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:
32,225 miles

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 282007

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 32,225 miles


I purchased a Mazda 3 new in April of 2006. Between 20,000 - 30,000 miles I noticed that the tires would probably need to be replaced soon. At 32,225 miles, my left front tire blew. The rubber was still attached to the rim, and the outer tread was still in one piece. The entire sidewall just exploded. These tires are extremely dangerous. I replaced all 4 tires in fear that there would be a new incident and not be as fortunate (injuries or damage with this blow out).

- Rowlett, TX, USA

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