Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

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.

3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Mazda MAZDA3 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 202007

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 38,000 miles

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

My 2006 Mazda 3 is experiencing greatly accelerated rear brake pad and rotor wear, both requiring replacement by 38K miles. This is at least 3X faster wear than normal. Front brakes show little wear and look to last up to 100K miles. Could this problem be the result of improper front/rear brake bias or defective parts/materials" could this situation lead to improper/unsafe braking performance under certain conditions"

- Stratford, CT, USA

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