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. 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.


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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 clutch problems

clutch problem

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 072008

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


2006 Mazda 3 warranty issues. Consumer states that the dealership refused to honor the vehicle warranty. The consumer stated the vehicle suddenly lost power while driving on the highway with the cruise control engaged. The consumer had the vehicle towed the dealership. Later that day, the dealership informed the consumer that the clutch had blown and they suspected driver abuse based on the tread wear of the tires. The consumer was told a new clutch, pressure plate, Pilot bearing and flywheel were needed.

- Carbondale, IL, USA

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