3rd Generation (2014—2018) MAZDA3 Problems

MAZDA3 owners with a 2014—2018 model year have the most problems with the interior (24%), brakes (21%), and the electrical (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Premature Brake Wear 13 complaints at an average of 33,150 miles in the 2014 Mazda MAZDA3.
  2. Brakes Locked Up 1 complaints at an average of 14,007 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 1 109 0.0
2017 5 0 155 3.66
2016 9 4 257 5.59
2015 18 3 351 6.69
2014 51 3 494 22.15

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