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

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2011 Mazda MAZDA3 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2011 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 262011


  • 17,000 miles


On Friday my wife was driving my car (she learned how to drive on a manual and has no problems driving it) on a back country 2 lane road with our son in the back and out of cell phone coverage. She was driving along at 60 mph, in 6th gear when the rps started to bounce off the rev limiter. She checked to make sure she was still in gear. She took it out of 6th and put it into neutral then tried to go back into gear. No dice, it wouldn't shift. So she pulled over and shut it down. She tired to start again, tried to get it into first, nope, tried to get it into second, and nothing. Amazingly she got some signal on the phone after a panicked 20 minutes and got roadside assistance out to tow her in. Now Mazda is saying that the clutch is burned up and that it is not a defect so it is our fault and it won't be covered under warranty.

- Helena, AL, USA

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