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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,151 miles

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 182008

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,151 miles


On 4/17/08 my wife happened to be following me and she called me on my cell phone and said it appears you have something hanging under your car. I immediately pulled over and it was the splash shield again. Three of the front bolts were missing but four other bolts, two on each side, were still attached, so it was just the center that was bowing downward. I made an appointment immediately and the car was serviced on 4/18/08. Originally the dealer was going to charge me for the splash shield. He said it appears something struck the part. So, after much discussion and after I retrieved the part from the mechanics work bench I was able to prove the part was dragging which caused the splash shield to break apart. There were road abrasion marks on the splash shield. This is the second shield to be replaced on my car. Is Mazda having issues with these shields. The dealer keeps a supply of them in stock.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

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