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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,825 miles

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 brakes problems

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 112010


  • 39,825 miles


I have a 2006 Mazda 3 the problem starts with the at light coming up and goes in a second and the car its like jerking and stops for a second the speed goes down suddenly like I just hit the brakes hard. I took the car to Mazda dealer but because the light doas not stay they can not tell what's going. I looked at it online and I say that a lot of people complain about the same problem the Mazda have a problem with the tcm. After 3 month of driving the cars at that same condition and after I ask dozens of mechanics the light stay on for a while I hooked it to the computer and it says lost communication with the tcm. Please look at this issue and make sure that Mazda will fix it a problem with the transmission control monitor or the computer.

- Astoria, NY, USA

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