The Mazda3 combines real sportiness with the best gas mileage -- 33 mpg overall -- of any conventional compact car. That has earned it one of the top spots in our compact-car Ratings. No boring fuel-economy special, the 3 is a joy to drive, thanks to super-sharp handling, sprightly engines, and smooth transmissions.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2011. Side air bags available from 2000. Head protection air bags available from 2004, standard from 2010. ESC available from 2007, standard from 2011. Blind spot monitoring standard on Touring and Grand Touring from 2012. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2014.
Road Test

The Mazda3 combines real sportiness with the best gas mileage -- 33 mpg overall -- of any conventional compact car. That has earned it one of the top spots in our compact-car Ratings.

No boring fuel-economy special, the 3 is a joy to drive, thanks to super-sharp handling, sprightly engines, and smooth transmissions. It also offers a number of features normally found on luxury cars, including a modern infotainment system with a large touch screen, heated leather seats, and active safety features such as blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, and even collision mitigation. Adding all these features unfortunately also gets you some frustrating controls.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door hatchback
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 (155 hp)
  • 2.5-liter 4 (184 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2016 Mazda 3 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Android Auto

"Difficulty getting Android Auto to start up when I plug in the usb on my phone. BTW, I am answering all of these questions for my 2018 Mazda3, not 2016."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"intermittent the screen goes blank for a day then works fine. This has happened about 20 times in the last couple months."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The on-dash screen split with the top at the the bottom and the bottom at the top. Both the screen and the back-up camera were replaced under warranty"

Paul P., CA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"About a year after purchasing, the back up camera just stopped working."

Sean M., TX (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"difficult to see in bright sunlight, dims considerable when you turn on your headlights at night"

Anonymous, GA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring)

"tiny numbers and letter on instrument panel, difficult to see in bright sunlight"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"The infotainment system gets slower overtime. Not sure if it is due to software upgrade dealership did for me during past services; but it become so slow where it is not useful anymore. In the most current service, I was able to get the software upgrade and hope it works better moving forward, too early to tell."

Anthony K., AZ (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Infotainment system would reboot numerous times. Dealer found defective SD card and replaced."

Mark B., GA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I was unable to start the car. The infotainment system and backup camera did not work. I assumed it was the batterty and had a jump start. I drove the car for about ut 15-20 kms. The next day I took the car to the Mazda dealer, they could fine nothing wrong and the infotainment system and backup camera worked. The system appeared to correct itself."

John M., BC (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"infotainment system constantly resets itself in mild to cold temperatures."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"when car is reverse, the rear view display is occasionally either distorted or totally black which makes the reverse driving difficult. at Mazda dealership service (Richardson, TX) , technician could not find a solution to the problem and contacted Mazda Corporate. it has been 1 month and I have not heard back yet."

Ayhan C., TX (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The Pandora app on the car regularly drops Pandora on my phone, freezes when I switch to a phone call, displays a notice that my Pandora station has been deleted, and occasionally crashes MazdaConnect altogether"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"iPod no longer playable. iPod is recognized but is not read by the system though the iPod works fine in another vehicle."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When playing music from our iPod some of the buttons at the bottom of the screen become grayed out randomly. A recent update to the Infotainment system seems to have fixed the problem, but this has been updated before and the problem re-occurred, so we'll see how it goes this time."

John S., BC (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"GPS totally failed. Dealer replaced under warranty"

Terry W., TX (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Live traffic is not functional"

Bret H., CA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Map chip would not load, so GPS would not display. Dealer replaced entire in-dash unit when a chip replacement did not solve the problem"

Carl G., MA (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"GPS didn't respond to voice commands. Was repaired under warranty"

Paul P., CA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"GPS system rarely seems to know where it is or going. Continually tries to update/recalculate itself - still it rarely gets the directions right."

Fred R., MA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Was unable to connect to satellite so navigation feature was inoperable. Reported problem to dealer, They fixed it in one service call; either renewed or replaced antenna."

James P., MI (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The GPS stopped working. The dealer fixed it. I got a new sim card and an up-graded display. The whole system was not starting up normally and would restart in the middle of a ride."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Too (needlessly) complex. Not intuitive at all. One needs an electrical engineering degree or at least a few hours with the manuals to begin to feel at all confident with this item."

J M., NJ (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Navigation would take many minutes to initialize or not initialize at all. Repaired under warranty."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Text messages between iPhone and radio have never worked. Have also had to remove my phone from the radio completely and set up again"

Michael M., AZ (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Bluetooth pairing is a total crapshoot and often as not it sounds like a skipping cd. No idea how much of this is Mazda's fault vs Motorola's (which still has my phone on Android 6.0)"

Gabriel R., CA (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Recurringly disconnects bluetooth. Also, when the phone is charging, car refuses to connect phone media by bluetooth."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I use a smart phone and a tablet in car when driving long distances. the entertainment system is not compatible with Android Auto. I pair the smartphone and the tablet with the car's entertainment system. but each time, one is disconnected and I have to re-connect and select it from the menu before I can use it. it does not automatically connect both at the same time. and for some reason it seems that always the other one is connected rather than the one I want to use first."

Ayhan C., TX (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"blue tooth drops off"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Voice dialing only works occasionally. It responds it is learning voice"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Mazda 3 SV)

"The voice command function on MazdaConnect disables the voice command function on my phone, making it impossible to use voice to set navigation destinations, dictate a text message, etc. The voice command works well within the MazdaConnect system, however"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS controller malfunctioned causing brakes to lightly activate when not pressing the peddle"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"At 49,000 miles, the driver side front caliper completely locked up and left me stranded on the highway."

Justin O., RI (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Recall from Mazda addressed the issue"

Anonymous, QC (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Flawed design. Overly long and sharp screw tore through from under the parking brake fabric."

Sean M., TX (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The 2016 standard pull the center lever parking brake was almost useless. The brake did not hold. There was a recall and it is much better. My husband's 2017 has a button in the center and his Parking Brakes are fantastic."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"recall covered by warranty"

Annemarie W., CA (2016 Mazda 3)

"Premature failure of the parking brake due to erosion and rust; manufacturer recall"

Anonymous, OK (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"it was recall i do not notice any problem"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Brake pads wore out at only 40k miles rear. They wore out sooner in the front. I drive very gently, and mostly highway."

Michael M., PA (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pad carved a deep groove in rotor, both replaced under warranty on one wheel"

Michael M., AZ (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking Break problem, which affected front rotors and calipers. Mazda said it is recall, but never bothered to fix the real problem. I am very disappointed. I owned other Mazda cars and never had break problem within 4 years of owning it."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"At only 26,709 miles front brake pads and rotors had to be replaced because of bad pulsation. Done under warranty."

Michael M., PA (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"The rear rotors had to be replaced at 36000. I have owned a number of cars and for rotors to wear out that soon is not acceptable. Was told they had noticed this in Mazda 3. My previous vehicle was a 1990 Miata and drove it in excess of 275000 miles and they were replaces 3 times"

Richard B., CA (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Warped rotors. Dealer replaced rotors and pads under warranty."

Michael M., AZ (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors were affected and had to be replaced due to manufacturer's recall, which they never paid for."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Took in for service due to infotainment system needing software update. When I took the car home afterwards I noticed blinkers not operational and headlights would not shut off. Returned car to dealer to have problem fixed. They found a bad body control module."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Windshield wipers stopped working and wouldn't restart. After a few hours they worked a bit, but not properly. Took the car to the dealer and found the BCM was bad. It took over three weeks to get a new BCM."

Charles H., MA (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Average MPG indicator will go from 99 MPG down to low 20's while at steady highway speeds with no grades or other mitigating circumstance."

Albert S., NY (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"One headlight quit working"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"one of the headlights quit"

Anonymous, LA (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I have the high end headlights (LED) included on the Grand Touring line. But they are not as bright and do not light up as much area ahead of the car, as my 2004 3s did."

Gayle M., NY (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights were very weak, I finally had better ones installed, but even the new ones aren't bright enough."

Kathleen D., VA (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Car too easy to leave light on when leave vehicle resulting in dead battery eg. dog bumps lights on, glove box open etc."

George B., AB (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"A design flaw, none of the door or window or lock mechanisms on the driver's side door light up. I can't see to lock the car or open/close the windows. It is not that the lights are broken, they are just not there. Mechanisms on the steering wheel also don't light up, and I can't see the switches to turn on the headlights or wipers or cruise control, etc. This was very disturbing when driving at night for the first 6 months."

Kathleen D., VA (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"The battery in the keyless entry was dying and got the car into a strange state where it discharged the main car battery."

Chris P., CO (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the battery in the keyfob."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Randomly one of the two keys will not unlock the car. This has happened with each key at different times. Because my husband's key was available, his key worked when mine didn't and vice versa at another time. Both keys functioned again after the car was started and stopped with the key that was working at the time. This was not a key battery issue"

Steven W., MA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

"The factory remote starter works or fails in a completely random pattern. The car is always parked 15 feet from the back door. Sometimes it starts with the remote and sometimes it doesn't. Troubleshooting the problem with the dealer service department has been ineffective"

Steven W., MA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"You have to get the pressure just right, over pressure, like when I had expansion driving on the freeway the garage would go off. I went to a tire place the first time and the dealer 2times to get the tire pressure correct"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Body control module failed causing wipers to stop working during a snow storm - result car was undrivable."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Water intrusion due to failure of the rubber sealer ."

Pablo C., GA (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Road noise in long drive"

Pablo C., GA (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent noise when I open door or sit down( and I am not a huge person!)"

Anonymous, GA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring)

"There is a rattling noise like a bearing from the wheels that is always there but most noticeable at mid-range speeds like 40-50 mph."

Kevin D., VA (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Dbl on highway speed is higher than I perfer"

Anonymous, WA (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"This car while it drives nice it has a huge problem with air noise and out road noise. The road noise is unbearable it's like driving with no sound proofing. The noise comes from undercarriage of car as well as from the windows/doors"

Vivian F., FL (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Front end of car is very low for a parking and unfortunately its front skid plate is loose and made of thin cheap plastic which is very expensive to replace. My previous car was a 2006 Honda Fit and I never had clearance issues for parking up to cement blocks"

Emily B., BC (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"window trim loose on passenger front and rear windows. Replaced under warranty"

Al M., NS (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"paint chips easily"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint chips constantly. Car is.careful ly driven and maintained. Especially the painted plastic areas"

Joe H., FL (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"painr chips easily"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rear passenger door sill is developing a rust spot under the paint. For a 2yr old vehicle this is very disappointing."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Mirrors

"Mazda rotated my tires, then power washed my car. I found one hood over outside mirror missing. They denied they had blown it off, but sold me the part ($200+) and installed it for free."

James S., OK (2016 Mazda 3)

"Left side mirror cover was not properly attached, and fell off. Repaired gratis by Mazda"

Anonymous, NS (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"Sunroof glass exploded at 70 MPH"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"struts had to be adjusted likely due to hitting a curb while driving"

John B., CA (2016 Mazda 3 Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"It currently has steering wheel vibration, and we just had an alignment, so it's going back for service to check it"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring)
Wheel bearings

"Driver front wheel bearing/hub was replaced under warranty at 34,500 miles mark"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"delay in downshifting"

Edward M., WA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"Serious lag time in accelleration"

Edward M., WA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Was making a whining noise, took the car to a Mazda dealer and they said it deeded to be replaced and it was under warranty."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"after 3 months of owning the vehicle, driving approximately 4500 miles, transmission required replacement. Diagnosis and replacement required two months to complete"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Heater system

"The 'door or flap' allowing heat to circulate stopped working. Standard Mazda total replacement estimated to cost $1500. Local mechanic 'jury-rigged' a solution for $383. No excuses Mazda- heater should not fail at 50k miles on a 3 y.o. car."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Mazda 3)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Engine harness

"rodent damage due to soy-based coating on wiring"

Anonymous, WA (2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

"The check engine light came on. They replaced the fuel injectors at 8000 miles. Then it came on again at about 20000 miles. I cant' remember what they did to fix it that time, but on a subsequent visit (still under warranty), I had to have the fuel induction service performed. The car still hesitates to start on occasion."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Mazda 3 Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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