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 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.

3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,500 miles

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2007 Mazda MAZDA3 suspension problems

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2007 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012009

MAZDA3

  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Mazda3. While driving at an unknown speed, a loud rattling noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the rear stabilizer control link and ball joint fractured. The rear stabilizer brushing ring and the control link were replaced. In addition, the contact stated that the steering wheel locked while attempting to turn left. The contact was able to complete the turn but the vehicle stalled in the middle of the intersection. The contact restarted the engine and the vehicle resumed normal operation. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V374000 (steering). The steering failure was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Malden, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 122007

MAZDA3

  • miles
Found tire wear on inside of both rear tires. Took to dealer to align rear end. Service dept stated that there is no way to align rear wheels. However I could buy a kit from the internet that when installed would allow the rear wheels to be aligned. Cost to me would be $500. Called Mazda to complain and they say it is ok. However I believe that running your car on the inside tread of your tires is a safety hazard. Tires are designed to run on the flat bottom and not on the inside edge. Mazda said the rear end was designed that way for stability. I know of no other car made today that does not have the ability to align the rear end so that the tires will run flat on the road. Having talked to Mazda I am sure they will not correct the manufacture defect unless the government gets involved. And I hope you do before there is an accident from a blown tire.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

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