fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,600 miles

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012004

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,600 miles


My car has had multiple problems. I have a Mazda 3 which I purchased in December. About a month ago my car began hesitating on occassion when I was stopped at a stop light and then pushing the gas to go. I did notice after the third time the vehicle did this that the D light on the dashboard blinked. I do not know if they are linked but it would be odd if they were not. I brought my car in for the problem and they could not figure it out and had kept it for 4 days.at which this time they found a berring had gone bad my car has 12,600 miles at this point. I recieved my vehicle back and had to bring it back two days later for the berring. The berring was replaced and I was sent home again. Then two weeks ago we were driving the car my husband had it in nettural at a light and placed in manuamatic then directly in drive and the car made a loud sound that made us wonder if the transmission had fell out of the vehicle. Again we brought in to the dealership and again they could not replicate it and decided to replace a drive mechanism that deals with the electronic shifting of the vehicle. At the same time they replaced a recall part the O2 sensor on the car. Then today Sept 1st I recieve a call stating a noise the dealer heard while running my car through the car wash is the front axles going bad. I am at a loss and frustrated and the Mazda headquarters tells me they can't not diagonose the dealership is capable and the dealership tells me Mazda headquarters for repair need to assist them. I have paid a lot of money in insurance for rental cars and I do not feel safe in the vehicle.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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