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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,617 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 262013


  • 42,700 miles


I have taken my Mazda 3 to be checked out 2 times due to the engine light coming on. Both times I was told it was the gas cap. I am told this has been a recall for other Mazda vehicle but not mine. I have owned my vehicle for 4 years and it has happened 2 times. Can someone please look into this to have this problem corrected.

- Mundelein, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 072010

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 30,534 miles
I was attempting to turn left while in a local parking lot, but an unexpected power steering failure caused vehicle to collide with adjacent curb and onto a city fire hydrant. I was traveling at about 10 mph when this occurred and the ground had been wet, but it was not raining at the time of the incident.

- Alta Loma, CA, USA

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