3rd Generation (2008—2015) MAZDA2 Problems

This generations ranks 14th out of 38 Mazda generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (29%), engine (17%), and the steering (17%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Steering Rack Failure 1 complaints at an average of 51,000 miles in the 2012 Mazda MAZDA2.
  2. Premature Rotor Wear 1 complaints at an average of 7,960 miles in the 2010 Mazda MAZDA2.
  3. Check Engine Light Came On 1 complaints at an average of 14,292 miles in the 2015 Mazda MAZDA2.

What MAZDA2 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Mazda model years.

Watch out for the 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2015 1 0 39 0.67
2014 7 1 79 2.08
2013 1 1 97 0.55
2012 4 0 97 2.18
2011 2 1 102 0.55
2010 1 0 0 0.72
2009 1 0 0 0.35
2008 0 0 0 0.0

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