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.

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CarComplaints.com Notes: Except for a minor issue with cracked motor mounts, the 2007 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.

5.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 miles

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2007 Mazda MAZDA3 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 062008

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles

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

This car has never been in an acident, and has been very well maintained. The car, a Mazda 3 hatchback grand touring has an ongoing brake defect. The front brake rotors became warped around 17,000 miles. I "paid" $300 to have the rotors turned and purchased new brake pads and had them installed. According to Mazda it was my fault due to "heavy braking" and there is no way Mazda brake rotors are faulty, and it is not a warrantied item. Three months and 7,000 miles later the front brake rotors are warped again and have become a blueish-black due to extremley high temperatures, the rear discs have the same discorloation due to extreme high temps and also need to be replaced. There were no signs of heavy breaking except the discoloration. The new pads I had installed at 17,000 miles still looked new, this illustrates I am" not" a "heavy breaker" and there is a defect. This time Mazda did not put the blame on me for "heavy breaking" nor did they take responsbility. Mazda said if I were driving down the road and the brakes would just "lock up" during braking they'd consider it a faulty part and replace it. Apparently I must be put in an extremely dangerous, life threatening situation before Mazda will replace any parts. After Mazda told me this I've become very uncomfortable with the idea of driving this car and I'm afraid the brakes could lock up on me at anytime or just quit working. Mazda also told me "this is not a warrantied item" and if I have any problems I need to take it up with the "corporate office" and gave me the number. I havent called the corporate office yet I'm pretty sure they'll blame me and tell me alot crap I do not want to hear. I don't know how you the NHTSA deal with theese problems, please keep me informed of any progress made.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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