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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
600 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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.

2009 Mazda MAZDA3 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 222010


  • miles


Mazda3 2009: Parking brake often inadequate by itself to keep car from rolling backwards on slight incline. This has occurred twice with my car and once more with a relative who owns the same make, model, and year of this car.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

May 192009


  • 1,200 miles
Car is a 2009 Mazda speed3, one month old. I set the brake of the car and it only went up 2 clicks. The car rolled down the driveway with nobody in the car and hit a tree. Emergency brake hard to pull up to set properly. I did a test on a steep slope, and the ebrake did not hold. A hard yank with two hands made the brake hold, and now the brake will go up 5 clicks with ease and holds.

- Northridge, CA, USA

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