3rd Gen (2014 – 2018) Mazda MAZDA3 Problems

The 3rd generation of the MAZDA3 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 6.81. That can be compared against other Mazda generations. Shopping for a Mazda? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2014–2018 MAZDA3 model years have sent in 75 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (24%) followed by the brakes (22%) and the electrical (10%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2018 0
2017 1
2016 8
2015 15
2014 50

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