hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,667 miles

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 022015


  • 125,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mazda 3. while driving at approximately 65 mph, there was an abnormal noise and the vehicle stalled. The failure recurred once. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage 125,000. The VIN was not available.

- Damascus, OR, USA

problem #2

Oct 082014

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • miles
I had done my oil change about 3 weeks before I was driving to work and I felt my car running different, when I brake and took a right turn, and the engine oil pressure came on, I checked and the amount of oil in my car was minimum, the car has no leaks and I had checked that with a mechanic, so the car is burning oil.. I had been talking to many mechanics and people from auto part stores about this problem on my engine, and they say that many, if not all of them Mazda3 cars from this year have that problem, and the problem is from the way it is manufactured.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 052012

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Defective motor mount had to be replaced. Cost $400 at the dealer.

- Hercules, CA, USA

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