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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 cooling system problems

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 112010


  • 55,000 miles


I own a Mazda3 2006. The following are issues that have occured since I've owned the vehicle and I wanted everybody to be aware of them: 1) the dashboard clock was incorrect. It would lose time every day and started going back in time. Was fixed under warranty. 2) the tires have had to be replaced often. Not sure why they wear out so fast, but I stopped using the Goodyear tires that came with the car and go with longer lasting tires. 3) the tire pressure measurement device on the front right tire was defective. It was incorrectly telling me I had a problem. Took numerous visits to the dealersihp but was fixed under extended warranty. 4) the right engine brack under the hood was loose. They happened to find it while fixing another issue. Was never caught in that "full circle inspection" they claim they do. Again, fixed under extended warranty. 5) the temperature coolant hose was not properly working. It was not closing. This caused the "check engine" light to come on. Fixed under extended warranty. 6) the rug under the gas pedal was ripping easily and was moving under the pedal. Took to dealership and they repaired the rip. Never did get a new rug though, its a little bent but issue hadnt occured since.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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