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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,189 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 122004

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,189 miles


The consumer had a concern that the plastic cover that goes around the steering column would come loose while driving a 2004 Mazda 3, when this occurred it interfered with the braking when needed. The condition almost caused a vehicle crash. After making a left turn the consumer needed to slow down found brake pedal hindered by loose cover on stering column. The lower control arm was bent.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

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