Mazda 3 – Common problems

Common problems with the Mazda 3

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Mazda 3, for which Mazda has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your Mazda 3. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your Mazda 3 have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.



Latest Mazda´s 3 Issues in the EU

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20. 08. 2021

The plastic logo on the steering wheel airbag module cover may become brittle over time. Due to this, the logo may … .

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11. 06. 2020

1. Due to inappropriate software of the powertrain control module (PCM), the automatic idling restart (IR) may fail to restart the … .

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28. 03. 2020

The Smart Brake Support (SBS) system might be inappropriately programmed. Consequently, even in the absence of an obstacle it might unexpectedly … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Latest Mazda´s 3 Issues in the UK

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