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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
137,671 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

May 202010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,671 miles


I have a 04 Mazda 3 w/ automatic trans / driving into parking lot heard a loud noise, car quit moving, driver side axle was hanging / the engine had almost drop to the floor, vehicle was towed to a shop, they found out that the bracket which holds transaxle / engine, on driver side had broken !! it is a aluminum bracket with 3 bolts that carry all the weight of engine / transaxle it damaged both axle shafts, caused about $ $950 on repairs my concern is that it a very bad / poor / weak / design / the good thing it happened at low speed, if it would have broken at freeway speed it would have caused a major damage / accident !!

- Modesto, CA, USA

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