went over a sharp bump at 80 km/h, destroyed rear driver side shock mount. 
Mar 2016

94860 mi

C $960
Replaced rear pads, rotors, calipers. Replaced rear shocks. 

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2007 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

156-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2007 - May 2011
Jan 2008

7000 mi
Vehicle would not start one day. I tried again later the same day, but it still would not start. I called the Mazda roadside assistance number and arranged for the vehicle to be towed to the dealer. The next day the dealer called me and said the car ... 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2008

310 mi
Sticker over the speed shift unstick by itself. Stupid as it is I reported it to my dealer as I was there for questions about strange gas mileage. He repaired it at no cost. 
Jul 2008

2480 mi
Noticed there was almost no cold air blowing with A/C on when I was not running over approximatly 80km/h. Dealer said everything was alright at this was usual with Mazda3. I still consider there's a problem and I will be considering a change of dealer. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Minnesota, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2016
Sep 2011

97000 mi

US $900
A/C compressor bearings failed. Replaced compressor 
Dec 2011

104000 mi

US $693
The front struts were replaced. 
Jun 2012

117000 mi

US $16
When changing the oil the underbody spash shield needs to be removed and the screws that hold it on had become stripped. It was a minor repair and was inexpensive to fix but this doesn't seem like a good design choice. 
Feb 2013

136000 mi

US $350
The wheel bearing was replaced on the left front wheel. 
Jun 2013

143000 mi

US $435
The timing chain cover was leaking oil. 
May 2014

169000 mi

US $273
CV boot was torn, replaced entire axle. 
Sep 2014

178000 mi

US $329
Left front wheel bearing failed. Bearing was replaced and repacked. 
Nov 2014

185000 mi
The thermostat was sticking open and triggered the check engine light. 
Feb 2015

190000 mi

US $346
The rear shocks were leaking. 
Oct 2015

210000 mi

US $150
The clutch switch needed to be replaced and the throttle body needed to be cleaned. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2011 - Jan 2017
Nov 2011

70000 mi

US $300
Alternator and Water Pump belt Tensioner with bearing wear and poor retraction. Tensioner replaced. 
Feb 2013

82000 mi

US $650
Left Front strut leaking. Replaced left and right struts. 
Nov 2015

113000 mi

US $200
Check engine light on for a while. Losing heat at high way speeds in the cold. Replaced thermostat. All is well now. 
Jan 2017

125000 mi
Rear Strut Leaking. Needed to be replaced 
Mazda Mazda3 in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2013
Feb 2009

33000 mi
Replace leaking oil pan gasket. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
Dec 2007 - Aug 2010
May 2007

35 mi
Automatic wiper system was interfering with the tire pressure monitor, causing the TPM light to come on. A new control module was installed. No problems since. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2012
Jul 2008

19000 mi
All six CDs got stuck in the changer - wouldn't play, eject, etc. Display said "Check CD". Broken CD changer replaced. 
Mar 2009

27000 mi
Seatbelt retractor hardly works. New retractor ordered. 
Apr 2009

29000 mi
Seatbelt retractor wasn't working. Replaced under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
Jul 2011

65000 mi

US $800
Front suspension hopping over all kinds of bumps. Dealer replaced front struts.  
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2012
May 2012

80640 mi

C $1000
Rear links, bushings and left rear shock. 
Jun 2012

83080 mi

C $1000
compressor died 
Jul 2012

83080 mi

C $500
replace front pass wheel bearing 
Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Nov 2011 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

89000 mi

US $50
bad ball joint 
Mazda Mazda3 in Idaho, United States
Apr 2007 - Oct 2016
Mar 2010

35000 mi
Tiny leak where hydraulic line connected with clutch slave cylinder. Part replaced under warranty by dealer in Vancouver WA, no problems since. 
Apr 2013

66500 mi

US $816
1) Turn the front brake discs and replace the pads. 2) Replace the front struts 
Mazda Mazda3 in Indiana, United States
Feb 2007 - Dec 2016
Jun 2009

33000 mi
Replaced bolts mounting the platic shield under engine and replaced windshield wiper arms, both due to rust. 
Sep 2012

75000 mi

US $225
Intermittent starting issue, fixed by TSB. 
Dec 2015

104000 mi

US $60
Replaced thermostat due to check engine light. 
Jun 2016

109000 mi

US $300
Replaced driver side CV axle 
Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2008 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

38710 mi

C $211
Rear shocks replaced after they were found leaking. 
Dec 2014

48734 mi

C $275
Rear oxygen sensor replaced after intermittent check engine light. 
Nov 2015

57545 mi

C $313
Check Engine Light on, Code P0126 - Replaced thermostat and coolant 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2015 - Jan 2017
Oct 2015

107880 mi

C $600
check engine light on, DTC indicated upstream O2 sensor faulty. replaced sensor howling noise, both front wheel bearings replaced. 
Mar 2016

117800 mi

C $600
left rear shock was completely blown. also had been making knocking sounds for a while. replaced all shocks and sway bar links. 
Apr 2016

119000 mi

C $75
replaced noisy heater blower. 
Aug 2016

125880 mi

C $150
left rear caliper was stuck. I discovered this when I replaced pads and rotors and could not retract the piston. I suspected it was stuck because the rotor was very rusty, not being scrubbed clean. Replaced with reman caliper. DTC P0401 low egr flow. Cleaned EGR value. 
Jan 2017

137020 mi

C $110
After sitting unused for 10 days car would not start. Battery was completely dead. Battery was original AFAIK, so decided to replace it. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Florida, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2015
Dec 2012

95000 mi

US $65
Rear sway bar bushing was making thumping noise when driving over bumps. Replaced bushing. 
Jul 2015

124700 mi

US $160
Thunking and rattling noise from rear end. 
Dec 2015

130000 mi
Thunking and rattling noise from rear end. Don't know what was causing it. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2007 - Oct 2013
Oct 2009

42000 mi

US $300
Blown/leaking passenger-rear strut. 
May 2012

80500 mi

US $900
Replaced seized emergency brake cable Replaced front struts 
Jun 2012

82000 mi

US $2000
Replaced both rear bushings and bot front end-links Replaced A/C Compressor 
Aug 2013

96000 mi

US $4800
Spun bearing; engine replaced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Michigan, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2016
Dec 2012

93000 mi

US $3
Sun visor retainer clip broke on driver's side so it wouldn't hold the visor. Ordered new one at the dealer for about $3 and replaced it myself. 
Jun 2013

106000 mi

US $311
Rust beginning in both rear wheel wells was cleaned up and repainted. 
Dec 2013

118000 mi

US $40
Had CEL, code said Insufficient coolant temp for stable operation. In other words thermostat was sticking partially open. Replaced thermostat, topped up coolant and reset CEL. Problem solved. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2013
Jul 2012

47000 mi

US $650
Right front strut was completely dead and quite noisy, the left front was soft and the rear shocks were both squishy. All were replaced. 
Feb 2013

54500 mi

US $20
Left headlight burnt out. Tried changing bulbs myself but my hand was having none of it. Brought to local auto parts store and they had both headlight bulbs changed out within 20 minutes. They used two techs to do it. $20 well spent. 

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2007 Mazda Mazda3 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mazda Mazda3 in Arizona, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2014
Dec 2012

43000 mi

US $40
Replaced rear-sway bar bushings 
Apr 2013

44300 mi

US $140
New rear end links. 
May 2013

44700 mi

US $200
New shocks, finally fixed the rear end clunk. 
Oct 2013

45000 mi

US $600
Replaced front struts, upper mounts, and sway bar bushings. Mechanic dropped subframe to change out sway bar bushings according to manual, though forums showed it could have done w/o that complication. 4 Wheel alignment. 
Jun 2014

45000 mi
Polyurethane bushing (sway bar) started to squeak and needed to be lubed. Sold the car w/ the problem. 

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2007 Mazda Mazda3 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Mazda MazdaSpeed3 in Ohio, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2010
Jul 2007

3000 mi
Several loud clicking noises every time foot is removed from accelerator (but delayed from lift-off by 2-3secs. Dealership could not figure out the problem, have to bring back again. 

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2006.5 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Hong Kong, China
Jul 2008 - Dec 2016
Aug 2008

10540 mi
Front brake rotors reported as slightly warped by dealer's hope mechanic in previous routine maintenance. Parts arrived in August and were installed all under original factory warranty. Squeaking passenger seatbelt buckle replaced under original factory warranty. 
Dec 2008

11780 mi
Dealer reported water pump showing signs of coolant leakage. Part ordered. Auxiliary port for audio head unit picks up engine ignition interference if cigarette lighter adapter is used to charge iPod connected to the aux port. 
Feb 2009

13020 mi
Repaired water pump under original factory warranty. Dealer instructed by factory to install iPod connectivity parts to solve problem, but did not agree to cover under warranty. Rejected costly repair and will follow-up with complaint letter to factory. 
May 2009

13020 mi
Living with problem. However, dealer has offered a "deal": if the owner purchases a routine maintenance plan, the requisite iPod connectivity components will be installed at no extra cost. Grinding noise from front drive wheels diagnosed by dealer as a problem with the limited slip differential. Parts ordered from factory. 
Jun 2009

13020 mi
Limited slip differential replaced under original factory warranty. 
Aug 2009

14260 mi
Grinding noise from drivetrain at more than half-lock in the steering, best heard at low speeds. 
Nov 2009

15500 mi
Replaced half-shafts and CV joints, but grinding noise persists. Dealer still investigating. 
May 2010

17360 mi
Differential and sundry parts replaced (second time for this car - this is the third differential). 
Mar 2012

24800 mi

$1560
Front struts leaking, replaced with JIC Magic coilovers. Also replaces rear shocks and springs. 
Aug 2012

26960 mi

$100
OBD code: Cylinder 2 misfire. Diagnosed as fuel injector failure. Waiting for parts to arrive. 
Sep 2012

27280 mi

$1000
Replaced fuel injector #2 and various ancillary items. Replaced faulty right engine mount. 
Nov 2012

27680 mi

$1290
Replaced valve solenoid Replaced remaining three fuel injectors and anciliaries 
Aug 2014

34100 mi

$600
Replaced front lower control arms (left + right) 
Jun 2015

35960 mi

$1500
Replaced the front and rear struts/shocks. 
Jan 2016

37800 mi

$1000
Bushings on six rear suspension links deteriorated. Replaced the links instead of replacing the bushings. 

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2006 Mazda Mazda3 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mazda Mazda3 in Singapore
Mar 2007 - Jul 2016
Jul 2008

34100 mi
Replaced faulty folding side mirrors 
Nov 2010

57660 mi

$350
alternator not working 
Jun 2016

140120 mi

$900
alternator down. changed parts fuel pump down. parts replaced 
Jul 2016

140120 mi
The transmission has been skipping third gear when downshifting. Impossible to do overtaking on the highway. 

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