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:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,553 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.

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2007 Mazda MAZDA3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 082011


  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Mazda Mazda3. As the contact started the vehicle, the frontal air bag warning indicator was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing where the technician recommended that the vehicle be taken to the dealer for additional diagnosis. The contact secured an appointment with the dealer for diagnostic testing. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Daholonega, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 082008

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The driver's airbag failed to deploy in a 2007 Mazda 3 driven by my 17-year-old daughter, following a severe front-end collision involving this vehicle and another vehicle, whose driver had run a red light.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #3

May 162008


  • 2,800 miles
Airbag failed to deploy in an accident where I hit another car (my front end hit her tail end). I hit the other person's car doing approximately 40 mph and came to a dead stop on impact.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #2

Oct 032007

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
I was rear ended by a city transit bus going approx. 30mph. At the point of impact my seat dislodged from it's position and flew back to the furthest position, then locking in place. I was unable to hit the brakes - therefore, pushing me into another vehicle of which I rear ended. My brand new car was considered a total loss. I did severe damage to the car I rear ended. The airbags also failed to deploy.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 112007

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,963 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mazda 3. while driving 40 mph, the contact rear ended another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained minor injures. The insurance company stated that the vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The vehicle has not been inspected by Mazda. The current and failure mileages were 6,963.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

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