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2014 Mazda Mazda3 repairs by problem area

Engine (8%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (45%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (20%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 147 repairs.
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2014 Mazda Mazda3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (57%)

< $100 (29%)

Chart based on 7 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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2014 Mazda Mazda3

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

17300 mi
Battery was dead. Car wouldn't start. 
Sep 2016

20000 mi
Battery just replaced in May was dead. I suspected electrical problems. Dealer checked, said bad battery, replaced it. 

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2014 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Arizona, United States
Aug 2015 - Feb 2017
May 2015

18000 mi
Suspension clunk when reversing or going forward. Replaced both struts, both strut bearings, reset suspension components. Installed service bulletin for strut noise. 
Nov 2015

24500 mi
AUTO AC button broke. HVAC controller replaced. 
Apr 2016

27700 mi
Driver seat leather tore has piece missing. 
Aug 2016

30000 mi
A/C fan speed not constant in manual or auto mode. Technician worked with Mazda for repair. First repair attempt, replaced alternator. Still have issue. Car goes back in on 8/27/16 
Feb 2017

32000 mi
I never received a satisfactory response from the dealership about the varying fan speed. I simply got "this is how it works." I knew I was going to be trading in the vehicle so I just let it go.  
Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
Jan 2016

6820 mi
issues with clunking noise on making turns infotainment: chronic 
Feb 2016

6820 mi
Trunk difficult to open. Sticks closed, takes force to open it. Infotainment: USB partially working, unit seizes needs reset. Air bag sensor on passenger side won't go off Beeping for unknown reason when opening or closing door, keycontrol in hand. no other reason. completely random. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
Jul 2014 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

6000 mi
Maintenance reminder light would not clear. 
Dec 2016

26000 mi
Driver seat slightly loose - rocks forward and backwards 
Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

7000 mi
Audio/Nav display went blank. 
Mazda Mazda3 in District of Columbia, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

7000 mi
rattle in suspension when hitting bumps or beginning to move. Replaced top of strut tower. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Indiana, United States
Nov 2013 - Jul 2014
Apr 2014

5000 mi
Drive belt slipping in rain. Tripped computer into sending out problem with charging system. There was a computer update to fix this problem. 
Jul 2014

8000 mi
rear glass gasket needing replacement audio crashing, navigation reseting 
Mazda Mazda3 in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

7000 mi
Front seat leather fell apart, Alltrim on front passenger seat fell apart 
Jun 2015

25000 mi
Garage door holder/compartment fell out of headliner and onto car floor 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
May 2015

8440 mi
Clicking sound by passenger window. Front cowl removed and aduustment made to body. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Maryland, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

17300 mi
Frozen mazda connect system 
Mazda Mazda3 in Washington, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

22700 mi
Blind spot monitoring turned on and off by itself. Popping noise from audio when car is started 

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2014 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2015
Sep 2015

29000 mi

US $450
Rear brakes made a scraping noise. Dealer found that pads were completely worn out. Dealer installed new Mazda pads and Autozone rotors (rotors were not available from Mazda). Brakes still made scraping noise after pad and rotor repair. 
Nov 2015

31700 mi

US $1
Previous repair by dealer did not fix problem with dragging rear brakes. Removed calipers and lubricated caliper slides. This fixed problem with dragging rear brakes. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

13640 mi
Emergency brake seized then broke loose making grinding noise. Invoice states Inner pad worn into rotors. Both rear rotors and brake pads replaced. Caliper mounting brackets serviced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Delaware, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2016
Aug 2014

15300 mi

US $88
Air leak around B pillar drivers side door. Rattle in B pillar, Drivers side 
Dec 2014

23000 mi
Right rear brake sticking and dusting more than the left. Air leak and rattle at B pillar 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

27900 mi
No heat, engine temp no higher than 60 celcius (140 F) Coolant FL22 type density was at -65C, dealer adjusted the density to -45C as per specification, engine temperature now average 80-83C (outside temp. is 5C today January 11, 2017. Premature wear of bolster tissue front driver seat (left side). dealer ordering a new driver front seat. To be replace next appointment. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

36000 mi

US $150
Shake in steering wheel while applying brakes at speed. Mazda paid for front rotors and pads, I paid for labor. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2014 - Jan 2017
Aug 2014

4000 mi
Screen/radio/camera/nav/etc shut off and needed to be 'rebooted' 

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2014 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2014 - Dec 2016
May 2014

1860 mi
Usb started freezing, called dealer told me to come in, finally gave me an appointment the following monday to get an update done which has not been done yet due to various problems on Mazda's part Took the car in for notchy shifting in 4th gear, diagnosis took 2 days and now Mazda canada wants to attempt to repair the defective gears and refusing to replace the defective transmission. 
Jul 2014

3880 mi
Replaced 3rd gear, hub assembly and synchros due to notchy shifting in 4th gear. Mazda Connect software updated from version 27 to 31. 
Jul 2015

21540 mi
Intake valves were cleaned to fix rough idle issue. Window noisy (rattle) and auto down/up window did not work every time. 

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2014 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Jul 2015

30300 mi
A/C auto mode button was faulty and wouldn't turn on auto mode, repaired under warranty 
Mazda Mazda3 in Arizona, United States
Jul 2015 - Dec 2016
Aug 2015

26500 mi
Bose woofer in driver's side front door was replaced under warranty. Speaker was cutting in and out/buzzing. 
Nov 2015

31000 mi
Dealer replaced bad tie-rod that caused the car to make a noise when going over bumps. Dealer performed TSB for noise at passenger side A pillar. 
Mar 2016

35000 mi
FM radio began cutting out and making odd noises. Dealer is replacing tuner unit per Mazda TSB. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

37000 mi
Transaxle seal replacement 
Mazda Mazda3 in Florida, United States
Jul 2014 - Dec 2016
Feb 2016

15000 mi
The navigation instructions on the head up display stopped working. A software update was required and was completed under warranty. 
May 2016

17000 mi
The driver's side tan leather seatback became stained and began to become sticky. Mazda replaced the leather on the seat back at no charge under warranty. 
Sep 2016

19000 mi
Bose speaker in passenger side door failed. Mazda replaced the speaker under warranty. 
Dec 2016

20000 mi
The front suspension was making a popping noise when going over bumps or when the weight of the car shifted in turns. The repair was part of a Mazda suspension Technical Service Bulletin and was done for no charge 
Mazda Mazda3 in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

29000 mi
Heads up display sometimes would not pop up. Dealer did a computer reflash Heads up display periodically does not pop up. 
Dec 2016

36000 mi
Heads up display periodically gets stuck 
Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
May 2016

25300 mi
Made a horrible noise when we would drive over a large bump. Still has not been completely fixed. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2015
Jan 2015

12500 mi
Regenerative braking (I-ELOOP) system failed. Caused by fault in charging logic from control module. Dealer found service bulletin and reflashed module. 
May 2015

20000 mi
Brake judder under braking. Dealer claimed no problems found. Driver side windshield washer nozzle leaking. Replaced part under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2015
Oct 2014

32000 mi
Entertainment system needed to be rebooted by the dealer. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

7000 mi
Infotainment system required firmware update, was hanging when playing iPod for too long. 
Jul 2014

21700 mi

US $350
Infotainment system hand controller broke loose, needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2014

27000 mi
Infotainment system still crashing periodically, with MP3s, will not play OGG or ACC. No firmware updates available to attempt fix. 
Nov 2014

31000 mi
Instability/crashing of infotainment system Driver seat cover pulling away at base. 
Mar 2015

39000 mi
Seat cover coming loose. After replacement, retaining clips gave way on trip piece, causing seat cover to come loose again. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2017
Oct 2014

5000 mi
Software update to fix radio mute issue with GPS navigation system. 
Dec 2016

21000 mi
right rear brake pad worn to bare metal (three other pads were less than half worn). replaced both rear brake pads and right rear caliper. Driver side climate control "Auto" button does not function and indicator light does not illuminate. Replacement climate control module ordered Active driving display fails to deploy when the car is started about 2% of the time. Issues mostly in early spring and early fall. Technician unable to reproduce. Replacement part ordered based on video evidence of problem. 
Jan 2017

21000 mi
Driver side climate control "auto" button non-functional. Climate control module replaced under warranty. Active driving display fails to deploy in some situations. Part replaced under warranty 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

1000 mi
Infotainment system update. 
Mar 2014

4000 mi
Infotainment issues. 
May 2014

8000 mi
Infotainment system glitches. No update available. 
Jan 2015

17500 mi
Car sent to regional service center to troubleshoot multiple problems with infotainment system 
Feb 2015

18000 mi
Multiple issues with infotainment system, CMU replaced per regional technicians. 
Sep 2015

26000 mi
Nav stuttering while using Pandora, back up cam sometimes didn't work. CMU needed to be replaced, on backorder. Fog light lenses cloudy - replaced. Lane departure warning system indicator light sometimes flashes amber, system doesn't turn on. Dealer could not replicate. 
Nov 2015

28000 mi
Nav stuttering while using Pandora, CMU replaced, issue still occasionally present (but less than before). 
Nov 2016

35700 mi
Intermittent i-ELOOP system failure, had to be sent to a different dealer with a working i-ELOOP battery tester. Battery failed test, replaced. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ohio, United States
Feb 2014 - Jan 2017
Jul 2014

9000 mi
There is a popping noise in the drivers front when wheel is turned all the way left and car is moving. Drivers door lock actuator squeals when operated. Navigation would reboot on its own at times. 
Apr 2015

14300 mi
Power door lock on drivers door squeaked when unlocking. The drivers door inner seal cam loose where the roof meets the b-pillar. 
Nov 2016

28000 mi
Popping noise from both sides of front end, replaced cool spring and bushing. Popping noise from drivers side when reversing and turning sharply to the right. Per TSB 02-010/16 replaced bump stop, coil spring protector, Nut, and bushing. This did not fix problem. Will have to return to dealer. Drivers door inner body seal. Part ordered, car dropped off, for regular maint. and part not replaced. Returned and then the seal on the door was replaced, not the failing seal on the body. Part is still in stock, will fix on next visit. 
Jan 2017

30000 mi
Battery is dead. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Michigan, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2017
Jan 2014

7590 mi
The infotainment system software was updated to version 27.00.000 to fix numerous issues with the software, including poor voice command functionality and failing to connect to my USB device. 
May 2014

17116 mi
infotainment system update to v 29.00.000 
Oct 2014

33000 mi
infotainment version update to 33.00.000 to fix continuing bugs and crashes 
Mar 2015

45000 mi
The infotainment system occasionally crashes when playing music via Bluetooth or USB. The touchscreen was replaced. The repair did not fix the problem. 
Mar 2016

71000 mi
Infotainment system update to hopefully fix crashes and lock-ups. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Washington, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
May 2014

2000 mi
Washer fluid disappears. Dealer claims no leaking. Says it's normal on a Mazda 3. Hmmm. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Oct 2014

7500 mi
Computer erroneously reported problem with charging system. Software was updated. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New Mexico, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2016
Feb 2015

15000 mi
Active Driving Display (heads-up display) was not maintaining alignment or adjusting properly. Technician was able to quickly adjust it back into full engagement with its drive mechanism. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

4700 mi
infotainment system flashed and dash rattle fixed under warranty 
Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2015
Aug 2014

700 mi
Engine knocking could not be reproduced at dealer. Was told abnormal vibrations caused by radiator fan/compressor and is normal operation Nav/Infotainment freezing immediately on start up 
Oct 2014

3600 mi
Oil change & engine knocking, dealer again could not reproduce issue 
Dec 2014

3000 mi
Chronic engine knock/stall initially observed at 700mi. Has been in and out of shop at least once a month since purchasing vehicle. Has progressed from excessive vibrations at idle to physical stalling at speed Nav/infotainment intermittent freezing / audio distorsion when making calls or streaming audio Headlights dangerously low Replaced passenger rear power lock Rattle by driver A-pillar. Dealer replaced kickboard and added an additional spacer, rattle still present but much more muted than before 
Jan 2015

4000 mi
Engine stall shortly after ignition 
Feb 2015

5336 mi
Rattle near dome light fixture and sunroof area unable to replicate with dealer 
Mar 2015

6357 mi
Rattle by fuse panel inside of cabin, added foam tape to wiring harnesses 
Jun 2015

7800 mi
Replaced seatbelt assembly and tensioner 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Jan 2015

18020 mi
sunroof stuck in partial open position. broken piece discovered. new piece ordered and covered under warranty 
Feb 2016

35960 mi

C $570
Rear brakes replaced. 
Jun 2016

39680 mi

C $150
scheduled maintenance 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2014

9920 mi
Rear driver's side chrome window trim loose at back due to broken clip. Replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2016

36120 mi

C $9
Oil drain cap replaced due to wear on the release bolt drive, at risk of becoming difficult to remove. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

15000 mi
The car's infotainment system remains buggy, its already gotten the most recent software and continues to randomly restart. Sometimes it forgets it has the navigation system. Dealer has tried 3-4 times to fix it, still no luck. 

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2014 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

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

Mazda Mazda3 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2014 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

20000 mi
cold weather related squeaks from door locks especially when unlocking door. one rear door lock and cable mechanism replaced. squeaks still apparent on cold mornings. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Dec 2013 - Feb 2016
Mar 2014

1240 mi
FM radio cuts out while driving along. Sounds like speakers have quit working, but that's not it. Terrible reception that fades in and out. 
Oct 2014

6380 mi
Infotainment system was blue screening, no navigation voice when phone connected via USB and various issues with bluetooth viewing of albums, artists, etc. Radio cuts out; it's like the treble cuts out and sounds like the speakers have a problem. There is now a TSB for this so took them out for a drive to hear the problem and showed them the TSB. New parts were then ordered. 
Feb 2016

16740 mi
Infotainment - nav highway icons remain on screen after you've left nav. Bluetooth music often plays blank song. I don't yet know if the software update fixed it. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Indiana, United States
Feb 2014 - Jul 2015
Sep 2014

10000 mi
Infotainment system would not turn on. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Feb 2016
Dec 2015

21000 mi
Check engine light came on. Computer Diagnostic reveals faulty fuel sensor in gas tank. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
Feb 2016

21300 mi
Previously experienced issues with the car stalling at high RPM in cooler temperatures. Computer update fixed the issue. 

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2014 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Sep 2014

8680 mi
FM radio reception is terrible 
Feb 2016

21540 mi
Dull thud when abrupt suspension travel occurred. Seemed to be front driver side. TSB performed (replaced rubber damper on strut top) but the noise came back after about 3 days. 
Mar 2016

22320 mi
Took to competing dealer for same issue as before (soft thud on suspension travel). This dealer heard the issue, inspected, and ordered parts. Suspected cause is a faulty strut. 
Apr 2016

22620 mi
Front strut faulty. Replaced along with wheel bearing under warranty. 
Jul 2016

24800 mi
Right strut replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2016

25700 mi
Tuner unit replaced under warranty - TSB 
Dec 2016

29760 mi
Rear pads/rotors were replaced under recommendation of TSB #04-001 as well as the rear caliper carriers. These apparently corrode and keep the pads from returning properly, causing premature wear. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Oregon, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015

13000 mi
partial transmission rebuild due to inadequate response in 2nd and 3rd gear when downshifting. Got car back, inadequate response in 3rd remains. shifter frequently required double clutch to get into 3rd, 4th, or 5th gear. since being 'fixed', shifter now grinds and screeches when going into 3rd or 5th gear. 
Mar 2015

14000 mi
Grinding sensation and occasional screech with shifter when shifting into 3rd and 5th. Since this was the 2nd trip for this problem, dealer replaced entire transmission, under warranty. Still some funky shifting issues in 4th - jury is out 
Mazda Mazda3 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

21080 mi
replace rear driver's side lock actuator for noise under warranty horn was replaced under warranty due to "tinny" noise, as if it was vibrating against a bracket rear seat cushions were lifting at corners, addressed by TSB, fixed by warranty 
Oct 2016

21700 mi
trunk light was staying on, rear body control module was replaced under warranty, fixing issue 
Mazda Mazda3 in Oregon, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

3000 mi

US $100
When in motion, the stick shift is not smooth when moving from 1->2 -> 3. When in 3 and between 35MPH to 40MPH the stick shakes 
Mazda Mazda3 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Aug 2014 - Jan 2017
Apr 2016

27440 mi
ECU re-flash. Display would temporary goes blank/freezes. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

4000 mi
Squeaking noise that started out minor at 3,000 miles. Took to the dealer once because of it. Mazda has a TSB for spacing sheet metal that is welded too closely together. Needless yo say... The noise is back!!!! 

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