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Worst Model Year:
2010

We don't have a lot of complaints on file for the Mazda 3 (although feel free to add yours here) -- probably because it's so new, but still that's definitely a good sign.

The 2010 Mazda 3 has the most complaints, & the most-reported problem is also with the 2010 3 for clutch failed.

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Worst Reported Problems with the 3

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Latest Owner Complaints About the 3

  • oud rattling from trunk area -- 2010 3:

    • Reported: February 28, 2012
    • Location: Bethesda, MD
    • Cost to Fix: Not Fixed

    At around 16K the vehicle started making a very loud rattling noise from the trunk area whenever we drive over any small bump or road imperfection. There is nothing in the trunk that would cause this noise, but I am thinking of removing the cheap styrofoam housing that has the tire iron in ... Read more »

    This problem has been reported 1 times by other 2010 3 owners.

  • clutch failed -- 2010 3:

    • Reported: January 31, 2012
    • Location: Seneca, SC
    • Cost to Fix: $1757

    So, I bought this car brand new with 4.7miles on the clock. It is a 2010 Mazda 3 s Sport Hatchback 2.5l 6-speed manual. I drove a vw Jetta 50k miles, and it was a manual as well before this car. At 8000 miles, the clutch and transmission went out (3rd gear exploded, and clutch was slipping). ... Read more »

    This problem has been reported 5 times by other 2010 3 owners.

  • clutch failed -- 2010 3:

    • Reported: December 24, 2011
    • Location: Hemet, California
    • Cost to Fix: Not Fixed

    I have a 2010 Mazda 3 S. Love the car don't get me wrong, but I noticed when I shift from first to second gear (not all the time) the gears grinded, clutch was all the way in, drove me crazy. Took to the dealership they couldn't find the problem. Went to the dealership six more times with the ... Read more »

    This problem has been reported 5 times by other 2010 3 owners.

  • clutch failed -- 2010 3:

    • Reported: December 19, 2011
    • Location: Knoxville, TN
    • Cost to Fix: $1200

    I bought this car as a demo with 4500 miles on it at the beginning of August. Have owned it for 4.5 months and put 4100 miles on it and the clutch failed completely. Because the car was a demo, the warranty had expired but wouldn't have made a difference because it was 'abused.' I discussed ... Read more »

    This problem has been reported 5 times by other 2010 3 owners.

  • clutch failed -- 2010 3:

    • Reported: December 16, 2011
    • Location: Ithaca, NY
    • Cost to Fix: $1835

    I, as well, had to have my clutch replaced on my 2010 Mazda3 HB. I was going to Syracuse, everything was fine on the way up, and on my way home, halfway back... Gone. Just, nothing. No Acceleration, nothing. Mazda said clutch and flywheel needed to be replaced. I took the clutch to the dealership ... Read more »

    This problem has been reported 5 times by other 2010 3 owners.

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Most Common 3 Complaints

  1. #1: clutch failed on 2010 3

  2. #2: oud rattling from trunk area on 2010 3