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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 252010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Mazda Mazda3. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the power steering failed. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred a total of four times. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who replaced the top module but did not correct the failure. The dealer then advised that the connectors were corroded and in order to remedy the issue, they cleaned all of the lines. The third time they replaced the top module again and most recently, the dealer decided to replace the power steering pump. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was out of warranty. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000 and current mileage was 44,000. Updated 07/20/11 the consumer stated the pump was replaced three times, the lines were flushed and the connectors were cleaned. The dealer covered the repairs under a recall that was issued for the 2007-2009 models. Updated 08/19/11

- Bedminster, NJ, USA

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