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:
2,000 miles

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 fuel system problems

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 152006

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


In the month of March, I started to notice that in the first morning the car would hesitate to start. Contacted my local Mazda dealer in reno and notified them of the problem. Their response was that the problem had to do with Nevada gas. On June 17th, while visiting las vegas, the cars engine stalled while in gear on the freeway, it took two attempts to restart the car. I returned to reno, and contacted an attorney and found that there were three major componets, that were all linked to the fuel system of the car. I contacted the Mazda dealership and still have no answers or solutions.

- Reno, NV, USA

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