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Reliability of the Mazda 3

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Mazda models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Mazda 3.

In the statistics for 2020, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2019 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Mazda 3.

Mazda 3 Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

*The higher the number, the lower the reliability

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
21,4 20,2 20,3 24,1 9,9 8,6 8,4 2,9

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Battery (2011-2013, 2016)

Source: ADAC

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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Recent Mazda 3 Recalls

Mazda-3-PCM-i-stop-clutch-recall
11 June 2020

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

Mazda-3-2019-brake-assist-sbs-recall
28 March 2020

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

Mazda-3-2019-skyactiv-x-recall
23 November 2019

On certain subject vehicles, it is possible that the powertrain control module (PCM) provides an inappropriate air/fuel ratio causing a lean … .


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