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2016 Mazda Mazda3 repairs by problem area

Engine (4%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (39%)

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

Other (22%)

Chart based on 23 repairs.
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2016 Mazda Mazda3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (100%)

Chart based on 16 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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2016 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

184-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2015 - Sep 2017
May 2016

6200 mi
Driver's rear door power lock was noisy on lock/unlock; part replaced by dealership. 
Oct 2016

12400 mi
Car's been in the shop one week so far - needs an entirely new transmission! Part is 4 weeks minimum away - coming from Japan. Car still out of service. 
Nov 2016

13100 mi
Transmission replaced. Car wouldn't shift into reverse; returned to dealership for shift linkage adjustment. Car now gets 0.3L/100km poorer fuel economy on average since transmission replacement. Glad it's a lease, because I can't wait to get rid of it! 
Dec 2016

13640 mi
Unreliable Bluetooth connection. Also can't run the car's nav while streaming BT w/out the car's voice nav directions skipping. CMU software updated - problems remain, and now the backup camera display shows in forward gears from rest. 
Apr 2017

16740 mi
Rear right power door lock replaced due to noisy operation. Body Control Module replaced due to trunk light being stuck on 100% of the time, even when trunk lid and all doors are closed. Driver's door weatherstripping replaced due to rips / tears in two spots. Very poor Bluetooth connectivity and general system performance. Trouble ticket still open with Mazda corporate - ongoing. 
May 2017

18600 mi
Infotainment CMU (the "brain") replaced. Zero improvement to poor system performance and Bluetooth connectivity. Total garbage - this is my first and my last Mazda. Another power door lock actuator replaced, but they're ALL noisy at random intervals. Crap design maybe? Squeaky and noisy and sound like utter trash. 
Sep 2017

23560 mi
Infotainment still demonstrates laggy, glitchy, and overall poor performance. I've given up on trying to get the system to perform as it should and have just accepted that it's garbage. All four power door locks squeak and groan intermittently when locking. I've given up on trying to fix this problem and am just waiting for the lease to be over so I can give this heap back to Mazda. 

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2016 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

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

Mazda Mazda3 in Ohio, United States
Jul 2016 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

15000 mi
Tire Blowout. 

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2016 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2017
Aug 2016

10000 mi
The cable for folding down the rear seat, on the right side, failed. Pulling cable no longer releases seat. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2016 - Mar 2017
Sep 2016

1000 mi
The Bose infotainment system kept glitching and would not work properly since I took delivery. The dealer ordered a new central control module. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Georgia, United States
Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

9500 mi
Experiencing rough idling when stopped. Dealer says issue was related to AC and they adjusted, but still feeling a light rough idling. 

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2016 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

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

Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
May 2016 - May 2017
Dec 2016

12600 mi
Spoiler was loose, dealer tightened it. 
Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Oct 2017
Feb 2017

5000 mi
Updated software for nav and entertainment 
Mazda Mazda3 in Oregon, United States
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

7000 mi
One rear cover plastic connectors was poorly cast causing a rattle on freeway. 

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2016 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

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

Mazda Mazda3 in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

11000 mi

US $6
Replace tire 

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2016 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

155-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in New York, United States
Apr 2016 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

2000 mi
Headlights were aimed too low. Dealer raised them. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Vermont, United States
Jun 2017 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

34000 mi

US $60
Friday afternoon developed sudden rear brake grinding noise, intermittent. Removed tire for inspection. One brake pad was completely worn away, the other pad was fine. Auto store gave us the wrong pads, need to go back today. Will be calling auto dealer on Monday concerning brake issues. Had the same issue with my 2014 Mazda 3. 8.10.17 update: My dealer replaced the pads and rotors and did an 'upgrade' in the middle of July. Today I received a call from a customer service rep from the Mazda Corp. He informed me that there was now a new TSB on the brake issue and a new redesigned caliper support. My dealer had been informed and all I have to do is bring the car in for the new fix. I am happy with the response from Mazda. 
Mazda Mazda3 in Washington, United States
Jun 2016 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

10000 mi
Hands free unlocking not working. Replaced driver door handle sensor 

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2016 Mazda Mazda3 Repair Histories

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