Notes: Except for a minor issue with cracked motor mounts, the 2006 MAZDA3 is a fantastic vehicle with a great reputation.

If you need to replace the motor mounts, first ask your dealer if they'll cover it -- the motor mounts were dealt with in a TSB & were recalled for some model years. Otherwise buy aftermarket motor mounts -- owners report this solves the problem. If you use the same OEM parts, they may just crack again.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
213 miles

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 252006

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 426 miles


The illumination of the center information display panel is very poor-to read it requires the driver to take his eyes off the road too long which is a safety hazard my dealer recognizes this problem but states there is no "factory bulletin" to repair the problem.

- Loudon, TN, USA

problem #1

Feb 052006


  • miles
2006 Mazda 3 makes a noise at the rear of the vehicle. Three months after the vehicle was purchase the consumer began to hear an annoying clicking sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. The dealer determined that eh problem was not mechanical and that the vehicle needed to be taken to an auto body shop. The vehicle has been at the body shop for seven weeks. They claim that the unibody weld had to be repaired but when the consumer test drove the vehicle the noise was still present.

- Glendora, CA, USA

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