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:
41,400 miles

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2010 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Feb 012013

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


Tire pressure warning light came on, so I checked the pressure of each tire. One was low, so I asked my mechanic to fix it. He found the leak was a cracked valve stem assembly, allowing air to escape along the valve stem. Fortunately it didn't damage the new tire, but still cost $150 to fix and I found this to be a common complaint for the Mazda3. For me, the safety issue is having this problem happen when my wife is driving this car on a trip, sees the warning light come on, and has to find help to fix it or to change the tire for the spare, or the leak becomes fast enough to give her a flat tire.

- Fogelsville, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 062012

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
New car, Mazda M3, purchased in April 2010. Yokohama tires were on the car. Car currently has approximately 18,000 miles and tires have been rotated. Last night while traveling approximately 40mph, the rear passenger tire went flat. Upon removing the tire to fix the flat, the sidewall had split from the tread. This happened on the inside of the tire meaning the side of the tire against the car so it was not visible from just looking at the outside of the tire. The split is 15 inches in length and I can see that there are other areas that look like they are about to split as well. I found NHTSA campaign id number: 12T025000 talking about recall of a yokohama tire that seems to match what I have had. I have contacted my car dealer as the recall says the dealer will replace free of charge, but they aren't aware of any recall. I've been on hold for yokohama for 30+ minutes with no luck in speaking to a live person. I can't afford not to have a car and based on all I've read about these tires, I can't afford to have my children ride on tires that perform like this. I can't afford to wait on a process to determine if yokohama will make good on their warranty claims. I have to purchase new tires and will be purchasing 4 new tires and not yokohama.

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 092011


  • 25,000 miles
The valve stem of my tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) had significant corrosion leading to immediate and rapid deflation of front left tire while removing air hose while tending to TPMS warning light. The rapid deflation was due to complete and immediate severance where the threaded portion of valve stem met valve cap without any torque or abnormal pressure applied. The severed edge of the valve stem shows clear evidence of corrosion 360 degrees and inward, with a thin halo (appx. 1/10 of the wall) remaining. Both the tire and valve stem showed no sign of leaking and held proper pressure while filling to recommended pressure until removal of air hose caused the stem to split horizontally between the 9th and 10th thread. Plastic valve caps were in place on all 4 tires. Spare tire also not able to be put in place due to 'stuck' lug nuts on same tire; similar corrosion is suspect, possibly caused by galvanic corrosion due to metals found in disk brakes, shoes or alloy rim. Vehicle is still under warranty and needed tow to nearest Mazda dealership for repair. When calling the service department about sending my vehicle over I addressed my concerns about the other 3 valve stems needing replacement and was told "they are $150 each so if you want to pay to have the other ones replaced you can, but the dealership isn't going to pay for it" my response: "really" I'm thankful this didn't happen on the highway, I would hope the safety of your customers would come first" im sorry, no we'll look into it for you, just "well can I give you the number for roadside assistance""

- Gloucester, MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 262010


  • 24,000 miles


2010 Mazda 3 excessive tire wear. Bought car new in Sept 2009. July 2010 the car has 24,000 miles on it and all tires are worn out in patches and alignment needs to be done on all wheels. Ken towery considers this "normal on Mazda 3's". I use my car for commuting so mostly highway driving.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

May 202010

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 700 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Mazda 3. the contact stated while traveling at approximate speeds of 65 mph, the right passenger tire blew out. The contact was able to install the spare tire and drove to a tire facility. The manufacturer of the tires advised the failure was caused by a defect and offered to take liability for 50 percent of the replacement tire. The failure mileage was approximately 700 and the current mileage was approximately 850. Updated 08/03/10. Updated 08/04/10

- Marietta , CA, USA

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problem #1

May 072010


  • 18,000 miles
2010 Mazda 3 excessive tire wear. Bought car new in Oct 2009. May 7th 2010 the car has 18,000 miles on it and the rear tires are down to the steel belts. My net searching shows this is a very common problem. How a car can have only 18,000 miles on it and have dangerously worn tires is beyond belief. The dealership considers this "normal on Mazda 3's". tires were well maintained with tire pressure by me. My car has never been in an accident or hit a significant road hazard. Car is used for mostly straight line highway driving.

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

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