Worst Complaints About the Mazda MAZDA3

MAZDA3 owners are having the most trouble with the interior (18%), clutch (17%), and the transmission (10%). We've listed the most common owner complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Clutch Failed 66 complaints at an average of 37,739 miles in the 2010 Mazda MAZDA3.
  2. Gears Grinding 4 complaints at an average of 20,188 miles in the 2012 Mazda MAZDA3.
  3. Gear Whine 2 complaints at an average of 55,646 miles in the 2012 Mazda MAZDA3.

What's Wrong with the MAZDA3?

You should avoid the 2nd generation (2009–2013) MAZDA3 because of its overall PainRank™ of 19.02.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen MAZDA3 2014–2018
83 15.7
2nd Gen MAZDA3 2009–2013
277 26.02
1st Gen MAZDA3 2004–2008
118 11.13

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