Mazda MAZDA3 owners have reported 26 problems related to tire pressure monitoring system (under the tire category).
The tire pressure monitoring system seems to be oversensitive the warning light stays on even when the tires are properly inflated.
See all problems of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3.
Within 2 days of driving, my Mazda 3 had two separate incidents, where the valves of the tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) failed, on two separate tires. On Monday, July 18, 2013 while traveling at highway speed on rt. 25 in bourne, MA, the tire pressure warning light came on. I stopped at the nearest gas station. The driver's front tire was very flat. When I attempted to fill it with air, the valve pushed into the tire. Luckily, I was at a gas station and they were able to repair the tire with "standard" (non-tpms) valve and I was on my way. As I was on vacation. I parked the car for a week. When I returned to my car (July 22), I drove the car for about 50 miles. I stopped to have lunch and noticed that the driver's side rear tire was very flat. When I attempted to put air into the valve, it too pushed into the tire. That is two tpms valves that failed in two days of driving. I called Mazda customer service (800-222-5500, ext. 6) explained the situation to jose (ext. 1180). He was sympathetic, but would not commit to Mazda repairing the tpms valve at no cost to me. I am having my mechanic put in non-tpms valves in the remaining two tires on the car, as I feel they are a real safety hazard. I will not drive the car until it is repaired. . Read more...
See all problems of the 2010 Mazda MAZDA3.
While checking a customer's tire pressure the tpms sensor broke causing all air to escape the tire, immobilizing the vehicle. We had a new tpms sensor installed and the tire repaired for $81. 41.
While inflating tires for a customer their valve stem broke. A new tpms sensor needed to be installed.
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My daughter was driving the Mazda 3 headed east on I-94 in brookfield, WI near the moorland road exit on Saturday afternoon, February 9, 2013 the car was moving at about 65mph. The low tire pressure warning light came on suddenly. Then a few seconds after that the steering became wobbly and the right front tire blew. She was able to get control of the car, decelerate and pull to the shoulder. The right front tire outside sidewall was completely shredded. With the help of state trooper david w. Hanson she got the tire changed. On Monday, February 11, 2013 I took the car to a trusted mechanic. We found the tire valve and tire pressure sensor inside the shredded tire. The valve stem had blown into the tire. We didn't know what could have caused that. I had the mechanic, rob of erv's service in hartland, WI examine the other tires and valve stems on the remaining wheels of the car. He found another valve stem with a cracked housing that was ready to fail. I had the mechanic remove it and secure the valve stem. I retained the faulty parts. I believe the valve stem assembly failed causing the sudden loss of tire pressure, the shredding of the tire sidewall and near loss of control of the car. This could have resulted in a crash. Injuries and possibly loss of life.
Tpms valves badly corroded and leaking air, these need to be recalled and replaced by Mazda due to thousands of complaints about this occurring under normal use and care. This is definitely a major safety issue because of possible blowouts at highway speeds.
See all problems of the 2009 Mazda MAZDA3.
2008 Mazda 3 4-door - tire pressure monitor valve is corroded and split. A number of complaints on-line about this serious safety issue. Will check if warranty covers replacement tpm, but from reading other complaints, probably not! I am afraid to drive the car on the freeway now. The warning light goes on because it appears air is leaking from the valve stem. Mazda should recall all these poor quality tpm's.
While servicing a 2010 Mazda3 we checked the customer's tire pressure as required by law. The valve stem snapped off when an air line was attached to inflate the tire.
Tire pressure and regulating systems - I own a 2010 Mazda 3 automatic (14,542 miles) --also purchased just over a yr ago. I have now had "three" valve stems that have broken; with slow leaks and flat tires. The last one leaving me stranded for 2 hrs until help arrived. This also happened 2 days after I had my car in for service for another tire with a "valve" stem replacement--costing me $198. 00. Also told there is no recall and it appears Mazda having problems now with this for a few years. Also thought it funny that when dealership completing my papers they commented that they just completed exact same papers for car before mine !!!! I am a cautious driver and I know my wheel/tires where not damaged and that was the cause of the valve stem. I now have 3 new valves stems thru my cost ---just waiting for last one to go and then will see how long the "newer" ones last. Have a feeling this will be an ongoing problem. At least dealership changed the one today as a good will free of charge.
Tl- the contacts daughter owns a 2009 Mazda Mazda 3. While driving approximately 60 mph the front passenger side tire blew out. The contacts daughter inspected the vehicle and notice the front passenger side valve stem casting had disintegrated. Also, the rear passenger side valve stem casting had cracked. The vehicle was driven to an independent mechanic where the front passenger side tire sensor and valve stem were removed. The mechanic replaced the valve stem with a standard valve stem. The sensor was not replaced. The vehicle was later taken to a different independent mechanic to repair the rear passenger side tire valve stem that was cracked. The valve stem was replaced with a standard valve stem. The sensor was removed but not replaced. The vehicle was later taken to dealer where the two standard valve stems were removed and replaced with a newly designed valve stems and sensors. The vehicle was repaired. The contact was concerned the front and rear drivers side valves would experience the same failure. The manufacturer stated the repairs for those valves would not be covered under warranty because the valves had not failed. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Ds.
Tire valve stem corrosion on 2008 Mazda 3. On 5/27/2011 tpms indicator came on while driving on the highway. I pulled into a gas station and attempted to put air into the front driver side tire that was flat and the stem valve went into the tire. After seeing that, I checked the remaining valves and all are corroded. The front passenger tire valve is about to go into the tire and the back tires valves are cracked. I now have to have my car put on a flat bed because my half spare is on the front driver side and to avoid an accident and not having another spare tire, this car is now a death trap and is very unsafe. . Read more...
I have had my 2009 Mazda 3 since oct. Of 2009 and have had several problems with the tire sensors. The tire sensors are made of aluminium and metal and they keep breaking. Everytime I turn around my tire sensors are falling apart or breaking off, leaving me with flat tires! when this occurs, the tire deflates at an accelerated rate. Refer to odi id # 10357809 for more information about this problem. For I have had the same experience several times in the last 2 yrs.
On 4/19/2011 I was driving when my tpms went off. I pulled into a gas station to put air in my tire. As I put the air pump to the valve, the valve simply disappeared and the tire went completely flat. I called aaa and took the car to a repair shop. They said the tire was perfectly fine and replaced it (without the tpms). I eventually replaced the tpms, which was not covered under warranty. On 4/25/2011, I was driving on the highway when the tpms went off again. This time another tire had gone completely flat. When aaa arrived, the serviceman found the broken parts of the piece that holds the valve stem (and the tpms) in the wheel. Without this piece, the valve was able to slip into the wheel (which is what had happened to me on 4/19). The pieces were completely corroded and had cracked in 3 places. The dealer replaced the tpms (which was not, again, covered under warranty). Only after I insisted did they replace the remaining two valve stems which also had clear signs of cracking. This will most likely happen again in the future as the two metals of the valve stem and the piece holding it on begin to corrode.
On April 8th 2011, I was driving my 2008 Mazda 3 when the tpms light came on. I stopped at the first gas station to put air in the tire. As soon as the filling hose came in contact with the valve stem, the valve stem fell out into the tire, resulting in sudden loss of air pressure. After bringing the tire to get repaired, I was informed that the tpms sensor was no good because the valve stem is corroded. It was also pointed out the 3 other wheels have corroded valve stems and the nuts that hold them in place are all cracked and that if these nuts crack off the valve stem can fall off resulting in sudden loss of air. It seems to be an issue with the aluminum cap corroding to the valve stem from road salt. The dealer said "it just happens" and that the parts are not covered under any warranty. The sensors are made by siemens vdo. I am just glad I wasn't on the highway when this happened because it could have been serious! Nissan had a similar problem that turned into a recall.
I own a 2010 Mazda speed 3. Purchased just over a year ago. I have a valve stem that has broken, which released pressure. The valve stems used on the vehicle are incorporated into tire pressure monitoring system (tmps), and the dealer requires that both items be replaced for $125. Aftermarket companies, such as dorman offer replacements that are modular, and allow the consumer to replace just the stem, if broken. The factory, conveniently does not offer them component individually. By the looks of online forums, this is a problem that has been around for a couple of years. I have owned vehicles for 30 years now, and I have never encountered a broken valve stem like this. There is no trauma to the wheel itself that would explain a busted stem that does not protrude beyond the rims outer edge. I believe that this dangerous problem could be eliminated if Mazda were to redesign the threaded portion of the stem to be thicker. The aluminum stems are machined so thinly, that they fail, or are easily damaged while performing basic maintenance. The Mazda dealer does not feel that the parts are faulty, and they refuse to cover this under warranty. The service manager says they have never heard of this broken stem problem. I find that extremely hard to believe. Resolution: I need to get my spare tire off the car, so I will be dropping the wheel off at a tire shop to replace the unit with a standard metal stem until I decide what route to take. My research leads me to believe that this will not be the last problem I have like this, until I get the dangerous factory ones off of my vehicle.
Own a 2008 Mazda 3. Purchased used, but was sold new and serviced locally to original owner. Tpms indicated low tire. When tried to put air in the tire, valve and sensor broke/corroded and all the air came out of tire. Flatbedded to dealership out of town where I was located. . New valve installed and tire fixed . Part was $120 for valve sensor piece. Called my local Mazda place to see if this could possibly be right for such a small piece and to see if it should be under warrantee. They confirmed no warrantee and average price. Now a second tire indicated low, and tried to check pressure and as soon as the tire valve cap was turned and removed stem/sensor broke again in this different tire and now has lost air . Now needs replacing. Afraid this will be the same issue for the remaining 2 tires. Need to still get snows off, but dont want to pay for the stem/sensors at $120 a piece! have read numerous complaints online of this issue!! a recall needs to be done . . . This is unsafe if it happens when driving as many have mentioned!! Mazda dealers told me I must have hit a curb or from potholes in the winter. This is not the case. . . Not for all 4 to have this happen.
On or about October 2010 I was driving my 2009 Mazda 3 when I had a sudden loss of tire pressure, when I looked at the tire I noticed the tire valve had sheared clean off the tire. Today (2/13/11) I filled my tires with air and a second tire valve sheared off in the process causing the tire to rapidly deflate. I've now had two tire stems on a 3 year old car snap off (once while in motion, once while filling it with air) in less then 6 monthsâ€” I believe this to be a defect in materal and not a rare occurrence! I have noticed many other Mazda owners complaining of this issue online. I am very worried about what would happen at high speeds if this valve failure occurred. Please look into this safety issue!!!!.
Stem value broke off when I put the air cap after the tire was refilled with air.
Tpms valve stem broke while checking tire pressure.
I purchased a new 2009 Mazda 3. On two separate occasions and on two different tires I have experienced a tpms alarm followed by a rapid deflation of tire pressure due to the tire valve stem breaking off. Fortuitously, both times this occurred while I was driving in my neighborhood at a low rates of speed. I am concerned of the consequences if this occurred at highway speeds. Mazda claims this is due to corrosion induced by metal after-market valve stem caps, but the caps I have are factory original and appear to be made of plastic. I believe Mazda has a design/materials of construction issue with these aluminum valves stems and that they should be redesigned and replaced. In both cases I had to take the vehicle to the dealer and have new stems installed but I now fear the remaining original stems will shear off or the problem will repeat itself with the new stems.
The contact owns a 2010 Mazda, Mazda3. While parked, the contact noticed the rear driver side tire was low on air and seemed as if the tire was flat. The vehicle was taken to a tire shop where the technicians stated the sensors were damaged and the tire was not flat. The failure also occurred to the front and rear passenger side tires. The vehicle was taken back to the tire shop where the technicians stated all three tire pressure sensors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer was contacted and stated the repairs would not be covered by warranty because the vehicle was originally taken to the tire shop instead of the dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000.
I bought 2009 Mazda 3 and has 18,700 miles on it as of today Nov 2010. I noticed tpms sign come on yesterday and goes off and comes back on without any beeping sounds. Tire air pressure is showing acceptable levels and at 18k miles I don't expect to change tires for sure. Not sure what's going on. Mazda must address this issue.
Tpms valve stems replace ordinary rubber valve stems for 2009 (possibly other years) Mazda 3. They are made of aluminum and are prone to corrosion (see Mazda TSB 02-004/06). Mazda has stated the cause of the corrosion to be "after market" valve stem caps, and dissimilar metals when in fact aluminum will corrode without a dissimilar metal being present. Corrosion on the valve stem will lead to a breakage during routine maintenance as pointed out in the TSB, but can also cause a valve stem to be weak enough that it breaks free during normal operation. This would cause a catastrophic failure of the tire due to rapid deflation, creating a very unsafe operating condition with no warning. The tpms system is designed as a safety feature, but in this case is causing hazardous conditions with no notification to the operator. Further, these parts are not covered under manufacture warranty, and are quite costly to replace. Consumers may elect to replace the tpms valve stems with more proven, standard valve stems which results in an inoperable tpms system and constant illumination of dashboard indicator. The valve stem breakage specific to this case occurred while removing a standard air compressor from the tire. The valve stem was not contained in the air compressor hookup as the compressor was fully disengaged. Instead the broken part simply fell to the ground.
2008 Mazda 3 5 door hatchback. I am the original owner, vehicle was purchased new from dealer. The nut that holds the valve stem to the tire became corroded and cracked and fell off. This resulted in a rapid deflation of the tire while traveling at highway speeds. After inspecting the other 3 tires, I noticed that 2 of the remaining 3 nuts were also severely corroded and cracked all the way through. This occurred after I have owned the vehicle for 20 months. When taken to the Mazda dealer, they replaced the valve stem where the nut had fallen off, but not the other 2 stems that were corroded and cracked.
Tire pressure sensor constantly turning off on randomly. Dealer says they are constantly getting complaints. No recall. So when there is an actual tire problem, you may not take the warning light seriously. Because it turns on all the time for no reason.
Bought a used 2010 Mazda 3 5-door in January 2013. I was driving down the highway on may 18th 2013 when I suddenly lost control of the vehicle, I cut off traffic to get into the emergency lane. Noticed that the driver side front tire was flat, put on the spare and took car to the closest tire repair shop (good year tire). Turns out that the tires tpms (tire-pressure monitoring system) sensors threads striped causing the sudden loss of air pressure in the tire. Ironically the small little sensor that is supposed to prevent running on low air pressure was at fault in this traffic incident.