pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,333 miles

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 192014

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 16,000 miles


Upon turning off the engine, the exhaust fume smells like rotten egg smell. The Mazda dealer said that there is nothing they can do because there is not a recall on the catalytic converter. The Mazda dealer suggested using only shell gas. The Mazda dealer also reported that there is not enough incidents yet for Mazda to recall the catalytic converter.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 142012


  • 5,000 miles
I was driving my 2012 Mazda 3 skyactiv and a couple spiders came out of nowhere almost causing me to crash. I know, stupid. I was able to identify the spiders as the same spider that Mazda had already recalled for other model years, yet did not for ours. I'm a little annoyed there are still spiders in there care and may cause fuel problems, and I don't believe I should have to pay to have them removed.

- Chatham , NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 012011


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Mazda Mazda3. The contact stated that the fuel system was defective and that there were spiders in the fuel system area. The vehicle also began to jerk when accelerating. The dealer would not inspect the vehicle, stating that bugs and spiders were not covered by the warranty. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 11,000.

- Dearfield Beach , FL, USA

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