really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
559 miles

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2015 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 222016


  • miles


The head rest pushes my head forward when I sit upright with good posture no matter what the height adjustment I use. The angle of the headrest is not adjustable and is way to far forward for me. I understand this is a new regulation, and I believe the standard is not appropriate for everyone.

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #3

Feb 122016


  • 1,650 miles
Headrest unusable in safe driving position. Forces head to floor or prevents proper back placement on seat, sometimes both. The only way to sit in the seat comfortably is to have the seat leaning too far back where I cannot reach the steering wheel comfortably. Wheels would vibrate at speeds above 55, sometimes as low as 40. Recently fixed by dealership. Brakes were improperly adjusted and scraped against the inside of the brake assembly. Made a loud scratch sound. Took two visits to the dealership to be fixed. All events required individual visits to the repair shop, and I am uncertain of the long-term viability of the vehicle. Any small issue raises extra concerns. Vehicle has only 2K miles after a year of ownership because of either driving discomfort or the vehicle being in the shop to be worked on.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #2

Nov 182014

MAZDA3 4-cyl

  • 36 miles
There is a sharp object in the rear of the drivers seat of this particular model/trim combination. It is directly below the layer of vinyl at the back of the seat. An accident where the person behind the driver was thrown into the drivers seat would result in this sharp protrusion to come trough the vinyl risking injury to that person.

- Etters, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 272014


  • 550 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Mazda 3. while attempting to cross a railroad track, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle and caused the driver seat to move forward. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the neck and back, but did no seek medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 550.

- Brick, NJ, USA

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