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2016 Mazda Mazda3 repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (25%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (38%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (38%)

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2016 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Sedan

156-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Mazda Mazda3 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2015 - Dec 2016
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

13000 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. 

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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 - Dec 2016
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 - Dec 2016
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. 

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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 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

2000 mi
Headlights were aimed too low. Dealer raised them. 

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2016 Mazda Mazda3 4dr Hatch

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

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 Repair Histories

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