Notes: Except for a minor issue with cracked motor mounts, the 2008 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:
25,900 miles

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2008 Mazda MAZDA3 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 202009

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 25,900 miles


First incident occurred at 25,900 miles; brake warning light appeared on console dash. Dealer identified a failure of the ABS (anti-lock brake system) module which was leaking brake fluid. Dealer replaced ABS module under warranty. Second occurrence at 37,600 miles; brake, ABS, and traction control warning lights appeared on dash. Dealer identified failure of the ABS module which had stopped communicating with the PCM. As a result of this second failure, the ABS and/or traction control system was not functioning normally. Dealer could not identify a root cause for the consecutive failures of the ABS module. Cost to replace the ABS module was quoted by dealer at approximately $1,600 (part + labor). Updated portable 02/24/11

- Duarte, CA, USA

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