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5.3

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
23,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. transmission reflash (1 reports)
2005 Mazda MAZDA3 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 082005

MAZDA3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Just glad to know I am not crazy. I have noticed a problem with my car for years now and the dealer doesn't seem to be able to find or fix it.

- , Toronto, Canada, canada

problem #2

Apr 052005

MAZDA3 GT GFX 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

Trans shifts hard from 1st to second when tranny is cold, after warm up shifts OK.

Had the tranny reflashed seemed OK for a few days but returned to the annoying hard shift. appears to be a common problem with all early Mazdas

- , Sharon, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Mar 252006

(reported on)

MAZDA3 I

  • 8,000 miles

Mazda issued a TSB on 12/5/05 regarding "shift shock 1-2". The director of the Mazda dealership service acknowledged the car does not shift correctly when the engine is cold. The regional manager for Mazda will not authorize work because the computer tests indicate no problem.

- , San Jose, CA, USA

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