pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
6,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. new battery (1 reports)
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2015 Mazda MAZDA3 electrical problems

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2015 Mazda MAZDA3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 172019

MAZDA3 ISport 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,150 miles


I purchased this made-in-Mexico Mazda 3 iSport from Bob Penkhus Automotive in Colorado Springs, CO. Brand new. August 2015. I'd driven it approximately 6 months when the battery died. I called them and they gave me the name of the tow company they use. Four days later I was told there was nothing wrong with the battery and they wanted me to pay the tow fee. The Mazda Rep said NO it was covered under the Mazda warranty. Penkhus would not replace the battery which had been in the vehicle for over a year without being driven before I even purchased it.

I did not have any more problems until a year later (2017) when the battery was dead, again, and I had to jump it. It happened, again, within 3-4 months. I was able to jump start the battery but barely made it into town to purchase a new battery. (By this time I no longer lived in COS). The mechanic took one look at the battery and said he could tell it was bad. I bought a new battery for $152. This month (April 2019) I again discovered my brand new battery was D-E-A-D. I had to jump start the battery to get the car to run. I drove it 80 miles since that time and it seems to be working. Luckily, I had a vehicle I could use to jump start the Mazda. I am wondering if there is an electrical problem Mazda is not telling it's consumers about.

- Dj A., Colorado Springs, US

problem #2

Nov 182016

MAZDA3 I Touring 4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

Bought car new and after 1.5 years, go to unlock door using fob and nothing. I get in car (not sure if I forgot to lock doors from night before, but was unlocked) and nothing worked. No green light on start button. Had to jump car with my Micro-Start XP-10. Going to call dealership to complain, will update after resolved.

- seashellsk, Dayton, OH, US

problem #1

Jan 142016

MAZDA3 Touring

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,877 miles

I've had 4 dead batteries, one tow to dealer because after a jump I was unable to drive it due to traction feature messed up. I don't drive often and if I had known this car required driving at least once a week for 15 minutes to keep the battery charged I never would have bought it.

Please spread the word to other retirees.

- charlottekmitchell, Seattle, WA, US

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