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Based on 628 reviews
Comfort 9
90% Complete
Performance 9
90% Complete
Fuel Economy 8
80% Complete
Interior Design 8
80% Complete
Exterior Styling 9
90% Complete
Reliability 9
90% Complete

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AimeeH Stylish and Dependable septembre 19, 2020 Mazda3 Sport GT
Overall Score
I love this car. It has been nothing but good to me. I drive 100km a day for work. Highway/City driving and the fuel economy is awesome. I have the GT trim with the 2.5L engine. It offers a fun driving experience, zippy engine performance, great safety scores, and a near-luxury interior; I feel like I'm in a Audi. Soft touch where it's needed, very little gross scratchy plastic. I have had this car since new and have had 0 issues, just routine maintenance as needed. The one thing I will note is Mazda doesn't have very good rotors so I will be needing to replace those sooner than I should and I will be buying aftermarket brakes and rotors due to this OEM Quality. The leather seats are very comfortable while I sit in Vancouver traffic, they do start to become a little uncomfortable on a 7.5hr road trip but that's acceptable in my opinion. Paint quality is good, I choose the Soul Red paint and I knew going in this paint was one of the more poor quality paints and it does chip easily with rock chips. I have choose to go with lots of wax and sealant to help maintain my beautiful paint. I drive this car in the winter and got some Michele snow tires and this car does just fine though the deep snow in the Kootenay area of British Columbia. I drove through a snow storm on a mountain pass and the car did just fine keeping up with trucks. I managed to pass a few people having problems in the snow and some in the ditch so this was a win for me.
Comfort 8
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Performance 10
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Fuel Economy 10
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Interior Design 10
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Exterior Styling 10
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Reliability 10
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Recall Information

Recall number
Recall date
System affected
Model year(s) affected
Recall number
2020264
Recall date
2020-06-12
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
4420F
Units Affected:
4,195
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, the front brake caliper mounting bolts may not be properly tightened. This could cause the bolts to loosen, which may result in reduced brake effectiveness. If the bolts fall out, the caliper could also come in contact with the wheel rim and cause a loss of vehicle control. Safety Risk: Reduced brake effectiveness could cause an increase in stopping distance and create the risk of a crash. A loss of vehicle control could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: Mazda will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to check the tightening torque of the front brake caliper mounting bolts. If a bolt is missing, the caliper and remaining bolt will be replaced.
Recall number
2019649
Recall date
2019-12-19
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2019 2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
4219L
Units Affected:
15,746
Notification Type:
Safety TC
Issue: On certain cars, the automatic emergency braking system (called Smart Brake Support or SBS) may falsely detect an obstacle in front of the car while driving. As a result, the brakes may apply automatically when there is no risk of a crash. Safety Risk: If the SBS system activates the brakes unexpectedly when there is no risk of a crash, there could be an increased risk of a rear-end crash. Corrective Actions: Mazda will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your car to a dealer to update the SBS control software. On certain cars with earlier build dates, the instrument cluster will also be reprogrammed or replaced. Mazda will provide these owners with an updated owner's manual that provides revised information about how to temporarily deactivate the SBS system.
Recall number
2019369
Recall date
2019-07-29
System affected
Visual System
Model year(s) affected
2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
3919G
Units Affected:
6,791
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain cars, the interior rearview mirror glass was not properly attached and could fall off. Safety Risk: If interior rearview mirror glass suddenly falls off, the driver’s rear visibility will be decreased. This could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: Mazda will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their car to a dealer to replace the interior rearview mirror.
Recall number
2019337
Recall date
2019-07-05
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
3819F
Units Affected:
2,945
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: The material on the driver and front passenger seatbacks may not be installed correctly. This could cause it to in interfere with the release button for the head restraint. As a result, the button could be stuck in the ‘release’ position and allow the head restraint to move up and down freely. In a crash, this could allow the head restraint to detach. Safety Risk: A head restraint that does not remain in place in a crash could create a risk of injury. Corrective Actions: Mazda will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealership to install a plastic spacer at the bottom of the head restraint lock release button.
Recall number
2019322
Recall date
2019-06-27
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
3719F
Units Affected:
42,662
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, a software error in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) could cause the valve clearance adjuster not to work properly. This could result in internal engine damage. If this happens, the engine may misfire and lose power. In the worst case, the engine may stall while driving without the ability to restart it. The malfunction indicator light (MIL) may also turn on in the instrument cluster. Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: Mazda will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the PCM software.
Recall number
2019274
Recall date
2019-06-07
System affected
Wheels
Model year(s) affected
2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
3519F
Units Affected:
13,108
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain cars, the wheel lug nuts may not be properly tightened due to a manufacturing issue. This could cause the nuts to loosen or fall off, and could result in a wheel separating from the car. Safety Risk: A wheel separation could increase the risk of a crash. A wheel that separates could also hit another person or vehicle. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their car to a dealer to re-tighten the front and rear wheel nuts to the proper specification.
Recall number
2019224
Recall date
2019-05-14
System affected
Lights And Instruments
Model year(s) affected
2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
3319E
Units Affected:
10,905
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain cars, the passenger airbag status and seat belt status indicator lights may not work properly. These lights are designed to indicate when the passenger airbag is turned off and when a passenger is not buckled. Instead, this problem could cause the passenger airbag status indicator light to incorrectly turn off when the passenger airbag is deactivated. It could also cause the passenger seat belt status indicator to incorrectly turn off when the seat belt is not buckled. Additionally, the rear seat belt status indicators may turn off regardless of seat belt use. Note: This problem has no effect on the operation of the airbag system. Safety Risk: Seat belt and airbag indicator lights that do not work properly could cause confusion. They could also cause a driver to be unaware that the rear seat occupants are not buckled. This could increase the risk of injury in a crash. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their car to a dealer to replace the seat belt indicator assembly.
Recall number
2019169
Recall date
2019-04-04
System affected
Visual System
Model year(s) affected
2016 2017 2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
3219D
Units Affected:
51,682
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: An electrical problem may cause the windshield wipers to stop working. Safety Risk: Windshield wipers that do not work could affect a driver’s visibility under certain conditions. This could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: Mazda will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace the front body control module with an improved one.
Recall number
2017312
Recall date
2017-06-22
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2014 2015 2016 2017
Manufacturer Recall Number:
1217F
Units Affected:
79,633
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with hand-operated parking brakes, the rear brake caliper protective boot on the parking brake system may not perform as intended, causing the parking brake actuator shaft to corrode. Over time, the actuator shaft may become stuck in the brake caliper body which could lead to decreased parking brake holding force or cause the parking brake to drag while driving. Decreased parking brake holding force could cause the vehicle to roll away if parked on a slope which would increase the risk of injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the rear caliper assemblies as necessary.
Recall number
2017073
Recall date
2017-02-13
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2010 2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
0917B
Units Affected:
86,733
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles, the push nuts and/or the lifter link which adjusts the height of the driver seat could be of insufficient strength and could become broken or detach from the seat frame. If this occurs, the seat height and inclination position would change rapidly, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect the condition of the driver's seat lifter link. If no cracks are detected, a reinforcement bracket will be added to the lifter links, and the number of push nuts will be increased to two per seat lifter link. If any cracks are detected, dealers will replace the entire seat adjuster unit with a modified part.
Recall number
2016465
Recall date
2016-09-22
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
0216L
Units Affected:
823
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles. the fuel tank may contain a defect which could allow a weld to break, potentially resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and replace if necessary.
Recall number
2016464
Recall date
2016-09-22
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2014 2015 2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
0116l
Units Affected:
12,672
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles. the fuel tank may contain a defect which could allow a weld to break, potentially resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and replace if necessary.
Recall number
2016431
Recall date
2016-09-06
System affected
Structure
Model year(s) affected
2010 2011 2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
9916H
Units Affected:
183,808
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the anti-corrosion treatment of the outer tube of the rear lift gate stay may be insufficient. Over time, the outer tube of the rear lift gate stay may corrode and break off, which could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will replace both rear door stays.
Recall number
2015444
Recall date
2015-10-02
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2015 2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
8615J
Units Affected:
5,349
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Certain vehicles may have been manufactured with defective fuel tank shut-off-valves. Under certain conditions, this could cause fuel to flow through the shut-off-valve into the charcoal canister and leak from the external vent. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will inspect and replace the charcoal canister and associated fuel tank components.
Recall number
2014113
Recall date
2014-04-07
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2014
Manufacturer Recall Number:
7314D
Units Affected:
759
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with the regenerative braking system, a fault could cause the charging system to malfunction, which would display the charging system malfunction warning light and error message. Continued vehicle operation in this state could result in an engine stall and a loss of motive power. This could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module.
Recall number
2011229
Recall date
2011-06-15
System affected
Visual System
Model year(s) affected
2008 2009
Manufacturer Recall Number:
6411F
Units Affected:
45,729
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the ground terminal of the windshield wiper motor may have been inadvertently bent during vehicle assembly. Over time, the electrical resistance of the motor circuit may increase, causing the wiper motor to become inoperative. Loss of windshield wiping capability, should it occur during a rainy/snowy day, may compromise the driver's ability to see the road and its users, which could result in a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will install an additional ground harness to the wiper motor.
Recall number
2010274
Recall date
2010-08-13
System affected
Steering
Model year(s) affected
2007 2008 2009
Manufacturer Recall Number:
6010H
Units Affected:
91,000
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles with Electro-Hydraulic Power Assist Steering (EHPAS), rust had formed inside the high-pressure pipe on the power steering system during manufacturing due to improper processing. Rust particles may detach from the pipe walls and enter the motorized power steering pump, causing damage to the pump bearings. As a result, gear lubrication may be reduced, leading to an increased load on the motor. Should this happen, there is the potential for the power steering system to enter the fail safe mode in order to prevent overheating, resulting in the power steering warning lamp to light and the motorized pump to stop which could lead to a loss of power assist and the required steering effort will increase. Correction: Dealers will flush the power steering system and repair as necessary.
Recall number
2009232
Recall date
2009-08-10
System affected
Lights And Instruments
Model year(s) affected
2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
5609G
Units Affected:
5,480
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, a part of the headlight housing where the Daytime Running Light (DRL) bulb is attached may be damage by heat from the bulb when the vehicle is left idling for an extended period or while driving in slow-moving traffic. In the worst case, the housing may be deformed, resulting in bulb becoming detached and loss of DRL functionality. A loss of DRL illumination could render the vehicle less visible to other motorists and to pedestrians during daylight hours, possibly resulting in a crash causing personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will affect repairs.
Recall number
2009113
Recall date
2009-04-16
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
5409D
Units Affected:
18,006
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, clearance between the engine harness and the housing of the starter motor may be insufficient. As a result, the covering of the harness may be damaged through vibration during operation, possibly causing a short-circuit between certain harness wires and the starter housing. A short circuit can result in engine control malfunction and/or poor shift quality. In the worst case, the main fuse may blow out causing the engine to stall and inability of restart. Engine stalling would result in lost propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash. Correction: Dealers will inspect the engine harness and, if necessary, install a protector clip.
Recall number
2004418
Recall date
2004-11-25
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2005
Manufacturer Recall Number:
2504K
Units Affected:
9
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, due to a crack in the solder connection attaching the acceleration sensor in the airbag control unit, the airbag may not deploy when the vehicle is involved in a frontal crash. Correction: Dealers will replace the airbag control unit.
Recall number
2004360
Recall date
2004-09-30
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2004
Manufacturer Recall Number:
2304J
Units Affected:
25,115
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, a crack in the housing of the airbag crash zone sensor may allow water to enter the sensor and cause a short circuit. This will illuminate the airbag warning light. Until the problem is remedied, the airbag will not deploy as required in a frontal crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace with a modified sensor.
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