3rd Generation (2014—2018) MAZDA3 Problems

This generations ranks 31st out of 38 Mazda generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (23%), brakes (23%), and the electrical (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Brakes Locked Up 2 complaints at an average of 36,226 miles in the 2014 Mazda MAZDA3.
  2. Premature Brake Wear 14 complaints at an average of 32,644 miles in the 2014 Mazda MAZDA3.
  3. Infortainment System Problems 6 complaints at an average of 23,086 miles in the 2015 Mazda MAZDA3.

What MAZDA3 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 2014 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 0 1 122 0.0
2017 5 0 168 3.61
2016 9 4 268 5.54
2015 18 3 361 6.63
2014 53 3 503 22.09

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