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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

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2009 Mazda MAZDA3 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 092009


  • 19,000 miles


My 2009 Mazda 3 has experienced over heating of the transaxle (transmission) when operating in outside temperatures of 100 degrees and over. I have taken it to the dealer and talked to Mazda Corp. And they have not been able to resolve the problem. Their only advice is to pull over and let the transmission cool down. This has become a safety problem due to having to pull over in some less than safe areas.

- Anaheim Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 172009

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mazda 3. the contact stated that the vehicle hestiates to accelerate approximately 1 1/2 quarter to 1 1/4 before the vehicle moved. The failure has been occurring since August of 2008. The vehicle has been taken to the auto shop twice for the issue and each time the contact is advised that it is a normal occurrence and not a safety issue. The contact disagrees because those seconds make the difference if a crash were to occur. Failure mileage was 1000. 4/01/09 the consumer stated the vehicle began to hesitate when he stepped on the gas. Updated 04/09/09.

- Cannon Lake, CA, USA

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