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:
39,968 miles

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 302015


  • 55,937 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Mazda 3. every time it rained, water entered into the headlight compartment, which prevented the amount of headlight illumination. The failure occurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 55,937.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #1

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

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