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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,000 miles

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 282010

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles


When it gets cold outside the windshield wipers will stop randomly in the middle of the windshield. I was told from the dealer the wiper motor needed replaced. I replaced the motor and the problem was corrected temporarily, the problem is now occurring again after only 4 months after being replaced. From reading elsewhere this seems to be a problem with all Mazda 3's. I find it dangerous to drive with it like this as it impairs your vision greatly.

- Apollo, PA, USA

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