Notes: Issues with clutch failure might be giving 2010 MAZDA3 owners headaches, but the lack of support from Mazda is giving them migraines.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,950 miles

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2010 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 082014

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 67,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Mazda3. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the sun roof suddenly shattered. The contacted indicated that the sun roof was in the closed position during the incident. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified. No assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 67,000...updated 08-26-14 the consumer stated after researching the matter it found that sunroof explosions are a documented occurrence due to low tempered glass, primarily from Mexico. Updated 09/2/2014 updated 8/20/14

- Jackson, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 262014


  • 80,000 miles
While driving on a highway at approximately 65-70 mph, I heard like a gunshot and at first thought there was a terrible accident behind me. However, I immediately realized that there was a gaping hole in my sunroof. At the time, the temperature was approximately 92 degrees and the sunroof was closed. The inside cover, however, was open, so there was glass everywhere inside my car. I was traveling uphill at the time and there was no indication of any debris or rocks. My front windshield and the body of my car was fine. It was just the sunroof that seemed to explode on its own. Mazda would not take responsibility for this incident. An insurance claim has been filed.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #2

Jul 192012

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
Hi, this morning I was driving on my way to work when all of a sudden my entire sunroof exploded and shattered. There was nothing that hit my car, nor nothing that hit my sunroof. I was traveling at 65mph on I-25 in albuquerque, nm. Neither the sunroof nor the car have been changed in anyway from their stock form. The explosion of the sunroof was very scary and almost cause me to crash.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #1

Jul 102010


  • 13,800 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Mazda3. While driving 65 mph the vehicle lost power within a few seconds and the power steering light illuminated. The steering failed and the contact experienced electrical failure with the passenger door that could not be unlocked from the inside. The sunroof button also would not shut the sunroof. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing who was unable to locate a failure code; therefore, they stated that nothing was wrong with the vehicle. The manufacturer took report number 132669400. The failure mileage was 13,800. The current mileage was 13,900.

- Providence, RI, USA

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