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.

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About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 engine problems

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

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Apr 012014

MAZDA3

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

2006 Mazda 3. consumer writes in regards to electronic gas pedal malfunction. The consumer stated when the accelerator pedal was depressed, it would stay in the down position, causing the vehicle to accelerate, after he removed his foot from the pedal. The engine revved to 7000 RPM, without any input from the consumer. He was able to turn the vehicle off and had it towed to the dealer. The next day, the dealer informed the consumer, the electronic gas pedal had malfunctioned.

- Merrimack, NH, USA

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