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


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,951 miles

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2010 Mazda MAZDA3 steering problems

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2010 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Aug 092010


  • 1,900 miles


Loss of steering control on my 2010 Mazda 3 resulting in accident. Also the brakes did not operate as designed. While turning a corner the vehicle steering wheel locked and/or loss steering control, brakes were applied, vehicle begin to stop but before stopping, it turned and ran off the road causing damage to vehicle and property. This was confirmed by driver, 2 passengers and the police. This was the first time this happened. Not sure what is wrong with vehicle. Damaged being repaired at this time.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 062010


  • 109 miles
Intermittent failure of power steering pump while driving in a straight line and when turning. Small corrections are needed to maintain travel within a lane and when turning you can feel the power assistance drop in and out giving a jerky feel. This was a rental vehicle.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 082010

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
Car failed to start. Mazda sent tow truck. Tow truck operator was able to start the car in neutral. Tow truck operator declined to tow the car and sent driver home. Later that day the wheel locked, power brakes failed and driver rolled into a ditch. Driver turned off ignition, unlocked steering wheel, backed car out of ditch and called Mazda for another tow. The consumer stated the day of delivery, the salesman had trouble starting the car and requested a technician make some adjustment to the ignition. The wheel locked and the key would not start the vehicle. After the adjustments, the vehicle appeared to work fine. The dealer stated the vehicle would not start because a cable was bent, which was prohibiting the vehicle from being recognized in park when attempting to start it. Updated IVOQ 08/19/10 updated IVOQ 08/20/10

- Dunwoody, GA, USA

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