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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012008


  • miles


2008 Mazda 3. consumer states persistent clunking noise from the suspension and two of engine mounts are coming loose the dealer determined the noise was coming from the rear shocks and replaced them. The noise, however persisted. The consumer decided to take the vehicle to an independent repair shop and they determined that both front axles needed to be replaced and there was a crack in the cv boot. The consumer then went back to the dealer to have them inspect the vehicle. The dealer determined the struts mounts, rear sway bar links, bushings and clams all needed to be replaced.

- Haddam, CT, USA

problem #1

Aug 162008


  • 4,000 miles
A motor mount broke on my 2008 Mazdaspeed3 causing the need for replacement on the following parts: Transmission two motor mounts bypass valve vehicle wiring harness drivers side axle my dealership took pictures and sent them to Mazda. Mazda says the vehicle was over driven and this is why the mount failed. They will not warranty the damages and repairs. The vehicle is less than three months old. The day after the vehicle was purchased there was a noise coming from the vehicle that was abnormal. There was an appointment scheduled with the dealership to have this looked at. The motor mount failed before this appointment. This could be related to the failure. I don't feel that pictures can determine that it was not a defect. Also, people drove the car before I did and that could cause the belief of being over driven. Test drives with customers would be what I'm referring to. Also, we don't know how hard the sales people drove the car either. There have also been reports of this same issue happening to other people. Some of those were warranted.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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