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Automatic Transmission Problems of Mazda MAZDA3



Mazda MAZDA3 owners have reported 12 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3 1
Failure Date: 07/02/2011

I have a 2007 Mazda Mazda3 and had to replace the transmission at about 50,000 miles. Luckily that was covered under warranty. Now at 80,000 miles, I'm being told that the transmission is bad again and needs to be replaced. The first time it was busy-shifting hard from 4th to 3rd gear when going up large hills. This wore on the engine and cracked the cv boot. After replacement, this issue no longer occured. Now, at 80,000 miles, second gear has totally given out, it skips second and shifts from 1st to 3rd. They say it needs to be replaced again. . . After just 30,000 miles. This is not normal wear and tear! my extended warranty is expired and the warranty on that transmission is apparently expired as well. . . Please recall these transmissions. . . It is not fair to the customer.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mazda MAZDA3 2
Failure Date: 08/11/2010

When driving on the highway, the transmission of my 2004 Mazda 3 with only 84,000km died as it lost the ability to reach 3rd and 4th gear. This incident nearly cost me my life yet Mazda canada would do nothing about it. What kind of company can not stand behind their product after such a near-fatal incident. Suffice to say that Mazda will never get my business again. $3,200 later, I'm still alive no thanks to Mazda.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Mazda MAZDA3 3
Failure Date: 05/03/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Mazda3. While driving at 60 mph, the shift shocked and bucked. When the contact engaged the brakes, the engine suddenly revved. The vehicle shifted back up to fifth gear and functioned normally. The failure occurred on an intermittent basis no matter the speed. The failure also occurred when shifting from first to second gear. The contact stated that there was a service bulletin for the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 84,000. The current mileage was approximately 88,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mazda MAZDA3 4
Failure Date: 04/08/2010

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3 5
Failure Date: 09/04/2009

I have been getting my car regularly maintenanced (and tired rotated and balanced) every six months and I have all the receipts to prove this. Dates as follows: November 14, 2007, March 6, 2008, August 25, 2008, April 9, 2009 and sept 4, 2009. I was informed that my tires were cuppling and that I need all 4 tires now as well as a 4 wheel alignment. There are toyo tires and I have one 34,000 miles on them. I was hearing rattling sound coming from the console, dashboard and passenger side door while I drive. I was told it was wires lose and they fixed it. . . . But in fact they did not. I have also had problems with the power-train (reflashing) and battery died before the car was even 6 months old. They changed the battery and supposely fixed the power train.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 Mazda MAZDA3 6
Failure Date: 07/09/2009

My 2009 Mazda 3 has experienced over heating of the transaxle (transmission) when operating in outside temperatures of 100 degrees and over. I have taken it to the dealer and talked to Mazda corp. And they have not been able to resolve the problem. Their only advice is to pull over and let the transmission cool down. This has become a safety problem due to having to pull over in some less than safe areas.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2009 Mazda MAZDA3 7
Failure Date: 02/17/2009

The contact owns a 2009 Mazda 3. The contact stated that the vehicle hestiates to accelerate approximately 1 1/2 quarter to 1 1/4 before the vehicle moved. The failure has been occurring since August of 2008. The vehicle has been taken to the auto shop twice for the issue and each time the contact is advised that it is a normal occurrence and not a safety issue. The contact disagrees because those seconds make the difference if a crash were to occur. Failure mileage was 1000. 4/01/09 the consumer stated the vehicle began to hesitate when he stepped on the gas. Updated 04/09/09.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Mazda MAZDA3 8
Failure Date: 11/15/2008

Last week, after clipping and going over a 2 inch curb with my left wheel to avoid another car in a parking lot, my 2006 Mazda m3 accelerated uncontrollably. Applying the brakes did not work. In the end, I swiped two cars and hit a cement wall head on. This stopped the car and thankfully I am alive. Have you heard of any malfunctions of this kind and how do I get it escalated to Mazda or others to ensure corrective action? updated 02/02/09.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mazda MAZDA3 9
Failure Date: 12/01/2007

Automatic transmission/manual jerks when going from 1st to 2nd gear and after a period of hard driving the jerking stops. This should not occur in a quality vehicle like this one, however it shouldn't occur at all. Please provide me a solution to this annoying problem. Fyi: I have had the transmission flushed and new fluid added however the problem still remains. . Help!!!.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Mazda MAZDA3 10
Failure Date: 11/16/2006

Sometimes when vehicle is downshifting into first gear, it is very rough. Vehicle is an automatic transmission. It doesn't matter what type of weather it is outside nor does it matter if the engine is warm or cold. This only happens sometimes and no particular time of the day.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Mazda MAZDA3 11
Failure Date: 07/27/2006

While driving in "manual" mode on my automatic transmission, and shifting from first to second gear, experienced substantial vibration in my steering wheel and vibration could also be felt throughout the entire car, as if the entire car were "wobbling". Drove straight home; had my car towed to the dealership, where it has been (as of today) for eleven (11) days. Service department advised me that they are calling it "internal axle failure" on the front driver's side. They are waiting for parts, which they say will take another few weeks to come in; the car is so new there aren't any avaliable parts for it?!?.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Mazda MAZDA3 12
Failure Date: 05/19/2004

Vehicle overview: my 2004 Mazda3 s sedan is not equipped with abs and has 16" inch factory wheels. The car has an automatic transmission. Problem description: after aproximately 1800 miles of driving (city/highway), I began to notice slight discolored bands on each of the brake rotor discs at all four wheels. After another 600 miles of driving, I began to notice grooving in the places with the discolored bands. At this point, the groove could be felt by a fingertip. The grooves are visible on the outward side of each rotor. I have not inspected the opposite side of each rotor (the side that would be closest to the vechicle chassis) to verify grooving on either side. Efforts to correct: I have requested that my dealership inspect the brakes, and they have also noted the grooving. However, they claim that there is no fix for this other than re-surfacing each rotor. This will prematurely wear my braking components, so I declined this offer. Also, simply resurfacing the brake rotors does not address the issue of what is causing the grooving in the first place. Outcome: braking power and stability remain unaffected in spite of the grooves. However, the longevity of the brakes is diminished. I am uncertain what the outcome would be with continued grooving. This is a foreshadowing to premature brake component failure.