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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,428 miles

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 022011


  • 38,428 miles


Driving normally - my vehicle is stock, never raced or abused, and only dealer-serviced. With no warning whatsoever, while driving normally in traffic, the gear shift lever broke off! I was unable to change gears at all afterwards. Only through skill and luck was I able to get the vehicle off the road without incident. The manufacturer and dealer are replacing the affected parts. However, they are using the exact same parts as before (design, part #S are identical). As other owners of this vehicle have had this same problem, this is a serious quality defect, remaining unaddressed, with safety implications.

- Madison, AL, USA

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