really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,400 miles

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2011 Mazda MAZDA3 engine problems

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2011 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 202016


  • 22,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Mazda 3. while attempting to park the vehicle, it experienced unintended acceleration even when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle crashed into a pole in a dog park. There were no injuries. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. It had not been determined if the vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was approximately 22,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Nov 062012


  • 20,000 miles
Oem yokohama avid envigor, first set of tires lasted 20,000 miles. Second set lasted 20,000 miles. The middle of the tire keeps the tread very nice, it's the sidewalls that go completely bald. Very dangerous in the snow and wet roads. First I took sts tires (yokohama auth.) dealer to court for lying about tires being still good. Then took yokohama to court....... don't waste your time doing this..... yokohama is paying someone off and getting away with murder. Literally the judge didn't even look at the evidence. Got screwed big time. Someone let me know when yokonumbnuts finally gets nailed for selling crap and getting away with it?

- Pine Brook, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 052012

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 1,200 miles
While I was driving and approaching a stop sign my braking was normal and the vehicle decelerated until about 10-15 mph, however further application of the brake didn't continue to stop the vehicle smoothly and I noticed the engine revving and 'jerky' continued forward motion. Had a vehicle been stopped at the sign in front of me I would definitely have crashed, instead I ran the sign slightly. I quickly figured out the proximity of the brake/accelerator pedal allowed my (large) foot/shoe to catch the edge of the accelerator when I was braking. I couldn't detect a change in pedal 'feel' when I was engaging the brake versus the brake plus accelerator. While not an electronic mystery and clearly my big foot that hit the pedal, I find it troubling that an experienced driver with 30 years of experience, no crashes or tickets in 25 years, whose owned about 12 vehicles in that time span can have this happen for the first time - I wonder if this vehicle's pedal geometry is off. I noticed a similar complaint for the 2012 model, although it simply said it lurched into a pole while parking. That's what I would be saying if I was trying to park rather than approaching a stop sign, luckily with no lead vehicle.

- Barboursville, VA, USA

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