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2006 Mazda MAZDA3
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: Except for a minor issue with cracked motor mounts, the 2006 MAZDA3 is a fantastic vehicle with a great reputation.
If you need to replace the motor mounts, first ask your dealer if they'll cover it -- the motor mounts were dealt with in a TSB & were recalled for some model years. Otherwise buy aftermarket motor mounts -- owners report this solves the problem. If you use the same OEM parts, they may just crack again.
Worst 2006 MAZDA3 Problems by Category
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- body / paint problems3NHTSA complaints: 8
- lights problems3NHTSA complaints: 1
- suspension problems2NHTSA complaints: 8
- AC / heater problems1
- engine problems1NHTSA complaints: 25
- transmission problems1NHTSA complaints: 5
- windows / windshield problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- steering problemsNHTSA: 21
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 13
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 12
- brakes problemsNHTSA: 11
- interior accessories problemsNHTSA: 9
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 9
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 5
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 1
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 1
- clutch problemsNHTSA: 1
- cooling system problemsNHTSA: 1
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