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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
80,750 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace headlights (1 reports)
2006 Mazda MAZDA3 lights problems

lights problem

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 112013

MAZDA3 I Sedan 4d 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles


I fave never had to replace bulbs on my other cars as much as this one.

- rhino_369, Albuquerque, NM, US

problem #2

May 122012


  • Manual transmission
  • 121,167 miles

My mazda run well, and is dependable with the exception of the xxxx headlights blowing. I have replaced the bulbs 1 to 2 times a year for the past 4 yrs.

I have replaced the sockets as recommended by mazda, they are sealed. I have paid to have them replaced enough times that the guys at GOODYEAR have started replacing them for free, if I supply the bulbs.

I have received warranty from the bulb manufacturer for 3 yrs now. I have tried different bulbs and it keeps happening.

I have heard that other people have had the same problems with the headlights.

- Steve J., Cobourg, Ontario, canada

problem #1

Dec 012009


  • Manual transmission
  • 31,069 miles

My headlights keep burning out too. At first, I just thought it was my Mazda 3 but then my daughter got one and her lights keep burning out as well. We are having to replace every 1-2 months!!! I was driving behind a Mazda 3 the other day and noticed their brake lights were burnt out and started to wonder is this happening with all Mazda 3 owners? If so, Mazda needs to do something. This is not normal wear & tear.

- ljubic, Port Moody, BC, canada

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