Notes: Except for a minor issue with cracked motor mounts, the 2007 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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,606 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2007 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 032014


  • 95,000 miles


The check engine light came on. Cause, after running code check, P2004. Runner control vale stuck. Replace solenoid. Front struts gone.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 092010


  • 35,510 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mazda3. The contact stated that on three occasions while driving between 30-35 mph, the vehicle suddenly stopped without prior warning. The check engine light and power steering light both illuminated after the failure. The contact replaced the battery but the failure occurred again. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer at the time of the complaint. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was approximately 35,550. The failure mileage was approximately 35,510.

- San Gabriel, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 132010


  • 52,915 miles
1. got into my car. Dry warm weather. 2. it has happened on numerous occasions. I start it up and begin to take off and it just shuts off. Engine dies completely. Like as if my car was a manual and I wasnt giving it enough gas at take off but that isnt the problem because it is automatic. It has also done it at low operating speeds. 3. have not found a correction.

- Frankfort, KY, USA

problem #1

Dec 162009


  • 39,000 miles
I am the owner of a 2007 Mazda 3. several days ago, while my 18 year old daughter was driving it, the car lost power, locking the steering (while she was on a curve), and she left the road, hitting a tree, and totaling the car. She was not hurt.

- Macon, GA, USA

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