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2015 Mazda Mazda3 repairs by problem area

Engine (6%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (42%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 62 repairs.
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2015 Mazda Mazda3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (13%)

< $100 (88%)

Chart based on 32 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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2015 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
May 2017

80000 mi

US $465
Infotainment issues 

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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

2400 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 Ohio, United States
Apr 2015 - Aug 2017
Aug 2016

8400 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. 
Mar 2017

14000 mi
car taken to dealer for oil change and have passenger side seat belt buckle replaced, (would not buckle well if cold) the rubber seal around drivers door was replaced (it was falling apart) The front end checked. During cold weather the front end made a loud creaking noise over every bump) Since would only occur when cold they kept it until the squeak occurred. They replaced some bushings and did a TSB modification to the passenger side and drivers side. However after having the car a couple days the car had to be taken back to dealer due a new noise from the front end that sounded like grinding or creaking noise. The dealer said the had to re-torque some loose suspension components and was very vague. The car drives fine and I still love it but the steering wheel is now not completely straight. 

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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 - Oct 2017
Aug 2016

18200 mi
OEM battery failed on warranty. Replaced. 
Feb 2017

20000 mi
Heater core failed. Replaced on warranty. Dealership indicated that this was extremely uncommon. Cable that connected the air direction knob to the door that directs the air came partially disconnected. Dealership said that this was because it was not properly installed at the factory. Fixed on warranty. 
Oct 2017

25500 mi
Reverse gear on the manual trans exploded and the whole thing had to be replaced. Was covered under warranty. During a previous repair, the tech forgot to plug the USB ports back into the radio. 

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2015 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

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

Mazda Mazda3 in Utah, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

10000 mi
Intermittent backup camera issues (distortion or failure to activate); dealer replaced the camera 
Mazda Mazda3 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2015 - Apr 2017
Mar 2017

29000 mi

US $250
Tire failure 

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2015 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

33000 mi
Bluetooth stopped working for iphone. Update to Mazda OS. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
May 2016

31900 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

36600 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 New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

21600 mi
Driver's seat exhibited looseness and could rock back and forth about half an inch. Dealer replaced seat rails under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jan 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

17980 mi
Steering wheel replaced due to peeling of the coating. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Districto Federal, Mexico
Dec 2015 - Oct 2017
Jan 2016

3100 mi
Very noisy 
Jul 2016

5880 mi
Extremely noisy on rough pavement. 
Mar 2017

9300 mi
Noise in suspension continues. 
Jun 2017

11160 mi
Knocking sound on rough pavement. Steering column was replaced. 
Oct 2017

12400 mi
Noise in steering column. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2017
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. 
Mazda Mazda3 in New Hampshire, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016 Cracked gasket on oil drain plug. Oil was leaking. 
Jun 2017

33700 mi
Rotors were warped, shop resurfaced under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Colorado, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2017
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

6500 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

14500 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

16200 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 Oregon, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

11000 mi
GPS system refused to start or could not find sattelites. 

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2015 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

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

Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
Nov 2016

7420 mi
There was a noise at the rear right suspension. New link kit was intalled. 
Jan 2017

9920 mi
A defrost line burned and cut off. It was repaired with a conductive paint but it did not resist. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2017
May 2017

25000 mi
Driver's seat-back creaking 
Jul 2017

26000 mi
Replaced bushing of lower front control arm to eliminate creaking e.g. when climbing a driveway. Creaking driver's seat back 
Mazda Mazda3 in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2014 - Oct 2017
Apr 2015

7840 mi
Water in right front when raining 
Sep 2017

40300 mi
Engine is more noisy than before. As per dealer, everything is ok. 
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 Colorado, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2017
Dec 2016

20000 mi
Center Console lid hinge loose 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
May 2016 - Oct 2017
Nov 2016

20800 mi

US $300
Brake pad on rear driver's side was worn out. Suspect a seized caliper. Brakes were making screeching noise. Dealer replaced both rear brake pads and resurfaced rotors. 
Jul 2017

28000 mi
There was a clunking or knocking noise from the front left when going over bumps and when turning left under acceleration. The dealer replaced a suspension strut on the front left and the problem went away. Most of the time in the shop was spent waiting on parts to be delivered. 
Oct 2017

28000 mi
The back up camera was working only intermittently. Dealer updated the infotainment system and the problem hasn't appeared since then. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Oklahoma, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2016

10300 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. 
Sep 2017

19000 mi
Console cover hinge pin slipped. Cover was almost off. Temporary fix added until corrective parts arrive. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Indiana, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

8700 mi
Backing plate was bent, causing it to rub on rotor and make numerous sounds depending on speed. 
Aug 2015

5800 mi
Bad wheel bearing, replaced under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Texas, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2017
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. 

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2015 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

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 Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2015 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

30000 mi

US $5
replaced battery in key fob- key fob failing: CR2025 
Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2017
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. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2015 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

14400 mi
Exterior chrome trim on passenger door was coming off. Replaced under warranty. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2017
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

28000 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. 
Feb 2017

33000 mi

US $300
Back brakes had worn out 
Mazda Mazda3 in New Brunswick, Canada
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
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. 

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