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:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Mazda MAZDA3 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 252007

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


2006 Mazda 3 driver side headlamp short-circuited resulting in electrical fire immediately after minor collision. Fire quickly started to spread damaging radiator support and fuse box. Parts replaced in body shop. Body shop said these cars tend to catch fire when colliding in that specific area.

- Aguadilla, PR, USA

problem #1

Aug 242006

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles
After using an external gps 2-3 weeks ago, the clock, remote locks, radio, and outdoor temp. Gauge failed. After three trips to the dealer because the problem occurred again the dealer 'could not replicate the problem.' The second and third time this occurred no external devices were used. I could not find a recall or service advisory.

- Grayslake, IL, USA

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