Mazda 3 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Mazda 3 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Mazda 3 2007-2018: What size boot to the sedan and hatch have?
What are the boot sizes of a 2007 Mazda3 sedan, 2018 hatch and 2018 sedan? Read more
2012 Mazda 3: Power-steering cutting out
I have an issue with my 2012 Mazda 3. Sometimes the steering is normal, but suddenly the ABS light comes on before turning off again. The problem is that the power-steering cuts off when this happens ...Read more
Mazda 3 2007: Can I replace the transmission control module?
The transmission control module in my 2007 Mazda 3 is playing up, I was wondering if I can just replace it with another one from a Mazda the same year and make. I've been told it has to be coded in ...Read more
Mazda 3 2017: How can I reduce the cost of regular servicing?
In December 2017 I bought brand new Mazda 3 Maxx for 25,000 (including my trade-in). As of today, it has 40,000km on its odometer, and I recently took it in for its major service. When I bought this ...Read more
Mazda 3 recalled: More than 10,000 new hatches and sedans have possible AEB fault
Mazda Australia has been forced to recall 13,768 examples of the new-generation Mazda3 small car over a potential issue with its autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system.Affecting MY19 hatches and ...Read more
What is the best safe and cost-effective car for my kids to drive?
We’re looking to buy a cost-effective, safe, fuel-efficient vehicle for our children to use. I'm thinking it will need to be about 2016, mid-sized, preferably a hatch, preferably with less than 30, ...Read more
What sort of car would be best suited for a sales staff worker?
What sort of car would best be suited as a sales staff work car between $20,000 and $30,000? I currently use a Hyundai i30, what is next best? Read more
Mazda 3: Electrical or computer fault
I purchased a brand new Mazda 3 G25 GT auto hatch for my wife in June. The car was great until we took it to the dealer for its first complimentary check-up. It has done 700 km. We took it in and two ...Read more
What's a reliable car with turbo?
I'm 17 and looking to buy a car next year. I have a budget of under $16,000. Are there any reliable cars preferably with a turbo? Read more
What car is best for a first time buyer?
We are a couple looking for our first car in the budget of $10,000. We will use the car for about 2-3 years. Please suggest a used car that will have low maintenance, enough power for freeways and ...Read more
Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and CX-5 recalled over engine stalling issue
Mazda is set to recall more than 18,000 vehicles over an engine stalling issue, with the Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 impacted. The brand will recall 1709 units of the all-new Mazda3 (2019), ...Read more
What car should I buy that is reliable and safe?
I'm looking for a small used car for two kids and myself. I want auto, fuel efficiency with as many bells and whistles as I can afford. Ideally it should be $7000 or under. Really not too worried ...Read more
Mazda 3 2019: Screen not working
Two weeks ago we bought a 2019 Mazda3. A week later we had problems with the navigator screen going completely dead whilst driving, and the radio went dead too. Phoned up Mazda dealer who told us to ...Read more
The wheels fall off for Mazda 3: Recall issued for all-new hatchback after wheels not secured properly
In a somewhat unusual recall, Mazda has to bring in thousands of fourth-generation Mazda 3s due to a production error which could see the wheels fall off. Read more
Which car should I buy?
Would you recommend the 2019 Mazda 3 or the Corolla? I am unsure about which one to buy. Read more
Mazda 3 2007: Selling price
I'm thinking of selling my 2007 Mazda 3 SP23. How much could I expect to sell it for? It's done 94,000 km, there are no major mechanical issues, and it’s always been serviced. Read more
Mazda 3: Key fob replacement
I lost my Mazda 3 key fob do I have to go to a dealer? Read more
Mazda 3 2006: Cam belt or chain?
I have the 2006 Mazda 3 2300cc engine. Does it have a cam belt or chain, and when does it need replacing? Read more
Do you recommend buying a Toyota Corolla?
I am replacing my car after it was written off. I’ve been told by many mechanics, those in the car trade etc., that the Toyota Corolla is a great car that just keeps on keeping on. I want a near new ...Read more
Volkswagen Golf 2010: What's a good replacement car?
My wife has 2010 VW Golf Comfortline and wants to trade it on a Hyundai i30 Active. We have also looked at Mazda3 and Holden Astra, but is there anything else we should look at? She just does local ...Read more